Winter Olympic games

FILE - In this April 25, 2017, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr., right, talks with a fan after a news conference at Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, N.C. Earnhardt Jr. barely had time to ease into retirement before NBC Sports gave him a full workload. Earnhardt will be part of the network's pregame show before the Super Bowl, then head to South Korea for NBC Sports' coverage of next month's Olympics. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
January 16, 2018 - 1:20 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of NASCAR and not much else. Now that he has retired from full-time racing, he's got time to experience new adventures. Just last...
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In this photo provided by The Central Partnership on Friday, Oct. 17, 2017 the promotional poster for the Russian movie "Going Vertical". Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month’s Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences back home are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. “Going Vertical” tells the story of the Soviet Union team which won gold in 1972, becoming the first team in history ever to beat the United States at the Olympics. (Central Partnership photo via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 8:24 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics. Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month's Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. "Going Vertical" tells...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2016, file photo, driver Justin Olsen with Austin Landi, Luis Moreira and brakeman Evan Weinstock, of the United States, compete in the four-man bobsled World Cup race in Lake Placid, N.Y. Drivers Justin Olsen, Nick Cunningham, Codie Bascue will lead the U.S. Olympic bobsled team. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
January 15, 2018 - 12:16 pm
Justin Olsen has an Olympic bobsled gold medal as a brakeman, and now gets the chance to pursue one as a driver. Olsen, Nick Cunningham and Codie Bascue were announced Monday as the three drivers on the U.S. men's Olympic bobsled team for the Pyeongchang Games. Each will compete in the two- and...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2017, file photo, women's ice hockey players of South Korea, in white, and North Korea, in red, pose for a photo with International Ice Hockey Federation officials after their Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Division II Group A game in Gangneung, South Korea. North and South Korea agreed on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in principle to field a joint women's ice hockey team during next month's Olympics in South Korea, and relayed their position to the International Olympic Committee. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
January 15, 2018 - 6:51 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea want to field a joint women's hockey team at the Pyeongchang Olympics, and have relayed their position to the International Olympic Committee, officials in Seoul said Monday. A joint team at the games in South Korea would require IOC approval. But if...
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In this photo provided by South Korea Unification Ministry, South Korean delegation, right, shakes hands with North Korean delegation, left, for their meeting at the North side of Panmunjom in North Korea, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Officials from the Koreas met Monday to work out details about North Korea's plan to send an art troupe to the South during next month's Winter Olympics, as the rivals tried to follow up on the North's recent agreement to cooperate in the Games in a conciliatory gesture following months of nuclear tensions. (South Korea Unification Ministry via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 12:18 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials from the two Koreas met Monday to work out details about North Korea's plan to send an art troupe to the South during next month's Winter Olympics, as the rivals tried to follow up on the North's recent agreement to cooperate in the Games in a conciliatory...
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A torch bearer wearing traditional costumes carries the torch during the Olympic Torch Relay in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. South Korea said Saturday that North Korea proposed that their talks next week address a North Korean art troupe's visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation of the nation's athletes. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 13, 2018 - 7:33 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas agreed Saturday that their talks next week will address a North Korean art troupe's visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation of the nation's athletes. Pyongyang wanted talks on sending its athletes and other...
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Italy's Federica Brignone reacts after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
January 13, 2018 - 9:38 am
BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (AP) — After winning a women's World Cup super-G, Federica Brignone dedicated her victory to Italian teammate Elena Fanchini on Saturday. The 32-year-old Fanchini had to end her season because of a tumor, forcing her out of her fourth Olympics in Pyeongchang next month...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, halfpipe skier Torin Yater-Wallace poses for a portrait at the U.S. team media summit in Park City, Utah. In spite of many obstacles in his life, Yater-Wallace is on the precipice of making another U.S. Olympic team. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 12, 2018 - 9:59 pm
Freestyle skier Torin Yater-Wallace has a simple picture in his mind: his family all together in South Korea for the Winter Olympics and watching him compete in the halfpipe. His journey there has been much more complicated. The family has been through so much over the years — from dad serving time...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, listens to President Donald Trump speak during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 10, 2018 - 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threw his weight behind the Olympics-inspired diplomatic opening with North Korea, telling South Korea's leader Wednesday that the U.S. was open to talks with Kim Jong Un's government under the right circumstances. A White House statement said Trump and...
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January 10, 2018 - 1:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence will lead the U.S. delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The White House said Wednesday that Pence will attend the opening ceremonies of the games, scheduled for Feb. 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Pence will hold meetings...
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