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Barry Bennell: 31 years in jail for soccer's 'devil incarnate'

Barry Bennell, the serial pedophile whose abuse of young boys rocked the world of British soccer, was described as "the devil incarnate" after being sentenced to 31 years in jail on Monday. More>>

Is the CrossFit Open the biggest sporting competition on Earth?

Half a million athletes directly competing against each other on a level playing field at the same time. A logistical and practical impossibility, right? More>>

Lindsey Vonn: 'I'm not going to back down' to online abuse

Trolled on social media, Lindsey Vonn has a message for the people targeting her online -- they haven't "won." More>>

Discounted: The Winter Olympics' greatest underdogs

Some Olympians are destined for greatness, others are there just to make up the numbers, but some manage to defy expectations or even shock the world. More>>

LeBron James triumphant in a new NBA All-Star Game format

A team led by LeBron James prevailed against a squad headed by rival Stephen Curry on Sunday night, 148-145, in the league's first player-drafted NBA All-Star Game. More>>

Russian Olympic curler suspected of failing drugs test

Russian curler Aleksandr Krushelnitckii is suspected of failing a doping test at the PyeongChang Olympic Games. More>>

Team USA's biggest Winter Olympic team nabs few medals (so far)

They came to Pyeongchang with mountains of accolades, heaps of expectations and more airtime than an Olympic ski jumper. More>>

Gus Kenworthy's kiss with boyfriend a 'moment to celebrate'

It was a tender moment between two men in love, an openly gay Olympian kissing his boyfriend at the bottom of the hill during the ski slopestyle event. More>>

Winter Olympics day 10: Results and live updates

By Matias Grez, Euan McKirdy and James Griffiths CNN (CNN) -- TM & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved. More>>

Norway's Braaten beats strong field to win Olympic men's ski slopestyle

Oystein Braaten's boxer shorts have never been luckier. More>>

Marcel Hirscher makes Olympic history with second gold

Marcel Hirscher had never won an Olympic gold medal before PyeongChang. More>>

Winter Olympics day 9: Results and live updates

By Matias Grez, Joshua Berlinger and Marc Lourdes CNN (CNN) -- TM & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved. More>>

'I sleep well at night,' says skier Lindsey Vonn as she answers hate tweets

Lindsey Vonn had barely finished her first race at PyeongChang 2018 when the online abuse resumed. More>>

Vonn's Olympic dreams dashed as Ledecka goes on fairytale run

It was a fairy tale at the women's super-G in PyeongChang -- but not for Lindsey Vonn. More>>

Bjoergen matches all-time medal record with relay gold for Norway

Marit Bjoergen tied the all-time Winter Olympic record of 13 career medals Saturday as she led Norway to gold in 4x5-kilometer cross-country skiing relay. . More>>

Yuzuru Hanyu leads glorious Japanese Olympic skating finish

Defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu completed his stunning comeback from injury to win the men's single skating event and claim Japan's first gold medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. More>>

Gus Kenworthy to ski with broken thumb: 'But it does prevent me from shaking Pence's hand'

Gus Kenworthy might have broken his thumb, but there's an upside to the injury, according to the freestyle skier. More>>

Why Winnie the Pooh is skater Yuzuru Hanyu's lucky charm

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu takes to the ice at the Gangneung Ice Arena this weekend with the aim of solidifying his reputation as the most "complete athlete in figure skating" -- with a little help from Winnie the Pooh. More>>

Winter Olympics day 7: As it happened

By Matias Grez, Euan McKirdy and James Griffiths CNN () -- TM & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved. More>>

The Jamaican women's bobsled team needed a sled when its coach left. A beer company stepped up

In just the nick of time, the Jamaican women's bobsled team appears to have secured a sled ahead of the group's Olympic debut. More>>

Favorite Mikaela Shiffrin misses out on slalom medal at Olympics

Less than 24 hours after her triumph in the giant slalom came a reminder that Olympic titles do not come easily, not even for phenomenal talents like Mikaela Shiffrin. More>>

It's a family affair: Meet New Zealand's remarkable sibling skiing quartet

They're skiing's answer to the Von Trapp family. Four brothers, three of who have competed in a Winter Olympics, with another about to make his Olympic bow at PyeongChang 2018. More>>

If office life were like the Olympics, here are 5 things you already do that deserve a medal

While the world's brightest and strongest toil away in Pyeongcheng, you're probably toiling away under the fluorescent lights of your office. There's no shame in that. Just because you don't have lats of steel or half a... More>>

Tongan Pita Taufatofua: 'We were racing not to come last'

Tongan flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua was brutally honest about his ambitions ahead of his Winter Olympics debut. More>>

