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Cartoons from the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang
Edward Steed presents an illustrated account of the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics, held in Pyeongchang.
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128 d ago
Someone launched a cyberattack on the Winter Olympics during the opening ceremony
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A spokesperson for the International Olympic Committee said that someone launched a cyberattack on the Winter Olympics. The attack came during the opening ceremony on Friday. Some Winter Olympic sponsors have already taken out insurance to guard against hacking attacks.

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Friday's opening ceremony, but they refused to reveal the source.
The Games' systems, including the internet and television services, were affected by the hack two days ago but organizers said it had not compromised any critical part of their operations. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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128 d ago
The Winter Olympics’ systems were hacked during Friday’s opening ceremony
A spokesperson for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics organizing committee has confirmed that the Games fell victim to hackers just prior to the opening ceremony.
The website for the Games crashed, with visitors unable to print tickets or view information for about 12 hours. 
Since no official word was forthcoming on the day, speculation was rife that the outage was not accidental. The news of the hack was made official the next day.
"We know the cause of that problem, but [these kinds] of issues occur very frequently during the Olympic Games," Pyeongchang organising committee spokesman Sung Baik-you said on Saturday.
The attack compromised the Games’ internet protocol televisions at the press center. To avoid further damage, organizers shut down the servers, resulting in the website going down.
Whodunnit?
Details of the attack are as yet unclear with the IOC and the organizers remaining tight-lipped about the source. 
"We have decided with the IOC that we are not going to reveal the source," added Sung Baik-you during the press conference. "All issues were resolved and recovered yesterday morning."
The IOC’s head of communication Mark Adams was also unforthcoming regarding the details, saying, “At the moment we are making sure our systems are secure, which they are, so discussing details of it is not helpful.”
Thankfully, the website was up and running again by 8am local time on Saturday morning. Reports have suggested that sponsors were prepared for such an attack, with some having insured themselves against hacking.
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2018 Winter Olympics: Watch Singers Cover John Lennon's 'Imagine' at Opening Ceremony
Four notable Korean artists joined together to cover John Lennon 's "Imagine" as part of the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang.
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130 d ago
Intel's drones broke a world record at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony
If you were watching the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea yesterday then you might have noticed a swarm of Intel-made drones lighting up the night sky at various points – and those intelligent packs of drones broke a Guinness World Record along the way.
The record-breaking segment shown at the ceremony was actually pre-recorded, and featured a total of 1,218 drones flying together in sync, more than ever before. A smaller swarm of 300 drones also entertained the crowds live in PyeongChang.
We've seen these Shooting Star drones from Intel in action several times before, and their latest outing is part of a deal between Intel and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The partnership covers VR tech, 360-degree videos, and of course the drone shows that wowed the audience last night.
The sky's the limit
The previous record for "most drones flown simultaneously" was also set by Intel's Shooting Star fleet. They followed up a show with 100 drones in Germany in 2015 with a performance featuring 500 of the bots the next year – obviously this tech is just getting smarter and smarter.
Every drone fleet performance is controlled by just one pilot. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles themselves are fitted with LED lights to produce a virtually unlimited number of color combinations, with each 384mm x 384mm (15.1 inch x 15.1 inch) quadcopter weighing in at 330g (0.73lbs).
"The Olympics are a time when the sports and entertainment industries are buzzing with record-setting performances, so it was the perfect stage for Intel Shooting Star drones and our team to set their own kind of record," said Intel's Natalie Cheung in a press statement.
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The spectacular sight of 1,218 drones forming the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics was pre-recorded.
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16 things that defined the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
There were athletes, tigers and political impersonators — oh my! — at the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang for the parade of nations and lighting of the Olympic caldron.
At long last, the 2018 Winter Olympics are officially underway in Pyeonghang, South Korea. The opening ceremony — whether you watched live version or the tape-delayed broadcast — is in the books. It is LIT. And by “it” we, of course, mean the Olympic caldron.
Yes, there had definitely been action in Pyeongchang before Friday. You may have spotted a U.S. curler who looked alarmingly like Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid or already heard NBC figure skating commentator Johnny Weir perfectly roast a performance. But, fellow Olympianthusiasts, we know very well that no games truly begin until the Olympic flame burns brightly and the parade of nations concludes.
Before we get on to the moguls and the 102 medal events stretching until Feb. 25, let’s look back at the most delightful, moving and significant moments from a memorable night.
The Olympic caldron was ignited
After traversing the country on a 101-day journey , the torch relay is finally over. The flame was carried up a steep set of stairs and delivered to South Korean figure skater Yuna Kim, who won a gold medal in 2010 and silver in 2014. She had the honor of lighting the caldron — and the daunting task of skating on a small sheet of ice high above the crowd.
The torch is lit at the #WinterOlympics ! https://t.co/5MpUBSmp9Y pic.twitter.com/sUJZFHTKq6
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 10, 2018
Photo by XIN LI/Getty Images South Korean figure skater Yuna Kim prepares to light the caldron during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Wait for it. pic.twitter.com/U2uJ8Ztwln
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 10, 2018
South Korea and North Korea entered — united
In a moment not unprecedented but no less insignificant (no matter how you want to parse that significance ), athletes from South Korea and North Korea entered the stadium together under a united flag depicting the Korean peninsula.
Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images The Unified Korea delegation parades during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
A unified selfie. #COR #PyeongChang2018 pic.twitter.com/NHFwCUTckb
— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) February 9, 2018
There was no escaping politics
Politics are never far from sports, and that is certainly the case with the Olympics. A pair of impersonators — one portraying U.S. President Donald Trump and another representing North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un — drew some attention at the ceremony.
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump impersonators are apparently in the building #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/cLyoK9kDi0
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) February 9, 2018
Trump and Kim Jong Un (impersonators) meet at the Olympics! Hilarious. #VPinASIA pic.twitter.com/jf9rCQUsTK
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) February 9, 2018
The record-setting Team USA arrived
Led by flag bearer Erin Hamlin, a luge competitor in her fourth Olympics, the U.S. contingent entered the stadium with a record-setting 242 athletes , the most ever for a nation at a Winter Olympics.
Photo by Pool - Frank Fife/Getty Images Flag bearer Erin Hamlin of the United States and teammates enter the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
What it's like to walk out with @TeamUSA at the #OpeningCeremony . (via dleggio33/IG) pic.twitter.com/8BXBoHGo0S
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 10, 2018
Let’s REALLY take in that USA gear ... Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Team USA athletes are seen during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. ... especially the Olympic-caliber fringe on those gloves Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images United States athletes take part during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Yes, that was “Gangnam Style” you heard
As the U.S. delegation entered the stadium, the international K-pop hit by South Korea’s Psy was playing:
Team USA gets to walk in to Gangnam style pic.twitter.com/2hZsyEJC6B
