Olympics

Gus Kenworthy Mourns Death of Dog He Adopted During South Korea Olympics

Gus Kenworthy and Beemo Courtesy of Gus Kenworthy/Instagram Gus Kenworthy announced on Saturday, May 26, that his dog Beemo died of a heart defect. The Team USA athlete adopted Beemo from a dog farm during the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, earlier this year. Celebrity Pets That Have Their Own Social Media Accounts “Two days ago my(…)

North Korea Is Sending a Senior Delegation to the Olympics Closing Ceremony

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Unification Ministry says North Korea will send a high-level delegation led by Kim Yong Chol, a senior party official suspected of leading two deadly attacks on the South in 2010, to the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The eight-member delegation from North Korea is expected to(…)

For the LGBT Community, Gus Kenworthy’s Olympics Loss Is Still a Big Win

The moment, when it happened, felt routine to American slopestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, who along with figure skater Adam Rippon is the only openly gay male Winter Olympian to ever compete for the United States. Matthew Wilkas, Kenworthy’s boyfriend, gave Kenworthy a good-luck kiss before a qualifying run on Sunday in South Korea. “That was(…)

‘There Was Nothing I Could Lose.’ Nathan Chen Redeems His Dismal Olympics and Makes Skating History

You can say what you want about the new figure skating system, but its rigid by-the-numbers scoring means even vaunted medal favorites can fall to 17th. And climb back up to fifth. Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu repeated his Olympic feat from 2014 by skating to another men’s figure skating title at the 2018 Winter Olympics, while(…)

Snowboarder Chloe Kim, 17, Wins Gold in Women’s Halfpipe at the Winter Olympics

Chloe Kim, 17, won gold in the women’s halfpipe event at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday, February 12, giving the U.S. its third gold medal in PyeongChang, South Korea. Chloe Kim: 6 Things to Know About the Teen Snowboarder The teen from Southern California, who was competing in her first Olympic games, is the(…)