Tag Archives: Winter Olympics

US Women’s Hockey Takes Gold Against Canada

ABC News reports: The U.S. women’s hockey team finally returned to the top of the Olympic podium with a dramatic, heart-stopping display of hockey against rival Canada. The USA won in a nail-biting shootout — 20 years after they last won gold in 1998 when women’s hockey made its debut as an Olympic sport. The U.S. broke Canada’s streak of ...

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Gay Olympian Gus Kenworthy Slams Mike Pence As A “Bad Fit” To Lead the US Olympic Delegation [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Freeskier Gus Kenworthy, one of the first two openly gay male athletes to represent the U.S. at the Winter Olympics, told Ellen Degeneres that he things Vice President Mike Pence is a “bad fit” to lead the U.S. delegation to Pyeongchang, South Korea this month. Kenworthy’s comments echoed those of figure skater Adam Rippon, who has harshly ...

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Ivanka To Lead Presidential Delegation To Olympics

CNN reports: Ivanka Trump will lead the Presidential delegation to South Korea for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic winter games, a White House official told CNN Monday. The first daughter and senior adviser was asked to attend the closing ceremony by her father, President Donald Trump, and the United States Olympic Committee, the official said. Vice President ...

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Ralph Lauren Unveils US Olympic Uniforms [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Polo Ralph Lauren unveiled Team USA’s Olympic parade uniforms Monday and social media haters can leave the ugly sweater jokes back in Sochi. Roundly mocked in 2014 for a chaotic, patchwork cardigan sweater, the brand went classic red, white and blue this time around for the opening ceremony and white for the closing parade of athletes in ...

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Gus Kenworthy Named P&G Brand Ambassador [VIDEO]

The Cincinnati Business Courier reports: Procter & Gamble Co. revealed today that U.S. freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, who is expected to compete in the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, will be a brand ambassador for Head & Shoulders shampoo. Regarded as the first openly gay action-sports athlete, Kenworthy will be featured in the “Shoulders of Greatness” advertising campaign for ...

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Todd Starnes Attacks Gay Olympian: He Got His Leotard In A Twist And Pitched A Hissy Fit About Mike Pence

Todd Starnes writes for Fox News: A member of the U.S. men’s figure skating team got his leotard in a twist because Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to lead the U.S. Olympic delegation to South Korea in February. Adam Rippon, the 2016 U.S. men’s figure skating, pitched a particularly nasty hissy fit — telling USA Today he would prefer not ...

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Figure Skater Adam Rippon Becomes First Openly Gay Man To Qualify For US Winter Olympics [VIDEO]

NPR reports: As of Sunday morning, 28-year-old figure skater Adam Rippon will be the first openly gay man to compete for the United States in the Winter Olympics. Despite a disappointing fourth-place performance at the U.S. figure skating championships Saturday night, Rippon was selected to join Nathan Chen and Vincent Zhou in Pyeongchang next month. “I’m really grateful that the ...

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Russia Banned From Winter Olympics Over Doping

The New York Times reports: Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound. Any athletes from Russia who receive special dispensation to compete will do so as individuals wearing ...

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