2018 Winter Olympics
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Thrills and agonies

News | Victories and defeats spanned the globe in an eventful February 
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/01/18, 11:18 am

Many of our older readers remember this introduction to a sports anthology television show that ran from 1961 to 1998 on Saturday afternoons: “Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport … the thrill of victory … and the agony of defeat. … This is ABC’s Wide World of Sports.”

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Politics the most-watched event at the Winter Olympics

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/26/18, 11:42 am

Pyeongchang, South Korea, bid farewell this past weekend to a Winter Olympics that will be remembered as much for its political milestones as its athletic feats. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said at the closing ceremony Sunday night that the joint Koreas team, which marched united in the opening ceremony and competed together in some events, was a beacon for a troubled world. “With your joint march you have shared your faith in a peaceful future with all of us,” he said.

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U.S. adds to North Korea sanctions as Olympics close

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/23/18, 11:31 am

The Trump administration on Friday levied new sanctions against North Korea, a reminder that the United States still considers the rogue nation a threat despite its inclusion in the Winter Olympics. The sanctions affect more than 50 vessels, shipping companies, and trade businesses that could help North Korea generate revenue for nuclear and ballistic missile development. President Donald Trump called this round of U.S. sanctions the largest to date. Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and adviser, arrived in South Korea on Friday to attend the Olympics closing ceremony this weekend.

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