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During each Olympics, the games give rise to new stars who captivate the world for a few weeks.
Some are the most dominant men and women of their sport; some are underdogs who surprise the world with a win; others are just lovable competitors whose spirits win over fans.
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Mikaela Shriffin, USA Marco Trovati/AP Images
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Marcel Hirscher, Austria Matthias Hangst/Getty
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Age: 28
One thing to know: Hirscher has six world championship golds to his name, but only one Olympic silver. He'll be looking to change that in Pyeongchang, where he's the projected favorite to win the slalom and giant slalom events.

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The huge, plastic letters sat next to the base of the chairlift like the Hollywood Sign’s more patriotic sister. They spelled out TEAM USA, their slightly crooked, white boldface type popping against the brown landscape of a ski resort in the fall.
America was everywhere at the Team USA Media Summit in Park City last September. For three days, athletes rotated through room after room filled with reporters like me who were there to ask them about their Olympic dreams. The lodge where we were stationed looked like the Google image results after you search “apres ski:” a jumble of exposed wooden beams, huge, stone fireplaces, and bearskin rugs that may or may not have once been alive. The place was coated with a layer of jingoism. Every banner was red, white, or blue. There were more American flags than a fourth of July parade.
It was a strange time to be surrounded by so much nationalism. President Donald Trump had spent the weekend denouncing NFL players who knelt during the national anthem to protest social injustice, and doubled down on his attacks of Colin Kaepernick. He’d also ratcheted up his hard-charging rhetoric against North Korea, which sits on the peninsula where these athletes were hoping to be in a few months.
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I’m not sure I’ve met a more charismatic human than figure skater Adam Rippon. The room felt a bit warmer when he walked in and started sharing friendly gossip about other Olympians. He was followed by his teammate Nathan Chen, the 18-year-old phenom whose face has recently been plastered across the internet in advance of the winter games. It wasn’t at the time, though, and he was somewhat shy. He repeated each question before giving his answer, following the rules of the media training that all athletes are put through before facing monsters like us. He didn’t stray from his script. He works hard, he’s excited. It was endearing; his earnestness was a sharp departure from the professional athletes who peddle their own narratives every day on the national stage.
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Many of the big names from past Olympics were at the event: Skier Ted Ligety said he can’t wait to get his young son on the slopes when the little guy turns two. Snowboarder Kelly Clark — who’s won a bajillion medals and awards — was mostly interested in telling us about her dog. Speaking of dogs, Gus Kensworthy talked about how his profile blew up after the Sochi Olympics after he rescued strays in Russia. He said it was actually his boyfriend at the time, Robin Macdonald, who stayed behind for a month to be sure the animals were safe and vaccinated. Kensworthy didn’t go public with the full story about the dogs when it happened because he wasn’t ready to come out. He since has, and says he’s embraced the role of “the gay skier.”
I also want you to meet a few of the young guns headed to Korea: Chloe Kim qualified for Sochi at only 13 years old, but couldn’t compete because of the age limit (you have to be 15). She’s ready now, and told me, laughing, that she spends most of the season with BandAids on her face from crashing. Then there’s Julia Marino, a very chill 20-year-old, first-time Olympian who made waves in the snowboarding world when she earned a gold medal at the 2017 X Games, and climbed to No. 2 in the 2016/17 World Snowboard Tour slopestyle standings. She’s only been snowboarding full-time for three years. At 17, she was still playing on her high school soccer team.
Kim and Marino’s teammate Nate Holland told us some stories about pranking his teammates that I can’t print here, and Hailey Langland told us the name of some tricks that I also can’t repeat. One trick name that I can print here is the K-Fed, after Britney Spear’s ex-husband. The rule in the snowboarding world is that if you land a trick, you get to name it (you can see where this could get out of hand).
The skiers and snowboarders all said typical snowboard things, like “send it” and “steezy.” Holland said that one of the misconceptions about the sport is that they’re all potheads, before he cracked up and said that 95% of snowboarders are potheads. We met Hagen Kearney, a long-haired motorcycle enthusiast who plays in a metal band when he isn’t strapping a board to his feet and competing internationally. Check out his Instagram if you want to meet a true American hero.
Just got word that I am going to compete in the Winter Olympics.. this photo perfectly illustrates how I'm feeling right now. Love you all. ❤ ♠️ #thankyou #snowboarding . . . . @harry_kearney
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I didn’t expect to spend three days straight in a beige, windowless room and leave feeling refreshed, but I did. Most of these athletes don’t make much money outside of their Olympic window, especially in sports like cross-country skiing, curling, speedskating, luge, skeleton, etc. I don’t want to say there’s a purity here, but there is passion and sheer determination. Both are inspiring to be around.
Two things can be true at once: You can understand the inherent problems with the Olympic games, and you can still be invested in the hopes and dreams of the athletes competing in them.
Names most of the world doesn’t yet know are about to be plastered on headlines and shared on social media and become loved and hated. There will be scandals. Bodies and storylines will fall apart. And at the end of three weeks, all of these names will leave South Korea and fade from the news cycle. When the spring comes, the snow will thaw. It will leave the massive Olympic infrastructure standing against a muddy backdrop.
The Daily Beast
191 d ago
How to Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
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Although the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea have technically already begun , the opening ceremony will take place on Friday, February 9.
