‘Furious’ US hockey coach skips handshake with Russian coach

The Russians aren’t just meddling in our elections. Now they’re disrupting our Olympic hopes. US men’s hockey coach didn’t extend his hand to his Russian counterpart at the end of Saturday’s brutal 4-0 loss — because he probably wanted to give him the finger. The former New York Ranger blew

US, South Korea say too soon to talk weapons with North

The US and South Korea agree that despite the optimism generated by Olympic diplomacy, it’s too soon to talk with North Korea about curbing the North’s nuclear weapons program. Speaking to reporters Saturday, South Korean president Moon Jae-in said he’s not ready to think about a summit meeting with

Adam Rippon wants to look “slutty’ when he skates

see also Adam Rippon is Team USA’s most outspoken competitor — and he channels that brazenness in his skating costumes, too. When it comes to fashion, “Adam is interested in a lot of things that all the other guys seem to be afraid of,” LA-based designer Braden Overett tells The Post. That

Olympic analyst’s Chinese ski gaffe: ‘Hard to tell who’s who’

This Olympic commentator was severely lacking in both style and execution. An Australian talking head came under fire Thursday for seemingly suggesting that all Chinese people look the same. Chinese skier Yan Ting finished her women’s aerials qualifying run with a double-twisting, double somersault, prompting Australia Channel 7’s Jacqui Cooper

High winds injure 16 at the Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympic organizers say 16 people were treated for scrapes and light injuries caused by high winds whipping through some venues. Organizing committee spokesman Sung Baik-you says 13 staff members and three spectators were injured Wednesday. All were released. Sung says most of the damage was in the Olympic Park

North and South Korea are united in their hatred of Japan

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — As South Korea’s national soccer coach prepared to play Japan in a 1954 World Cup qualifier, President Syngman Rhee, who’d been liberated, with the rest of Korea, from Japan’s brutal colonial rule in 1945, had some advice should the Koreans lose: “Don’t think about

Kim impersonator a hit with North Korean cheerleaders

North Korean despot Kim Jong Un continued making waves at the Winter Olympics – this time sending a group of cheerleaders from the hermit kingdom into a tizzy — even though they realized he was a fake. The cheerleaders giggled as the impersonator, who identified himself as Howard, smiled

Fans forced to evacuate Olympic Park amid powerful winds

see also Officials are asking spectators to evacuate the Olympic Park in the coastal city of Gangneung and take shelter indoors because of strong winds. An announcement in Korean and English advises fans to go inside for safety Wednesday afternoon. Workers are disassembling tents around the park. Volunteers are also using

A guide to Olympic hockey, including some potential future Rangers

A fairy tale once came true and it happened to “U-S-A, U-S-A,” but this isn’t 1980 and Pyeongchang isn’t Lake Placid. So, pockets full of miracles a thing of hockey history, sit back and enjoy the lads with intriguing backstories who will represent the Red, White and Blue in

The face of NBC’s Olympics is just fine with fading away

For nearly three decades, Bob Costas had been the face of the Olympics on NBC. Now, he is on the other side of the screen, just casually watching, like any of the tens of millions of Americans in the audience. “I’m interested, but I’m not obsessed,” Costas told The

North Korea waves flag of unified peninsula at Olympics

North Korea went rogue at the Winter Olympics, flying a flag that depicts contested islands off the peninsula’s coast — and some everyday South Koreans couldn’t be happier. During the unified Korean women’s hockey team game Sunday, cheerleaders for the Hermit Kingdom waved flags depicting a unified peninsula, which

Japanese Olympic speed skater suspended for doping

Japanese short-track speed-skater Kei Saito was suspended from the Olympics Tuesday for using a banned substance. The 21-year-old reserve skater on the men’s 5,000-meter relay team tested positive for acetazolamide, a diuretic that can mask the presence of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. He agreed to voluntarily bow out of

Tonga’s Olympic flag bearer thinking of cyclone-hit homeland

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Tongan flag bearer Pita Taufatofua has more on his mind than just trying to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics this week. The 34-year-old cross-country skier is concerned about his homeland after it was hit by a cyclone that destroyed Parliament House as well as churches

