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Luge athletes light up Pyeongchang
Feb 21, 2017
Team Germany, the winners of the Viessmann Luge Team Relay World Cup, jumps for joy on the podium at the Alpensia Sliding Center in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, on Feb. 19. The crowd lifted its hands into the air at the Alpensia Sliding Center in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Pr...

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Asian athletes jostle for medals in Sapporo
Feb 21, 2017
As the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games kicked off its eight-day run on Feb. 19 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan, athletes from 31 Asian countries are competing across five sporting disciplines: skiing, speed skating, biathlon, ice hockey and curling. The Asian Winter Game...

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S. Korea sweeps up 5 gold medals as race begins in earn...
Feb 21, 2017
South Korea swept up five gold medals at the Asian Winter Games on Monday, as the medal race begin in earnest here in Japan. Cross-country skier Kim Magnus got the ball rolling by winning the men's 1.4km sprint classic. Fellow Korean Ju Hye-ri won bronze in the women's 1.4km spri...

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Lugers race down PyeongChang track
Feb 20, 2017
The men’s singles champion Dominik Fischnaller shoots down the track, clenching his teeth, in the Viessmann Luge World Cup held at the Alpensia Sliding Center in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, on Feb. 19. Despite the freezing temperatures and snowy weather, the atmosphere wa...

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Figure skaters look forward to PyeongChang medals
Feb 19, 2017
Mihara Mai of Japan (center), Gabrielle Daleman of Canada (left) and Mirai Nagasu of the U.S., who finished in first, second and third place, respectively, at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 on Feb. 18, celebrate their victory, holding their respective n...

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Figure skaters test the ice in Gangneung
Feb 19, 2017
Mihara Mai of Japan rejoices after she cleared all the elements in the ladies’ free skating event at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017, a test event for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games that took place at the Gangneung Ice A...

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Luge athletes race new Pyeongchang track
Feb 18, 2017
A speed competition on the ice, where a thousandth of a second matters, took place on Feb. 17 at the Alpensia Sliding Center in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, one of the host cities for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Viessmann Luge Wo...

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Figure skaters amaze fans at pre-Olympic event
Feb 17, 2017
One would think that "Stars on Ice" had come to Gangneung in Gangwon-do Province, one of the three host cities for next year's PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. However, it was even better than that. Figure skating stars are often called the "flowers of t...

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Wintry Pyeongchang heats up with prep for Olympic Games
Feb 13, 2017
On Feb. 10, the temperature plunged to minus 8 C in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, one of the three host cities for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, which are just under one year away. The freezing weather, however, couldn’t stop preparatio...

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Dutch win men’s 1,000 m speed skating
Feb 13, 2017
Kjeld Nuis (center) of the Netherlands celebrates on the podium after winning the men's 1,000 m race at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships at the Gangneung Oval in Gangneung, Gangwon-do Province, on Feb. 11. Nuis won ahead of second placed Vincent De Haitr...