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Yuna Kim unveils Olympic torch

The one-year countdown to the Pyeongchang Games began Thursday with Yuna Kim revealing the Olympic torch and organizers opening online ticket reservations. South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and an International Olympic Committee delegation led by Gunilla Lindberg, who heads the IOC’s coordination commission for the games, also attended the ...

Vonn named honorary ambassador for Pyeongchang Olympics

May 6, 2015

Vonn named honorary ambassador for Pyeongchang Olympics

South Korean Olympic organizers have appointed U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. Vonn is the first foreign individual selected for the role and she joins a list of high-profile South Korean sports stars including ...

Ski jump legend Kasai eyes 2026 Games

Apr 26, 2015

Ski jump legend Kasai eyes 2026 Games

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Noriaki Kasai, the silver medalist on the men’s large hill at the Sochi Olympics a year ago, is aiming to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and even beyond, the ski jump legend told reporters after the Ski Association of ...

Dec 7, 2014

Nagano could host 2018 Olympic events

The IOC is urging South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Games to move bobsled and luge events to another country to save money, according to an IOC official with knowledge of the situation. The IOC asked the South Koreans to halt construction of ...

Mar 15, 2014

Backstrom will get Olympic silver

Swedish hockey star Nicklas Backstrom will receive an Olympic silver medal even though he was suspended from the final in Sochi after a positive drug test. The IOC ruled Friday that Backstrom had not intended to enhance his performance, laying the blame for his ...

Olympic stars return to Japan from Sochi

Feb 25, 2014

Olympic stars return to Japan from Sochi

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Men’s figure skating gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu has already put his triumph at the Sochi Olympics behind him and while he’s already looking ahead to the upcoming world championships, he isn’t looking far enough into the future to consider the possibility of adding a ...

Feb 24, 2014

Kasai eyes World Cup ski jump title

Noriaki Kasai, who won a pair of medals at the Sochi Olympics, said Monday he will strive to win the overall World Cup title. Speaking at Narita airport before departing for Europe and the next competition on the World Cup circuit, Kasai admitted he ...

Canada closes Sochi Olympics with hockey gold

Feb 24, 2014

Canada closes Sochi Olympics with hockey gold

Sidney Crosby skated in alone on Henrik Lundqvist, faking Sweden’s goalie to the ice with a textbook-quality deke and sliding a perfect backhand into the net. Canada did everything by the book at the Sochi Olympics, winning all six games with a ferocious commitment ...