• Europe Jun 29, 2019

    London Calling: Red Sox, Yanks Promote MLB's Euro Arrival

    An array of retired All-Stars and Hall of Famers conducted a youth clinic. Workers put final touches on new clubhouses, batting cages and bullpens. No ducks on the pond quite yet — not so soon after flying across it. Having landed in London, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox relaxed, saw a few sights and tried to give...

  • Mayor Mar 20, 2018

    Unease Mixes With Excitement as Pyeongchang Awaits the World

    Just weeks before the Olympics, an unusual culture clash is taking place in Pyeongchang, and it’s only partly about the anticipatory jitters in this remote, mountainous region before a swarm of foreigners arrives. Excitement is mixing with a strain of unease as the government, desperate to measure up to an Olympic host city image, pushes for change in an indebted,...

  • Canada Feb 10, 2018

    Pyeongchang Parties as Winter Games Are Declared Open

    In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by generations of anger, suspicion and bloodshed. The sister of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, shook hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in...

  • DONALD TRUMP Feb 10, 2018

    The Olympics' Fiery Optics Are Both Entertaining and Symbolic: Analysis

    Tracers lit up the night. Explosions rocked the stadium, and the acrid smoke that followed the rockets’ red glare left some in the crowd coughing and choking. By the time it was all over, giant flames licked toward the sky as the envoys of two enemy governments watched warily. It rained fire into Olympic Stadium for parts of two hours...

  • Canada Feb 9, 2018

    Figure Skater Saving Pups From South Korean Dog Meat Trade

    Canadian figure skater Meagan Duhamel is hoping to win a gold medal in South Korea this month — though no prize could be more life-changing than her previous Pyeongchang souvenir. Not after last year, when the two-time world champion pairs skater brought home Moo-tae — an affable miniature dachshund mix with big ears, bowed legs and the bad luck of...

  • Reporter Dec 23, 2017

    ‘Bundle Up': The Winter Olympics Will Be Cold Again in 2018

    After two straight balmy Olympics where some might have wondered if it was even winter, let alone the world’s pre-eminent freeze-dependent sporting event, athletes and visitors alike will finally experience a serious chill in their bones during the games in mountainous Pyeongchang.

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 9, 2017

    Back Road to Hope: Migrants Flood Canada at Remote Outpost

    They have come from all over the United States, piling out of taxis, pushing strollers and pulling luggage, to the end of a country road in the north woods. Where the pavement stops, they pick up small children and lead older ones wearing Mickey Mouse backpacks around a “road closed” sign, threading bushes, crossing a ditch, and filing past another...

  • Germany Aug 5, 2017

    Bronze and Gone: In a Shocker, Bolt Takes Third at Worlds

    One final time, Usain Bolt peered down the last 50 meters of his lane and saw sprinter upon sprinter running footsteps ahead of him.
    One final time, the world-record holder furiously pumped the arms and legs on his gangly 6-foot-5 frame, desperately trying to reel in all those would-be winners as the finish line fast approached.

  • Florida Aug 17, 2016

    Kenyan Sprinter Wins 12-Hour Dash to Make Race in Rio

    Kenyan sprinter Carvin Nkanata’s biggest race this week was the 12-hour dash from Florida to the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro to make the starting blocks for the 200-meter heats. He did OK in that first race. In the one on the track? Not so great. He came last.

  • injury Aug 15, 2016

    Polish Hammer Thrower Breaks World Record Using Friend's Glove

    Every time Anita Wlodarczyk throws the hammer, she has a reminder right there with her of the friend she lost. Wlodarcyk broke her own world record to win an Olympic gold medal on Monday and she did it using the old, gray and tattered left glove of former champion and close friend Kamila Skolimowska. Skolimowska, gold medalist at the 2000...

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