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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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1980 US Olympic hockey team reunites in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Feb. 21 about a reunion of the 1980 U.S. Olympic gold medal hockey team, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Miracle on Ice reunion was the first for the living teammates since 1980. It was the team’s first reunion at Lake Placid since 1980, not its first reunion ever.

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Vylegzhanin, Johaug win skiathlon gold at Nordic ski worlds

Cross-country Skiathlon winners on the podium, with winner Maxim Vylegzhanin of Russia, third placed Alex Harvey of Canada, right, and second placed Dario Cologna of Switzerland, left, after the men cross-country men's skiathlon event at Nordic Skiing World Championships in Falun, Sweden, Saturday Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Fredrik Sandberg) SWEDEN OUT

FALUN, Sweden (AP) — After six silver medals at major events, Maxim Vylegzhanin had enough of finishing second.

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