— Motoko Rich (@motokorich) February 9, 2018
Mike Pence waving at fringe-glove-adorned Team USA as they enter the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium while Gangnam Style plays.
— Sara Germano (@germanotes) February 9, 2018
The shirtless Tongan flag bearer returned ... shirtless!
Despite the frigid temperatures in Pyeongchang, Tonga’s Pita Taufatofua was out there without a shirt. The well-oiled star of the Rio Olympics, famous for his show-stealing flag bearing at the 2016 opening ceremony, is competing as a cross-country skier in 2018.
Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images Flag bearer of Tonga Pita Taufatofua during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
OMG!!!! #Tongan flagbearer Pita Taufatafua is once again shirtless & glistening w/coconut oil, just like in Rio when he went viral. BUT IT’S 17 DEGREES HERE. ❄️❄️❄️He’s qualified in x country skiing btw. Can’t make this stuff up. pic.twitter.com/6FyNS937P5
— melissa block (@NPRmelissablock) February 9, 2018
Looking good, World
The centerpiece of the opening ceremony, the parade of nations included contingents from the approximately 90 participating countries, each adorned in special gear and led by a flag bearer. Greece led the way, as always.
Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Flag bearer Sophia Ralli of Greece and teammates enter the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Flag bearer Ngozi Onwumere of Nigeria leads the team during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Flag bearer Janne Ahonen of Finland and teammates enter the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Flag bearer Shannon-Ogbani Abeda of Eritrea and teammates arrive at the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images Flag bearer Achbadrakh Batmunkh of Mongolia leads the team during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Flag bearer Radoslav Yankov of Bulgaria and teammates enter the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images Flag bearer Edson Bindilatti of Brazil and teammates enter the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images Members of Germany team during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Flag bearer Lizzy Yarnold of Great Britain leads the team during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images The athletes from Denmark led by Flag bearer Elena Moller Rigas of Denmark walk out during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Canadian athletes take part in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Looking nondescript, Olympic Athletes from Russia
Athletes from Russia entered the stadium under the Olympic flag due to a massive doping scandal that led the IOC to bar the nation from competing in the Olympics.
Photo credit should read DAVID J.PHILIP/AFP/Getty Images The Olympic Athletes from Russia delegation parades during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Bermuda out there in SHORT PANTS Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images Bermuda flag-bearer Tucker Murphy during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. NBC ‘straight-washed’ its broadcast
From Cyd Zeigler of Outsports :
NBC failed to mention or highlight a single out LGBTQ athlete in its three hours of Opening Ceremony coverage Friday night. They also failed to take various opportunities to mention any gay or lesbian people, LGBTQ issues or any other connection to the LGBTQ community whatsoever.
We're here. We're queer. Get used to it. @Adaripp #Olympics #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/OCeiqiY6BN
— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 9, 2018
These fire dancers should have done the Super Bowl halftime show
These. Moves. #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/fAYbG9Ep4s
— Vulture (@vulture) February 9, 2018
... and brought these drummers Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Performers entertain the crowd during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Dancers/drummers form the symbol in the South Korean—not the unified—flag pic.twitter.com/rmsoalJnqS
— Motoko Rich (@motokorich) February 9, 2018
Wow, that second act was beautiful with the drummers. #OpeningCeremony #PyeongChang2018
— Rachel Axon (@RachelAxon) February 9, 2018
There was an intruder who snuck into the action TWICE
Police were investigating the incident involving an intruder sliding down an icy chute to reach the performers, according to AFP .
Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images Security grab a man that entered the stage to take a selfie with the singer Kim Nam-gi during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Behold the beautiful (and terrifying) fleet of drones
Intel's army of 1,218 drones stole the show at the Olympic #openingceremony . Here's how they pulled it off https://t.co/twaoy8SRW3 pic.twitter.com/yviE7IMAJ5
— WIRED (@WIRED) February 10, 2018
The message of ‘peace of motion’
South Korean producer Song Seung-whan was the executive creative director of the opening ceremony. You may know him from the musical Nanta (also known as Cookin’ or Cookin’ Nanta), a nonverbal performance that debuted in 1997. That show mixed comedy, music, cooking and traditional Korean samul nori rhythm. The narrative of his opening ceremony followed the fairy-tale adventures of five children through time to learn about South Korea’s history and culture.
The five children of Gangwondo met the Guardians.
The children hopes for peace with the Korean legend, ‘Bear Woman.’
우리나라 백두대간에서 수호신들을 만난 다섯 아이. 웅녀와 함께 전 세계의 평화를 기원하고 있습니다. 이 광경, 2018 평창 개회식에서 '지금' 일어나고 있는 상황입니다. pic.twitter.com/HHdkVVeikU
— PyeongChang 2018 (@pyeongchang2018) February 9, 2018
Photo credit should read SEAN M. HAFFEY/AFP/Getty Images Participants perform during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. And, of course, there were fireworks!
After a countdown in the stadium, fireworks illuminated the sky over Pyeongchang to get the opening ceremony started. They flashed and sizzled above the chilled crowd again to close the festivities.
#PyeongChang2018 has officially started!
Let the world shine. #Olympics #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/dSn88FyEkF
— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) February 9, 2018
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What viewers thought of the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
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This guy crashed the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony ... TWICE
This probably shouldn’t happen.
The Olympic Opening ceremony is one of the most controlled security events there is. But that still didn’t stop some guy from getting on the stage and disrupting the ceremony not just once, but twice.
Apparently nothing happened to anyone, but it’s still an odd situation :
It is currently unclear how the unidentified Korean man was able to jump the barriers and get onto the ice chute but local police in Pyeongchang, the South Korean resort where the two week tournament is held, say they are investigating.
None of the performers in the opening ceremony, which involves athletes from all over the world, were harmed in the incident.
I’m actually impressed that this guy was able to get on stage, and beyond that, the fact that NBC actually showed him on the telecast on tape delay. There was plenty of time for NBC to edit this guy out as they took out plenty of other things for the show to trim and finish it by 11:00 p.m. ET. But they left him in, and Mike Tirico briefly described what was going on for the audience at the tail end of the show.
A weird start to the Olympics, and hopefully it won’t happen during the closing ceremony.
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130 d ago
22 of the most incredible photos from the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
The 2018 Winter Olympics has now officially begun, after the opening ceremony concluded in Pyeongchang in South Korea on Friday.
The ceremony itself involved an elaborate fireworks display that lit up the night sky, a dance routine emphasizing the Olympic theme of peace, and the Parade of Nations showcasing all participants.
Lookalikes of US President Donald Trump and North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong Un threatened to steal the spotlight, but the impersonators were booted out of the stadium by security.
Keep scrolling to re-live the opening ceremony with 22 of the most incredible photographs from the event here.
An elaborate fireworks display got the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony going. Getty Images
At one point it looked like sinister red flames had surrounded the stadium in Pyeongchang, which is more or less frozen solid this time of year. Getty Images
A part of the initial pageantry involved martial arts. One performer, pictured here, looked like he was pulling off moves that could have been at home in "The Matrix." AP
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The Tongan flag bearer is back for the Winter Olympics — and he went shirtless at the Opening ceremonies again
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Tongan athlete Pita Taufatofua made headlines in 2016 when he went shirtless at the Rio Olympics opening ceremony.  He became known as the "shirtless Tongan." Taufatofua also qualified for cross-country skiing in the Winter Olympics .  At the Opening Ceremony in Pyeonchang, he went shirtless again.  People on Twitter admired the repeat look. 

