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The Latest: Dutch skater Wust fastest so far in 1,000 meter

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics : 7:30 p.m. Ireen Wust of the Netherlands has posted the fastest time so far in the women's 1,000-meter speedskating final. She skated the distance in 1 minute, 15.32 seconds on Wednesday night. She is seeking a second gold medal of the games, having won the 1,500. The Dutch are 4-for-4 at the big oval in Gangneung.
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Unified Korean women's hockey team scores first Olympic goal

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The historic Korean hockey team jointly fielded by North Korea and South Korea scored its first ever goal of the Olympics.
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US, Canada meet in early Olympic showdown among world's best

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea Much more than bragging rights are on the line anytime the Americans and Canadians meet, and the Olympics offers the opportunity to showcase just how good the best in women's hockey really are these days. No medal will be on the line Thursday. Just the top spot in the best group in pool play along with the choice of jersey color and benches for the next time they play ideally the gold medal game. Only gold will do for the United States at the Pyeongchang Games with the Americans mired in a 20-year title drought.
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Lessons From Sochi: How South Korea Managed Keep Its Olympics Costs So Low

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Most Olympics overshoot their budget because they're overzealous and overly optimistic. For South Korea, haggling local governments and harsh press could have helped keep Pyeongchang 2018 cost-effective.
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The Latest: Korea women's hockey team gets 1st Olympic goal

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics : 5:55 p.m. The combined Korea women's hockey team finally has its first goal of the Olympics, courtesy of a pair of Americans. Randi Heesoo Griffin scored at 9:31 of the second period on the Koreans' 33rd shot of the Olympics in their third game. She grew up in Cary, North Carolina, and her mother is from South Korea.
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Shaun White wins 3rd Olympic gold in contest for the ages

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Snowboarding at the Olympics turned 20 this year, and there's a good chance that in another two decades, people will still be talking about the contest that went down in the mountains of South Korea on Wednesday. They will definitely still be talking about Shaun White. It wasn't so much that White won his third gold medal to place his name among the greatest to compete in the Olympics, or in any realm of sports, for that matter. It was the way he did it.
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South Korea agrees to pay expenses for North Korea's Olympic delegation

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The isolated regime sent a delegation to the opening ceremony last week.
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Women's individual biathlon postponed because of wind

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea The Olympic women's individual biathlon has been postponed due to strong winds hitting the Alpensia Biathlon Center. Forecasts are predicting gusts of more than 15 mph Wednesday night, making it difficult for competitors to shoot their rifles. The event has been moved to Thursday, starting ahead of the men's individual biathlon. Wind has been a problem throughout the Pyeongchang Olympic Games.
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South Korea will pay up to $2.6mn for cost of North's participation in Winter Olympics

South Korea will pay up to $2.6mn for cost of North's participation in Winter Olympics

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Seoul has agreed to allocate up to $2.6 million to cover the expenses of the North Korean delegation attending the PyeongChang Olympics, under the terms of a recently approved plan.
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Winter Olympics seeks young viewers

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A survey in South Korea, before the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics began, showed those aged under 20 were largely indifferent about the Olympics.
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Spurred on by Cheerleaders, North and South Korea Face Off at Winter Olympics Figure Skating Pairs

Spurred on by Cheerleaders, North and South Korea Face Off at Winter Olympics Figure Skating Pairs

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There was a pairs skating event at the Gangneung Ice Arena Wednesday but even if you were there, you might have missed it. In the sparsely populated arena, the real spectacle was the dueling cheering squads in the audience supporting the two nations in PyeongChang who did not march in Opening Ceremonies under their own country's flag. South and North Korea were jointly introduced as Korea , with a unified flag depicting the Korean peninsula in a gesture of good will and political detente, while the Russian athletes are competing as the Olympic Athletes of Russia after Russia was banned...
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South Korea set aside $2.6 million to pay North Korea's Olympics bill

South Korea set aside $2.6 million to pay North Korea's Olympics bill

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South Korea has budgeted $2.6 million to pay for North Korea's expenses at the Winter Olympics.
The money will cover food, accommodations, transportation, and ticket prices for the 424-strong delegation.
The decision comes as allies push for more sanctions against the North.
South Korea has a history of paying for North Korea to attend sporting events and, in 2018, has budgeted $895 million to increase cooperation between the two countries.
South Korea has approved spending $2.6 million to cover North Korea's costs at the Winter Olympics.
Senior government officials met on Wednesday to...
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South Korea To Pay Record $2.64M For North Korea's Olympic Visit

South Korea To Pay Record $2.64M For North Korea's Olympic Visit

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The gesture is in hopes of lowering tensions between the two countries.
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