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America’s sled hockey women face obstacles for full recognition, at home and abroad

On Sunday in Pyeongchang, the U.S. sled hockey team defeated Canada in a thrilling overtime game to earn Team USA’s third straight Paralympics gold. But for 20-year-old Kelsey DiClaudio, one of the best sled hockey players in the world, watching this triumph was bittersweet. “I’m very happy for them, I’ve played alongside those guys, I know every single one of those guys and they deserve to be…

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Women compete at the Olympics, and according to the IOC, so do ‘ladies’

On Wednesday evening in Pyeongchang, Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall made history when they won the first women’s cross-country gold medal for Team USA in Olympic history in the Team Sprint relay. It was a finish for the ages. After Diggins sprinted past the Swedish skier in the final meters of the relay, and crossed the finish line in first, she collapsed in disbelief as Randall ran over and…

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Before Adam Rippon, there was Rudy Galindo

As the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games progress, one face is arguably stealing more attention than many others: 28-year-old Adam Rippon, one of the first openly gay athletes to represent the United States in the Winter Olympics. Rippon’s star has received a significant amount of positive media coverage, a dramatic shift from the treatment queer athletes have traditionally faced. But Rippon’s…

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Cisco Nexus 9000 Achieves a Clean Sweep of IT Brand Pulse Award 2018 ‘Medals’

Though Cisco is a proud technology provider of the Winter Olympics being held in PyeongChang, South Korea, sadly we are not a medal qualifier in any of the

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NBC’s botched attempt to ignore the sexual harassment allegations against Shaun White

On Wednesday morning in Pyeongchang, Shaun White won the his third gold medal in thrilling fashion in the final of the men’s snowboard halfpipe. Four years after his surprising failure to medal at Sochi, 31-year-old White returned to the biggest stage in sports and outdid 19-year-old Ayumu Hirano in his final run to add to his 2006 and 2010 Olympics titles. It was, without a doubt, an Olympic…

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Olympic Destroyer Takes Aim At Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics this year is being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Guardian, a UK Newspaper reported an article that suggested the Olympic computer systems suffered technical issues during… VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Olympic Destroyer Takes Aim At Winter Olympics

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Winter Olympics opening ceremony hit with cyber attack

… ceremony was hit with a cyber attack, officials for the PyeongChang games … declined to call it a cyber attack. Yonhap, South Korea’s news … theme of ‘Russian fingerprints’ in hacking attacks on information resources related to … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Winter Olympics opening ceremony hit with cyber attack

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It will be a while until the Team USA brand is trusted again

On Friday evening in South Korea, Team USA walked out into the Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, clad in the cheesy and stylistically questionable matching Ralph Lauren gear we have come to expect over the years. Luge star Erin Hamlin led the way, waving the American flag proudly. The delegation of 244 freezing American athletes followed, laughing, swaying, and waving while “Gangnam Style” was…

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Yet again, the Olympics are an economic and environmental disaster

The Opening Ceremony for the PyeongChang Olympics is just hours away. As you might have heard, this edition of the Winter Games is being held less than 50 miles from the North Korea border, a country ruled by a man with a nuclear button. While I’m not going to say you should ignore that fact, I will say that it shouldn’t necessarily be at the top of your worry list. After all, unlike back in 1988…

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Celebrating 10 years of Olympics partnership with NBC

As the 2018 Olympic Winter Games get underway in PyeongChang, South Korea, Cisco is proud to once again play a key role in delivering content from the world’s largest sporting event. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Celebrating 10 years of Olympics partnership with NBC

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