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Recent Stories in PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

Announcing on Swaney’s run was as deplorable as the run itself (editorial)

February 23, 2018 — Last week I watched North Korean skier Kim Ryon Hyang take on the giant slalom at the 2018 Olympics. It was pretty ugly. But that was to be expected. After all, it's the Olympics, where small countries are allowed to send their best, even if

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US Nordic combined team struggles in final event of 2018 Winter Olympics

February 23, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The end came with a dedicated effort, a sharp sprint but still a frustrating result Thursday as the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team wrapped up its 2018 Winter Olympics events with the four-man team relay at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre

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For Colorado couple, years of Olympic work come to a speedy end

February 23, 2018 — JEONGSEONG, South Korea — The Olympic competitions ended here Thursday with two Vail Valley women, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin, charging down the course in the alpine combined. For Geoff "Salty" and Allison Kohn Marriner, of Eagle, it was a 27-month journey to get to

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Aspen’s Ferreira takes Olympic silver

February 22, 2018 — Alex Ferreira didn't make the 2014 Olympic team and it haunted him for years. But Thursday in South Korea, the Aspen freeskier was able to banish those demons forever. "It just crushed him. And he knew what he needed to do to get here. It

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Goalie Maddie Rooney delivers gold medal performance for US

February 22, 2018 — GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Maddie Rooney couldn’t stop smiling. She was on top of her game, and it didn’t seem to matter that it was a shootout against the powerhouse Canadians. The first shootout in an Olympic women’s final. With a gold medal on the

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With gold and silver, Mikaela Shiffrin savors the ‘incredibly sweet’ moment

February 22, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin had once hoped to win five gold medals at these Olympics. A perfectly arranged schedule — her strongest events, the giant slalom and slalom, followed by speed events, with rest days spaced in between — made three or four

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ALS will take Tim Fletcher’s life, but he won’t let it take one more chance to cheer on his Steamboat Springs Olympic sons

February 21, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — When Tim Fletcher of Steamboat Springs would tell a good story about the best of days to his young boys, he'd use to the phrase "like you read about" as if it were an exclamation point. There were 15 fresh inches

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Looking south on the border from North Korea

February 21, 2018 — KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE — Even on the South Korean side of the border — the sane side, right? — actual facts can sometimes be difficult to come by. On a tour of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, the facts tend to differ from tour guide to

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Bryan Fletcher 17th in final individual Olympic event

February 21, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It's not that Bryan Fletcher doesn't love racing in the Olympics, as the Steamboat Springs Nordic combined athlete did for the fifth time and in his second Olympics on Tuesday night at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea. It's that

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Steamboat’s Olympic snowboard success years in the making

February 21, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Jon Casson no longer coaches snowboarders. He coaches coaches, he said, but he couldn't help but feel invested, perhaps overly so, as riders advanced again and again Thursday in men's snowboard cross at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Soon, wishes he remembered

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After long road back, Lindsey Vonn’s bronze medal is as meaningful as her gold

February 21, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — For Lindsey Vonn, bronze in 2018 is as bright as her gold in 2010. Not better or worse, just different. When she won her gold in Vancouver, she was 25 years old — young, healthy and with most of her success

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Del Bosco OK after scary crash in Olympic ski cross

February 21, 2018 — BONGPYEONG, South Korea — Skiers weighed in ahead of Wednesday, Feb. 21's ski cross men's event at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, asking that the course be toned down just a bit. Skiers can get going a little

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Chris Del Bosco crashes hard in Olympic ski cross event

February 21, 2018 — BONGPYEONG, South Korea — Skiers weighed in ahead of Wednesday's ski cross men's event at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, asking that the course be toned down just a bit. Skiers can get going a little faster than

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Lindsey Vonn takes bronze in Olympic downhill; Alice McKennis 5th

February 20, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — Lindsey Vonn, competing in what will likely be her final Olympic downhill, won bronze Wednesday at the Jeongseon Alpine Center. “It is so difficult to be on the podium in the Olympics, and I’m really proud to have another medal and

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Olympic journal: What it means to be an Olympian on Team USA

February 20, 2018 — Mogul skiing is such a small sport and I'm not usually exposed to the broader athletic culture in our world. After watching events such as bobsled, Nordic combined, snowboarding, speedskating, hockey and so many more, I have a newfound appreciation for athletes from all disciplines

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Testwuide: Olympic experience is ‘something special’

February 20, 2018 — GANGNEUNG, South Korea — When South Korea tracked down a loose puck, the crowd cheered. When they gained possession near the net of their opponent, Canada, the crowd roared. A shot on goal? They went absolutely wild. The puck never did go into the net

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Vail’s Elana Chase helps Aspen skiers tackle Olympic halfpipe

February 20, 2018 — BONGPYEONG, South Korea — Elana Chase met both Torin Yater-Wallace and Alex Ferreira when they were about 8 years old, when she was a coach as Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club. Ferreira was a impeccably polite boy who walked up and introduced himself. The

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Aspen’s Alex Ferreira, Torin Yater-Wallace finish second, third in Olympic qualifying to make finals

February 20, 2018 — Leaving little to doubt, Aspen skiers Alex Ferreira and Torin Yater-Wallace threw down in spectacular fashion Tuesday in the qualifying round of the Olympic men's halfpipe competition at Phoenix Snow Park in South Korea. Crested Butte's Aaron Blunck scored 94.40 on his second run to

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Defending gold medalist Maddie Bowman finishes 11th in ski halfpipe

February 20, 2018 — BONGPYEONG, South Korea — South Lake Tahoe's Maddie Bowman was unable to defend her Olympic gold medal in the ski halfpipe competition Tuesday, falling on her final hit in each of her three runs. She finished 11th. Teammate Brita Sigourney won bronze while Annalisa Drew,

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Mikaela Shiffrin opts out of downhill at Pyeongchang Olympics

February 19, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin said late Monday that she would not compete in Wednesday's downhill. After the alpine combined was moved from Friday to Thursday due to weather, Shiffrin would have been racing on consecutive days. "As much as I wanted to compete

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