Repair shop integral part of competition at Paralympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Away from the stadiums, it's the most hectic place at the Paralympic Games — a white warehouse on a corner of Pyeongchang's athletes' village, where a team of technicians hustle around the clock to carve, weld and sew items near piles of bionic hands, feet and knees.

  • Written by By KIM TONG-HYUNG , Associated Press

North Korean defector hits Paralympic ice for South Korea


GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The most talked-about athlete in the Paralympics barely plays, but who cares? The diminutive but hard-nosed reserve forward on South Korea's sled hockey team proudly admits he's just happy to be here.

After all, Choi Kwang Hyouk has come a long way.

He escaped one of the most brutal and isolated places on Earth as a one-legged teenager and traveled weeks through China on crutches before finding freedom in South Korea. He battled through a sense of desolation for years while struggling to adjust to his new capitalist home before finding rejuvenation in a sport he says now means "everything in life."

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  • Written by By KIM TONG-HYUNG , Associated Press

The day after: Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women's hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative normalcy.


  • Written by TED ANTHONY , Associated Press

Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity's finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box — and a potential path away from conflict.

  • Written by By TED ANTHONY , Associated Press