• Olympic preview: Men's freeski halfpipe
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    Olympic preview: Men's freeski halfpipe

    Four years ago, U.S. freeskiers swept the podium in men's slopestyle. Could there be a sweep in the halfpipe this time around? Each nation that earns quota spots can only send a maximum of four halfpipe skiers to PyeongChang. The Olympic selection process for the U.S. halfpipe team was a brutal one, with several world-class talents such as Gus Kenworthy missing the team. (Kenworthy did make the slopestyle team though.)

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  • What to watch: Women's downhill
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    What to watch: Women's downhill

    Training: Sunday, Feb. 18, 9:00 p.m. ET LIVE EVENT STREAM Training: Monday, Feb. 19, 9:00 p.m. ET LIVE EVENT STREAM

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  • Sweden men, women lead the pack in curling round robin play
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    Sweden men, women lead the pack in curling round robin play

    Coming into the PyeongChang games, everyone expected to be chasing the Canadians in both the men's and women's curling tournaments. Canada's men's team has won the last three Olympic gold medals, and are the defending world champions. The Canadian women's team is also defending their Olympic gold medals from 2014 and a 2017 World Championship.

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  • Olympic preview: Women's freeski halfpipe
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    Olympic preview: Women's freeski halfpipe

    With slopestyle now complete, Olympic freeskiing resumes with a series of halfpipe competitions. The women will be up first, with qualifying taking place Monday morning in PyeongChang (Sunday night in the U.S.), followed by the final one day later. Team USA's Maddie Bowman is the defending gold medalist, but a wave of progression over the last four years has given her more rivals than ever before. Here's a look at five skiers to know for this year's women's halfpipe competition.

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  • Hard falls at Olympics, but no hard rules about concussions
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    Hard falls at Olympics, but no hard rules about concussions

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - At the bottom of the Olympic aerials landing hill, where crashes are common and the term "slap back" is part of the everyday lingo, skiers spend almost as much time figuring out how to protect their heads as they do working on all those flips and spins. "We learn how to fall," U.S. jumper Jon Lillis said. Elsewhere around the action-sports venue, that's not so much the case.

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  • Mirai Nagasu motived by Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White
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    Mirai Nagasu motived by Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White

    Mirai Nagasu won the 2008 U.S. national championships a decade ago. She competed at the 2010 Vancouver Games and finished fourth at just 16 years old. Now 24, she's back in her second Olympic Games - she was not named to the Sochi team - with more technical prowess in her arsenal than ever.

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  • Bradie Tennell ready to show off more hard work
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    Bradie Tennell ready to show off more hard work

    For the first time in several years, Bradie Tennell is healthy for a full season - and it's paying dividends. She seemingly came out of nowhere to win a surprise bronze medal at the Skate America Grand Prix over Thanksgiving weekend. Then, she won a gold medal at the national championships in January and was named to her first Olympic team.

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  • Karen Chen inspired by men's event ahead of Olympic debut
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    Karen Chen inspired by men's event ahead of Olympic debut

    Karen Chen has waited a long time - it's especially felt long over the past two weeks - to make her Olympic debut. She spent several days away from the Athletes' Village training off-site, but came back to watch her teammates in the men's and pairs' events. "I was really emotional, they all put out such great performances and it was so inspiring to see them go out there," Chen said of the men's event in a recent press conference from PyeongChang.

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  • Gabriella Papadakis, Guillaume Cizeron muster up sangfroid in Olympic debut
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    Gabriella Papadakis, Guillaume Cizeron muster up sangfroid in Olympic debut

    Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron are making their Olympic debut in PyeongChang and are seen as medal favorites. They are likely to contend for gold up against rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir from Canada.

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  • American men in danger of being shut out of Alpine medals
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    American men in danger of being shut out of Alpine medals

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - For about 20 minutes during the Olympic giant slalom, Ryan Cochran-Siegle was in the leader's box, soaking up the spotlight. By the end of the race Sunday, he had slipped into a tie for 11th. That's just about par on the icy course for the U.S. men's Alpine skiing team at these Winter Games. The squad wasn't really expected to do all that well - and it hasn't.

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  • Great Wall of Korea designed to protect king becomes top tourist spot

    Great Wall of Korea designed to protect king becomes top tourist spot

    Once a network of forts and garrisons designed to protect a king, "The Great Wall of Korea" is now a top tourist destination for people visiting Seoul.

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  • Olympic speed skating preview: Team pursuit
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    Olympic speed skating preview: Team pursuit

    Monday, Feb. 18, 6:00 a.m. LIVE EVENT STREAM What to watch for The women's team pursuit will be contested for the fourth time at the Olympics in PyeongChang.

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