Norway's Svindal makes history as oldest Olympic skiing champion

He's one of Norway's best-loved and most successful winter athletes and now Aksel Lund Svindal has made history by becoming the oldest skier to win Olympic gold and his country's first in the speed discipline. More>>

Victor Santos — From the favelas to the slopes of PyeongChang 2018

Victor Santos used to be just like many of the children in Sao Paulo's biggest favela. More>>

Winter Olympics day 6: As it happened

By Nell Lewis, Henry Young, Euan McKirdy and James Griffiths CNN () -- TM & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved. More>>

Volvo Ocean Race: The man who made history with drones

It was a first in sailing, shedding new light on an event taking place hundreds of kilometers from the shoreline. More>>

Teenage snowboarder Red Gerard wins first Team USA gold medal

Teenager Red Gerard pulled off a shock win in the men's slopestyle snowboarding to claim the first gold medal for Team USA at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. More>>

Age is nothing but a number for the Winter Olympians of 2018

Be they old or young, age is nothing but a number for the skiing, skating, sledding and snowboarding Winter Olympians of 2018. More>>

Cancel your relationship. The Norwegian curling team is your Valentine now.

Look at these pants, y'all. These are some good pants. These pink, heart-littered confections are the kind of pants you can only get away with if you are competing in a curling match at the Winter Olympics. Oh sure, when... More>>

It was only a matter of time before the Olympics was dragged into the immigration debate

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin inserted the hot-button political issue of immigration into the Winter Games when telling the story of Chloe Kim, the teen phenom who won a gold medal in the women's halfpipe. More>>

What North Korea's Olympic delegation saw for the first time

One peninsula, two very different ways of life. More>>

Winter Olympics day 5: As it happened

By Henry Young, Euan McKirdy and James Griffiths CNN () -- TM & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved. More>>

Olympian Shaun White dismisses question about past harassment claims

Snowboarder Shaun White called past sexual harassment allegations levied against him "gossip" during a news conference Wednesday after his historic gold medal win at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. More>>

North Korean figure skaters revel in starring role on Olympic ice

They landed every jump, wooed the crowd and rose to the occasion. More>>

Why everything is different for this year's NBA All-Star Game

Forget everything you once knew about the NBA All-Star Game and how it works. More>>

Does switching nations make you less of an Olympian?

Competing for your country at an Olympic Games is the highest honor for some. For others, the national flag on your kit is altogether more complicated. More>>

Shaun White lands historic third gold and 100th for US in Winter Olympics

He needed the performance of his life, but Shaun White cemented his iconic status in the sport of snowboarding with a third Olympic halfpipe gold medal and a 100th overall at a Winter Games for Team USA. More>>

Simi Adeagbo: 'In life, as in the skeleton, you have to take the hits'

She touched a sled for the first time in September 2017. By January 2018, she had qualified for the Winter Olympics. More>>

North Korean figure skaters revel in starring role on Olympic ice

Skating to "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles, North Korea's figure skaters received huge cheers as they took to the ice at the Gangneung Ice Arena at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. More>>

Chloe Kim's cool, but her dad may be even cooler

By now we all know Chloe Kim; teenage snowboarding wunderkind, ice cream enthusiast, A+ tweeter and now, Olympic gold medalist. However, her tremendous win in the women's halfpipe competition on Tuesday put another... More>>

NBA coach Gregg Popovich says America is a 'racist country'

Gregg Popovich has never shied away from speaking his mind. More>>

Marcel Hirscher wins first Olympic gold as Chloe Kim triumphs in halfpipe

He's considered by many as the best skier of his generation, but Olympic gold had always eluded Marcel Hirscher until now. More>>

Dustin Woods: The US coach inspiring China's speed skaters in Pyeongchang

If you dream of going to the Olympics, you'll quickly learn there's no comfort zone. More>>

Shaun White seeks Olympic redemption in Pyeongchang

He's an icon in his sport and one of the most recognizable and talked about figures at the Winter Olympics, but Shaun White has a score to settle at the Games. More>>

Emily Sweeney's luge crash stuns Olympic crowds

US luger Emily Sweeney suffered a frightening crash Tuesday at the women's singles competition during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. More>>

Winter Olympics day 4: As it happened

By Matias Grez, Euan McKirdy and James Griffiths CNN () -- TM & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved. More>>

Gay athletes are making history at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Let's face it. Gay athletes have probably been setting Olympic records since the days of the ancient Greeks. More>>

Australian rugby taking 'enormous steps' into the future

On and off the field, Australian rugby is breaking new ground. More>>

Japanese speed skater Kei Saito suspended from Winter Olympics for doping

Japanese short track speed skater Kei Saito has been suspended from the Winter Olympics after a positive doping test. More>>

Chloe Kim: America's 17-year-old snowboarding sensation

She's just 17 years old, half the age of some of her teammates, but snowboarder Chloe Kim wasn't at the Winter Olympics just to make up the numbers. More>>

What are North Korea's cheerleaders singing at the Winter Olympics?