The theme for this year’s opening ceremony is a timely one: peace. In keeping with the theme, both South and North Korea will march under a single flag during the Parade of Nations.
Little else is known about the ceremony, as the organizers of the event have reportedly kept quiet on who’s slated to perform. The Games’ website does let slip, however, that whatever’s in store will include animals and a cast of 2,000 people.
Read more at The Daily Beast.
Fox News
183 d ago
What is norovirus? 2018 Winter Olympics plagued by vomit-inducing bug
Everything to know about the norovirus, the stomach bug impacting the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
The New Yorker
191 d ago
What’s at Stake for Trump at the Winter Olympics
Robin Wright writes about whether the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang will generate enough momentum to prevent a military showdown between the U.S. and North Korea.
Mashable
191 d ago
A complete guide to bluffing your way through the Winter Olympics
They're here! The Winter Olympics have returned to fill our lives with two weeks of skiing, skating, and hot luge action and make these deep, dark days of late winter before baseball spring training a little less awful.
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The Winter Olympics is one of the few events when the entire globe will be following along — even if their TV coverage is all a little bit different. The ratings in the U.S. will certainly be huge and the results a hot topic around the workplace and internet.
But this only happens every four years and many of the sports aren't exactly mainstream. So it's understandable that you might be a little lost while gorging yourself on athletic competition.  Read more...
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SB Nation
190 d ago
Olympics opening ceremony live stream: Start time, how to watch the 2018 festivities online
The U.S. delegation will feature 244 American athletes led by luge legend Erin Hamlin.
Missed out on the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday morning and don’t want to wait until Friday night to watch NBC’s broadcast at 8 p.m. ET? We have you covered with our live blog of Opening Ceremony highlights . From a shirtless Tongan you remember from two years ago to the lighting of the cauldron, it’s all there to be in the know before your friends.
The Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Olympic Games will get started in South Korea during the wee hours of the morning in the United States. The original performance can be live streamed at NBCSports.com/live (or on the NBC App) starting at 6 a.m. ET.
If that’s a little too early for your taste, NBC will also re-air the event during primetime on Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC (live stream available at NBCSports.com/live and on FuboTV ).
After a long four years since the Sochi Winter Olympics , the snow and ice enthusiasts have landed in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and are ready to compete against some of the best athletes in the World. The United States sent 244 athletes to this year’s games — the largest U.S. contingent ever.
The two-week competition will kick off with the highly anticipated Opening Ceremony. From the traditional Parade of Nations, to the intricately choreographed performances, the Opening Ceremony is a several-hour event filled with noteworthy moments.
Team USA has chosen Erin Hamlin to lead — and act as flag bearer for — the U.S. Olympic delegation in the Parade of Nations. This will be Hamlin’s fourth Olympic Games, and she is looking to return to the podium and follow up her bronze medal performance in Sochi with silver or gold. Her win in 2014 made Hamlin the first U.S. athlete to win an Olympic medal in singles luge since the event’s debut in the 1964 Winter Games.
“It was a pretty big shock,” Hamlin said, according to NBC Sports , “but it is an honor and a privilege to be recognized by all of Team USA.”
Following the Parade of Nations, several Olympic traditions will be performed , including: South Korea’s head of state declaring the games open, the Olympic flag being raised, Olympic oaths taken by an athlete, judge and coach, and lastly, symbolically releasing a bunch of doves. The Opening Ceremony will then continue with the torch relay and, inevitably, a grand fireworks display to close out the ceremony.
How to watch the 2018 Olympics Opening Ceremony Time: 6 a.m. ET (re-airing in primetime at 8 p.m. ET) Location: Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, Pyeongchang, South Korea TV: NBC Online: NBCSports.com or on the NBC App | FuboTV Pre-Opening Ceremony reading Olympic athletes put their bodies through some rough situations, and eight competitors shared their gnarliest scars from over the years. There is a baby robot at the Olympics that really wants to talk to people about the weather. If you’re looking to make some coin off the games, there are plenty of sport and prop bets to keep you busy . Team USA is going to looks very sharp during the Opening Ceremony, but it’ll cost us normal people a pretty penny to snag some of the gear .
“This time, the team took it to a new level, using flexible fabrics to heat a jacket in a way that we had never seen before,” said David Lauren — Ralph Lauren’s Chief Innovation Officer, in marketing. “Beyond adding extra warmth, the technology added a modernity to the iconic style of the Olympic and Paralympic outfits. And the American flag pattern was a clever touch.”
You’ll want to watch this video about the true story of the World War I flying ace named Moose who still holds most of the Olympic hockey scoring records.
That set the stage for a new tradition: Canada dominating the rest of the world in hockey. Like, if you think Canada is good at hockey now, you should see how much better they were than the rest of the world a hundred years ago.
Business Insider
191 d ago
Here are the gold-medal favorites for every single event at the Winter Olympics
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The Winter Olympics are here!
Every four years, sports fans get to see the best in the world slide, skate, and ski their way to Olympic gold.
Below, we've listed the gold-medal favorites for every event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang South Korea — from downhill and cross-country skiing to skeleton and curling, and everything in between.
When watching the games over the next two weeks, these are the athletes to pay close attention to.
Here are the athletes expected to win gold in Pyeongchang this year.
Alpine skiing (men) Millo Moravski/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Downhill: Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway), 5-2
Super-G: Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway), 5-2
Giant slalom: Marcel Hirscher (Austria), 4-9
Slalom: Marcel Hirscher (Austria), 4-7
Combined: Alexis Pinturault (France), 2-1