Tonga's Pita Taufatofua became an instant international star during the Rio Olympics when he walked into the opening ceremony wearing no shirt . At the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, he did it again. 
Taufatofua, 34, made his Olympic debut in 2016, competing in taekwondo. He was quickly eliminated from the competition after losing his first-round fight , but his shirtless appearance won him thousands of fans. He received a flood of suggestive photos, job offers, and marriage proposals, Yahoo Sports reported at the time. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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Don't miss any of the action when the XXII Winter Olympics get underway in PyeongChang, South Korea this week.
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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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Mike Pence sat surprisingly close to Kim Jong Un's sister at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony
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The opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Friday brought together leaders from around the world, with the US seated near Japan, Germany, South Korea, and, surprisingly, North Korea.
Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, was there — the first member of the North's ruling family to visit the South since 1953. She attended the ceremony along with the head of the North's Olympic delegation, 90-year-old Kim Yong Nam, who leads North Korea's parliament. 
But Kim Yo Jong didn't speak or shake hands with US Vice President Mike Pence, who was there with the Second Lady, Karen Pence. Pence had also avoided shaking hands with or sitting next to Kim Yong Nam at a reception before the start of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Pence reportedly didn't have to sit in the box with the North Koreans — but he wanted to make a political point.
Here's what happened:
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence sat in the front of Kim Yo Jong and Kim Yong Nam.
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It doesn't look like they smiled a lot. Getty
By contrast, Kim Yo Jong notably shared a warm greeting with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
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This Is the Order That Countries Marched in at the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

