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THE 2018 XXIII WINTER GAMES

No matter what is happening in the world, the Olympic Games are always a welcome respite — a breath of fresh air in the often-cheerless realm of current events. So get ready to smile: This February, thousands of athletes from around the globe will land in Pyeongchang, South Korea, to vie for gold at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

No matter if you’ve never heard of curling, could care less about ice dancing or think skeleton is a sport for the insane, you can’t help but be mesmerized by the raw, authentic emotion as those who have spent their entire lives mastering a sport discover just where they fall in the planetary pecking order. Will they overcome all odds and be victorious, or will they get overwhelmed by nerves or injury or fear and suffer defeat? Tune in, tune out the world and watch the global story unfold one athlete at a time.

Women to Watch

Many athletes will not know until the eleventh hour whether they are headed to Pyeongchang because there are several qualifying events yet to be contested this 2017 to 2018 winter season. But if you were to place a bet, we’d recommend these fab femmes as solid contenders to represent the USA this year.

Jamie Anderson, SLOPESTYLE SNOWBOARDER

With an epic run that clinched a gold medal in the inaugural women’s slopestyle competition in Sochi,

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