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JAKARTA, Indonesia | For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea

JAKARTA, Indonesia — There was no dividing them. The folk song Arirang played and the “unification” flag was raised to celebrate the first gold medal by a combined Koreas team at a major multi-sport event. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on Sunday at the Asian Games … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Combined Koreas crew upgrades to gold; Chelimo wins marathon

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A day after a delivering the historic first medal for a combined Koreas team, the women’s dragon boat crew has upgraded to gold at the Asian Games. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on Sunday at Palembang, which is co-hosting the Asian Games with … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Combined Koreas crew upgrades to gold; Chelimo wins marathon

SEOUL, South Korea | Koreas begin second round of tearful family reunions

SEOUL, South Korea — Elderly North and South Koreans wept and embraced each other on Friday at the beginning of a second round of temporary reunions of family members separated for decades by the Korean War. More than 300 South Koreans traveled to the North’s Diamond Mountain resort on Friday for three days of meetings … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Koreas begin second round of tearful family reunions

Rescued from Korean War by US ship, now Olympic volunteers

GANGNEUNG, South Korea /February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Their nicknames, bestowed upon them long ago: “Kimchi 1” and “Kimchi 5,” babies born aboard a ship that was helping them flee a war and a regime that, thanks to their rescuers, they’d never have to face. Sohn Yang Young says he owes his life to the … Continue reading Rescued from Korean War by US ship, now Olympic volunteers

South Koreans call for skaters to be booted from games

GANGNEUNG, South Korea  /February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Thousands of South Koreans are calling for two speed skaters to be expelled from the Olympics after they left their slower teammate behind in a race defined by teamwork and walked away as she quietly sobbed at the stadium in one of the most bizarre moments of this … Continue reading South Koreans call for skaters to be booted from games

The perils of live microphones tripping up NBC’s Olympics

NEW YORK/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Every two years, a miracle of technology unfolds: televising and streaming an Olympics with miles of cable, hundreds of cameras and producers who make split-second decisions on which pictures to beam halfway around the world. So it’s with a certain irony that when NBC has had problems in Pyeongchang, … Continue reading The perils of live microphones tripping up NBC’s Olympics

The Latest: Canada speed skaters top US in men’s team pursuit

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Canada’s speed skaters have soundly defeated the U.S. in the D final of men’s team pursuit at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The U.S. team of Jonathan Garcia, Brian Hansen and Emery Lehman finished 8.61 seconds behind the Canadians … Continue reading The Latest: Canada speed skaters top US in men’s team pursuit