The broadcast of the peace-themed Opening Ceremony of the highly-anticipated 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea officially kicked off Friday at 8 p.m. local time.
Around 3,000 athletes from 92 countries and territories braced frightful temperatures as they marched into the new PyeongChang Olympic Stadium under their country’s flag during the Parade of Nations – as per Olympic tradition. North and South Korea made history when they marched together under a single flag , as musicians performed John Lennon’s iconic hit “Imagine.”
But many social media users observing the ceremony seemed slightly confused by the order of events. “What is the order of the countries coming out in the opening ceremony? It’s not alphabetical?” wrote one Twitter user. “Weird opening ceremony. Don’t know how they’ve determined the order of countries. Not alphabetical just muddled up,” added another.
In fact, the order that the countries marched in was alphabetic – but following the Korean alphabet known as Hangeul, as opposed to the English alphabet. That is why, by way of example, Denmark followed New Zealand, Iran followed Ukraine and Bermuda followed the United States of America.
That said, there are two exceptions to the rule. Firstly, an Olympic Opening Ceremony parade always begins with Greece, in honor of where the games originate from, and the host nation always goes last. This time, both North and South Korea appeared at the conclusion of the parade, as they were marching under the same flag.
Here’s the full order that countries marched in at the 2018 Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics:
1. Greece
2. Ghana
3. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
4. Nigeria
5. South Africa
6. Netherlands
7. Norway
8. New Zealand
9. Denmark
10. Germany
11. Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
12. Latvia
13. Olympic Athletes from Russia
14. Lebanon
15. Romania
16. Luxembourg
17. Lithuania
18. Liechtenstein
19. Madagascar
20. Malaysia
21. Mexico
22. Monaco
23. Morocco
24. Montenegro
25. Republic of Moldova
26. Malta
27. Mongolia
28. United States of America
29. Bermuda
30. Belgium
31. Belarus
32. Bosnia and Herzegovina
33. Bolivia
34. Bulgaria
35. Brazil
36. San Marino
37. Serbia
38. Sweden
39. Switzerland
40. Spain
41. Slovakia
42. Slovenia
43. Singapore
44. Armenia
45. Argentina
46. Iceland
47. Ireland
48. Azerbaijan
49. Andorra
50. Albania
51. Eritrea
52. Estonia
53. Ecuador
54. Great Britain
55. Australia
56. Austria
57. Uzbekistan
58. Ukraine
59. Islamic Republic of Iran
60. Israel
61. Italy
62. India
63. Japan
64. Jamaica
65. Georgia
66. People’s Republic of China
67. Chinese Taipei
68. Czech Republic
69. Chile
70. Kazakhstan
71. Canada
72. Kenya
73. Kosovo
74. Colombia
75. Croatia
76. Kyrgyzstan
77. Cyprus
78. Thailand
79. Turkey
80. Togo
81. Tonga
82. Pakistan
83. Portugal
84. Poland
85. Puerto Rico
86. France
87. Finland
88. Philippines
89. Hungary
90. Hong Kong, China
91. Korea (North and South)
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Ranking every piece of Team USA’s Winter Olympics opening ceremony outfit
Did Ralph Lauren design a winner or an outfit that will finish off the podium?
The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony unfurled in all its multi-cultural and colorful glory early Friday morning, airing live from Pyeongchang for anyone committed enough to wake up at the crack of dawn to watch the teams debut in real time. For anyone not masochistic enough to ruin their sleep schedule just to catch a glimpse of the Olympic torch being lit live, the ceremony will air live at 8 p.m. on NBC Friday night.
For American viewers, the most anticipated moment (besides the return of the shirtless Tongan flag bearer we all know and love from the Rio Summer Olympics) was when 244 U.S. Olympians entered the arena sporting red, white, and blue outfits — courtesy of team-outfitter Ralph Lauren — that would be just as comfortable in a Tahoe apres-ski setting as they are in a massive arena in freezing Pyeongchang.
The uniforms as a whole work quite well. It might be the best showing that Ralph’s had in his six Olympic clothing efforts (he first outfitted the team in 2008). But taken separately and analyzed one by one there are definitely stronger pieces that are carrying the weaker parts of the ensemble.
So naturally, I ranked them. This ranking goes from worst to best, and there might be some unpopular opinions about the order. But I stand by it.
8. Bandana
The bandana is last because it’s completely pointless. Not as a general item to wear in your day-to-day life, by all means continue wearing bandanas when you are hiking or doing yard work or however you choose to use it. It’s pointless as a piece of this outfit, because it is worn under the collar of the team’s sweater rather than over it, which means you can barely see the design.
It also looks extremely uncomfortable shoved under the sweater like that. What normal human wears a bandana like that? Nobody. Even the design is terrible . It looks like the Old West had sex with a dollar bill and then adopted an ancestor of U.S. Soccer’s crest. It’s the bandana you buy on a whim the day before Fourth of July to wear to the bonfire then wear it that one time and never again. Years later you’ll find that bandana in the back of a drawer and wonder why you bought it in the first place. It’s so bad.
There’s absolutely no reason for the bandana to be part of the uniform at all. Did Ralph lose a poker game to a bandana manufacturer? Is he running out of ways to make these uniforms look fake-WASPy and is just reaching for random weird accessories? Who knows, but it’s by far the weakest part of the outfit.
7. Gloves
The gloves are benefitting from a real “you don’t have to run faster than the bear, you just have to run faster than the slowest person” situation here, since they are second-to-last by virtue of the bandana being so pointless and bad. The gloves are not great, and have been the most criticized piece of the outfit in the lead up to these Olympic games.
That’s not entirely the gloves’ fault, since they are the flashiest part of the outfit and therefore the easiest thing to latch on to when criticizing this year’s look. But they also have some weaknesses. The biggest criticism has been that by virtue of all the fringe hanging off of them they are very close to crossing the line between being “inspired by” traditional Native American clothing and completely crossing over into cultural appropriation.
Yet even if you divorce the fringe from any sort of appropriation, it’s still not a good design. One defense has been that the point of the gloves is to stand out when the athletes are waving but do you know how we’ll know the athletes are waving? When the camera zooms in on them a million times to show that they are waving. We don’t need them to look like they are about to go wrangle some cattle.
The closing ceremony mittens are a far better a choice and look just as warm and comfortable without the questionable outer design. Those I would buy, but if I wanted to look like I was about to go haul some wood and build up a fire I would just wear the $10 version.
6. Jeans
WHY. Why do they have to be skinny jeans ? $300 jeans are bad enough, but that’s Ralph Lauren’s price point so I can’t even be too mad about it. But putting Olympians — people who by nature have different physiques than the average person, especially in the quads and glutes area — in jeans with this cut is just ridiculous and a prime of example of Ralph finessing his clothing one step too far every single time.
Just give them normal jeans that fit them. They are JEANS oh my god. On top of that, the wash is a little weird and the denim overlays on both legs serve no actual purpose. I would talk about the weird side zipper that is straight out of 2002 but I need to stop talking about these jeans before I get any more frustrated.
5. Belt
Do I own at least one belt of this style ? Yes. Is at least one of those belts from Ralph Lauren? Also yes. It’s what Ralph does best: Preppy, polished, includes some leather accents, and would fit in just as well at a dockside restaurant in Nantucket as it would in a white collar office job on casual Friday or on an Olympic athlete.
It’s completely inoffensive, fits in with the overall aesthetic of the outfit, and most importantly isn’t designed to be flashy and pull the eye directly to the Olympians crotch for whatever reason. It’s a belt, and it fills the job of “belt” just fine.
4. Hat
A really good, beloved skit hat is sometimes hard to find. Ideally you want something you can wear when it’s 40 degrees or 2 degrees, with a design that can go with anything from your ski outfit to some jeans and a casual jacket, and that doesn’t age too fast since you should hold on to it for a while. For people in cold states, good hats are a signature item.
Now, I obviously haven’t had the change to wear this hat, but this hat seems like one of those hats. It’s simple . It has just enough accents to make it stand out as an actual design and not just a simple blue hat, and it doesn’t go overboard with the Americana. The pom is a nice touch, but it’s not going to draw attention away from the busyness of the rest of the outfit.
Most importantly, it gets bonus points for not being another freaking beret .
3. Boots
Bless Ralph for not crafting these boots in the image of snowboard boots or heavy-duty winter boots . It could have been so easy to get pulled further into the “winter” half of “Winter Olympics” and forced the athletes to walk into the arena with clunky, uncomfortable-looking footwear. He pared down the flashier leather style from 2014 but kept the red laces, which was definitely the right move as it still lets them stand out just a little under the jeans.
Plus, they match the gloves (which remain bad) so correctly follow the rules of using accessories as accents. They are very solid boots, and something that people might actually buy as part of any other Ralph Lauren collection . They look built to last years, not just designed to look like they will last years. A clean, comfortable shoe for athletes who definitely do not want to be plagued by blisters for the rest of their Olympics.
2. Jacket
Much ink has been spilled about this jacket. It’s the centerpiece of the whole outfit, there’s fancy car-seat-warmer tech inside of it, and it’s the item that sold out fastest when made available to a population that will wear it when grabbing a macchiato at La Colombe rather than during one of the greatest moments of their athletic lives. But it’s a really, really good jacket .
It’s a jacket that would look good on anyone in almost any cold setting, warming mechanism included or not. The American flag inspiration isn’t overwrought, it doesn’t slap you across the face. It’s understated but patriotic, with the red and white accents doing just enough to make each athlete stand out instead of them walking in as a giant mass of navy blue. It let’s the sweater — which by now you know is the winner of this little exercise — stand out as the centerpiece of the outfit, while still looking super comfortable and not drowning the wearer as they walk and wave.
The hood looks comfortable, the pockets actually make sense, and the Olympic and Ralph Lauren logos aren’t nonsensically oversized. I almost can’t believe this jacket is so well-designed.
1. Sweater
This sweater. This is an amazing sweater . It’s a peak “posh winter activities” item of clothing, but doesn’t swing far enough toward that aesthetic that it looks out of place.
This is the type of sweater that I’d walk by when browsing through a Ralph Lauren store knowing I wasn’t about to buy anything, then have to walk by it again, then touch it and pick it up and look at the price tag three times just to remind myself that I absolutely cannot buy it, then get home and open it in a browser tab, then leave that tab open for weeks on end so every few days I can look at this really good sweater, then buy a knock-off version from Lands End that does not cost nearly $600.
Even the crest smack in the middle of the design (which ... sigh) can’t ruin the overall effect. The wrist and waist detailing is stylish and the Nordic inspiration is busy, sure, but also a classic design that never gets old. This sweater does all of the heavy lifting in this outfit and somehow pulls it off. A gold-medal winning sweater right here.
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113 d ago Business InsiderThe 61 best photos of the Winter Olympics
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The reasons the Olympics enthrall viewers — the atmosphere, the joy of winning, the agony of defeat, the spectacle of sport — are the same reasons they produce some of the best photos.
The  Winter Olympics have now come to a close, but for over two weeks photographers captured stunning images from the games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Though there's too many great photos to count, we used Getty to compile some of our favorites.
Take a look below.
Figure skating is an exhausting sport, both physically and emotionally. Harry How/Getty Images
But when you get a gold medal, it's all worth it. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Lydia Lassila of Australia floats upside down, as freestyle skiers do. Cameron Spencer/Getty
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114 d ago USA Today :: Olympians share their best memories, biggest surprises of 2018 Winter Olympics
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One athlete took photos with Shaun White, many cheered on their friends who won medals and one got way into pin collecting.
         
