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These displays of unity at the Olympics fill us with hope

In this year’s Games, the two rival nations joined to form a united Koreas team, leaving many dreaming of a world where they are not feuding. These rare displays of unity have been a welcome relief from the tensions between the two Koreas: During the women’s 500 meters short-track speedskating, …

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Gay US Olympians tell Pence: ‘Eat Your heart out’

“The #OpeningCeremony is a wrap and the 2018 Winter Olympic Gaymes are officially under way!” wrote skier Gus Kenworthy in a caption on an Instagram photo of him and figure skater Adam Rippon. “I feel incredibly honored to be here in Korea competing for the US and I’m so proud …

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Take a break from the Olympics. There’s a ‘naked marathon’

Hundreds took to the streets of Pyeongchang on Saturday and Sunday for what organizers called a “naked marathon.” While the Olympic’s men’s downhill skiing competition was postponed due to treacherous winds, nothing stopped the runners from taking part in their winter madness. The temperature was a balmy -5°C (22°F) — …

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Winter Olympics: Sunday, February 11

Winter Olympics: Sunday, February 11 Mogul Skier Daichi Hara of Japan during practice at Phoenix Park. Winter Olympics: Sunday, February 11 Silver medalist Chris Mazdzer celebrates after capturing the first-ever men’s singles luge medal for the United States. Winter Olympics: Sunday, February 11 A volunteer watches as athletes run the …

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Six Nations: Last-ditch heroics keep Grand Slam dreams alive

England opened with a bonus-point win over underdog Italy, but against arch-rival Wales at Twickenham Saturday its 12-6 victory turned on two key moments. Leading 12-3, but with Wales looking dangerous after the introduction of George North, Scott Williams charged for the England line and looked certain to score as …

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