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Ghana, Nigeria skeleton racers set for Olympic berths


South Korea gives Canada a scare in pre-Olympic hockey tournament

South Korea gives Canada a scare in pre-Olympic hockey tournament


KHL president pumps the brakes on league's position for 2018 Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of the Kontinental Hockey League said Wednesday he is waiting to find out how many Russians will be banned from the Pyeongchang Olympics before deciding if he will allow his players to compete in South Korea.

Fastest woman alive nearly tried bobsled

Carmelita Jeter's speed allowed her to win three medals as a sprinter at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Anna Pogorilaya to miss Olympics

Russian figure skater Anna Pogorilaya, who at this time last year was an Olympic medal favorite, said she will miss the rest of the season including the Pyeongchang Winter Games with a back injury, according to Russian media.

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Who is Maggie Voisin?

Name: Maggie Voisin
Country: United States
Age: turns 19 on 12/14/17
Sport: Freeskiing
Discipline: Slopestyle
2016/17 AFP slopestyle ranking: 4th


Five things to know about the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for short track

Where and when are the U.S. Olympic Short Track Trials?

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for short track speed skating will take place from Dec. 15 to 17 in Kearns, Utah at the Utah Olympic Oval.  The men's and women's 1500m will take place on Friday the 15th, the men's and women's 500m on Saturday the 16th, and the men's and women's 1000m on Sunday the 17th.


Who is Stale Sandbech?

Name: Stale Sandbech
Country: Norway
Age: 24
Sport: Snowboarding
Disciplines: Slopestyle, Big Air
Stance: Goofy
2016/17 WST slopestyle ranking: 7th
2016/17 WST big air ranking: 13th


Q&A with Keith Carroll Jr

How influential were your parents in your athletic career and in what ways?


Six Russian hockey players banned from Olympics for life

Six Russian hockey players banned from Olympics for life


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What are the Winter Paralympic sports?

The Winter Paralympics are taking place March 9 to 18, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea, just weeks after the conclusion of the Winter Olympics. The Games will host 670 athletes across 80 medal events in six sports.


2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games: What you need to know

The 2018 Winter Paralympics will have 670 athletes from 80 countries. Compared to the Sochi Paralympics four years ago, the total number of athletes has increased from 539, and the number of female athletes has been upped by 44 percent.


How to watch the U.S. Olympic Short Track Trials

Watch live on NBCOlympics.com, NBC and NBCSN as the U.S.' top short track skaters compete at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials from Dec. 15 - 17 in Kearns, Utah at the Utah Olympic Oval.


Italian curler roars after hitting shot to qualify for Olympics

Italian curler roars after hitting shot to qualify for Olympics


Guide to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for mixed doubles curling

When and where are the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for mixed doubles curling?

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for mixed doubles curling will take place from Dec. 13 to 17 in Blaine, Minnesota. The mixed doubles team that will represent the U.S. at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics will be the winner of the final match, which will be held on Sunday the 17th at 4 p.m. ET.


How to watch the U.S. Olympic Mixed Doubles Curling Trials

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for mixed doubles curling will get underway with the first of three days of round-robin play on Wednesday, Dec. 13th. Live coverage will begin on the second day of the round-robin stage, Thursday, Dec. 14th and continue through the final on Sunday, Dec. 17th. 


Who is Alina Zagitova?

Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova won the 2017 world junior title and then ascended to the senior ranks. She won the 2017 Grand Prix Final title in the absence of her training partner and two-time world champion Yevgenia Medvedeva.


Who is Kiley McKinnon?

Name: Kiley McKinnon
Country: United States
Age: 22
Sport: Freestyle Skiing
Discipline: Aerials
2016/2017 FIS World Cup ranking: 9th


Who is Mark McMorris?