 
 

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114 d ago CNET News :: Gold! 5 best social-media memes of the 2018 Winter Olympics - CNET
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Commentary: From kids licking cameras to relatives shotgunning beers to Mario winning gold, it was an Olympics to remember.
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113 d ago Time :: Ranking the Best Memes of the 2018 Winter Olympics
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The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea have had no shortage of noteworthy moments , from the American women’s hockey team finally defeating their longtime rivals from Canada to win gold to the sensual choreography that not only netted Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir a gold medal , but had the whole word shipping a romance for the ice dancing pair. However, it won’t be just the medals awarded to athletes and displays of nationalism that will be immortalized in Olympic history following the Winter games in PyeongChang — thanks to the Internet, viral moments will live forever in our hearts and minds . With that in mind, we’ve taken the liberty — nay, the responsibility and the honor — of awarding our own Olympic medal rankings to the most noteworthy and meme-able moments of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Let the games begin.
The Tongan Flag Bearer’s Glistening, Shirtless Chest
Pita Taufatoufa may have finished 114th in his program for cross-country skiing at the Winter Games, but when it came to fan love, the Tongan athlete took home top honors. Taufatoufua, who became a favorite of Olympics enthusiasts everywhere when he made a shirtless and well-oiled debut at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio as the flag bearer for Tonga, defied convention this year by becoming one of the rare athletes who compete in both the Winter and Summer Olympics, swapping out taekwondo for cross-country skiing, a sport he picked up less than a year ago. Much to the delight of everyone, Taufatoufa appeared shirtless once again as the flag bearer for Tonga during the Winter Games opening and closing ceremonies , a true feat when you consider how much more frigid the temperatures were in PyeongChang than Rio.
Ranking: Gold
Taufatoufa’s willingness to bare his chest for his country (and his many, many Olympics fans) is a selfless and thoughtful feat that should be celebrated with an honor of the highest order.
Let us all agree to henceforth measure intervals of time by biennial appearances of Pita, the Tonga flag bearer. pic.twitter.com/eXKI0XF7bK
— Hillary Warned Us (@HillaryWarnedUs) February 9, 2018
Bermuda: Its not that cold. We can wear shorts.
Tonga guy: Hold my beer #OpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/i4z8Btrvdm
— Nick Murray (@NickMurray91) February 9, 2018
Alex Kang-chan Kam and His Surprise Stunner Shades
In addition to being an impressive figure skater, Alex Kang-chan Kam is also a master of the Internet, something he splashily confirmed when he effectively made himself into a viral meme and Internet sensation ( making it to the front page of Reddit, check it ) by removing a pair of sunglasses adorned with the Olympic rings on it only to reveal that he was wearing another mirrored pair of shades beneath the first. If the move seemed calculated, that’s because it probably was — Kam took to Reddit to thank the Internet for their support of his viral moment, which he joked, “mean more to me than Olympic gold medals on this blessed day.”
Ranking: Bronze
Kam’s enthusiasm for Internet gold was only matched by the Internet’s enthusiasm for him.
This South Korean gentleman just won the entire Olympics. #PyeongChang2018 #Olympics pic.twitter.com/ZW7ZOwIZ4G
— SouthernSportsNation (@SoSportsNation) February 12, 2018
감강찬 선수의 오륜 선글라스 퍼포먼스!😎😆 #감강찬 #대한민국 #피겨스케이팅 #평창동계올림픽 #2018평창 #올림픽 #AlexKangChanKam #Korea #FigureSkating #PyeongChang2018 #Olympics @alex_kambam pic.twitter.com/5XzSZMrEPJ
— 올림픽 (@olympiko) February 19, 2018
Kim Eun-jung, captain of South Korea’s Garlic Girls and also our hearts
South Korea’s women’s curling team is nicknamed the “ Garlic Girls ,” because their main players come from the Uiseong region, known for being a major garlic producer in Korea. Now, however, Uiseong will have another claim to fame: being the birthplace of Kim Eun-jung, the stoic skip (a sort of team captain) of the Garlic Girls, who won a silver in the 2018 Winter Games, the first medal that their country has ever received in the Olympics for curling. Kim Eun-jung’s game face during the competitions— a sort of cross between a somber poker face and a “take no prisoners” stare down of concentration, intensified by her trademark spectacles — quickly became a favorite talking point for the web.
Ranking: Gold
Kim Eun-jung and the Garlic Girls may have lost the gold medal to Sweden, but when it comes to serious-as-hell game faces, she’s our golden girl for life.
The many faces of Kim Eun-jung aka 'Annie,' the leader of S Korea's women's curling team, 'Garlic Girls' pic.twitter.com/oQVP2K1PJn
— Joseph Kim (@josungkim) February 20, 2018
모두 안경언니하세요~ #안경언니 pic.twitter.com/wqwEn0WJZg
— 순수하게 상쾌하게 부드럽게 (@PvwJiFhzp1IStXu) February 20, 2018
This Show-stealing Kid Licking a Camera
When you’re at the Winter Games with the likes of Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir for on-air talent, it takes a lot to steal the spotlight, but a young Olympic fan managed to do just that by attempting to lick a video camera that captured his hilarious pursuit in all its glory.
Ranking: Silver
While this precocious kid wasn’t actually successful in licking the camera, we’re giving him extra points for the confidence and acumen it took to even attempt the feat.
Early breakout star of the Olympics is the small child who really wanted to know what an NBC camera tastes like pic.twitter.com/PFKEO2VGXL
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) February 9, 2018
Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir’s Affinity for Hunger Games Fashion
Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir’s sass-abundant skating commentary is basically its own Olympic sport , but their over-the-top and extravagant fashion during the Olympics had viewers comparing their commentary to another intense competition: the Hunger Games . And while Lipinski and Weir’s fashion sensibilities may skew towards the extreme (she brought 9 suitcases to PyeongChang, while he brought 13,) they both had a healthy sense of humor about their Hunger Game comparisons.
Ranking: Gold
When it comes to fashion (and the Internet,) it appears that the odds are definitely in this pair’s favor.
What I think about every time I see them on the #OlympicGames2018 #maytheoddsbeinyourfavor pic.twitter.com/eSMI2aF5Cq
— Darren (@darrendman) February 15, 2018
Johnny Weir heading right to the Hunger Games after the ice skating. #olympics pic.twitter.com/e6wUKnc37N
— Jon McGrath (@Jon_McGrath) February 16, 2018
I get it. Mommy loves it. #olympics pic.twitter.com/BKbPooflu9
— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) February 12, 2018
Matt Hamilton’s Striking Resemblance to Super Mario
US curler Matt Hamilton tickled the fancy of the collective Internet when he took to the ice in a red outfit and hat, that when paired with his sizable mustache, made him look like a real-life Super Mario . Needless to say, social media exploded with plenty of memes about Hamilton’s mustachioed Mario look, going so viral that it earned not only a co-sign from Team USA, but Hamilton himself.
Ranking: Gold
A meme so good that it captures not only the attention of the Internet, but its subject and Team USA? That’s worth a gold medal.
Just watching the olympics during my night class and we have Mario on our curling team!! #USA #curling #Olympics2018 pic.twitter.com/xqFucdjQdQ
— Jon (@douglasturtle) February 8, 2018
Spot the difference. @MattJamilton pic.twitter.com/s1XxSYqnsw
— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 8, 2018
It’s a Me and @heccabamilton playing Sweden in game three! Live stream at 6:30EST through @NBCSN app!! Can I get a #HamFam ?! Where you all watching from tonight? #TeamUSA #teamhamiltons #curling #MixedDoublesCurling @usacurl pic.twitter.com/tHBSbOl3As
— Matt Hamilton (@MattJamilton) February 8, 2018
The Bromance of Our Times, Yuzuru Hanyu and Javier Fernandez
While Japanese skater Yuzuru Hanyu’s skating prowess and seeming advocacy for Winnie-the-Pooh could have easily captured the attention of Olympics fans, it was his beautiful display of friendship with competitor Javier Fernandez that fans lost it over. While Hanyu and Fernandez have competed against each other for years, during that time, they’ve also developed a close friendship that transcends their competition on the ice rink.
Ranking: Silver
Bromance will always medal, no matter what the competition.
Name me a better sports bromance than Yuzuru Hanyu and Javier Fernandez??????????? Don’t worry I’ll wait pic.twitter.com/VSikJIFyXM
— YUZURU HANYU (@taekookstress) February 13, 2018
i love yuzuru hanyu and javier fernandez with all my heart pic.twitter.com/71QOjyXZtJ
— 🥀 Tia (@caressyoon) February 16, 2018
Elizabeth Swaney’s Simple Run
Elizabeth Swaney’s journey to the 2018 Winter Olympics is both unconventional and long. The freeskier, who was born in the U.S. but competed in the Winter Games for Hungary, made a splash on the Internet when she did a simple skiing run that had zero tricks, unlike her competitors. Her performance, which gave off an air of cool nonchalance and seeming insouciance because of its simplicity, became the topic of debate when it was discovered that she qualified for the Olympics just by attending enough World Cup events. Despite those who might fuss about her unorthodox road to the Olympics, which had been a lifelong goal for Swaney, the Hungarian skier stated that she was just trying to “do the best for myself and represent Hungary as best as I can.”
Ranking: Bronze
Elizabeth Swaney’s Olympic ski run may not have come close to netting her a medal, but her viral status on the Internet shows that all her effort was not for naught.
How freeskier Elizabeth Swaney made it to the #WinterOlympics with this very simple halfpipe run: https://t.co/enfDyoQjGC pic.twitter.com/kHTAV7XND4
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 20, 2018
Monday Goal: have the irrational self-confidence of #ElizabethSwaney after completing the worst performance in Olympic history. pic.twitter.com/5NGaBRm29N
— Ben Holcomb (@BenjaminHolcomb) February 19, 2018

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115 d ago USA TodayTongan flag bearer Pita Taufatofua does it again, makes shirtless appearance at Olympics closing ceremony
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At the Winter Olympics closing ceremony, Tongan flag bearer Pita Taufatofua just had to make a shirtless appearance. And he did. Of course he did.
         
 
 

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114 d ago Time :: Shirtless Tongan Flag-Bearer Joined Forces With Lindsey Vonn at the Olympic Closing Ceremony
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Everyone’s favorite Tongan flag-bearer showed up to the Olympic closing ceremony for his final shirtless hurrah of the 2018 Games and managed to snag a photo with Lindsey Vonn along the way.
Pita Taufatofua capped off what seemed to be a magical two weeks at the Winter Olympics by posing for a photo with the star Team USA skier alongside a few of their fellow Olympians as well as Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee.
Vonn can be seen in the shot holding out the bronze medal she earned in this year’s women’s downhill event as the shirtless Taufatofua stretches out his arms in glory.
And considering the martial artist turned cross-country skier was only the second Tongan athlete ever to compete at a Winter Olympics, he definitely had a lot to celebrate.
“It still feels quite strange actually being here, because it took me 20 years to get to Rio, and just one year to get here,” he said at the beginning of the games. “It’s just an honour. I mean, how many countries in the Pacific get to go to a Winter Games?”
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He's Back! Shirtless Tonga Flag Bearer Helps Close Out 2018 Winter Olympics Alongside Lindsey Vonn https://t.co/zEfia09ML8 #actors #famous #celebs pic.twitter.com/v9uK4ZK2VC
— superfly (@kendoll30) February 25, 2018

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113 d ago CNN :: Tongan marches shirtless again at closing ceremony
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Pita Taufatofua knows what the people want, and he's not afraid to give it to them.
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118 d ago USA TodayU.S. women end Canada's streak to win hockey gold in shootout at 2018 Winter Olympics
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The USA came from behind to win 3-2 on Thursday at Gangneung Hockey Centre, ending Canada's stranglehold on Olympic gold.
         
 
 

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118 d ago BBC :: Winter Olympics: USA beat Canada on penalties to win women's ice hockey gold
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USA win Winter Olympics gold in the women's ice hockey for the first time in 20 years as they beat Canada in a dramatic shootout.
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117 d ago The Guardian :: Winter Olympics day 14 – in pictures
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122 d ago The Guardian :: Winter Olympics 2018: day nine from Pyeongchang – live!
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121 d ago USA Today :: The five best only-at-the-Olympics moments from 2018 Winter Games
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From South Korea's skeleton gold, to Shaun White, to Mexico's German Madrazo to the shocking win by Ester Ledecka in the Super-G.
         
