2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, Peta Taufatofua carries a flag of Tonga during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Taufatofua decided to leave his shirt on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 when he led a group of 23 fellow Olympians in a home workout video to help celebrate Olympic Day across 20 time zones. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 22, 2020 - 11:20 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Peta Taufatofua decided to leave his shirt on Tuesday when he led a group of 23 fellow Olympians in a home workout video to help celebrate Olympic Day across 20 time zones. There were a few technical glitches when Taufatofua, who caused a stir when he went shirtless while carrying the...
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Wires go to microphones above a logo of the Russian Olympic Committee during President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov's news conference in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
December 10, 2019 - 1:15 pm
Russia cranked up a state-sponsored, industrial-scale doping operation ahead of the 2014 Sochi Games worthy of its own gold medal. It swept up more than 1,000 athletes and stretched from lowly lab technicians to the highest reaches of the nation’s sports ministries. And despite getting busted twice...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, a Russian skating fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic rings before the start of the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The World Anti-Doping Agency banned Russia on Monday Dec. 9, 2019 from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 09, 2019 - 11:01 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will still be able to compete if they can show they are clean competitors. The ruling by...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, employees work in Russia's national drug-testing laboratory in Moscow, Russia. Russia is accused of manipulating an archive of doping data from a laboratory in Moscow, which was meant to be a peace offering to the World Anti-Doping Agency to solve earlier disputes. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
December 09, 2019 - 6:47 am
The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. Here is a timeline of the drug use, doping investigations and cover-ups: February 2014 — Russian President...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Mike Tirico attends the NBC Universal mid-season press day at the Four Seasons in New York. Tirico has not had a lot of planning time for his last two Olympic assignments. That is not the case this time with the Tokyo Summer Games a year out. Tirico, who took over as NBC’s Primetime Host at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, has been on conference calls with the network’s Olympics unit once every two weeks for the last 18 months. He is in Tokyo this week touring the main venues and also doing some interviews with network affiliates promoting the games. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
July 26, 2019 - 2:50 am
Mike Tirico is trying to make the most of his time while preparing for next year's Tokyo Olympics. Tirico, who took over as NBC's prime-time host at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, has been on conference calls with the network's Olympics unit once every two weeks for the last 18 months. He is in...
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to the media before Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 27, 2019 - 10:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday the league will consider expanded video review after some high-profile missed calls during the playoffs. During his annual speech prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bettman said general managers will discuss potential expansion of video...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2011, file photo, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge, right, meets with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, left, and Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee, center, in Durban, South Africa, ahead the opening ceremony for the 123rd IOC session that will decide the host city for the 2018 Olympics Winter Games. Samsung has denied a media report it launched illicit lobbying to help bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, South Korea. (AP Photo/Rajesh Jantilal-Pool, File)
April 16, 2018 - 3:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung has denied a media report it launched illicit lobbying to help bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Seoul-based SBS television network reported last week Samsung tried to use as a lobbyist Papa Massata Diack, the son of Lamine Diack, a...
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In this April 14, 1987, photo, displaced residents of Sanggyedong protest against the government for demolishing their houses in Seoul, South Korea. When South Korea previously held the Olympics in 1988, urban residents were ousted from host city Seoul after losing years-long pre-Olympic battles against government officials, police, construction workers and hired thugs, who, under a massive effort to beautify the capital, razed hundreds of poor neighborhoods to make way for new high rise buildings. Activists say there were at least 18 demolitions at Sanggyedong between June 1986 and April 1987. Injuries piled up from the clashes between residents, police and thugs. Residents’ leaders who drove the protests were repeatedly arrested for weeks and months. (Yonhap via AP)
March 10, 2018 - 7:44 pm
BUCHEON, South Korea (AP) — When South Korea previously held the Olympics in 1988, Kim Paolo and some 150 other poor urban residents spent months that year hiding in huge graves of their own making. They were the last among thousands ousted from host city Seoul after losing yearslong, pre-Olympic...
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A North Korean women's hockey team player hugs her South Korean teammates, wearing white coats, before returning to North Korea, at Olympic Village in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Yun Dong-jin/Yonhap via AP)
February 26, 2018 - 8:04 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women's hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative normalcy...
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From front row left, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, his wife, Kim Jung-sook, and Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, watch the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics along with Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, standing third from back row left, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
February 25, 2018 - 10:19 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity's finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box — and a potential path...
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