Name: Mark McMorris
Country: Canada
Age: 24
Sport: Snowboarding
Disciplines: Slopestyle, Big Air
Stance: Regular
2016/17 WST slopestyle ranking: 1st
2016/17 WST big air ranking: 2nd


First-time Olympians lead Canada curling teams for Pyeongchang

First-time Olympians lead Canada curling teams for Pyeongchang


Weekend Olympic roundup: Vonn injured, Chen wins Grand Prix Final, snowboard Olympic picture clears up

Figure skating: Nathan Chen and Maia and Alex Shibutani win Grand Prix Final medals for Team USA

The Grand Prix Final, which brings together the top six athletes and teams from each discipline, occurred this weekend in Nagoya, Japan. It's the first head-to-head for the top teams this season. Most of these teams won't face each other again until the Olympics in February.


Who is Johannes Hosflot Klaebo?

Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo has been throwing it down on the World Cup in the run up to the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. At his first three World Cup events of the 2017-18 season Klaebo remained unbeaten; something he surely hopes to continue when he will no doubt be a favorite in every race he enters at his first Olympic Games.


Who is Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo?

Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo has been throwing it down on the World Cup in the run up to the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. At his first three World Cup events of the 2017-18 season Klaebo remained unbeaten; something he surely hopes to continue when he will no doubt be a favorite in every race he enters at his first Olympic Games.


Shani Davis' world record broken by Russian

Shani Davis' world record broken by Russian


Final four curling teams qualify for 2018 Olympics

The Olympic curling fields are set, with men's and women's teams from Denmark and the Italian men grabbing the last spots during a qualification tournament in Pilsen, Czech Republic.


More speed skating world records broken at Salt Lake World Cup

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Japan's Nao Kodaira and Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen set world records Sunday on the final day of the World Cup speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval.


Olympic figure skating team event qualifiers announced

The Olympic figure skating team event qualifiers via the International Skating Union (ISU):


Lindsey Vonn withdraws from World Cup race due to back injury

Lindsey Vonn withdraws from World Cup race due to back injury


What we can learn from the results of the Grand Prix Final

This weekend, the best skaters in the world gathered in Nagoya, Japan for the prestigious Grand Prix Final. After six straight weeks of Grand Prix series stops across the globe, the skaters who have amassed the most points in each discipline go for their first head-to-head of the season.


Sochi Olympic snowboarder Taylor Gold to miss PyeongChang

Sochi Olympic snowboarder Taylor Gold to miss PyeongChang


Sochi medalists David Wise, Devin Logan move closer to Olympic spots

Sochi medalists David Wise, Devin Logan move closer to Olympic spots


Five fun questions to get to know the Nigeria women's bobsled team

NBC caught up with Nigerian bobsled push athletes Akuoma Omeoga, who sprinted for the University of Minnesota, and Ngozi Onwumere, a former University of Houston sprinter, at a promotional event for Visa, the official payment technology partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Who is Brad Wilson?

Name: Brad Wilson
Country: United States
Age: 25
Sport: Freestyle Skiing
Discipline: Moguls
2016/17 World Cup Rank: 7th


Who is Silje Norendal?

Name: Silje Norendal
Country: Norway
Age: 24
Sport: Snowboarding
Disciplines: Slopestyle, Big Air
Stance: Regular
2016/17 WST slopestyle ranking: 13th
2016/17 WST big air ranking:  8th


This weekend on the Road to PyeongChang: Nathan Chen victorious, Lindsey Vonn prepares for redemption

Figure skating: Nathan Chen wins the Grand Prix Final  

The Grand Prix Final takes place in Nagoya, Japan this weekend. It's the most exclusive international event, only taking the top six skaters or couples in every discipline. Because of this, it's often seen as an Olympic podium indicator; however, this year, several of the top skaters are missing due to injury or other reasons.


Nathan Chen wins Grand Prix Final … barely

Nathan Chen goes into 2018 — the Olympic year — as the only undefeated male figure skater this season after notching the most prestigious victory by an American since the Sochi Olympics.


Who is Sjinkie Knegt?

With an unforgettable name and a history-making bronze medal from the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Dutch skater Sjinkie Knegt is raising the profile of short track in his country. The Netherlands is much better known for its dominance on the long track speed skating oval than on the short track.