 
 

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120 d ago Ad WeekNBC Olympics Weekend Ratings Declined From 2014
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Saturday and Sunday were the two lowest-rated days for NBC's Pyeongchang Olympics coverage to date. Sunday's prime-time coverage of the 2018 Winter Games posted a Total Audience Delivery of 18.2 million total viewers, per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data and digital data from Adobe Analytics. That's down 15 percent compared to the NBC Olympics' total prime time...
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119 d ago Fox News :: NBC Winter Olympics TV ratings way down, digital streams up
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NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea are down in most ratings measurables but digital consumption has made it difficult to compare viewership with past games.
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118 d ago Business InsiderWhy some female Olympic athletes are referred to as 'ladies' instead of 'women'
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The naming of events at the Winter Olympics offers an odd inconsistency in which female athletes are sometimes referred to as "women" and others are "ladies." It turns out the IOC does not have an editorial stance on which term to use and defers to the individual sports.
A new program aimed at eliminating the portrayal of gender bias could lead to more consistency in how events are named.

At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, 2,952 athletes are expected to compete and 43% of them are female, an all-time high.
Despite the record numbers, the games still seemingly can't agree on one small detail — should the female athletes be referred to as "women" or "ladies"? See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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123 d ago SB Nation :: Make 3-on-3 basketball a Winter Olympics sport
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It’s slotted to be a Summer Olympics event in 2020, but we have a better place for it.
The Summer Olympics are packed with fascinating, popular, and high-profile sports.
Track and field is the historic centerpiece of the games, and swimming (with its 2,156 different events) is a huge deal. Gymnastics is big. Volleyball, beach and indoor, are draws. To some extent depending on who shows up to compete, there’s tennis and golf. The soccer world sends its best young players. You have weightlifting, martial arts, boxing, badminton, rowing, boating, cycling, table tennis, fencing, rugby, wrestling, field hockey, shooting, horsey-riding, water polo, and new in 2020, skateboarding. You have the world’s most underappreciated sport: team handball!
The Winter Olympics has far less, and a relatively limited number of indoor sports — speedskating, figure skating slash ice dancing, curling, and hockey. Everything else is outdoor, where it is usually cold given the need for, uh, snow and ice. Outdoor sports are subject to the whims of the jet streams. Skiing has suffered some major delays in Pyeongchang this week.
Some have argued that because the Summer Games are packed and the Winter Olympics are not, basketball should be moved from the former to the latter. Basketball is, after all, a winter sport.
This will never happen for precisely one reason: The NBA is in season in February, and in fact has its All-Star Weekend in February and will not pause an already too-long season every fourth year for an Olympic break. A number of NBA franchise owners already oppose participation in the summer, preferring their well-paid stars rest or train instead of playing for their countries.
But the International Olympic Committee agreed to add 3x3 basketball to the Summer Olympics beginning in the 2020 Tokyo Games. This is a game we all know and love, newly formalized by FIBA, the international governing body for basketball. The problem is that the best basketball players in the world haven’t been competing in FIBA’s 3x3 tournaments. No offense to the athletes who have won those derbies and who are fighting for spots in Tokyo, but you’re not getting NBA- or Euroleague-level talent in that version of the sport.
What if you moved 3x3 to the Winter Olympics, though?
You wouldn’t get NBA or Euroleague players then, either. But by separating it out from normal basketball and giving it room to breathe, you could build interest in this version of the sport.
We haven’t yet seen 3x3 in the Olympics, so we don’t know what kind of reception it will receive. Odds are, though, it will be completely overshadowed by 5-on-5 men’s basketball, at least in the United States. LeBron, Durant, and Anthony Davis facing off against Joel Embiid’s Cameroon or Luka Doncic’s Slovenia or Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Greece or Kristaps Porzingis ’ Latvia or Ben Simmons ’ Australia ... or guys you’ve never heard of in a sport you’ve only watched retired NBA stars play?
Ah yes, the BIG3, one of the most surprising breakout stars of 2017. The BIG3 is essentially a domestic 3x3 men’s league populated by retired or fringe NBA players. It did surprisingly well on TV in its debut season . The quality of players for Season 2 is rising dramatically , though nearly all have still aged out of the NBA. If anything will build thirst for competitive 3x3 basketball in the United States, it will be BIG3 ... not the Olympic version of the sport. (This is where I acknowledge that this argument and plea is fairly America-centric.)
BIG3 is currently a summer league. So is the WNBA. The major international 3x3 tournaments, including the World Cup (being held in Manila this June) and the Olympics, are in the summer. (The United State is sending a women’s team to Manila, but not a men’s team.)
If you’re not going to get current NBA and top-flight European players to participate anyway, there’s no reason to focus 3x3 basketball as a summer sport. Bring it to the winter! Hold January or February tournaments, and lobby to move the sport from the Summer Olympics to the Winter Olympics. You could potentially get BIG3 players to try out for the United States national team, and perhaps WNBA players without overseas commitments would be game.
The Winter Games are replete with niche sports and are heavily Eurocentric. But 3x3 basketball wouldn’t be. The sport has huge potential (as seen from its fast rise to Olympic status and the BIG3’s success). Giving it the breathing room it deserves away from traditional 5-on-5 basketball could help it along.
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123 d ago The Guardian :: Seasonal jobs: athletes competing at Summer and Winter Olympics
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By competing at Rio 2016 and Pyeongchang 2018, Tonga’s bare-chested flag-bearer joins a select few in Olympic history
With his shirtless appearances at the opening ceremonies in Rio and Pyeongchang, Tonga’s Pita Taufatofua has become the very public face of athletes who have competed at both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Taufatofua switched his discipline from taekwondo in Brazil in 2016, to cross-country skiing in South Korea this year, joining the rare breed of athletes who have been able to take part in both types of Olympic games. There are just 161 of them in total.
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123 d ago USA Today :: Alex Ovechkin wishes he could be facing Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics
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Russia-born Capitals star hasn't had much time to watch Olympic hockey but will be rooting for Olympic Athletes of Russia in game against Americans.
         
 
 

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122 d ago USA Today :: 2018 Winter Olympics: How is Team USA doing?
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After hopefuls Lindsey Vonn and Nathan Chen fell short of the podium, speedskater John-Henry Kreuger came for the United States.
         
 
 

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126 d ago Business InsiderHere's why athletes are getting stuffed animals on the podium at the Winter Olympics
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At the Winter Olympics , athletes are being presented with stuffed tigers after they win medals.  The tiger — named Soohorang — is the official mascot of the Pyeongchang Games .  The athletes still get medals — they're just handed out at a ceremony later in the night, rather than right after the event. 

Viewers taking in the action at the Pyeongchang Games might be wondering why athletes appear to be receiving small stuffed tigers instead of medals. But the tigers aren't replacing medals at the 2018 Games — they are just an added bonus. 
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114 d ago Fox News :: US Winter Olympics 2018 medal winners
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Team USA made history at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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126 d ago USA Today :: Winter Olympics luge: Athletes accept the risk of crashes and danger
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American Emily Sweeney was able to walk away from a scary-looking crash during Tuesday's women's singles competition.
         
 
 

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127 d ago Business Insider :: Here are the best foods from Pyeongchang that Winter Olympics athletes can try
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The 2018 Winter Olympics are located in Pyeongchang, South Korea. There is tons of variety to Korean food, with many mouthwatering dishes that are specific to Pyeongchang and the surround region. Some of the dishes that Winter Olympics athletes and attendees can try include a spicy stir-fried chicken dish called dakgalbi and a soft tofu called chodang sundubu that tastes a little like ice cream.
 
