PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — A tense shootout, a dazzling deke and the end of an impressive streak. The United States’ women’s hockey team beat Canada 3-2 on Thursday in a gold-medal game that claimed a spot among the Olympics’ most thrilling moments in recent memory. “They should make a movie on it,” U.S. forward Hilary Knight said. “We had all the drama and everything. It’s sort of a storybook ending to an incredible series of accomplishments.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Sofia Goggia refused to let Lindsey Vonn catch her. Or, anyone else. The Italian skier won the women’s downhill Wednesday, holding off Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by 0.09 seconds and Vonn by 0.47 seconds. “I was really focused — I moved like a samurai,” Goggia said. “Usually, I’m really chaotic, but I wanted to take in every little detail, every particular in the morning. I believed in myself. And then what counts, counts.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were golden in their final Olympic performance. The Canadian couple took the ice one last time and produced a dramatic interpretation of “Moulin Rouge,” flawlessly executing their four-minute program that earned them the gold medal in ice dancing on Tuesday. Also Tuesday, the United States men’s hockey team advanced to the quarterfinals with a 5-1 win over Slovakia, and Canadian skier Cassie Sharpe won gold in the
WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence was willing to meet with Kim Jong Un’s envoys earlier this month during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but the North Koreans backed out, the Trump administration said. “North Korea dangled a meeting in hopes of the vice president softening his message, which would have ceded the world stage for their propaganda during the Olympics,” Pence’s chief of staff, Nick Ayers, said Tuesday in a statement. “This
NEW YORK — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: WARDROBE MALFUNCTION: Gabriella Papadakis took no chances. Her ice dancing costume on Tuesday contained no hooks, nothing that could come undone as it did a day earlier in the Olympics’ most famous wardrobe malfunction. The French athlete and partner Guillaume Cizeron completed a lovely, lyrical free skate to win a silver medal behind the Canadian team of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, but it was hard not to see
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The United States will play for a gold medal in women’s hockey for the third straight Olympics. The Americans are back in the title game after a 5-0 victory over Finland on Monday in the semifinals. They’ll play the winner of the other semifinal game between Canada and the Russians on Thursday. Also on Monday at the Pyeongchang Games, Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir broke their own record in the ice dancing short program with 83.67
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Two events, two gold medals for Marcel Hirscher. The 28-year-old Austrian has a good chance to leave the Pyeongchang Olympics with one more. Hirscher won the men’s giant slalom Sunday , finishing in 2 minutes, 18.04 seconds, and beating Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen by 1.27 seconds — the largest victory in the event at an Olympics in 50 years . He also won the alpine combined last Tuesday, and still has the slalom — his best event
WASHINGTON — U.S. and Chinese officials scuffled over the nuclear “football” containing launch codes during President Donald Trump’s visit to China in November, the American news website Axios reported Sunday. The incident occurred while Trump and his team visited the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, when Chinese security officials blocked the entry of the aide carrying the “football,” according to Axios. A briefcase needed to launch nuclear weapons,
VIENNA — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser told a group of senators that the U.S. doesn’t have a so-called bloody nose policy to strike North Korea. “We are here to echo that there has not and has never been a bloody nose strategy,” said Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic senator from Rhode Island. National security adviser H.R. McMaster briefed a Senate delegation in a secure annex of Congress before the group traveled to the Munich Security
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Yuzuru Hanyu made Olympic figure skating history with a strong — and expected — performance in the men’s free skate. Meanwhile, Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic stunned everyone, including herself, by winning the gold in the women’s super-G. On a busy Saturday at the Pyeongchang Olympics, Switzerland’s Sarah Hoefflin won the women’s slopestyle skiing event, Norway was victorious in the women’s cross-country relay,