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Olympic athletes 2018: How to follow the best from Team USA – CNET

One of the best ways to follow the Olympic action in PyeongChang is from the athletes themselves. From gold medal tweets to bronze medal Instagrams, here’s how to follow the best athletes from Team USA. Chloe Kim, snowboarding Chloe Kim is 17 years old, just won gold in the halfpipe and loves churros. Oh and I also had 2 churros today and they were pretty bomb so if you ever get nervous go eat a churro — Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 11, 2018 Follow Kim on Twitter and you’ll get…

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Shaun White apologizes for dismissing misconduct allegations as ‘gossip’

Olympic gold medalist Shaun White insisted he is a “changed person” on Wednesday when asked about sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him in a 2016 lawsuit. “I’ve grown as a person over the years,” White said during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, just hours after winning his third gold medal in the men’s snowboarding halfpipe. “I definitely feel like I’m a much more changed person than I was when I was younger. I’m proud of who I am today,” White added. The comments came as social media lit up…

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Shaun White wins gold medal in halfpipe, U.S.’ 100th all-time gold

Name: Shaun White Sport: Snowboarding Category: Men’s Halfpipe Age: 31 Hometown: San Diego Instagram: @shaunwhite Twitter: @shaunwhite Shaun White reacts his first run in the final of the men’s snowboard halfpipe at the Phoenix Park during the Winter Olympic Games Pyeongchang, South Korea, on on Feb. 14. Martin Bureau / AFP – Getty Images White — universally known as “The Flying Tomato” for the flowing mane of red hair he sported for most of his career — became the first man to win three snowboarding gold medals when he won…

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Watch Shaun White’s dramatic win-or-go-home halfpipe run

Shaun White has reclaimed his Olympic title in snowboard halfpipe. Shaun White has reclaimed his Olympic halfpipe title and won the United States’ 100th all-time gold medal at the Winter Olympics. And he did it in dramatic fashion, landing back-to-back 1440s as part of a final run that knocked Japan’s Ayumu Hirano out of the top spot. With the win, White is now the first snowboarder to ever become a three-time Olympic champion. Twelve years after winning his first gold medal at the 2006 Torino Games, he is also the first…

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Sport 

Winter Olympics men’s snowboard halfpipe: Shaun White and Scotty James go for gold – live!

Will we have controversy tonight? Judging the women’s halfpipe was relatively easy. There was Chloe Kim, and then there was everyone else. Not so easy in men’s halfpipe. Put yourself in the judges’ shoes and gaze upon Shaun White’s 98.50 qualifying run … [embedded content] Shaun White Twenty minutes to go. Meanwhile, enjoy the pairs figure skating short program, which has just started, or check in on the first session of men’s curling, where the USA has snared the lead against the host nation. More terms you might hear ……

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Off the slopes, Olympians look up and out for a larger cause

Olympic gold-medalist snowboarder Kelly Clark was standing in a lift line when she felt a tug on her sleeve. Chloe Kim, then age 8, had spotted her snowboarding hero and was asking to ride up together. Clark said sure. Recommended: Test your knowledge of the Winter Olympics! Today Kim won her own Olympic gold. And Clark was there to see it – because she is still competing. When Clark stood at the top of the pipe on the third and final run today, she was up against not only the…

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Chloe Kim’s beaming dad is one of the breakout stars of the Olympics

Chloe Kim celebrates her gold medal with her family. Mike Blake / Reuters Chloe Kim’s snowboarding triumph at the Olympics crowned years of practice and focus on the sport. But it also put an exclamation point on her family’s quintessential immigrant story, turning the teenager’s beaming father into a breakout star of the PyeongChang games. Jong Jin Kim, who moved to the United States from South Korea in 1982, won over spectators around the world with his charming signs and irrepressible pride. As his 17-year-old daughter wowed the judges in…

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Technology 

Chloe Kim tweets about food while winning halfpipe gold – CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Tweeting as she’s winning. David Ramos / Getty Images This can’t have been easy.  No, not snowboarding all over a halfpipe. Tweeting just before snowboarding all over a halfpipe.  On Monday, Chloe Kim won the women’s halfpipe gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but at some point during the competition she was tweeting about, well, food.  Because, it seems, if you’re 17, that’s what you do. Wouldn’t you be…

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Winter Olympics women’s halfpipe snowboarding: Chloe Kim goes for gold – live!

Queralt Castellet has a big run with back-to-back 900s, but she can’t land the 1080. No improvement on her 67.75, currently seventh. (Cai moved up to fifth.) Cai Xuetong (China) has two world championships and two X Games medals. Big amplitude. Cab 720. Frontside 540. Backside 540. Frontside 900. She’s up to 76.50 Tomito opens with a 900 but loses some speed. She gets back to land a couple of 540s, but the atmosphere just seems down after Arthur’s accident, and she’s not doing much now. Her score isn’t bad…

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