Marvel helps US Olympians look more heroic on the slopes

US Olympians already perform superhuman feats — and they have the outfits to match. Members of the US ski and snowboard team are looking simply Marvel-ous in their comic book-inspired competition gear, rave social media users. “I love this so much!!! 😁😍🤩 US Olympian Mikaela Shiffrin wearing a Captain Marvel ski suit,”

Brutal dog meat farms expose Olympic underbelly

Just miles away from the center of the PyeongChang Winter Games, hundreds of dogs, including St. Bernards and golden Labradors, await their fate in one of South Korea’s dog meat farms, where they’re kept in squalid cages until they’re slaughtered for food. Two reporters for USA Today visited one such

North Korea is already using the Olympics for propaganda

The alliance of North and South Korean Olympic hockey teams was skating on thin ice Saturday when cheerleaders from the Hermit Kingdom appeared to wear masks depicting the nation’s first Communist leader, Kim Il Sung. The cheerleaders — dubbed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s “army of beauties” —

Olympic figure skater rescues dog headed to Korean meat farm

Is there a gold medal in animal rights? Olympic figure skater Meagan Duhamel of Canada adopted a South Korean dog destined for the dinner table and she’s imploring her fellow athletes to do the same at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. The two-time world champion took home a mini-dachshund named Moo-tae

Protesters in South Korea come out against Olympics

Hundreds of South Korean activists gathered in protest of their northern counterparts Sunday, burning the North’s flag and ripping up posters of dictator Kim Jong Un’s face. Some 800 protesters marched to the National Theater of Korea in Seoul where South Korean president Moon Jae-in and the despot’s sister

Pair of Korean War veterans return for winter Olympics

Sixty-five years after the Korean war, a pair of 83-year-old veterans are boots down on their old battlegrounds — watching the Olympics. Pals John “Jack” Keep and Lewis “Lew” Ewing, both of Virginia, braved a grueling day of travel and South Korea’s bitter, sub-freezing weather to make their journey

17-year-old Red Gerard wins first 2018 Winter Olympics gold for Team USA

American teenager Red Gerard has won the first gold medal for the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics, edging Canadians Max Parrot and Mark McMorris for the top spot in men’s slopestyle snowboarding. Gerard, a 17-year-old from Silverthorne, Colorado, drilled his third and final run on the chilly

US hockey team builds chemistry through group chat

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Thrown together from leagues all over the world, the players shook hands and introduced themselves to teammates they’d never met but know well thanks to a bit of technology. Long before their first practice together Friday, members of the US Olympic men’s hockey team connected

Pence awkwardly avoids North Korean delegation at Olympics

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made only a brief appearance at a reception marking the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday, avoiding a potentially awkward encounter with the ceremonial leader of North Korea attending the same event. The reception hosted by South Korean President

Olympic Games officially kick off in PyeongChang

see also The opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang have begun with a round of sparkling fireworks exploding just above a seemingly delighted North Korean cheering delegation. With taekwondo demonstrations from both Koreas, South Korea is putting on a frigid show for the world that’s meant to display a

Olympic Games officially kick off in PyeongChang

see also The opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang have begun with a round of sparkling fireworks exploding just above a seemingly delighted North Korean cheering delegation. With taekwondo demonstrations from both Koreas, South Korea is putting on a frigid show for the world that’s meant to

Kim Jong Un’s sister arrives in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — The plane carrying a high-level North Korean government delegation including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister has arrived in South Korea to attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Kim Yo Jong will be the first member of North Korea’s ruling family to set

Why the living room is perfect place to watch these Olympics

HILLSDALE, N.J. — Please, take it from me: This is the best dateline of the Olympics. This is my dateline, and if I could be more specific the better one would read like this: FROM THE SOFA OF MY LIVING ROOM IN HILLSDALE, N.J. — Trust me, dear reader. I

Pence pushing South Korea to be more hawkish toward North

SEOUL, South Korea — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is pushing South Korea to adopt a more hawkish stance toward North Korea, as he arrived in the country Thursday ahead of the Winter Olympics. Pence met with President Moon Jae-in to advocate a clear-eyed approach toward his bellicose, nuclear-armed

South Korean president to meet Kim Jong Un’s sister during Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean President Moon Jae-in plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister and other senior North Korean officials who are coming to the South on Friday for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Moon’s spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom also said Thursday the North Korean