Skating

CORRECT TO NORTH KOREA, NOT SOUTH KOREA - North Korea's Choe Un Song, left and Jong Kwang Bom during a Men's Short Track Speed Skating training session ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
February 02, 2018 - 2:08 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — North Korean skaters attending this month's Winter Olympics in South Korea began their training Friday, and one was injured during his first practice. A giant North Korean flag hanging from a North Korean apartment in the athletes' village also captured the media...
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South Korean skiers on the chartered flight wave to the media before taking off to North Korea at Yangyang International Airport in Yangyang, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Several South Korean skiers headed to North Korea on Wednesday to train with its athletes in a conciliatory gesture the countries planned to mark the Winter Olympics in the South. (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)
January 31, 2018 - 5:24 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean skiers flew to North Korea on Wednesday to train with its athletes in a conciliatory gesture the countries planned to mark the Winter Olympics in the South. The chartered flight carrying a delegation of 45 — including 24 alpine and cross-country skiers,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, J.R. Celski competes in the men's 1,500-meters during the U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials in Kearns, Utah. Celski is headed to his third games as the Zen-like presence on the U.S. team in the calamitous sport of short track. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 27, 2018 - 2:30 am
J.R. Celski wasn't supposed to make it to his first Olympics in 2010, let alone win medals. Now, the speedskater is headed to his third games as the Zen-like presence of the U.S. team in the calamitous sport of short track. The 27-year-old from Federal Way, Washington, will be looking to add to the...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, the logo of the Russian Olympic Committee at the entrance of the head office in Moscow, Russia. The International Olympic Committee said Thursday Jan. 25, 2018, that it has obtained new evidence of steroid use in Russian sports, and will be using it to vet Russian athletes ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, FILE)
January 26, 2018 - 9:25 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Six-time Olympic gold medalist Viktor Ahn wants to know why he has been barred from next month's Pyeongchang Games. Ahn is a short-track speedskater who was born in South Korea but switched allegiance to Russia ahead of the 2014 Sochi Games. Russian officials say the International...
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The North Korean women's ice hockey players are greeted as they arrive at the South Korea's national training center, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Jincheon, South Korea. Twelve North Korean female hockey players have crossed the border into South Korea to form the rivals' first-ever Olympic team during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games. (Song Kyung-Seok/Pool Photo via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 5:46 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Female hockey players from the rival Koreas were paired up with each other Thursday to form their first-ever Olympic squad during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games, as their countries press ahead with rare reconciliation steps following a period of nuclear tensions. A...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, men's 1,000-meter short track speedskating gold medalist Viktor Ahn, of Russia, gestures while holding his medal during the medals ceremony at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Russian Olympic Committee says Ahn, a six-time Olympic gold medalist, is among several top Russian athletes barred from the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics amid the country’s ongoing doping scandal. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 23, 2018 - 6:22 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Several of Russia's top medal hopes for next month's Olympics, including six-time speedskating gold medalist Viktor Ahn, have been barred from the Pyeongchang Games amid the country's ongoing doping scandal. The Russian Olympic Committee said Tuesday that Ahn, cross-country skier...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik of North Korea compete during the pairs free program at the Figure Skating-ISU Challenger Series in Oberstdorf, Germany. The 22 North Korean athletes now invited to compete at the Olympics in February 2018 are not likely to bring home any medals across the border from South Korea. Of all the athletes given late entries in five sports, only the figure skating pair met the qualifying standard on merit. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
January 22, 2018 - 2:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's participation in the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The North Korean figure skating pair that will compete in the Winter Olympics is in Taiwan this week for a competition. Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik were seen leaving Taipei...
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North Korean Hyon Song Wol, head of a North Korean art troupe, arrives at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The head of a hugely popular girl band arrived in South Korea on Sunday across the rivals’ heavily fortified border to check preparations for a Northern art troupe she also leads during next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 9:39 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for an art troupe she also leads during next month's Winter Olympics. Appearing live on South Korean television, Hyon Song Wol didn't...
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January 20, 2018 - 1:43 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will bring 22 North Korean athletes across the border to South Korea, where they will march as one under a unification flag at the opening ceremony and compete together in one sport. In the most symbolic agreement...
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Javier Fernandez, of Spain, skates his short program at the European figure skating championships in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 17, 2018 - 2:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Javier Fernandez took a step toward his sixth consecutive European Figure Skating Championships gold medal on Wednesday by being the only skater in the men's short program to land two quads. Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France took the lead in the pairs, where the top five are...
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