Pyeongchang

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Unified Koreas athletes center of attention at Asiad opener

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Thousands of spectators cheered wildly as athletes from the rival Koreas paraded side-by-side behind a “unification” flag in a spectacular opening ceremony for the Asian Games. The two countries, still technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in an armistice, have fielded 60 athletes in combined teams along with larger contingents … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Unified Koreas athletes center of attention at Asiad opener

Olympic observers find skepticism over anti-doping program

Questions over the integrity of sample-collection bottles led to frustration from athletes at this year’s Winter Olympics, including two who tightened their bottles so tightly, they cracked the caps. Independent observers released their report Thursday about the anti-doping operation in Pyeongchang. In all, there were 3,189 tests conducted that led to 15 positive tests, six … Continue reading Olympic observers find skepticism over anti-doping program

Citing health problems, Scott Blackmun to leave USOC

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. /February 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Scott Blackmun is resigning as CEO of the US Olympic Committee, citing health problems as the reason he’ll depart after leading the federation for more than eight years. The 60-yedar-old CEO was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this winter, and did not attend the Pyeongchang Games. He … Continue reading Citing health problems, Scott Blackmun to leave USOC

From comfort to high-tech: Food a serious quest at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —First, U.S. snowboarding star Chloe Kim tweeted about being “down for some ice cream” while competing in Pyeongchang, then about being “hangry” because she hadn’t finished her breakfast sandwich. Clearly, food is a big deal for Olympians, and it’s usually much more complicated than ice cream and sandwiches: the … Continue reading From comfort to high-tech: Food a serious quest at Olympics

What to watch from Pyeongchang – Day 5

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Happy Valentine’s Day from Pyeongchang! Wondering where the romance will be at the Olympics? AP’s has the low down. All times Eastern. FIGURE SKATING Pairs final starts at 8:30 p.m., just in time to cuddle up with your Valentine and try to imagine the kind of trust required to … Continue reading What to watch from Pyeongchang – Day 5

Trump has a tweet for everything, but none yet for Olympics

WASHINGTON /February 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News) —President Donald Trump has a tweet for just about everything, but he’s got nothing so far for Team USA a few days into the 2018 Olympic Games. Since the competition began on Friday, Trump has tweeted about the massive budget deal he signed into law, his desire to have more Republican … Continue reading Trump has a tweet for everything, but none yet for Olympics

Kim Jong Un’s sister heads home after whirlwind SKorea visit

GANGNEUNG, South Korea /February 12, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un‘s sister headed home Sunday night after a whirlwind three days in South Korea, where she sat among world dignitaries at the Olympics and tossed a diplomatic offer to the South aimed at ending seven decades of hostility. Kim Yo Jong and the … Continue reading Kim Jong Un’s sister heads home after whirlwind SKorea visit

What to watch from Pyeongchang — Day 2

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Facing your first Sunday Funday of the Winter Olympics and wondering what to watch? Don’t worry, we are here for you. (All times Eastern.) MEDAL EVENTS It aches the knees just to watch, but be sure to catch women’s mogul skiing. The gold medal run will be at 8:10 … Continue reading What to watch from Pyeongchang — Day 2