• President Feb 12, 2018

    Here's Why Olympians Are Getting a Stuffed Tiger Before Their Medal This Year

    The joy on Jamie Anderson’s face as she celebrated her victory in women’s slopestyle snowboarding is a timeless Olympic moment. The cute little stuffed tiger in her right hand is a new twist. After winning gold, silver or bronze, medalists at these Winter Games aren’t immediately presented with their hardware.

  • President Feb 8, 2018

    Meet Soohorang, Pyeongchang's Protective Olympic Mascot

    The mascot for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is a white tiger named Soohorang, and there’s a rich symbolism and culture behind the animal, which is closely tied to Korean mythology and culture. A familiar symbol in folk tales, the tiger often represents trust and strength. It is seen as a guardian that helps protect the country and its people....

  • Olympics Feb 7, 2018

    Military to Cover for Norovirus-Hit Winter Olympics Security

    South Korean authorities deployed 900 military personnel at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday after the security force was depleted by an outbreak of norovirus. Games organizers said 32 workers are being treated for norovirus in quarantine, including 21 from the Civil Security Staff and three foreigners. About 1,200 people working security were being kept in their rooms while being tested for norovirus.

  • Asher Klein Jan 3, 2018

    South Korean Olympic Organizers Downplay Concern Over North Korea

    South Korea’s Olympic organizers played down concern over ongoing tensions with North Korea on Monday and also said that work has been completed on all venues for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. Lee Hee-beom, president of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, said the International Olympic Committee has made it very clear that the Feb. 8-25 games will go ahead as scheduled. “There...

  • Asher Klein Nov 1, 2017

    5 Things to Know About the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

    South Korea’s sleepy skiing destination of Pyeongchang is finally looking like a Winter Olympics host city after more than a decade of work, two failed bids, and chapters of controversy over venue locations, construction delays and costs. With a little more than three months until the opening ceremony, workers are putting finishing touches on scenic skiing and sliding venues and...

  • Asher Klein Oct 31, 2017

    Pyeongchang Gets Olympic Flame Ahead of 100-Day Relay

    The Olympic flame was handed to organizers of the 2018 Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday, and it will now head off on a 100-day journey across South Korea before the opening ceremony on Feb. 9. Pyeongchang organizing committee president Lee Hee-beom said the games would be an Olympics of “peace and harmony,” despite tension between the host and its reclusive nuclear-armed...

  • Feb 14, 2018

    Medal Ceremony: Lawes, Morris Collect Gold for Canada

    Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris of Canada were awarded the first-ever mixed doubles gold medal. Switzerland took the silver, while OAR took bronze. Read More

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