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Scott Blackmun, in 2007. He announced Wednesday that he is stepping down as CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee. On the same day, the USOC announced steps it is taking to protect abuse victims. Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

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U.S. men's curling team member John Shuster is welcomed and cheered on by hundreds of curling fans under a canopy of curling brooms during a public recognition program for Twin Ports Olympians in Duluth, Minn., on Tuesday. Derek Montgomery for MPR News hide caption

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Sweet Redemption As Men's Curling Team Brings Olympic Gold Home To Duluth

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Cross-country skier Iivo Niskanen of Finland celebrates winning the men's 50-kilometer mass start classic race on Feb. 24. His was Finland's first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games. Ian MacNicol/Getty Images hide caption

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Artists perform near the Olympic flame during the closing ceremony. "Although parting is sad, we will remember Pyeongchang with beautiful memories," said Lee Hee-beom, the Pyeongchang Olympics organizing committee president. Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gold medalist figure skater Alina Zagitova, who competed as an Olympic athlete from Russia, heard the Olympic anthem as she stood on the podium for her medal ceremony. Eric Gaillard/Reuters hide caption

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Canada's gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for the figure skating ice dance. The 2018 Winter Games have seen the country win 29 medals. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dave Duncan of Canada competes in the freestyle skiing men's ski cross seeding at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The athlete was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly stealing a car. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images hide caption

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