Snowboarding

FILE- In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Chloe Kim, of the United States, celebrates winning gold after the women's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Before Kim won gold in the snowboarding halfpipe event, her infectious personality and heartwarming origin story had already won her sponsorships from Toyota, Samsung, Visa and others. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
February 21, 2018 - 3:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The aerial wizardry of snowboarders Shaun White and Chloe Kim lifted the Winter Olympics and NBC to a weekly ratings victory. Veteran White's gold-medal comeback in the halfpipe gave NBC the most-watched night in prime-time last week, according to Nielsen ratings released...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Akwasi Frimpong, of Ghana, starts his practice run during the men's skeleton training at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Watching the Olympics online can take work. With luge and skeleton, for instance, it takes five hours to watch all four runs down the track, longer if you add training runs. There's no easy way to jump straight to an athlete who isn't prominent, such as the lone competitor from the tropical country of Ghana. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
February 21, 2018 - 3:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to the Olympics, too much choice can paralyze you with indecision. With five television channels, online streaming, virtual reality and Snapchat, where do you even start? Catch curling on the USA Network, and you might miss that superb — or disastrous — figure skating...
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Redmond Gerard, of the United States, jumps during the men's Big Air snowboard qualification competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
February 21, 2018 - 12:53 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — For Red Gerard, "Big Air" has less to do with vaulting himself off the snowboarding jump, more to do with the journey he's been on since he became an Olympic gold medalist. The surprise champion has logged some 18,000 airline miles on a post-victory tour that took...
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David Wise, of the United States, reacts after his run during the men's halfpipe qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 20, 2018 - 11:54 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Don't blame the kids throwing tricks up at Phoenix Snow Park for America's medal woes at the Winter Olympics. From snowboard stars Shaun White and Chloe Kim to freestyle skiers Nick Goepper and Brita Sigourney, the Americans have dominated the podium at the resort...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn competes in women's downhill training at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
February 20, 2018 - 7:15 pm
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn prefers not to dwell on what shapes up as a significant story line for the women's downhill at the Pyeongchang Games. "I've tried not to think about it as being my last Olympic downhill. Just focus on the moment, the right here and the right now. And I...
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Men's halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White, of the United States, speaks at a news conference at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 19, 2018 - 2:47 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was expected to be a coronation: snowboarder Shaun White, shredding the halfpipe in an epic performance that won him Olympic gold at Pyeongchang four years after a devastating loss in Sochi and just four months after a nasty fall during practice sent him to a...
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In this multiple exposure image Laurie Blouin, of Canada, jumps during qualification for the women's Big Air snowboard competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
February 19, 2018 - 1:52 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — From the gold medalist down to the last-place finisher, what the women snowboarders really wanted was a second chance. On a day filled with sunshine, smiles and plenty of sick tricks, they got that — and made the most of it. The high-flying world of Big Air made its...
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Nathan Chen of the United States falls while performing during the men's short program figure skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
February 18, 2018 - 6:29 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was, perhaps, the defining moment for the U.S. team at this Olympics. Not Shaun White blitzing the halfpipe in a final run to win gold, a win that came with some baggage by itself. Or Chloe Kim delighting fans from two countries when she won her halfpipe, either...
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Jonathon Lillis, of the United States, jumps during a training run prior to the men's aerial qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 18, 2018 - 6:23 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — At the bottom of the Olympic aerials landing hill, where crashes are common and the term "slap back" is part of the everyday lingo, skiers spend almost as much time figuring out how to protect their heads as they do working on all those flips and spins. "We learn how...
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Supporters of Russian athletes wait before the preliminary round of the men's hockey game between the team from Russia and the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 18, 2018 - 1:00 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Winter Olympics are more than halfway done, and the Russians still don't have a gold medal. It's an unpleasant experience for a country which finished atop the medal standings in the games it hosted four years ago in Sochi with 13 gold medals — though two of...
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