As a middle schooler growing up in South Korea, I still vividly remember the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. At the time, the country  was a burgeoning democracy , and South Koreans were proud of hosting an international mega event.
I’ve since become a hospitality professor and researcher in the U.S. And thanks to the growing popularity of Korean culture (dubbed the “ Hallyu ” or “ Korean Wave ”), I tend to get asked a lot about Korean food.
Now, 30 years later, South Korea’s second Olympic Games – and its first Winter Games – are being held in Pyeongchang in Gangwon province (or Gangwon-do). Coincidentally, I recently received a message from a former student who was planning to visit Pyeongchang because her cousin, Jacqueline Wiles, will be competing for the U.S. alpine ski team.
She wanted to know more about the foods she should try.
“Lucky you,” I thought, “because there are almost too many to name.”
The Pyeongchang area is known as 'potato valley'
With its beautiful landscapes and relaxed beach towns, Gangwon-do is known as one of the best and most convenient  winter escapes  for many Seoulites.
Located along the eastern coast of the peninsula in northeast South Korea, the region faces the East Sea. But about three-quarters of the province is covered by mountainous forest, which means there’s very little farmland. The province is divided into two regions: Yeongseo in the west and Yeongdong in the east, where Pyeongchang is located.
Such an environment – surrounded by mountains but bordering the sea – creates the conditions  for cuisine that’s unique to the region .
Dishes tend to include some combination of potato, corn, buckwheat or seafood. (In Korea, people from Gangwon-do are actually called “folks from Potato Valley.”)
In the Yeongdong region, seafood is a main fare. At the Jumunjin Fish Market, the largest fish market on South Korea’s east coast, vendors sell red snow crab, octopus, mackerel, sole, flounder and a whole medley of sashimi. Nearby restaurants  will cook seafood by request , either steaming, boiling, grilling, frying, or even including it in a soup or stew.
In the Yeongseo region – with its rocky terrain – potato, millet, corn, buckwheat and mountain vegetables are the main ingredients in most dishes.  Potatoes will be used  for pastas, pancakes, dumplings or snacks.
Overall, the province’s food is simple, healthy, and can appeal to a global palate. The cooking method – which accentuates the natural flavors and aromas of the ingredients – is also rather uncomplicated.
The following are a sampling of several delicious dishes that are typical of the region:
Gamja ongsimi – a potato dumpling soup – is a vegetarian option. The potatoes are grated, drained, squeezed, and mixed with potato starch. Then it’s boiled in a broth with vegetables. This is a popular winter dish. Wikimedia Commons
A soft tofu called Chodang sundubu is another vegetarian option. During the congealing process – which goes through several steps – salt water from the East Sea is used. Republic of Korea/Flickr
This is a soft, light version of tofu, perfect for a soup or stew. But my favorite way of eating it is eating fresh – after steaming it with a bit of soy sauce and sesame oil.
It’s so light and soft that it’s almost like eating ice cream.

Dakgalbi (spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables) and makguksu (buckwheat noodle) are two dishes – usually served together – that are popular in Chuncheon, the capital of Gangwon-do. Chloe Lim/Flickr
The dakgalbi is seasoned and deboned chicken stir-fried with sliced rice cake, sweet potato, perilla leaves and cabbage. In restaurants, the spicy, sweet and meaty dish is usually served on the same tableside hot grill that it’s been cooked on.
Its companion, makguksu, is a buckwheat noodle served either in a chilled broth or with a sauce. The harmony of heat and coldness showcase the yin and yang of this frugal but filling meal.

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127 d ago Business Insider :: Here's why so many athletes have the letters 'OAR' on their uniforms at the Winter Olympics
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At the Winter Olympics , many athletes are competing with the acronym "OAR" on their uniforms. It stands for "Olympic Athlete from Russia." Russia was banned from the Winter Olympics because of evidence of widespread doping among athletes. But the 169 athletes who passed a specialized screening process were still allowed to compete.  These athletes are competing under the Olympic flag instead of the Russian flag. 

There are 169 Russian athletes competing at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang , but they're not officially representing their home country. Instead, they're identified by the acronym OAR: Olympic Athlete from Russia.
That designation is the result of a punishment handed down by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) back in December. After an investigation uncovered evidence of widespread, state-sponsored doping at the Sochi Games, Russia's team was barred from the Pyeonchang Olympics , the AP reported. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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130 d ago USA TodayOlympic spoiler alerts for Feb. 9th: Spills, chills and opening ceremony controversy
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SportsPulse: Here are the biggest storylines from the first day of Winter Olympic games.
         
 
 

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129 d ago Boston Globe :: South Korea Olympic Games opening ceremony
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The Olympic torch was finally lit, its flames licking the cold South Korea sky, a fitting and beautiful end to one of the greatest nights of pageantry the sports world has to offer.
Fireworks erupted as the cauldron was lit with the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the PyeongChang Stadium. (David J. Philip/AFP/Getty Images)

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131 d ago USA Today :: Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic opening ceremony
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The Handshake: It was a historic moment, and it happened even before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had officially begun
         
 
 

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131 d ago BBC :: Koreas march together at opening ceremony
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Hosts South Korea produce a show of unity with neighbours North Korea during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
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131 d ago CNN :: Shani Davis skips Olympic opening ceremony
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Olympic skater Shani Davis skipped the Winter Olympic opening ceremony after he lost a coin toss to be Team USA's flag bearer.


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130 d ago CNET NewsOlympics 2018 Opening Ceremony: Time, schedule, how to watch online and more - CNET
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The XXII Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, has its opening ceremony Friday.
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119 d ago Business Insider :: This is the full schedule for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang
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The 2018 Winter Olympics are in full swing and end on Sunday, February 25. The Olympic Games are being hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Winter Olympic sports include ice hockey, cross-country skiing, and bobsled. You can see the full schedule of events below.
 
The 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony kicked off at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in South Korea on Friday February 9 — and audiences have been capitvated ever since. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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131 d ago The Guardian :: Winter Olympics 2018 – full schedule
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Your essential, complete guide to the Games in Pyeongchang, with every single event planned out for you
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131 d ago The Daily Beast :: Luge 2018 Olympics: Full Schedule, How to Watch
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When the 2018 Winter Olympics kick off Friday, February 9, in Pyeongchang, one sport that’s sure to turn heads is the Luge competition.
Like Bobsledding and Skeleton, Luge is a sliding sport where athletes race down a frozen track at speeds reaching over 100 mph. While its detractors might say that Luge races are little more than “technology battles,” the measure of athleticism required goes far beyond a mere downhill sledding race.
An exhilarating flight down a windy track, Luge races are conducted in both singles and doubles categories and timed down to the thousandth of a second. The sled that riders use is attached to two blades known as “ runners ” which are the only part of sled to make contact with the ice.
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131 d ago SB Nation :: Winter Olympics 2018: Current Time in Pyeongchang, Medal Tracker, Schedule
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What time is it in Pyeongchang? Who’s topping the medal charts? When’s the next bobsled event? Everything you need to know about the 2018 Winter Olympics is right here.

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131 d ago Business InsiderTeam USA used a coin toss to help select its opening ceremony flag bearer — and one athlete is not happy about it
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Luge athlete Erin Hamlin was selected as Team USA's flag bearer for the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.  Hamlin and speed skater Shani Davis got an equal number of votes from their fellow teammates, so the final decision was made with a coin toss.  Davis tweeted about the selection and characterized the coin toss as "dishonorable."  But the Associated Press reported that a coin toss was the predetermined method of choosing a flag bearer in the case of a tie. 

On Wednesday night, veteran Olympian Erin Hamlin was chosen to carry American flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony . Shortly thereafter, speed skater Shani Davis blasted the use of a coin toss in the selection process, the Associated Press reports. 
Hamlin is a luge athlete and four-time Olympian who won a bronze medal in Sochi . Davis is also a veteran on Team USA. Pyeongchang is his fifth Winter Olympics and he has two gold and two silver medals .  See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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130 d ago Business Insider :: The 169-athlete Russian Olympic team walked out in neutral colors holding the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony
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The Olympic Athletes from Russia walked out during opening ceremonies in outfits of muted color and under the Olympic flag. The fashion and flag choices were imposed as part of sanctions against Russia for allegations of widespread doping among Russian athletes in past Olympics. While Russia will not be formally recognized, the delegation is still one of the largest at the Winter Games and will likely contend for the top of the medal count.


