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Olympic champion Christensen returns to where it began

First-place finisher Joss Christensen, center, is flanked by second-place Mcrae Williams, left, and third-place Gus Kenworthy on the podium after the World Cup freestyle skiing event Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Joss Christensen won the slopestyle at the U.S Freeskiing Grand Prix in January 2014 and his life has never been the same since. That victory allowed him to grab the final spot on the Olympic team and sent him to Sochi. The Park City native went on win the gold in one of the biggest surprises of the games.

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Joint working group formed to speed up preps for 2018 Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — South Korean organizers and the IOC are setting up a special joint working group to accelerate the bumpy preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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