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Paralympics fans had difficult time, changes may not happen

As the world’s top disabled athletes competed on ice and snow, Erica Mitchell steered through her own obstacle course on Pyeongchang’s narrow and uneven streets. Read More

North Korean defector hits Paralympic ice for South Korea

The most talked-about athlete in the Paralympics barely plays, but who cares? The diminutive but hard-nosed reserve forward on South Korea’s sled hockey team proudly admits he’s just happy to be here. Read More

Oksana Masters took long road from Ukrainian orphanage to Paralympic stardom

Twenty years ago, it would have been hard to imagine 8-year-old Oksana Masters — 3 feet tall, 35 pounds, no thumbs and misshapen legs — included in an NBC montage of the world’s best athletes, or having her face plastered on train station posters. Read More

Winter Paralympics open in cheery mood

The opening ceremony of the biggest Winter Paralympics yet unfolded Friday night with a glittering performance that championed a world of coexistence where differences are embraced and understood. Read More

Do you have what it takes to be an Olympian?

Becoming the most decorated Winter Olympics athlete in history requires snow, fortitude, technique, squats, more squats and more. Read More

North Korean delegation returns home after Olympics outreach

North Korea’s delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics left South Korea on Tuesday after a visit where the former general suspected of masterminding deadly 2010 military attacks told Seoul officials the North is willing to talk with Washington. Read More

Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women’s hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics today as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative normalcy. Read More

South Korea’s Moon faces big decisions to keep Olympic peace

With a two-hour spectacle of drones and K-Pop on Sunday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in celebrated the end of a Winter Olympic Games that fostered a fragile peace with North Korea. Now, he’s got to make it last. Read More

Oodles of oohs and ughs in the Pyeongchang Games

Wind, snow, ice or shine, the Winter Games had its share of golden moments that will forever be etched in Olympic lore. Read More

In political end to Olympics, North Korea offers talks with U.S.

The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed tonight very much as they began, with humanity’s finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box — and a potential path away from conflict. Read More

Russians win hockey gold with overtime win over Germany

The Russians triumphed in the no-NHL tournament where they were favored, winning the men’s hockey gold medal at a Winter Olympics where they couldn’t even be called Team Russia, use their colors or celebrate while listening to their anthem. Read More

As Olympics wrap up, still no coverage in North Korea

While hundreds of millions of the world’s people get ready to watch the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday, North Koreans are still waiting to see the first event. Read More

IOC upholds ban of Russia through Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee on Sunday upheld the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games because of doping, denying the 168 athletes competing here as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” the right to march in the opening ceremony under their country’s flag. Read More

Ivanka Trump to push for ‘maximum pressure’ on North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter toured the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday, the morning after telling South Korea’s president that she will use her visit to the Pyeongchang Games to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program. Read More

Team USA? More Like Team Minnesota

From Warroad, the little town near the Canadian border with a lengthy Olympic hockey heritage, to the Twin Cities and farther south, lights stayed on well into Thursday morning in Minnesota as the U.S. women’s hockey team, with seven Minnesotans on the roster, beat Canada, 3-2, in a shootout for the gold medal to end 20 years of Olympic frustration. Read More