A big night for NBC, led by Lindsey Vonn, women’s hockey
NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics:
Olympians balance parenthood with chasing career goals
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — After finishing her fourth Winter Games in Sochi, Kikkan Randall decided: It was time to have a baby. But the cross-country skiing champion wasn't ready to give up her Olympic goals.
So, at 32, she looked at the calendar and plotted her window: 2016, a gap year. No World Cup circuit and no Olympics. If things worked out as planned, Randall could get pregnant, give birth and be back in competition and qualify for Pyeongchang.
Elevating Women’s Skiing In Vonn’s Olympic Plan
Alaska university officials propose sports team cuts
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — University of Alaska officials are seeking permission from the NCAA to reduce the number of sports programs at two campuses while maintaining status as Division II institutions.
Officials have proposed cutting men's and women's skiing at both the University of Alaska Anchorage and University of Alaska Fairbanks. Officials also have proposed cutting men's and women's indoor track at the Anchorage campus.
Shiffrin eyes becoming Gut’s big rival for overall ski title
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — When Lara Gut starts the defense of her overall Alpine World Cup title on Saturday, she will be the first Swiss skier to do so in more than two decades.
Not that it puts pressure on her.
"I don't think I have to defend something," Gut said on Thursday, two days before the season-opening giant slalom on the Rettenbach glacier.
"The title that I won, is last year. Now we all start at zero points again and it's just a matter of winning races again."