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Mikaela Shiffrin opts out of downhill at Pyeongchang Olympics

February 19, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin said late Monday that she would not compete in Wednesday's downhill. After the alpine combined was moved from Friday to Thursday due to weather, Shiffrin would have been racing on consecutive days. "As much as I wanted to compete

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Inside the hard work and thrilling moments of calling the 2018 Winter Olympics

February 19, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It's 7:45 p.m. at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the NBC crew that's preparing to broadcast the night's big event, one of the biggest events of the Olympics, has a problem. They've prepared a segment about

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Lindsey Vonn trying to ‘focus on the moment’

February 19, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The two races this week may be the final Olympic competitions of Lindsey Vonn's decorated career. Vonn, who won gold and bronze in Vancouver in 2010 but missed the 2014 Games in Sochi due to injury, said she isn't yet thinking

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Alice McKennis earns spot in Wednesday’s Olympic downhill

February 18, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — Alice McKennis, of New Castle, clinched her start for Wednesday's Olympic downhill with another strong training run Monday. "I'm obviously really psyched on today," she said. "A lot of riding on today's training run with the qualification for the downhill race.

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3 to see: Women’s ski halfpipe final, men’s qualification highlight Monday Olympic action

February 18, 2018 — Although Summit County is 16 hours behind the time in Pyeongchang, South Korea, NBCOlympics.com is providing those who want to gorge on Olympics content the opportunity to watch every event live via NBCOlympics.com/video. That said, here are three events for Summit County sports fans to

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Defending gold medalist Ted Ligety has ‘really awful day’ in GS, finishing 15th

February 18, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Ted Ligety came into Pyeongchang with hopes of earning his third Olympic medal. By the end of his first run Sunday in his signature event, that dream was already out of reach. Mr. G.S., who for years dominated the giant slalom,

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Olympic odds, ends & trends: The U.S. bobsled driver who wants to take Dale Earnhardt Jr. for a ride

February 17, 2018 — In today's Summit Daily Olympic odds, ends and trends, an American Olympic bobsled driver attempts to convince Dale Earnhardt Jr. to give bobsled a try, and an American Olympian double-dips in big-time events: Summit Stat: 6 The number of years French freestyle skier Marie Martinod

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3 to see: Big air makes its Olympic debut

February 17, 2018 — Although Summit County is 16 hours behind the time in Pyeongchang, South Korea, NBCOlympics.com is providing those who want to gorge on Olympics content the opportunity to watch every event live via NBCOlympics.com/video. That said, here are three events for Summit County sports fans to

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After surprise reunion with estranged mother, Katie Uhlaender finishes 13th

February 17, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Katie Uhlaender had to overcome so much to reach the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The death of her father, former Major League Baseball player Ted Uhlaender, in 2009. Multiple surgeries stemming from a 2009 Vail Pass snowmobile accident. Finishing fourth in the

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After Lindsey Vonn falters, snowboarder Ester Ledecka pulls off stunning win

February 17, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — Thirty-nine gates — one minute, 15 seconds — into Saturday's super-G, the storyline was proceeding exactly as expected. That story ended with one turn. Twenty-five racers later, after the reporters had put away their notebooks, the story was re-written — by

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3 to see: Fun-loving, Wu-Tang Clan-obsessed Swedish freeskier Harlaut is back for gold

February 16, 2018 — Although Summit County is 16 hours behind the time in Pyeongchang, South Korea, NBCOlympics.com is providing those who want to gorge on Olympics content the opportunity to watch every event live via NBCOlympics.com/video. That said, here are three events for Summit County sports fans to

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Olympic odds, ends & trends: Meet SuperRed

February 16, 2018 — Throughout the Olympics, Dan Archer of Archcomix is illustrating his take on some of the Pyeongchang Games' best moments. Without question, 17-year-old Silverthorne snowboarder Red Gerard's final run gold-medal win in snowboard slopestyle has been one of Team USA's best moments. In this superhero-like cartoon,

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Despite slalom setback, Mikaela Shiffrin doing fine

February 16, 2018 — OK, here are the things Mikaela Shiffrin is doing wrong at the 2018 Olympics. She doesn’t look happy enough when she finishes a race and she apparently has some nerves at the start gate. And no medal in slalom happens. The first is simply an

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Classmates at Steamboat Springs High School, now pack of Sailors are U.S. Olympic teammates

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It used to be a joke among the class. "What if they all make the Olympics some day?" "Some day" in an official sense became Feb. 9 and while they didn't gather for a mini reunion, they didn't sit down and

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Svindal wins Olympic downhill to become oldest Alpine champ

February 16, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — As he approached his 35th birthday, Aksel Lund Svindal didn't always feel like he would make Olympic history as the oldest Alpine gold medalist. His body felt the strain of too many high-speed crashes and season-ending surgeries, and it wouldn't let

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Italy’s Moioli wins snowboardcross; Jacobellis finishes 4th

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Italy's Michela Moioli won the gold medal in Olympic women's snowboardcross Friday, overtaking American Lindsey Jacobellis about halfway down the course, then beating the rest of the field to the finish line. Jacobellis placed fourth, continuing her hard-luck career at the

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Tongan finishes 114th in Olympic cross-country

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Tongan cross-country skier Pita Taufatofua has finished the 15-kilometer individual race at the Pyeongchang Olympics — and he didn't even hit a tree. The 34-year-old Taufatofua, best known for participating in the last two Olympic opening ceremonies without a shirt, says

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Austria’s Mayer wins Olympic super-G, breaks Norway’s streak

February 16, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — Matthias Mayer came to the Pyeongchang Games as an Olympic champion, and he'll leave as an Olympic champion. Just not in the event he expected. A sliding crash into a TV cameraman was the inelegant end of the Austrian's charge for

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Love at the Olympics no easy trick to land for Nordic combined’s Fletcher and freestyle skiing’s McKinnon

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Nordic combined is difficult, Taylor Fletcher insists. The mental battles of timing a jump just right and of squeezing every last drop of energy out of the body during a cross-country ski race are intense. He wasn't working out at all

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Mikaela Shiffrin unable to defend her Olympic slalom gold, finishing fourth

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Of all the races in Mikaela Shiffrin's quest for multiple gold medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics, this was the surest bet. A slalom gold — or at least a medal — was supposed to be a given. She was the defending

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