Sochi gold medalists eliminated from Canada Olympic curling trials

Sochi gold medalists eliminated from Canada Olympic curling trials


Who is Morgan Schild?

Name: Morgan Schild
Country: United States
Age: 20
Sport: Freestyle Skiing
Discipline: Moguls
2016/17 World Cup ranking: 17th


Who is Hailey Langland?

Name: Hailey Langland
Country: United States
Age: 17
Sport: Snowboarding
Disciplines: Slopestyle, Big Air
Stance: Regular
2016/17 WST slopestyle ranking: 5th
2016/17 WST big air ranking: 2nd


Q&A with Brian Hansen

How influential were your parents in your athletic career and in what ways?


Who is Lee Seung-Hoon

Speed skating beginnings


Who is Kevin Rolland?

Name: Kevin Rolland
Country: France
Age: 28
Sport: Freeskiing
Discipline: Halfpipe
2016/17 AFP halfpipe ranking: 2nd


Who is Torah Bright?

Name: Torah Bright
Country: Australia
Age: 30 (will turn 31 on 12/27/17)
Sport: Snowboarding
Discipline: Halfpipe
Stance: Goofy


Cool Runnings: Nigeria

Crazy: an adjective Seun Adigun hears every day.


Canada gets back-to-back wins over U.S. in pre-Olympic hockey series

Canada gets back-to-back wins over U.S. in pre-Olympic hockey series


Ilya Kovalchuk urges Russia hockey players to go to Olympics

Ilya Kovalchuk urges Russia hockey players to go to Olympics


Yevgenia Medvedeva won't commit to Olympics as neutral athlete

Yevgenia Medvedeva won't commit to Olympics as neutral athlete


Russia banned from Olympics; athletes can compete as neutrals

Russia banned from Olympics; athletes can compete as neutrals


Who is Marie Martinod?

Name: Marie Martinod
Country: France
Age: 33
Sport: Freeskiing
Discipline: Halfpipe
2016/17 AFP halfpipe ranking: 1st


Who is Chase Josey?

Name: Chase Josey
Country: United States
Age: 22
Sport: Snowboarding
Discipline: Halfpipe
Stance: Regular
2016/17 World Snowboard Tour ranking: 3rd


Who is Charles Hamelin?

Short track beginnings


Ashley Wagner changes free skate one month before nationals

Ashley Wagner changes free skate one month before nationals


Who is Torin Yater-Wallace?

Name: Torin Yater-Wallace
Country: United States
Age: 22
Sport: Freeskiing
Discipline: Halfpipe
2016/17 AFP halfpipe ranking: 6th


Weekend Olympic roundup: Vonn crashes, Shiffrin wins at Lake Louise; Bergsma picks up first 2017 World Cup gold medal

Alpine skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin wins first downhill, Lindsey Vonn crashes

Mikaela Shiffrin, who has not committed to pursuing the Olympic downhill, established herself as a top contender in the discipline in the first World Cup downhills of the Olympic season.


Heather Bergsma wins World Cup race after rival crashes

Heather Bergsma wins World Cup race after rival crashes


Canada gets quick one in OT to beat U.S. women

Canada gets quick one in OT to beat U.S. women


Five fun questions to get to know Carlo Valdes

What is your earliest or favorite memory of watching the Olympics?

My earliest memory of watching the Olympics was the 1996 Games in Atlanta. I remember watching Michael Johnson win gold in the 200m and 400m with his golden shoes. I didn't imagine myself being that position then because I think I imagined myself being in the NBA at that point.


Five fun questions to get to know Chris Kinney

What's the most grueling workout you've ever done?

Most grueling work out I have ever done was in track, when I had repeat 200 tempos. I ended that practice by throwing up on the track.


Five fun questions to get to know Jamie Greubel Poser

What is your biggest fear when competing?

Going so fast that I open a wormhole to another dimension (just kidding).


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