Alpine skiing (women) Alessandro Trovati / AP Images
Downhill: Lindsey Vonn (USA), 5-6
Super-G: Lindsey Vonn (USA), 11-10
Giant slalom: Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), 2-1
Slalom: Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), 1-4
Combined: Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), 6-5

Alpine skiing (mixed) Clive Mason/Getty Images
Mixed team: Switzerland, 9-4

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Business Insider
191 d ago
You can watch the Winter Olympics online — but it might cost you
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The 2018 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony is on Friday at 6 a.m. ET (live) and 8 p.m. ET (taped) NBC is the official broadcaster of the Olympics and is airing coverage on all of its networks. If you don't have cable, standalone streaming TV services are your best bet, like YouTube TV. They cost from $30-40 a month.
 
The 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea kicks off on Friday at 6 a.m. ET (live) and 8 p.m. (taped) — and here's how to get in on the action, whether or not you have cable (or a TV). See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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CNET News
191 d ago
How to stream the Winter Olympics on any device video - CNET
Three ways to catch the winter games live or on-demand from your phone, tablet, computer or even in virtual reality.
BBC
190 d ago
Winter Olympics: Ban on 47 Russian athletes and coaches upheld
An appeal by 47 athletes and coaches is dismissed hours before the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang.
CNN
191 d ago
Defection fears at the Winter Olympics
While most Olympic athletes will be mingling throughout the Games, North Korean athletes will be separate, under 24-hour watch, closely monitored wherever they go. A system of watching each other, as they do back home in the North, amid inevitable fears of defections from athletes of other members of the delegation. Paula Hancocks looks at how the North can ensure they return to North Korea with the delegation intact.
Fox News
191 d ago
Why Soohorang the white tiger is the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics mascot
The official mascot of the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea was designed as an ode to the country’s heritage.
USA Today
190 d ago
Best of 2018 Winter Olympics: Friday, Feb. 9
         
 
 
CNBC
191 d ago
The Winter Olympics have boosted the profile of long down jackets
Winding queues formed outside stores in Seoul when the official Pyeongchang souvenir jacket went on sale last year.
CNBC
191 d ago
Have a look at Africa's Winter Olympics hopefuls
Despite not being known for snowy climes, a handful of African nations will be represented at the Winter Olympics.
The Guardian
191 d ago
Russians' last-minute Winter Olympics appeal rejected
Ruling delivered on day one of Games in PyeongchangIOC panel’s decisions deemed to be fair by Cas
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected the appeals of 47 Russian athletes and coaches to be allowed entry into the Winter Olympics at the last minute.
The Russians had argued that they had been wrongly excluded from Pyeongchang by an International Olympic Committee eligibility panel, which was set up to determine which Russians were considered “clean” after widespread state-sponsored doping at the Sochi Winter Olympics was uncovered.
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USA Today
190 d ago
What you need to know about opening ceremony for 2018 Winter Olympics
Answering five questions you may have as the 2018 Winter Olympics officially begin.
         
