North Korea backed out of meeting with Pence at Olympics

Administration officials confirmed that Pence was slated to sit down with Kim Yo Jung, sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, on Feb. 10 — after The Washington Post reported about the meeting. The rare meeting was planned to take place on that Saturday afternoon at South Korea’s

Olympics 2018: Bobsledder Aja Evans' Must List

Aja Evans found her way into bobsledding in an unusual way: she competed in track and field in college before switching gears (and surfaces). Since then, she’s picked up a bronze medal in Sochi and has her eye on the prize for another medal in PyeongChang. Ahead of the

Olympics 2018: Figure skater Adam Rippon on YouTube

When he isn’t dazzling us out on the rink, 2018 Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon struggles to commit to a TV show or movie. Instead, he joins the many of us who get sucked down the rabbit hole of YouTube on the regular. “I feel like a TV show

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

Trump Jr. slams Olympic medalist Adam Rippon

Donald Trump Jr. slammed US Olympic medalist Adam Rippon for the athlete’s criticism of Vice President Mike Pence’s position on gay rights. The president’s eldest son was responding to a report that claimed Rippon — an openly gay figure skater — did not want his Olympic experience to be

Olympics 2018: Snowboarder Chloe Kim's best moments

Chloe Kim took the world by storm Tuesday when she won the gold in the ladies’ halfpipe snowboarding competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Kim isn’t just a star in the United States; because her parents immigrated from South Korea, she has big fans in that country, as well.

Winter Olympics 2018: Russian skier Pavel Trikhichev taken to hospital after brutal crash in men’s alpine combined downhill

A RUSSIAN skier was left bloodied and bruised after a horror crash on the slopes of PyeongChang. Pavel Trikhichev, 25, was the first victim of the wind that caused the first two days of downhill competition to be postponed. Trikhichev, 25, can be seen hurtling down the slopes in the men’s

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

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

VP Pence denies reports Olympian Adam Rippon won't meet

Vice President Mike Pence slammed a report that an openly gay Olympian is refusing to meet with him as “fake news.” The vice president took a page from President Donald Trump when he tweeted on Thursday, “One reporter trying to distort 18 yr old nonstory to sow seeds of