Winter Olympics 2018

ATHLETIC DIPLOMACY

IAN WARD ’19 | ONLINE EDITOR • Tonight is the beginning of a first-ever diplomatically fueled joint sports team, as North and South Korea joined together to form a joint Women’s ice hockey team. In addition to the joint hockey team, the North Koreans will be competing in Winter Olympic sports as a nation for the first time since 2010. This monumental move in sports history is not the first instance of athletic diplomacy, however, it is the first instance of a joint national team. So, what does this mean both politically and athletically for a peninsula that is still technically at war and is increasingly under scrutiny from the United States and the world?

RUSSIAN FALLOUT

BRYCE BRIDGEWATER ’19 | COPY EDITOR • 169  Russian athletes will be participating in the 2018 Winter Olympic games over the next two weeks in Pyeongchang, South Korea. However this time, they will not be marching under the tricolor flag representative of the country, but rather of the five Olympic rings of the games. This comes after an investigation finding a systematic doping system of the athletes in order to improve the performances in the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia.

ZANY WINTER OLYMPIC SPORTS

CHARLES FREY ’19 | STAFF WRITER • It’s that time of the four year cycle again, and the countries of the world have assembled for the greatest spectacle in winter sports. The snow is packed and the Winter Olympics
are underway in PyeongChang, South Korea. The globe’s top winter athletes will be competing for the top spot on the podium to bring glory eternal for their homeland.