Summer Olympic games

A woman cooks at a restaurant in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Korean food is some of the world’s finest - savory, salty soups with fish so tender it falls off the bone; thick slabs of grilled pork and beef backed with spicy kimchi that many Korean grandmothers swear cures the common cold. But it’s very different from what many foreign Olympians are used to. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
February 15, 2018 - 3:08 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — First, U.S. snowboarding star Chloe Kim tweeted about being "down for some ice cream" while competing in Pyeongchang, then about being "hangry" because she hadn't finished her breakfast sandwich. Clearly, food is a big deal for Olympians, and it's usually much more...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, Tonga's Pita Taufatofua competes in the men's cross country sprint qualification at the 2017 Nordic Skiing World Championships in Lahti, Finland. Taufatofua joked that he has two primary goals when he competes in his first Olympic event on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, don’t hit a tree and finish before they turn the lights off. The medal podium is far from the mind of the “shirtless” Tongan, who qualified for the event despite having spent less than 12 weeks of his life on snow. He said his long-term goal at the Pyeongchang Games is to inspire others from the South Pacific to give the Olympics a shot. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
February 15, 2018 - 12:48 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Tongan cross-country skier Pita Taufatofua joked that he has two immediate goals when he competes in his first Winter Olympic event on Friday: Don't hit a tree and finish before they turn off the lights. The medal podium is far from the mind of the "shirtless" Tongan...
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Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee speaks to Associated Press reporters at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alyssa Goodman
February 14, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Wanted: A city to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. Getting bidders for the Olympics used to be easy. But no longer, and particularly for the Winter Games. Six European cities pulled out of official bids or possible bids when the IOC sought candidates a few years ago...
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Brazil's Giba, center right, tries to block Austria's Stefanie Schwaiger during a snow volleyball exhibition match at the Austria House in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Europe has a small snow volleyball league, and promoters showed off the sport in an exhibition match before hundreds of curiosity seekers. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
February 14, 2018 - 6:13 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Snow volleyball is not an Olympic sport. Probably never will be. But it had its finest moment on Wednesday when Prince Albert of Monaco — an International Olympic Committee member — showed up at a chilly outdoor exhibition of snow volleyball at the Pyeongchang...
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Members of the Nigerian women's bobsled team, from left, Akuoma Omeoga, Seun Adigun and Ngozi Onwumere, pose for a photograph during an interview with The Associated Press at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Despite being American born, Nigeria’s first-ever bobsled team says they’re representing the culture they were raised in. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 13, 2018 - 7:29 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Akuoma Omeoga was raised on Nigerian food, language and culture. Next week, the 25-year-old will represent her parents' homeland in the Winter Games, hurtling down the bobsled track with her tresses — dyed green as a tribute to the...
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Chloe Kim, of the United States, jumps during the women's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 13, 2018 - 10:27 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:20 a.m. Chloe Kim's win in the women's halfpipe final was the early highlight before attention moved to Alpine skiing and Marcel Hirscher's victory in the men's combined. Tuesday finished with a rush of six...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018 file photo, a woman protests with a poster showing the Korean unification flag at the beach during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. In the corner of Asia where three Olympics - including the current one - are unfolding in the next four years, the political relationships are complex and easily misunderstood. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
February 12, 2018 - 7:50 pm
When an NBC Olympics analyst irritated South Koreans by crediting Japan for helping the country step toward the future, he waded into an intricate web of friendship, unease and outright enmity among Northeast Asia's four nations — the two Koreas, Japan and China — and the United States. The...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 file photo speed skaters train at the Gangneung Oval during a speedskating training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 12, 2018 - 10:54 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The glittering new venues not far from the South Korean coast were clearly the place to be on Monday. Thousands of bundled-up people scurried through the Olympic Park despite frigid temperatures, heading off in various directions to cheer on the figure skaters, curlers...
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In this Feb. 12, 2018 photo, Sungsook Kim, a Catholic nun who goes by her religious name, Sister Droste, poses for a photograph at Phoenix Snow Park during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Droste runs several centers spread across the sprawling Olympics venues to help sexual assault victims during the Winter Games. "I am praying to God that nothing happens," she says. "But we are here." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 12, 2018 - 4:36 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A Catholic nun waits eight hours each day at a folding table, ready for a call but praying nothing has happened to cause the phone to ring. Her office, the "Gender Equality Support Centre," a tiny trailer tucked between a bathroom and a police post under the ski lift...
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Simen Hegstad Krueger, of Norway, celebrates after winning the during the men's 15km/15km skiathlon cross-country skiing competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
February 11, 2018 - 6:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: RATINGS: An estimated 21.4 million viewers watched NBC's prime-time coverage on Saturday night, with the number increasing to 24.2 million when consumption on the digital live stream and NBCSN cable network are added. Both...
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