2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games

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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February 25, 2018 - 4:45 pm
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Olympic athletes from Russia celebrate with their coach Oleg Znarok after winning the men's gold medal hockey game against Germany, 4-3, in overtime at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Gangneung, South Korea. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
February 25, 2018 - 8:13 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Norway's Marit Bjoergen closed out a remarkable Olympic career in dominant fashion, winning the gold medal in the women's 30-kilometer mass start at the Pyeongchang Games. The Russian men's hockey team captured the gold over Germany with a 4-3 win in overtime. And...
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Athletes from various nations including Pita Taufatofua, of Tonga, at left, United States' Lindsey Vonn, third from left, and Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, fifth from left, pose for photos during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
February 25, 2018 - 8:00 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10 p.m. The IOC president, Thomas Bach, says that by marching together at the Winter Games, athletes from South and North Korea showed they both believe in "a peaceful future." In his wrap-up speech at the...
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In the Friday, February 9, 2018 photo, Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The International Olympic Committee executive board has recommended upholding the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games. The full membership will vote on the proposal Sunday ahead of the closing ceremony. (Clive Mason/Pool Photo via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 4:12 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The massive, state-linked Russian doping scandal didn't stain the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach said Sunday. It was, however, the subject of the vast majority of the questions Bach fielded as the IOC tried to shake the stigma of Russian...
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Kim Eun-jung, of South Korea, throws during their women's curling final in the Gangneung Curling Centre at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
February 24, 2018 - 8:43 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Four gold medals are being awarded on the final day of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Medal will be handed out in women's curling, the four-man bobsled, men's hockey and the women's 50-kilometer cross-country mass start race. The "Garlic Girls" are in trouble in the...
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Gold medal winner Ester Ledecka, of the Czech Republic, smiles after the women's parallel giant slalom at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 24, 2018 - 10:47 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic won the second leg of an unprecedented Winter Olympics double, taking the gold medal in snowboarding's parallel giant slalom to pair with her surprise skiing...
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