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U.S. Siblings Alex and Maia Shibutani Win Bronze in Ice Dancing as Canada Takes Home Olympic Gold

After two exciting nights of competition — including a wardrobe malfunction that made headlines worldwide — the best ice dancing team has been revealed. Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took home the gold medal in the second and final night of the … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Swaney: 5 Things About US Skier Competing On Hungary’s Olympic Team

Curious as to how an average skier from America found herself competing in the Olympics for Hungary? Here’s everything you need to know about Elizabeth Swaney.

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Olympic Ice Dancing Duo Madison Chock and Evan Bates 'Fell In Love' on the Ice

Madison Chock and Evan Bates are a match made in ice dancing heaven. The ice dance duo opened up about their love life —and careers — to PEOPLE prior to arriving in Pyeongchang, revealing that they were initially competitors before … Continue reading

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Nick Goepper: 5 Things About Olympic Skier Who Went From Contemplating Suicide To Winning Silver

U.S. skier Nick Goepper earned the Olympic silver medal in the men’s ski slopestyle final on Feb. 18 and his victory has been a bright light after a dark period in his life.

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Gus Kenworthy Looks Forward After Coming Last in Olympic Event: 'I Still Have a Lot to Be Proud Of'

Four years ago American freeskier Gus Kenworthy earned a silver medal in the men’s slopestyle event at the 2014 Winter Games — though that achievement was tangled up with a secret he had long been keeping: He was gay. On Sunday, and … Continue reading

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Nick Goepper Wins Silver in Olympic Slopestyle — Only U.S. Man on Podium 4 Years After Sochi Sweep

American freeskier Nick Goepper returned to the snow on Sunday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, to defend his Olympic bronze medal in men’s slopestyle — and did better than that, winning silver. His final score of 93.60, earned on his last of three … Continue reading

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Britney Spears Shouts Out Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy on Twitter Ahead of His Competition

American freeskier Gus Kenworthy may be competing at the South Korean Winter Olympics with a broken thumb and a nasty hip bruise, but he just got some very special celebrity encouragement on Twitter. “So proud of #TeamUSA!! Hey @guskenworthy, gimme, … Continue reading

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Returning Olympic Medalist Nick Goepper: Why I Spoke Out About My Substance Abuse, Mental Health

Maybe Nick Goepper would always have had something to prove. Maybe, if it wasn’t his upcoming freestyle ski event at the 2018 Winter Olympics, the 23-year-old medalist would be focused on, say, being the best surfer or being the best … Continue reading

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'There's a Lot of Sex': Gold Medalists Dish on What It's Really Like Inside the Olympic Village

There are probably as many stories about the Olympic Village as there are athletes who stay there. The accommodations, which house the competitors at the Summer and Winter Games, include a bank, a salon, a post office, a massive cafeteria … Continue reading

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Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy Bruises Hip Not Long After Breaking Thumb — But He'll Still Compete

Freeskier Gus Kenworthy posted a picture of his shattered thumb on Twitter, but assured Team USA fans that he would still compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The superstar Olympian is in Pyeongchang, South Korea, defending his silver medal win at the … Continue reading

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No, Olympic Figure Skater Adam Rippon Does Not Wear Butt Pads: 'It Is All Natural'

Rest assured: Adam Rippon‘s butt is 100 percent real. The figure skater, 28, is currently competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and his perfectly round posterior is lighting up Twitter with people wondering if Rippon enhances … Continue reading

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Skater Adam Rippon Exults After a Bronze-Medal-Worthy Olympic Turn: 'My Life Has Changed Forever'

Figure skater Adam Rippon has officially wrapped his first Olympic competitions — and he tells PEOPLE he’s likely to celebrate with a “stiff drink.” The 28-year-old, who made history as the first openly gay man to compete for America in … Continue reading

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Redemption! Nathan Chen Lands Historic 6 Quads in Last Olympic Performance: 'He's Superhuman'

The “quad king” reigns. Eighteen-year-old U.S. figure skating champion Nathan Chen rebounded from back-to-back disappointments at his first two Olympic skates to land, in his final competitive appearance the PyeongChang Winter Games, something that no one here has ever done … Continue reading

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Mexico's Olympic Cross-Country Skier Finished Dead Last In True Humbling, Olympic Spirit

An upstanding example of what the Olympics are about. Cross-country skier German Madrazo of Mexico may have finished last during his Olympic freestyle event Thursday, but he and his fellow competitors are making headlines for showing the utmost sportsmanship. Christof … Continue reading

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Adam Rippon 'So Happy' With Another Trending Olympic Performance: 'Haters Are Just Fans in Denial'

Relief: That’s what Adam Rippon said he was feeling after he finished his second of three skates at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, on Friday afternoon (Thursday night stateside). Having already helped Team USA win bronze in the … Continue reading

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National Skating Champion Nathan Chen Falls 2 More Times in Start of Men's Individual Olympic Event

Nathan Chen fell last week and he has not stopped falling. The 18-year-old two-time national figure skating champion took the ice on Friday afternoon at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, for the second of two short programs, … Continue reading

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Bobsled Medalist Aja Evans Took a Break From Her Olympic Training to See Black Panther

Bobsledder Aja Evans isn’t set to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics until Tuesday. And while she’s mostly filling her days training and cheering on her teammates and soaking up the area of Pyeongchang, South Korea, she did make time … Continue reading

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Vincent Zhou: 5 Things On The US Skater Who Landed The First Quad Lutz In Olympic History

Vincent Zhou just made history! The 17-year-old skater landed the first ever quad Lutz in the Olympics! Get to know this talented star better!

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Gold Medalist Jamie Anderson on Making History, Her Olympic Boyfriend and Her Plans to Party

Jamie Anderson just made Olympic history as the first female snowboarder to earn two gold medals — not to mention they were in the same event — but she still hasn’t “really gotten to soak everything in,” she tells PEOPLE. … Continue reading

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U.S. Figure Skater Vincent Zhou, 17, Says an Olympic Berth Is 'What I've Been Dreaming Of'

American figure skater Vincent Zhou has been quietly making his mark on the ice while on his way to the Winter Olympics, and the teenager says a berth at the Games is a dream come true. Zhou, 17, showed the … Continue reading

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