A team of technicians from nine different countries fix everything from broken wheelchairs to sit-skis during the Paralympic Games in South Korea.
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.
Smoke hangs over the scorched remains of Old Town Plaza Nov. 15 following the wildfire in Paradise, Calif. Most homes are gone, as are hundreds of shops and other buildings. The supermarket, the hardware store, Dolly-O-Donuts & Gifts, where locals started their day with a blueberry fritter and a quick bit of gossip, all gone....
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.