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South Korea Reportedly Bans 36,000 Foreigners From Attending The Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea has banned 36,000 foreigners from entering the country ahead of the Winter Olympics, citing security concerns, Yonhap News Agency said on Monday. Yonhap cited a South Korean lawmaker as saying the spy agency had told lawmakers it was working with foreign intelligence agencies to beef up foreign nationals’ identity checks as an anti-terrorism plan for ...

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Jeremy Roenick dishes on Olympics, NHL trade deadline and why he hates Hollywood

Once a bruising NHL star forward, Jeremy Roenick is now one of the most prominent national hockey analysts in the American market. You’ll most often find him delivering brash analysis or providing some comic relief for the NHL on NBC.  He’s also at the forefront of the Kraft Hockeyville initiative — an annual competition that awards much-needed financial support to ...

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NHL's Bettman 'very comfortable' with decision to skip Olympics

The NHL has no regrets about not sending its players to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, says commissioner Gary Bettman. “We’ve very comfortable with the decision we made as a league,” Bettman said Wednesday. The NHL announced last April it would not participate in the Pyeongchang Games. It was the first time in five Winter Olympics where the world’s best hockey ...

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I Love My Body More Now Than When I Was Competing In The Olympics

As a four-time Olympic athlete and medallist in rowing, upon my retirement I wondered how I would manage the transition to becoming a regular human. How would I ever find contentment in being a normal, healthy, fit adult? Normal body fat for an elite athlete is 12 per cent, a huge lung capacity, and for me, the ability to compete ...

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Teen Yang Tae-Hwan Slays The Guitar At PyeongChang Olympics Closing Ceremony

Once again, cute kids stole the show at the PyeongChang Olympics. After enchanting us at the Opening Ceremony — where five children played characters from Gangwon province and embarked on a fairy-tale like adventure to learn about South Korea’s history and culture — the kids brought A-game again to mark the end of the Games Sunday. Especially this kid.

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Canada Beats Czech Republic, Wins Men's Hockey Bronze At PyeongChang Olympics

Team Canada restored some of its lustre Saturday, bouncing back from a shocking semifinal loss to win bronze with a wild 6-4 victory over the Czech Republic at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Just 24 hours after going down 4-3 to the unheralded Germans, things looked bleak after yet another sluggish Canadian start. But a flurry of first- and third-period goals ...

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