AP Exclusive: Medal haul well short of USOC projections

Pyeongchang Olympics Medal Projections

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a sweeping goal, spelled out on a colorful, full-screen...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2018. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1793, President George Washington held the first Cabinet meeting on record at his Mount Vernon home; attending were Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson,...


Farewell, Korea: First of three straight Asian Olympics ends

Pyeongchang Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It began with politics. It ends with ... politics. In between, humanity’s most extraordinary feats of winter athletic prowess unfolded, revealing the expected triumphs but also stars most unlikely — from favorites like Mikaela Shiffrin, Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn...


Faux snow: Man-made snow to be used in Beijing and beyond

Pyeongchang Olympics Fake Snow Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The forecast for the next Winter Olympics: cold with a 100 percent chance of fake snow. In other words, a lot like the Olympics which wrap up Sunday in South Korea. Though freezing temperatures and windy conditions punctuated the action in Pyeongchang, between 90 and...


Who ran the Olympics? Volunteer corps of mostly young women

Pyeongchang Olympics Speed Skating Volunteers

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — She had always rooted only for Koreans. That was her home team and she believed they, exclusively, deserved her cheers. She stood on the sidelines in the speedskating oval in her gray and red uniform, the ubiquitous getup of Pyeongchang’s army of volunteers that...


Alpine wrap: Shiffrin, Hirscher 2 medals; Ledecka surprises

Pyeongchang Olympics Alpine Skiing

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — That Mikaela Shiffrin would earn two medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics was not all that surprising. That neither would come in the slalom, a race she won at the 2014 Games and has ruled for five years? Now that part was a surprise. That Marcel Hirscher finally would...


North Korean delegation arrives for Olympics closing show

South Korea Koreas Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrived in South Korea to attend Sunday’s closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and hold meetings with top South Korean officials. Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and adviser,...


6 months after attacks began, Rohingya see no end in sight

Bangladesh Rohingya

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Their houses are often made of plastic sheets. Much of their food comes from aid agencies. Jobs are few, and there is painfully little to do. The nightmares are relentless. But six months after their horrors began, the Rohingya Muslims who fled army attacks in Myanmar for...


Russian team beats Germany 4-3 in overtime to win Olympic gold medal in men's hockey

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Russian team beats Germany 4-3 in overtime to win Olympic gold medal in men’s hockey.


Most Olympians will never get rich, and that's OK with them

Pyeongchang Olympics Olympic Sacrifices

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — You see them everywhere after the Olympics, the beaming faces and chiseled physiques of superstar athletes on everything from cereal boxes to athletic shoe ads. Here is what you don’t see: The countless other Olympians who will never get a lucrative endorsement deal,...


Tokyo returns with Summer Games with something new to prove

Pyeongchang Olympics Tokyo Up Next

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Tokyo used its famous 1964 Olympics to show off a miraculous recovery from defeat in World War II. Japan was back after just 19 years with high-speed trains, geeky gadgets, and dazzling efficiency. Tokyo’s back again with the 2020 Summer Olympics, this time with...

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