Biathlon winner slips up — Winter Olympics update

Pence Avoids 'Interaction' with N.Korean Officials at Olympics

The first of three consecutive Olympic Games to be held in Asia - the worst time zone possible for live viewing on the West Coast of North America for non-night owls - have begun in PyeongChang, South Korea with the 2018 Winter Games.

They were at speedskating, too.

Per Reuters' Karolos Grohmann, the hiccups also included failed drone deployments during the ceremony, forcing broadcasters to splice in pre-recorded footage of the high-tech theatrics.

Gerard is from Silverthorne, Colorado and is one of six 17-year-olds on the U.S. team. The Russian women are not allowed to compete under their country's flag. "The world can NOT turn a blind eye to the oppression & threats of the Kim regime".

North Korea has been accused of involvement in a number of cyber incidents, including WannaCry - although it has slammed that accusation as "absurd". The players seemed to realize they had been part of an historic day, something that made it a bit easier to take such a lopsided loss.

127 - Miles of cable that will be used by NBC for the games.

Sources told CNN that sending ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam and Kim's sibling reads as more of a symbolic act than any concrete diplomatic initiative by North Korea.

The officials toasted with the Korean liquor "soju" and were served buckwheat and potato pancakes, dried pollock soup, grilled halibut and other dishes. You can't get more primed for the Olympics than that. The containers are full of sets, cameras and other supplies.

I absolutely love it, and it is a firm rule in my house that if the TV is on, we are watching Olympic events of some kind. Alex Gough was fourth in women's luge, as were the doubles team of Walker and Justin Snith. "Because I focus on sports".

The North initially had no athletes coming to the Olympics, but the International Olympic Committee allowed 22 as special entries. Win or lose, the fans didn't seem to care. The shift has been a good fit. And she gave credit to her North Korean counterpart for helping that process.

5 - NBCUniversal networks that will broadcast the games (NBC, NBC Sports Network, CNBC, USA and the Olympic Channel).

"All the meetings are together. I think they were nervous", Murray said. The Dufour-Lapointe sisters won the hearts of Canadians at the 2014 Sochi Games when they shared the podium. "This is our family and this is great".

The growing number of apparently unintentional references to Pyongyang irked at least one Twitter user in Washington, DC, who tweeted: "The number of people mistakenly using #Pyongyang2018 to tweet about #PyeongChang2018 is not that surprising but nevertheless upsetting".

The Korean team's goal is simple: advance out of their four-team group (which includes the Swiss along with Sweden and Japan), and keep playing together.

"[We] played in this little summer league, which was just three teams". The age range was, like, 13 to 40. Dressed in all red and seated in different sections of the arena, the cheer squad performed songs and dances with perfect precision. The sheer amount and brightness of the lights had eerie effect of blocking out spectators.

She has, and comes into these Games in South Korea ranked fourth in the world with a laser focus on reaching the podium in women's luge when she begins racing Monday. Also, will North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's sister attend? "It's head-hunting, bragging rights", Rustici was quoted as saying. The combined Korean team will make its debut against Switzerland.

On Friday night, the North and South Koreans walked together in Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium. On Saturday, they'll hit the ice as a unified team.

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