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U.S. coach Jean Lopez and his brother Steven celebrate after Steven defeated Rashad Ahmadov of Azerbaijan, winning him a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former USA Taekwondo Coach Banned From The Sport For Sexual Misconduct

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Magdalena Neuner of Germany enjoys a glass of Erdinger nonalcoholic beer after a medal ceremony at the biathlon world championships in Ruhpolding, Germany, in 2012. Today's Olympians have been swept up in a new trend largely emerging from Bavaria: nonalcoholic athletic recovery beers. Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images hide caption

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Nao Kodaira of Japan hugs Sang-Hwa Lee of Korea after Kodaira beat Lee in the 500m speed skating finals. The two have finished within fractions of a second of each other for years and are constantly compared to one another. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption

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Rivals Japan And South Korea Face Off At Olympics Amid Chilly Ties

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North Korea's Ryom Tae Ok (left) and Kim Ju Sik compete in the pair skating short program of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Wednesday. Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President Pence addresses a dinner earlier this year in White Sulphur Springs, W.V. Pence is heading to South Korea for diplomatic efforts and Olympic events. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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(Left) United States' Becca Hamilton releases the stone during a match against Switzerland in the Women's World Curling Championship in Beijing on March 23, 2017. (Right) Becca's brother, Matt Hamilton, delivers a stone during the bronze medal game USA vs Japan at the World Men's Curling Championships on April 10, 2016. Mark Schiefelbein/AP; Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's In Their Blood: Siblings Eye 1st Mixed Curling Gold At Winter Olympics

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Daily drills and intense practices are part of young D.C.-area speedskaters' training. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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A Short Track To The Olympics For Washington, D.C.-Area Speedskaters

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The entire USA Gymnastics board will resign, the group says. Rachael Denhollander (center) listens as Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor, was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexual abuse over decades of his involvement with the program. Brendan McDermid/Reuters hide caption

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South Korean protesters burn a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in front of Seoul Station on Monday. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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In South Korea, A Backlash Against Olympics Cooperation With The North

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Larry Nassar listens to victim impact statements prior to being sentenced after being accused of molesting more than 140 women and girls while he was a physician for Team USA and Michigan State University. Nassar has pleaded guilty in Ingham County, Mich., to sexually assaulting seven girls, but the judge is allowing all of his accusers to speak. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Kendall Wesenberg of Modesto, Calif., launches into her training run on the skeleton track in Lake Placid, N.Y. John Tully for NPR hide caption

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Face-Down, Head-First, 90 Miles An Hour On The Ice

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Team USA wrestler Jennifer Page trains in a pool at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. She is recovering from an ACL surgery. Matt Nager for NPR hide caption

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Training For The Olympics Is Hard Enough. Try Doing That While Earning A Degree

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Luger Albert Demchenko is one of 11 Russian athletes whom the International Olympic Committee banned for life on Friday. He will be stripped of the two silver medals he won at the 2014 Sochi Games. Alex Livesey/Getty Images hide caption

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With the Russian Olympic Committee suspended by the games' governing body, Russian athletes must compete under a neutral flag if they want to participate in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Russia Won't Boycott Olympics Over Ban For Doping, Putin Says

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The International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that Russia's athletes "will compete with a uniform bearing this name and under the Olympic Flag" at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar is seen in court on June 23 in Mason, Mich., as he stood trial on multiple counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Nassar has pleaded guilty and faces decades in prison. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The World Anti-Doping Agency says it has acquired more than three years of testing data from the lab, in the building pictured here, which WADA says was the site of a state doping program of Russian athletes. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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McKayla Maroney stands on the podium at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She says a team doctor molested her for years, including during the Olympics. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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