Winter Olympics 2018: Schedule, results and coverage

The 2018 Winter Olympics have begun, with events running through Feb. 25. Check back here daily for results, news coverage and stories on the biggest names in Pyeongchang. We...

The 2018 Winter Olympics have begun, with events running through Feb. 25. Check back here daily for results, news coverage and stories on the biggest names in Pyeongchang. We already have Nathan Chen, Lindsay Vonn and Chloe Kim covered: See their stories below.

2018 Pyeongchang content and schedule

Dates: Feb. 9-25•

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How to watch the Pyeongchang Games (check local listings)

United States: NBC, NBC Sports and NBC Universal•

Africa: Kwesé•

Australia: Seven Network•

Brazil: Globo and SporTV•

United Kingdom: BBC and Eurosport

What to read and watch

Shaun White captures gold with monster third run: Last October, Shaun White ended up in the hospital with 62 stitches in his face after attempting to learn the cab double cork 1440. On Wednesday, he nailed the trick dubbed YOLO to capture a third Olympic gold in his career and spark wild celebrations. Read

For the sliders in Pyeongchang, they have to work 9 to thrive: It has been a common theme in South Korea that lugers, skeleton racers and bobsledders are concerned about the ninth turn of the Olympic sliding course. Read

Here are a pair of North Korean figure skaters who belong: North Koreans Ryom Tae-ok and Kim Ju-sik, the only athletes from their country to qualify for these Pyeongchang Games on merit, skated the program of their lives and qualified for the free skate. Read

Listen up: Pita ‘the Topless Tongan’ has a serious message: Eye-catching at not one but two Olympic opening ceremonies with his shirtless flag-bearing, Tonga’s Pita Taufatofua has swapped the warmth of Rio for the cold of Pyeongchang with one thing in mind: to be an inspiration to Polynesia. Read

Will the silver spell be broken for U.S. women’s hockey? U.S. defenseman Kacey Bellamy doesn’t want history to repeat itself on Olympic ice. She and her teammates are working to flip the script in Pyeongchang and stand atop the podium this time. Read

Tale of the Tape: The U.S. vs. Canada in women’s hockey: After 20 years of rivalry, if it boils down to these two for the gold medal in Pyeongchang, who will have the edge? Read

Chloe Kim fulfills her golden destiny – from ‘baby girl’ to full-fledged dragon: The 17-year-old Korean-American – too young to compete in Sochi four years ago – claimed halfpipe gold in near-perfect fashion. It marked a day when a metaphorical version of Korean mythology played out in real life on the Olympic stage. Read

Jordan Greenway on the big screen in Pyeongchang: Greenway is big, really big. The Americans hope to use his size to create havoc around the net in these Olympics. After the Olympics? His hockey future is bright. Read

When Shaun White – or any other snowboarder – scores a 100, it isn’t perfection. Let us explain: The 100? Throw out what you know and think of it more as a ranking or a progression that is usually reserved for the contest’s final run. Read

A couple of Nicks and a few Susans are hoping to help U.S. Speedskating: The deadlines were moved up, with revolutionary fabric used and tested in wind tunnels. These suits are looking to give the American skaters an edge – and at the very least, make them comfortable. Read

The best ticket at the Pyeongchang Games? It’s at the short track: Short-track speedskating’s popularity in South Korea is nothing new. But Gangneung Ice Arena is proving to be the mecca of these Games. You come for the celebration and get a bit of religion too. Read

Anderson’s secret weapons tame conditions and the field to retain slopestyle gold: On a day that tested snowboarders, and having narrowly avoided another delay of the running of the women’s slopestyle event, Jamie Anderson showed all her experience to outsmart the competition and retain her Olympic title. Read

There’s now clarity to Adam Rippon’s big picture, on and off the ice: Figure skater Adam Rippon is showing that it is possible to be a strong athlete, a strong teammate and a strong advocate, all at the same time. Read

