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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, women's halfpipe gold medalist Chloe Kim, of the United States, poses during the medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Three weeks after winning at the Olympics and transforming herself from a mere snowboarder into a full-fledged celebrity, 17-year-old Chloe Kim is the first to admit she never realized what a big deal her victory would be. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
March 10, 2018 - 2:32 am
VAIL, Colo. (AP) — In between the dozens of media appearances that have suddenly become her new day job, Chloe Kim slipped away from the lunch table, disappeared into the restroom, pulled the gold medal out of her bag ... and just sat there and stared at it. "My parents were like, 'Why did it take...
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In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, Mike Schultz, who is preparing to compete in the 2018 Winter Paralympics in South Korea, poses for a photo in his shop in St. Cloud, Minn. (Jason Wachter/St. Cloud Times via AP, File)
March 08, 2018 - 2:56 am
Adaptive snowboarder Mike Schultz could very well have the winning formula at the Paralympics — whether or not he even crosses the finish line in first. He is the architect behind some of the most cutting edge prosthetic components out there, which is no surprise considering he's been tinkering...
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From front row left, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, his wife, Kim Jung-sook, and Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, watch the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics along with Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, standing third from back row left, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
February 25, 2018 - 10:19 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity's finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box — and a potential path...
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Gold medal winners from left: United States' curlers Joe Polo, John Landsteiner, Matt Hamilton, Tyler George, John Shuster and captain Phill Drobnick stand on the podium during the men's curling venue ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
February 25, 2018 - 3:56 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Wind, snow, ice or shine, the Winter Games had its share of golden moments that will forever be etched in Olympic lore. The American men's so-called Miracurl on Ice. Alina Zagitova. Ester Ledecka. Chloe Kim. The U.S. women's hockey team. There were also several not-...
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This undated photo provided by Comcast shows Matt Strauss, executive vice president of Comcast’s Xfinity services. Strauss spoke with The Associated Press recently about the Olympic ambitions and the future of television. (Comcast via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 3:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with competition from the internet, Comcast has turned its X1 TV set-top box into something resembling a Roku or Apple TV streaming player, complete with app-like menus and a voice-activated remote. During the Olympics, X1 merged both TV and online videos to give viewers a one...
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This chart obtained by The Associated Press shows the U.S. Olympic Committee's medal projections for the 2018 Winter Games in a slide presented last year to the USOC board. The USOC targeted 37 medals for Team USA in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (AP Photo)
February 25, 2018 - 2:52 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. Olympic team will leave Pyeongchang with its lowest medal haul in 20 years — a number even worse than it looks because of all the new, American-friendly sports that have been added to the program over the past two decades. The U.S. finished with 23 medals...
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Gold medalist in the women's parallel giant slalom Ester Ledecka, of the Czech Republic, poses during the medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 25, 2018 - 2:34 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Ester Ledecka's brother, Jonas, designs comic books and dabbles in fashion on the side, putting together racing outfits for his little sister that transform the 22-year-old from the Czech Republic into something akin to a superhero. And his next project is...
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FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2018 file photo, course crew are shrouded in snow as they slip slide to the finish after the women's giant slalom was postponed due to high winds at the 2018 Winter Olympics at the Yongpyong Alpine Center, Pyeongchang, South Korea. The forecast for the next Winter Olympics: Cold with a 100 percent chance of fake snow. The freezing temperatures and windblown ski slopes that served up a lasting story line in Pyeongchang did not alter the fact that between 90 and 98 percent of the snow used for skiing and snowboarding was man-made. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
February 25, 2018 - 2:15 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The forecast for the next Winter Olympics: cold with a 100 percent chance of fake snow. In other words, a lot like the Olympics which wrap up Sunday in South Korea. Though freezing temperatures and windy conditions punctuated the action in Pyeongchang, between 90 and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018 file photo, Canada's skip Kevin Koe uses his broom to clean the stone during the men's curling match against Switzerland at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Koe, works full time as a surface landman for an oil and gas company, liaising with landowners and farmers. He often finds himself working even while on the road for curling competitions, making calls and answering emails in between matches so he can stay on top of things. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
February 25, 2018 - 12:05 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — You see them everywhere after the Olympics, the beaming faces and chiseled physiques of superstar athletes on everything from cereal boxes to athletic shoe ads. Here is what you don't see: The countless other Olympians who will never get a lucrative endorsement deal...
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Gold medal winner Ester Ledecka, of the Czech Republic, celebrates after the women's parallel giant slalom at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 24, 2018 - 10:22 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — When the book is closed on these Olympics — all Olympics, really — Ester Ledecka will have her own chapter. Though they're both on snow, skiing and snowboarding are simply not supposed to mix. Though she could have been expected to win at one, nobody was supposed to...
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