Along with the wind, the cold and the medal winners, North Korea's cheerleading squad has been getting plenty of attention at the Winter Olympics. More>>

This figure skater set a world record with a routine about 'clinical death'

In case you missed it, there was some seriously good Olympic figure skating this weekend. Sure, yes, Adam Rippon is a national delight and Mirai Nagasu's mind-blowing triple axel was the thing of Olympic dreams, but let's... More>>

High winds wreak havoc as Canada breezes to double gold

High winds wreaked havoc in a controversial women's slopestyle competition and forced the postponement of Mikaela Shiffrin's first gold medal bid, but they couldn't stop Canada from breezing to double gold in Pyeongchang... More>>

The insanely difficult feat of the triple axel, broken down

She's been training this dangerous jump for years. And finally, under the bask of Olympic lights, Mirai Nagasu did something no other American woman has ever done at the Olympics: More>>

Get ready for horse racing, Formula One-style

What do you get when you mix horse racing with Formula One? More>>

When an American luger hit a rough spot in his training, a Russian offered help

After winning the silver in the men's single luge competition, American Chris Mazdzer shared a touching story about how a fellow Russian luger offered him a hand before the Games -- or more accurately, his sled. More>>

Thanks to Canada, gay Olympic athletes have a place all their own in the Olympic Village

LGBTQ athletes have a place to call their own in the Olympic Village in Pyeongchang. More>>

These Olympic figure skaters will blow your mind

Quad jumps. Quad twists. Multi-position death spirals. More>>

Mirai Nagasu leaps into history with Olympic triple axel

Mirai Nagasu made her triple axel look elegant and effortless. More>>

Adele, Beyoncé, Elvis and The Beatles rock the figure skating

Adele was there, and so were Beyoncé, Elvis Presley and The Beatles. More>>

Olympic figure skaters put Coldplay, Moulin Rouge on ice

Coldplay and the Moulin Rouge soundtrack appeared to be favorites Sunday for figure skaters able to compete using music with lyrics for the first time at a Winter Olympics. More>>

Winter Olympics day 3: Live updates

By Matias Grez and Euan McKirdy CNN () -- TM & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved. More>>

Take a break from the Olympics. There's a 'naked marathon'

What do the Winter Olympics and the naked marathon in South Korea have in common? Bone-chilling temperatures and medals. More>>

Last year he almost died in a snowboarding accident. Now he's won bronze at the Olympics

Eleven months ago Mark McMorris lay waiting for a rescue helicopter in the backcountry near Whistler, British Columbia, with a fractured jaw, a ruptured spleen, internal bleeding, multiple broken bones and a collapsed lung. More>>

How first Russian medalist was able to compete despite past drugs ban

Russia may be banned as a nation from the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, but that didn't stop a Russian athlete who once served a drug ban from winning a medal. More>>

Winter Olympics day 2: Live updates

Matias Grez, Steve George Euan McKirdy () -- TM & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved. More>>

Speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen gets paid in cryptocurrency

There are almost 3,000 athletes competing at the Peyongchang Olympics, but there is only one who is paid in cryptocurrency. More>>

Unified Korean ice hockey team proves that 'winning isn't everything'

Rarely does sport become secondary on one of the grandest sporting stages of all. Seldom is history made without a medal won or a record broken. But on the Winter Olympics' first day came a match without compare -- not... More>>

Gay US Olympians tell Pence: 'Eat Your heart out'

The first two openly gay US winter Olympians took to social media Friday to tell Vice President Mike Pence what they think of his position on gay rights. More>>

These displays of unity at the Olympics fill us with hope

North and South Korea may be bitterly divided, but at the Olympics, they are anything but. More>>

For the first time in Olympic history, an African-American is playing for a US hockey team

Jordan Greenway hasn't yet finished college, but he's already made history: He's the first African-American competing on a Olympic US hockey team. More>>

Sweden's Charlotte Kalla wins first Olympic gold medal as Dutch sweep speed skating

And the winner of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics' first gold medal is ... Sweden's Charlotte Kalla. More>>

The uphill battle of Indian athlete Shiva Keshavan in the luge

There is a video of Olympic athlete Shiva Keshavan sledding down a winding road in the foothills of the Himalayas. More>>

Olympics opening ceremony preaches a Games of 'peace'

A giant dove of peace lit up the night sky, famous South Korean singers sang John Lennon's "Imagine" and, most significantly of all, athletes from North and South Korea walked in unison for the first time in 11 years. More>>

