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Former Spymaster to Lead North Korea’s Olympic Ceremony Delegation

Former Spymaster to Lead North Korea’s Olympic Ceremony Delegation

Kim Yong-chol, who will lead North Korea’s delegation to the Olympic Games closing ceremony, at Panmunjom truce village in 2007.
On Soccer: The ‘Two Worlds’ of the Champions League Keep Drifting Apart

On Soccer: The ‘Two Worlds’ of the Champions League Keep Drifting Apart

F.C. Basel goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik during a Champions League loss to Manchester City, which has a budget 10 times the size of Basel’s.
Go Kazakhstan! Go Japan! It Doesn’t Matter to Flag-Waving Skating Fans.

Go Kazakhstan! Go Japan! It Doesn’t Matter to Flag-Waving Skating Fans.

Many fans of figure skating at the Pyeongchang Games have been waving flags of support for competitors from other countries.
A Tune Heard Often at These Olympics Gets to the Heart of Being Korean

A Tune Heard Often at These Olympics Gets to the Heart of Being Korean

Yura Min and Alexander Gamelin, the American-born ice dancing pair representing South Korea at the Winter Games, skated on Tuesday to “Arirang,” which holds a place in the heart of many Koreans.
U.S. Beats Canada for First Women’s Hockey Gold Since 1998

U.S. Beats Canada for First Women’s Hockey Gold Since 1998

The United States team celebrating after winning gold in the women's ice hockey final.
Desperately Seeking Skiers for a Budding Olympic Sport

Desperately Seeking Skiers for a Budding Olympic Sport

Nina Lussi’s jumping skill helped her win the first U.S. title in women’s Nordic combined last fall. She faced only one competitor.
Mark Cuban’s Terrible 24 Hours Now Includes a $600,000 Fine

Mark Cuban’s Terrible 24 Hours Now Includes a $600,000 Fine

Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, was fined $600,000 for public statements that were deemed detrimental to the N.B.A. He acknowledged the team was losing on purpose.
On Baseball: Big Benefit for the Opportunistic Mets: Their Division Looks Weak

On Baseball: Big Benefit for the Opportunistic Mets: Their Division Looks Weak

Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets aren't standing around much at spring training under the team's new manager, Mickey Callaway.
In Court, Eugenie Bouchard Describes Locker Room Fall at the U.S. Open

In Court, Eugenie Bouchard Describes Locker Room Fall at the U.S. Open

Eugenie Bouchard sued the United States Tennis Association after she hit her head in a locker room fall at the 2015 United States Open.
On Olympics: Has Evgenia Medvedeva Missed Her Moment, Even Before It Arrives?

On Olympics: Has Evgenia Medvedeva Missed Her Moment, Even Before It Arrives?

Evgenia Medvedeva was in second place after Wednesday's short program, behind a younger Russian teammate.
NBC’s Olympic Nerve Center Is in ... Connecticut

NBC’s Olympic Nerve Center Is in ... Connecticut

NBC rented 600 hotel rooms in the Stamford, Conn., area for employees who work deep into the night handling the torrent of video from the Winter Games.
The One Sport That Made Replay as Exhilarating as the Sport Itself

The One Sport That Made Replay as Exhilarating as the Sport Itself

A judge watching the women’s 3,000-meter relay, which included jostling and nudging throughout, prompting a lengthy replay review.
Critic’s Notebook: Embracing Fashion, Saggers to Sequins, at the Winter Games

Critic’s Notebook: Embracing Fashion, Saggers to Sequins, at the Winter Games

Joseph Luke Cecchini of Italy customized his helmet with an airbrushed image of a flaming skull.
Macau Journal: A Greyhound Racetrack Meets Its Demise

Macau Journal: A Greyhound Racetrack Meets Its Demise

Dog handlers escorting greyhounds at the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome last month. The track’s pending closing is a sign of changing times in the territory.
Sports of The Times: U.S. Skaters Stumble Again. Is Their System Broken?

Sports of The Times: U.S. Skaters Stumble Again. Is Their System Broken?

Bradie Tennell, the United States national champion, fell on her first jump in the short program on Wednesday.
An Olympic Figure Skater Who Also Made History for The Times

An Olympic Figure Skater Who Also Made History for The Times

Maribel Vinson performing “a demonstration of ice skating,” circa 1930. Vinson would go on to win a bronze medal, behind Sonja Henie’s gold, at the 1932 Lake Placid Olympics.
U.S. Ends Drought With Shocking Cross Country Gold Medal

U.S. Ends Drought With Shocking Cross Country Gold Medal

Jessie Diggins of the United States celebrated as she crossed the finish line to win gold in the team sprint freestyle relay.
Reporter’s Notebook: An Olympic Challenge: Eat All the Korean Food That Visitors Won’t

Reporter’s Notebook: An Olympic Challenge: Eat All the Korean Food That Visitors Won’t

It is snow crab season in South Korea, but many foreign visitors to the Olympics have seemed to be skipping such culinary specialties.
Why Mikaela Shiffrin Brought 35 Pairs of Skis to the Olympics

Why Mikaela Shiffrin Brought 35 Pairs of Skis to the Olympics

Mikaela Shiffrin’s ski technician, Kim Erlandsson, tends to a hefty collection. Shiffrin, a two-time Olympic champion, often travels with as many as 70 pairs, each suited to a different discipline or