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OPINION: Russia’s Ban from Pyeongchang

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist Following an investigation into systematic and state-sponsored manipulation of anti-doping laboratories, the Russian Federation was barred from competing in this year’s Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Russia was not permitted to send any athletes to…

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2018 Olympics Roundup

By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer The 2018 Winter Olympics have come and gone, and the countdown to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo begins. Team USA finished the games in fourth place overall with 23 medals, behind Norway, Germany, and…

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2018 Winter Olympics update

By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer Team USA won another nine medals since last week, although they remain in fifth place in the overall medal count. After winning four gold medals in less than a week of competition, only Mikaela Shiffrin,…

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Early Olympics Update

By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer The United States is in fifth place in the 2018 Winter Olympics medal count with seven total — four gold, one silver and two bronze as of Feb. 13. Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and Canada…

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OPINION: Winter Olympics: The Quadrennial Oddity

By Alexander Kenny, columnist Every four years, Americans tune to NBC to watch beautiful figure skaters, high-tech sled races, Shaun White, and dangerously fast downhill skiing, yet nobody knows what a triple Salchow actually is. We like the drama. We…