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Americans Are Tuning in to Winter Olympics

09 February 2018

But that's exactly what NBC, the network home of the Winter Olympics since 2002, is going to make them.

Chen won his second straight national title last month in San Jose, while the Knierims won a second national title to go with their 2015 championship.

He was offered full use of Italy's coaches and facilities in the sport, a job in the police force and eventual citizenship, but he was adamant he was staying with India despite the financial struggles and hardship of competing for a fringe Winter Olympics nation. Closing ceremonies are Sunday, Feb. 25.

He has lived in Canada for 12 years and is from Seoul, South Korea's capital city.

Citing data from the Korean Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, PyeongChang said 128 cases had been confirmed as of Thursday, with 42 new cases on Thursday alone. All competition venues are located within 30 minutes driving distance from the stadium. Figure skating will be held in the morning, putting it squarely in NBC's prime-time window the day before in America. Team USA is the largest delegation ever sent to a Winter Olympics. Check ABCNews.com for updates. Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle were only added to the winter games back in 2014 in Sochi, after being approved in 2011 by the International Olympic Committee.

The question of whether Russian Federation should have been banned dominated the build-up to these Games, and the issue is likely to stew repeatedly over the next fortnight.

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The International Olympic Committee had refused to invite the group of Russians, saying it had evidence of alleged doping in Russian sports.

They have been quarantined and are being monitored in order to prevent any risk of spreading, the Olympic organisers said. The tournament opens up with Team USA taking on the Olympic Athletes of Russian Federation.

Russian Federation is banned from competing for their country due to an alleged state-backed doping scheme, but the International Olympics Committee (IOC) has allowed it to send so-called neutral athletes who have no history of drugs-cheating. "If dirty athletes are taken out, then clean athletes will prevail. That, of course, is a big question".

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Q: How many medals will be awarded?

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Another thing to watch for is the return of Tongan athlete Pita Taufatofua, an Olympic taekwondo star turned Olympic cross-country skier.

A white tiger named Soohorang is the mascot of this year's Winter Olympics. If the CAS rules in favor of the athletes, they'll be able to participate in the PyeongChang games. At least three North Koreans must dress for each game.

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"For me the dream was to get the Olympics to my hometown", he was reported as saying in the New York Times. Against Canada at the Channel One Cup tournament last December, Kim scored twice and gave South Korea a surprising 2-1 lead, before the team eventually lost 4-2.

The opening ceremony will start at 8 pm KT (that's 6 am ET / 3 am PT here in the U.S.).

Mixed Doubles Curling - U.S. vs. This marks the first time the games will be covered live across all time zones. "North Korea will surely make unreasonable demands, starting from wanting to be recognized as a nuclear state". The defense ministry plans to deploy approximately 5,000 armed forces personnel to the Games.

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Americans Are Tuning in to Winter Olympics