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A team of technicians from nine different countries fix everything from broken wheelchairs to sit-skis during the Paralympic Games in South Korea.
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 attention on medals belies the grander purpose of the Games – and their relevance to a world facing much harder challenges than triple axels or tricks in the halfpipe.
Dogs compete during the traditional Sedivackuv Long dog sled race in the Czech Republic on Jan. 23, 2020.
From the bobsledding niece of an MLB player to the daughter of Olympic rowers, a number of this year's Winter Olympians have been propelled by athletically accomplished relatives. But 'propelled' doesn't always mean 'pressured.'
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 2018 Games represent a wider spectrum of humanity than ever before. That’s particularly true in women’s bobsledding – in which four of the top five teams in Pyeongchang included at least one black athlete.
Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins, powered by a tight-knit team, won the American women's first-ever Olympic medal in a close sprint with Sweden and Norway on Wednesday.
The Korean women’s curling team has surprised many – not least of all their compatriots – by defeating almost every single country so far.
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.
Traditionally, many Olympians hang up their skates, skis, and sleds in order to have a family. Today, more teams are helping athletes balance parenthood and full-time training to extend their careers.
Olympians are increasingly competing into middle age, despite the idea that the Olympics are mainly a young person's game.
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.
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