Mike Schultz, the top-ranked snowboarder heading into the Paralympic Games in South Korea, takes pride in helping his competitors. Mr. Schultz designs and custom fits prosthetics, with 30 male and female athletes using his inventions at these Games.
With the Pyeongchang Games over, South Korea is beginning to deal with the long-term environmental consequences of hosting the Olympic Games. At the heart of the matter is the Jeongseon Alpine Center, built after 60,000 trees were removed from a mountain previously protected for its botanical diversity.
The American ski great scattered some of the ashes of her grandfather, who served during the Korean War, on a rock that she was told was special when she visited South Korea last year to be named a Pyeongchang Olympic ambassador.
Their victory over long-time rival Canada capped a year that started with the threat of a boycott to secure more money and the same kind of treatment that US Hockey gives to the men's team.
The broadcaster will cover the Olympics in multiple languages to make them more accessible for the fractured European TV industry. It is also aiming for a 'younger, hipper vibe' to make the Games more appealing and relatable.
Although suspicious of political posturing and angry to learn their South Korean daughters would share ice time with their northern neighbors these Olympic parents now see their athletes as 'marking a chapter in the history' of inter-Korean relations.