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The Olympics

Rachel Blount and Chip Scoggins write from the games in Pyeongchang.


Scoggins: Boxers or briefs? At this point in Pyeongchang, either would be great

Laundry piling up at the Olympics spells trouble.


Paging Dr. Song! Reporter seeks relief via acupuncture

Paging Dr. Song! Reporter seeks relief via acupuncture

Part of the intrigue of covering the Pyeongchang Olympics is in sampling all things Korean -- even acupuncture.


Scoggins: They're smothering us with kindness in Pyeongchang

Olympic volunteers go out of their way to make things convenient, even when it means not exactly going by the book.


Scoggins: Hello from Pyeongchang; I'm wearing two watches

Pyongchang, South Korea, is 15 hours ahead of Twin Cities time, leading Chip Scoggins to deal with the difference in an old-school way: Two watches.

Our intrepid columnist had time, according to multiple watches, to blog as Team Strib arrives in South Korea for the Winter Olympics.


Souhan: Ten things to know about being in Rio

Other than bullets, things have gone better than expected. There aren't many mosquitos so Zika is not the overwhelming threat it was made out to be.


Blount: Rio: the marvelous (and dangerous) city

Blount: Rio: the marvelous (and dangerous) city

All those concerns about safety at the Rio Olympics were not overstated. Robberies, shootings and other hazards have been a daily occurrence.


Souhan: Welcome to Rio: No ice, please

I've been told the sneakiest way to get sick in Rio is to drink liquids containing ice, which may not be purified.


Souhan: Lynx like pressure of defending an Olympic basketball dynasty

United States' Tamika Catchings second from left, huddles with teammates Brittney Griner, left, Angel McCoughtry and Seimone Augustus, right, during t

The sense the players offered on Wednesday night was that they are quite comfortable with the USA's dominance and the pressure that may impose on them.


Report: Four Lynx players on Olympic basketball team

Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) celebrated with guard Lindsay Whalen (13) and center Sylvia Fowles (34) during the WNBA Finals in October.

Lindsay Whalen, Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles are said to be on 12-member women's roster for Rio, which will be announced Wednesday.


Olympics blog: Minnesota wrestlers fall, but curlers prevail

Chaska's Andy Bisek is the only Minnesotan to advance to Sunday's Olympic wrestling trials finals, and John Shuster brings home curling bronze.


Olympic wrestling trials/Clark, Smith and Rau to finals

Native Minnesotans Jake Clark and Pat Smith, plus recent arrival Joe Rau, made Saturday night's finals at the Olympic trials in Iowa City.


Three state wrestlers are top seeds at this weekend's Olympic trials

Greco-Roman wrestler Andy Bisek, bottom

The countdown to Rio ramps up with this weekend's Olympic wrestling trials, and three Minnesotans--Andy Bisek, Jordan Holm and Joe Rau--were named No. 1 seeds in the Greco-Roman rankings released Wednesday.


Blount in Sochi: Wherever you go, there we are

Sochi may be an obscure, out-of-the-way place on the map, but an awful lot of Minnesotans seemed to find their way here.


Wherever you go, there we are

Sochi may be an obscure, out-of-the-way place on the map, but an awful lot of Minnesotans seemed to find their way here.


Scoggins in Sochi: Crazy night at figure skating

Judging bias comes into question again


Blount in Sochi: How to cheer like a Russian

Russian skating fan Andrei Kozlov arrives at the Adler Arena Skating Center to watch the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race during the 2014 Winter O

The atmosphere inside the Sochi Olympics venues has much in common with the fan culture in the U.S., with a few notable exceptions.


Scoggins in Sochi: The one about laundry and steak ...

Laundry was an adventure, but reward was nice.


Blount in Sochi: Scenes from the Black Sea

Blount in Sochi: Scenes from the Black Sea

Sochi's beautiful location places it between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, where swimmers and fishermen are sharing the scenery with Olympic visitors.


Scoggins in Sochi: Olympic volunteer puts on magic show at bus stop

A funny way to start the day.


Scoggins in Sochi: A game to remember

U.S.-Russia hockey provided some lasting memories