 
 
The Guardian
190 d ago
Winter Olympics 2018 day one: curling, figure skating and more – live!
Updates from the first day of competition in PyeongchangOpening ceremony to followFeel free to get in touch on email or Twitter @PFConnolly Winter Olympics: full schedule
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In preparing for this blog (I know, right, it doesn’t look like I’ve done any preparation!) I came across this, from 2010. A photo pictorial of some of the most memorable moments in Winter Olympic history:
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What would be one of your main reasons as an athlete to go to the Olympics? Besides all that sex in the athlete’s village . That’s right, free smart phones. So imagine how vexed you’d be if you missed out. Are you imagining? You’d be pretty vexed, right? Heck, you’d summon diplomats wouldn’t you?
Related: Iran furious as athletes miss out on Winter Olympics smartphones
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USA Today
191 d ago
What to watch at the 2018 Winter Olympics: Feb. 9
SportsPulse: The 2018 Winter Olympics officially kick off with the opening ceremony as well as figure skating and curling action.
         
 
 
BBC
191 d ago
Winter Olympics: BBC Sport welcomes you to Pyeongchang
BBC Sport's Tim Warwood's insight into the culture, weather and even the latest technologies in 2018 Winter Olympics host city Pyeongchang.
Time
190 d ago
Google ‘Snow Games’ Celebrate the Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, officially commenced Friday, and Google is celebrating with series of dynamic Snow Games Google Doodles.
The Google Snow Games doodle features a sequence of animal-athletes competing for glory. Google’s Snow Games festivities kick off with a magpie, a good luck symbol in Korea, alighting on the Google logo before a stiff winter wind blows in an icy frost. The Google Snow Games are then underway, with a penguin swiftly sledding downhill, ski-jumping dogs and a figure skating snake leaping into a “single-footed triple-axel.”
Google’s Snow Games doodle is the first in a series of 17 from Google’s team of Doodle Snow Games developers, or one for every day of the Winter Olympics , which run from Feb. 9 to 25 and will see more than 2,000 athletes representing 92 countries compete in more than 100 events, including first-time winter games teams from Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore.
🐶🐙🐧❄️ Let the Doodle Snow Games begin! ❄️🐘🐢🐰 #GoogleDoodlehttps://t.co/UDbCI7hcjd pic.twitter.com/nYTb5T49Or
— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) February 9, 2018
But no matter who falls short or sees their dreams realized on the medal podium, “new friendships are bound to crystallize before the end of the games,” Google writes of its celebratory Snow Games. Check here each day to see what’s around the snow-covered corner.
The Guardian
190 d ago
Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to be the coldest for 20 years
Fears for spectators and competitors as temperatures forecast to plummet to -15C
For years, the Winter Olympics were not that wintry and temperatures rarely dipped below freezing.
But this year’s Games, which open on Friday in Pyeongchang, are expected to be the coldest in more than 20 years. Temperatures are forecast to plummet to -15C (5F) in the first few days and the mercury is unlikely to creep above freezing. Strong winds blowing through the venues will make it feel even colder.
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The Guardian
190 d ago
Elise Christie ‘not naive any more’ as she targets Winter Olympics glory
• Speed skater’s 2014 Winter Games misery erased ‘at the worlds’
• ‘I wasn’t capable of getting three distances good then but am now’
Elise Christie has insisted she will not buckle under the pressure of chasing three medals at these Winter Olympics – or when she goes head-to-head with South Korea’s Choi Min-jeong and Shim Suk-hee in front of their vociferous home fans.
Christie, who is second favourite behind Choi for the 500m short track speed skating, which starts on Saturday morning, also rejected concerns that her nightmare in Sochi four years ago – when she was stripped of her 500m silver medal and disqualified in the 1500m and 1,000m – could still be playing on her mind.
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CNET News
190 d ago
Google Doodle celebrates the 2018 Winter Olympics - CNET
The Doodle Snow Games will be running throughout the event.
Business Insider
190 d ago
WINTER OLYMPICS: Here are the biggest moments from the opening ceremony
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The 2018 Winter Olympics officially kicked off on Friday with the opening ceremony held in the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.
While NBC will air the ceremony in primetime on Friday evening in the US, the ceremony was carried live — sans commentary this year — online.
Below we will follow along with the biggest moments from the opening ceremony.
The show opened with fireworks and an incredible view of the stadium with the mountain events lit up in the background. NBC Sports Live
The stadium, which was built just for the Olympics and will be torn down later this year, is a pentagon to represent the five goals of the games: the economy, technology, the arts, peace, and the environment. Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
The show opened with a large white tiger being followed by a group of children out of cave. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
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USA Today
190 d ago
Lindsey and Lucy Vonn becoming the darlings of 2018 Winter Olympics
Lucy, skiing star Lindsey Vonn's dog, was a big hit at Vonn's new conference in Pyeongchang on Friday.
         
 
 
BBC
190 d ago
Winter Olympics 2018: A guide to Africans competing
An interactive guide to the record number of Africans competing at Pyeongchang 2018.
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