The opening ceremony to the Winter Olympics marked the official start of the games on Friday at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.
The centerpiece of the opening ceremony is always the parade of nations, in which the athletes march out with their country's delegation behind their flag, wearing matching uniforms representative of their country and waving to the collected crowd. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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130 d ago CNN :: Opening Ceremony preaches Games of 'peace'
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A giant dove of peace lit up the night sky, famous South Korean singers sang John Lennon's "Imagine" and, most significantly of all, athletes from North and South Korea walked in unison for the first time in 11 years.
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130 d ago SB Nation :: See what it was like to be a U.S. Olympian at the Opening Ceremony
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These are the best views you can get.
The Olympics are a monumental time in an athlete’s career. Everything they have been working hard for will finally manifest itself, hopefully in the form of a medal. But before they can get to the competition, they bask in the buzz surrounding the games’ Opening Ceremony
Here are just a few examples of what it’s like for olympians to participate in the Opening Ceremony.
Even the calm before the storm looks exciting. So many Olympians under one roof (though it might be hard to find your buddy when you’re all decked out in the same gear).
A few selfies from this evening before Opening Ceremonies! Even saw @lindseyvonn smiling for one with me :-) Always an honor to walk with such an amazing team. . . . . #Teamusa #usaluge #armywcap #openingceremonies #amazing #winning #olympics #winterolympics #pyeongchang2018
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This view of the stadium alone is worth the trip.
@olympics @pyeongchang2018 are lit.
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Nick Cunningham gave us an amazing look at how the arena looks from the perspective of a spectator.
If you ask an #Olympian why they do it— This is one of the main reasons. Love walking with my @TeamUSA teammates. @TeamUSA pic.twitter.com/Fi7CfgTmY8
— Nick Cunningham, OLY (@BOBSLEDR) February 9, 2018
And if you’ve ever wanted to feel like you were participating in the ceremony, bobsledder Nate Weber has you covered. Plus, you get the added bonus of walking out to PSY’s “Gangnam Style.”
Opening ceremonies were amazing. Great job by @pyeongchang2018 . Can't wait to watch it on @NBCOlympics . @TeamUSA was getting crunk on the walk in. #merica pic.twitter.com/S0WAGYe5ZG
— Nate Weber (@NateWeberActual) February 9, 2018
This is why I give everything when no one is watching, why I always pick myslef up, why I keep going no matter what... For this moment right here!!! I have this forever! #teamusa #olympics #pyeongchang #believe #achieve #inspire @teamusa @nbcolympics
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No ceremony is complete without a fireworks show.
opening ceremony was such an incredible experience. tough to put into words but im pretty sure i had goosebumps the entire time pic.twitter.com/2t9gsSdqS9
— Kendall (@kendaLLorraine) February 9, 2018
Good luck, Team USA!
Feels. (can you find me?) #TeamUsa #winterolympics pic.twitter.com/XuGK7v361C
— Joey Mantia (@jrmantia) February 9, 2018

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130 d ago USA Today :: Every athlete wins at the Olympic opening ceremony
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USA TODAY Sports' Martin Rogers on the magic of the Olympic opening ceremony.
         
 
 

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131 d ago SB NationThese athletes are the saving grace of the Winter Olympics
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After spending three days with Olympians this fall, I came away excited about watching them compete.
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.
The Olympics are ... complicated. You could argue the world would be better off without them and you wouldn’t be wrong. They’re riddled with corruption , cost host countries billions upon billions of dollars, displace poor people to make room for things like ice luges — I could go on. They are not a way toward world peace, and they don’t create unity.
But the thing about the Olympics is that they are happening, and there are people at the center of them who are worth caring about and cheering for. I want to introduce you to a few of the athletes who came through our interview set, which our video production team built in a carpeted conference room in the basement of the lodge.
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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.
That earnestness popped up again and again over the three days we were there: Jessie Diggins, a cross-country skier, was surprised when I told her that one of my friends from college was a huge fan of hers. Matt Hamilton, a curler rocking a huge mustache (that he was very proud of), declared immediately that he was a “huge ham.” His laugh filled up our set as he told us about drinking beers back home in Wisconsin at his rec league curling club. If he weren’t pushing rocks around at the Olympic level, he’d still be doing so in Madison just for fun.
Athletes competing in sports most Americans aren’t intimately familiar with explained the incredible amount of strength their jobs require. Lowell Bailey and Susan Dunklee, who compete in biathalon, talked about the immense mental and physical stamina it takes to ski as hard as you can and then hold a gun steady. Bobsledders Steve Cunningham and Nick Langton — both huge dudes who could easily pass for NFL players — explained that the sheer force of going down the track puts you through five times the force of gravity. It can be so strong that sometimes it snaps your neck back and keeps it there (“You should try it!”).
Hockey players Hilary Knight, Amanda Kessel, Alex Rigsby, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan, and Monique Lamoureux-Morando all talked about how it was the 1998 Olympics, when the American women’s team won it all, that made them fall in love with the sport. They’re determined to bring home a gold on the 20th anniversary of the moment that inspired them as children. Kessel said she was bummed that the NHL is barring players from competing, because she wished she could experience the games with her brother Phil, who plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins. But she hopes this just means the spotlight shines on the women even brighter.
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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.

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131 d ago BBC :: Winter Olympics: Ban on 47 Russian athletes and coaches upheld
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An appeal by 47 athletes and coaches is dismissed hours before the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang.
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131 d ago CNN :: Russian athletes lose last-ditch appeal to join Winter Olympics
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An eleventh-hour attempt by dozens of Russian athletes to join the PyeongChang Winter Olympics has failed.
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131 d ago Business Insider :: Iran is angry its athletes weren't offered smartphones at the Winter Olympics and now it's a problem
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All athletes at the Olympic Games were offered a free Samsung smartphone, except delegates from Iran and North Korea due to concerns about international sanctions. In response, Iran told South Korea that if Samsung did not apologize it could affect trade relations with the company. Under mounting pressure, the IOC said it would provide all athletes, including those from Iran and North Korea, with the phones. As South Korea prepares for the Olympics, it has continued faced numerous complications regarding sanctions. 


Iran summoned its South Korean ambassador on Thursday over news that, unlike all other athletes, its Olympic delegation wouldn't be receiving a free Samsung smartphone, and reportedly called the move "unethical."
The Pyeongchang organizers announced last week they would be offering "Olympic edition" Samsung Galaxy Note8 smartphones to all competitors, except those from North Korea and Iran.  See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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131 d ago BBC :: Winter Olympics 2018: Historic moment as Korean athletes arrive at opening ceremony
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Watch the historic moment when South Korea and North Korea athletes march under a unified Korea flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang.
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130 d ago The GuardianPence skips Olympics dinner in snub to North Korean officials
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US vice-president was expected to share table with head of state before opening ceremony
The US vice-president, Mike Pence, has skipped a dinner before the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, where he was expected to share a table with North Korea’s head of state, in a sign of Washington’s intention to snub Pyongyang’s officials at the Games.
Pence briefly exchanged greetings with people attending the dinner, including the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, and the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, but avoided Kim Yong-nam, North Korea’s ceremonial head of state, highest-level official ever to have gone to the South.
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131 d ago Reuters :: Pence avoids encounter with North Korean official as Olympics begin
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SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made only a brief appearance at a reception marking the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday, avoiding a potentially awkward encounter with the ceremonial leader of North Korea attending the same event.


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130 d ago Reuters :: Pence avoids Olympics encounter with North Korean official as Korean athletes march together
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SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made only a brief appearance at a reception marking the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday, avoiding a potentially awkward encounter with the ceremonial leader of North Korea attending the same event.


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133 d ago CNNNorovirus outbreak hits Winter Olympics
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South Korea has deployed 900 military personnel after 1,200 security guards were pulled from duty following an norovirus outbreak at Winter Olympic facilities in Pyeongchang.
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133 d ago CNN :: Where to live your Winter Olympics dreams
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We've waited four long years. At last, the Winter Olympics are here.
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133 d ago USA Today :: Go behind the scenes at the 2018 Winter Olympics Athletes Village
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Athletes can get a haircut, get their nails done, play video games and learn about Korean culture.
         
 
 

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134 d ago USA Today :: United States seeing uptick in diversity for Winter Olympics team
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American team will be represented by the highest number of minority athletes it has had at any Winter Olympics.
         
 
 

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