Pyeongchang Games

MOSCOW | Russian Olympic Committee president Zhukov to step down

MOSCOW— The head of the Russian Olympic Committee is stepping down from his post, three months after athletes from his country were forced to compete at the Pyeongchang Games as neutral athletes. Alexander Zhukov said he wants to focus on his political career as a deputy speaker of parliament for the ruling United Russia party. … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian Olympic Committee president Zhukov to step down

US women’s hockey team looks to continue momentum after gold

ANNAPOLIS, Md./March 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Twenty years after a cereal box changed her life, Meghan Duggan is pictured on one. When the United States won the gold medal in 1998 at the first Olympics with women’s hockey, an 11-year-old Duggan met Gretchen Ulion and got the forward to autograph her Wheaties box and still has … Continue reading US women’s hockey team looks to continue momentum after gold

US women’s hockey players trying to extend gold-medal fame

ANNAPOLIS, Md./March 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Twenty years after a cereal box changed her life, Meghan Duggan is pictured on one. When the United States won the gold medal in 1998 at the first Olympics with women’s hockey, an 11-year-old Duggan met Gretchen Ulion and got the forward to autograph her Wheaties box and still has … Continue reading US women’s hockey players trying to extend gold-medal fame

Ivanka Trump believes father’s denials of sexual misconduct

WASHINGTON /February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Ivanka Trump says she believes her father’s denials of sexual misconduct. Trump, who led the U.S. delegation at the closing ceremony for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, made the comment in an interview aired Monday on NBC. Asked if she believed women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual … Continue reading Ivanka Trump believes father’s denials of sexual misconduct

Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity’s finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box — and a potential path away from conflict. Senior … Continue reading Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

Oodles of oohs and ughs in the Pyeongchang Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Wind, snow, ice or shine, the Winter Games had its share of golden moments that will forever be etched in Olympic lore. The American men’s so-called Miracurl on Ice. Alina Zagitova. Ester Ledecka. Chloe Kim. The U.S. women’s hockey team. There were also several not-so-spectacular performances in … Continue reading Oodles of oohs and ughs in the Pyeongchang Games

The Latest: Canada wins hockey bronze with win over Czechs

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The Canadians made sure they aren’t going home from the Olympics empty-handed, even after missing out on a third straight gold medal. Andrew Ebbett, Chris Kelly and Derek Roy each scored in the first period, and … Continue reading The Latest: Canada wins hockey bronze with win over Czechs

Some things aren’t better left unsaid at the Olympics

NEW YORK /February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: LEFT UNSAID: NBC aired a touching tribute to the late American bobsledder Steve Holcomb, and the impact he had on his sport’s tight-knit community. The failure to mention how an Olympic athlete died at only 37 years old (he was found … Continue reading Some things aren’t better left unsaid at the Olympics