KARK Going for the Gold
KARK Going for the Gold

  • Julia Mancuso, the most decorated female U.S. Olympic skier, retires
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    Julia Mancuso, the most decorated female U.S. Olympic skier, retires

    Julia Mancuso, the most decorated female U.S. Olympic skier with four medals, ended her bid for a record fifth Olympics and is retiring after a victory lap in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, on Friday. Mancuso, 33, could not fully come back from right hip surgery that kept her out the previous two full seasons. She raced three times this season without cracking the top 40.

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  • Who is Erin Jackson?
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    Who is Erin Jackson?

    Erin Jackson shocked even herself by making the U.S. Olympic speed skating team after only about four months in the sport. In doing so, Jackson became the first African-American woman to make a long track speed skating team. Speed skating beginnings Jackson’s quick success in speed skating is not completely surprising due to her history in inline skating.

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  • No-NHL 2018 Olympics makes for unique preparation strategies
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    No-NHL 2018 Olympics makes for unique preparation strategies

    When Brian Gionta last played in the Olympics in 2006, his final NHL game before the break allowed him just three days to fly to Italy and get acclimated before suiting up for Team USA. This time around, the semi-retired U.S. captain and his Olympic teammates will get four whole practice days before opening the tournament against Slovenia on Feb. 14.

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  • Hope for Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres after missing European medal by .01 of a point
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    Hope for Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres after missing European medal by .01 of a point

    MOSCOW (AP) — It's been a long road to the top for Vanessa James in figure skating, and on Thursday it got a little longer. In gold-medal position at the European Championships with her partner Morgan Cipres after the short program in pairs, James made some crucial errors on jumps in the free skate to drop to fourth as Russia swept the podium. The margin between third and fourth? One hundredth of a point.

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  • Aja Evans introduces her athletic family
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    Aja Evans introduces her athletic family

    Aja Evans is an Olympic bobsled bronze medalist. Before that, she was a five-time All-American as a track and field athlete at the University of Illinois.  But even with that resume, she has tough competition to be considered the most athletic member of her own family. 

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  • San Francisco police recover Olympic skater's costumes
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    San Francisco police recover Olympic skater's costumes

    AN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have recovered two pricey costumes and a pair of ice skates belonging to U.S. Olympic figure skater Marissa Castelli. The items were stolen in a car break-in last week while Castelli and her parents visited San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle reports police told Castelli Wednesday they found her skates and custom skating competition dresses, each worth over $1,000.

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  • Here's what happens when a U.S. goalie becomes best friends with a forward from Canada
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    Here's what happens when a U.S. goalie becomes best friends with a forward from Canada

    The Olympic rivalry between the United States and Canadian women’s hockey teams, which first began in 1998 in Nagano, Japan is as contentious on the ice today as it was then, albeit with a few interesting wrinkles. This is the story of but one of those wrinkles.

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  • 2018 U.S. Olympic biathlon team
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    2018 U.S. Olympic biathlon team

    The men’s U.S. Biathlon team competing in PyeongChang is full of Olympic experience. Reigning 20km individual world champion Lowell Bailey and his U.S. teammate Tim Burke are both making their fourth Olympic appearance in PyeongChang. Their teammates Sean Doherty, Leif Nordgren and Russell Currier are competing in their second Olympic Winter Games after debuting four years ago for the U.S. in Sochi.

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  • Who is Spencer O'Brien?
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    Who is Spencer O'Brien?

    Name: Spencer O'Brien Country: Canada Age: 29 (turns 30 on 2/2/18) Sport: Snowboarding Disciplines: Slopestyle, Big Air 2016/17 WST slopestyle ranking: 10th 2016/17 WST big air ranking: 6th Accolades

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  • Yevgenia Medvedeva second in European Champs short program
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    Yevgenia Medvedeva second in European Champs short program

    Yevgenia Medvedeva came back from a broken foot to an unfamiliar place — trailing at a figure skating competition. The Russian, undefeated for more than two years, had a minor error — stumbling out of a double Axel landing — and is second to training partner Alina Zagitova by 1.7 points after the European Championships short program in Moscow. Medvedeva is competing for the first time since November.

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