2018 Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Nigeria was winning the Olympic women’s bobsled race. Yes, really. That sentence is 100 percent accurate — albeit with some massive reservations. The Nigerians were the second sled down the track in the opening heat of the women’s competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics, and over the first few turns of […]

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Akuoma Omeoga was raised on Nigerian food, language and culture. Next week, the 25-year-old will represent her parents’ homeland in the Winter Games, hurtling down the bobsled track with her tresses — dyed green as a tribute to the country — flapping beneath her […]

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Akuoma Omeoga was raised on Nigerian food, language and culture. Next week, the 25-year-old will represent her parents’ homeland in the Winter Games, hurtling down the bobsled track with her tresses — dyed green as a tribute to the country — flapping beneath her […]

Racism could make Black athletes lead protests at the 2018 Winter Olympics, following in the footsteps of other athletes who used the games to send powerful messages of justice.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — It was a feel-good story for a few hours: Luge veteran Erin Hamlin gets the chance to enter her last Olympics carrying the U.S. flag into the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games, winning that distinction after a vote by some of her fellow athletes. And then Shani Davis tweeted. […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Super fan Leslie Jones is returning to the Olympics. The “Saturday Night Live” comedian is joining NBC’s coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics as a contributor, reprising her role from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The network said Tuesday that Jones will attend Olympic events, meet athletes and spread her enthusiasm […]

Nigeria will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics games in PyeongChang after their women's team qualified in the bobsled category for the first time.