Mark McMorris’ journey from coma to Olympic bronze: He suffered a collapsed lung, a ruptured spleen and 17 broken bones and was in a coma. Now, 11 months later, he found himself on an Olympic-medal stand. Read

It’s gold in snowboard slopestyle for Red (Gerard), White and Blue: At 17, Gerard becomes the first Winter Olympics gold medalist born in the 2000s – and the third-youngest Winter Games gold medalist in history. Read

Bradie Tennell didn’t come from nowhere – she came from determination: Some think Tennell burst onto the figure skating scene, but it was more like a grind back from a vertebrae injury to shine for Team USA in the team skate. Read

The one Olympic sport the U.S. has yet to conquer: Biathlon, a demanding hybrid of cross-country skiing and shooting, is the lone winter Olympic sport missing from the U.S. medal count. Lowell Bailey and Susan Dunklee bring inspired leadership to a team that will take aim at the podium in Pyeongchang. Read

The must-see moments and must-know athletes at the Winter Games: So many athletes and events to follow in the Olympics… Where to start? We’ve got you covered. Here are the biggest names and biggest storylines playing out in South Korea – and when you can catch them. Read

All that glitters is not necessarily gold at opening ceremonies: The dazzling display of Friday’s opening ceremonies was the spectacle one would expect from the Olympics. But much of the night felt like an (excellently choreographed) exercise in hypocrisy, too. Read

Tonga’s Pita Taufatofua steals the show, again: What was the biggest question leading into the Opening Ceremony in Pyeongchang? Everyone wanted to know if Tongan Pita Taufatofua would show up shirtless and oiled up. He did not disappoint. Read

Preview content

The Lioness in Winter: A confident Lindsey Vonn enters the Pyeongchang Olympics as the most decorated woman skier in history. Still, there’s something more at play for her, and it definitely won’t come easy. Read

Quad king Nathan Chen is ready for Olympic gold: Nathan Chen has figure skating’s most daring move down cold. Will he take the sport to new heights at the Olympics? Read

An illusion of unity: North and South Korea have agreed to march under a unified flag and combine their women’s hockey teams at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. But political divisions and fears still govern the region. Read

Fast tracked: It wasn’t so long ago that Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga had never set foot in a bobsled. Now the Nigerian-Americans are on their way to the 2018 Olympics to represent Nigeria – a first for the country. Read

Snowboard sensation Chloe Kim is your next Olympic hero: For snowboard star Chloe Kim, dropping into the halfpipe is far less daunting than grasping how to be American and Korean at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Read

Chloe Kim’s rise from X Games to Winter Games: Three years ago, snowboarder Chloe Kim was good enough for the Olympics but not old enough. Now, the teenage phenom will make her Olympic debut in South Korea, her parents’ homeland. Watch

Jump Shots: Mikaela Shiffrin, Chloe Kim and their Team USA teammates have a little fun in front of the camera and reflect on their Olympic experiences ahead of the Pyeongchang Games. Look

U.S. women’s hockey team, ‘This fight is your fight’: Last year, the members of the U.S. women’s hockey team vowed to boycott the world championships unless USA Hockey did right by them. Now they head to Pyeongchang with unity, higher wages – and their eyes on gold. Read

Olympic hockey FAQ: No NHL players in Pyeongchang, but plenty of on-ice intrigue awaits. Read

The Olympic hockey schedule and how, when and where you can watch: All right, we know. There won’t be NHL players in the 2018 Olympics. While we can lament the loss of talent, there are still plenty of reasons to tune in. Here’s the ultimate Olympic viewing guide for both the women’s and men’s tournaments. Read

Confidential: Athletes weigh in on Winter Olympics 2018: In ESPN The Magazine’s Gold Rush issue, 105 Olympians weigh in on the Games’ biggest issues. Read


Source: ESPN 

 Featured Image: AFP/Getty Images 

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