These Winter Olympics will be chock-full of firsts

One of the coolest parts of the Olympics is watching history being made. Whether it's a new country making their Olympic debut or groundbreaking athletes adding new faces and experiences to the Olympic story, it's enough... More>>

Winter Olympics opening ceremony sees historic handshake

Diplomacy and sporting endeavor mixed awkwardly at the spectacular opening of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, as sworn adversaries sat feet apart while North Korea received a welcome that would have been... More>>

So is it Pyeongchang or PyeongChang? It's confusing

Never has the name of an Olympic city stirred such confusion. More>>

Pence, Kim Jong Un's sister sat feet away from each other at Games' opening ceremony

Vice President Mike Pence sat in close proximity to Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Games on Friday. More>>

Lindsey Vonn moved to tears over memory of late grandfather

She was moved to tears over the memory of her late grandfather, but Lindsey Vonn vowed to win gold in honor of the man she calls her ski racing inspiration at PyeongChang 2018. More>>

The first controversy of the Winter Olympics -- and it's over the flag

The Winter Olympics has just started, and we already have our first controversy -- and it's over who carried the US flag in the opening ceremony. More>>

If you're looking for Team USA in the opening ceremony parade of nations, they're no. 26

In the parade of nations at the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, Team USA will enter the stadium in position no. 26 -- right after Mongolia. More>>

Asian Americans skate into Olympic spotlight in record number

It's a historic moment for Asian-Americans skaters. More>>

Wow, the oily shirtless Tongan Olympian really came out oily and shirtless again

Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan athlete who became an instant Olympic icon when he emerged shiny and shirtless carrying his country's flag during the Olympic Opening Ceremony in Rio two years ago, has done it again. More>>

Tonga's famous flag bearer Pita Taufatofua achieves his 'impossible dream'

Walking out into Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium, his bare, muscular torso glistening with a generous amount of oil, Pita Taufatofua's life changed in an instant. More>>

This selfie of North and South Korean athletes is one for the ages

When you have a few moments to spare, there's no better time to do a group selfie. More>>

Team USA's Erin Jackson is 'super bummed' to miss the Olympics opening ceremony

It's the worst time to be sick. Just ask Team USA long track speed skater Erin Jackson, who had to miss the Winter Olympics opening ceremony due to an illness. More>>

How to race Alpine skiing's toughest event -- the experts reveal all

Beware of the bumps. And the jumps. And dastardly gates. There is always trouble ahead on the steep, bullet-hard, icy slopes. But be fast. Be first. Don't let fear slow you down. More>>

Nope, it's not what you think

The pair made for a lot of double takes. And, of course, a lot of selfies. More>>

Russia, North Korea, cold ... condoms: The 2018 Winter Olympics are here

It will be cold and colorful, dramatic and dangerous, exciting and emotional -- the 2018 Winter Olympics is set to burst into life in South Korea. More>>

PyeongChang 2018: Sport-by-sport guide

The Winter Olympics is upon us, which means it's time to brush up on sports you may not have watched or read about for four years. More>>

Russian athletes lose last ditch appeal to join the Winter Olympics

Dozens of Russian athletes have lost an eleventh-hour bid to join the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected their appeal. More>>

Olympian aims to get Eritreans on skis

They probably aren't medal contenders but some athletes wouldn't be at the Winter Olympics at all in PyeongChang unless they opted represent other countries. It happens at the Summer Olympics, too. More>>

Listen, it's not breaking news. The Winter Olympics are going to be cold. But how cold is the question.

Listen, it's not breaking news. The Winter Olympics are going to be cold. But it seems like the games in Pyeongchang are shaping up to be really, REALLY cold. More>>

How to sound like an expert in obscure Winter Olympics sports in five minutes or less

Curling? Luge? Biathlon? We don't blame you if you don't know much about these sports. But the Winter Olympics are here. And to be the Winter Olympics expert in the break room at work, you've got to do your homework.... More>>

Winter Olympics: Everything you need to know

Although the opening ceremony isn't until Friday, the 2018 Winter Olympics are under way, lasting through February 25. Here's a quick guide, including location, new events, venues, how to watch the Games, the mascot and... More>>

Winter Olympics 2018 medal table

Find out how your country is doing with CNN's full medals table from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea from February 9-25. More>>

Olympics under way: USA beats Russian athletes in curling

It is not exactly the height of the Cold War, but there is always a frisson when the USA meets Russia as it did in the opening curling match of the 2018 Winter Olympics. More>>

'I can motivate kids in Ghana to chase their dreams' — Akwasi Frimpong

Growing up in a one-room home in Ghana, Akwasi Frimpong never envisaged he would one day race down a South Korean mountain with his chin resting three inches above the ice. More>>

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