This Week In Sports and Social Justice: Rihanna rejects Super Bowl over Kap; Smith, Carlos get props

Rihanna is the latest black musician to turn down the Super Bowl halftime show over the NFL's Colin Kaepernick kneeling controversy.

Everything you missed — but need to know — from the Winter Olympics

Pyeongchang’s fame might be fleeting, but we’ll never forget the political undertones, Chloe Kim's historic wins and the famous Garlic Girls of South Korea.
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After 10 years in Seoul, he moved back to Pyeongchang. Now, he worries about Olympic fallout.

He left 10 years and a master's degree behind in Seoul to work on the family farm. Now, he worries the Olympics might've soured Pyeongchang.

After the Olympics, will Pyeongchang’s rebrand as an international tourist destination stick?

Billions have been poured into infrastructure and rebranding Pyeongchang. We spoke to locals about whether they think visitors will travel here after the Olympics.

Exclusive: Chloe Kim’s Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box broke a record by selling out in 7 hours

The youngest female snowboarder to win Olympic gold has another record to add to her growing list.
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In an epic game, the US women’s ice hockey team beats Canada to win gold during shootout

The U.S. women's team hasn't won gold since 1998 — the first year women's hockey was a sport at the Olympic Games.

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Team USA bobsledders Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs win silver at the Winter Olympics

Meyers Taylor is the veteran on the U.S. women's bobsled team.

What it’s like to be at the Olympics when you don’t give a damn about sports

The games and crowds are exhilarating to experience in person — and one reporter found out just how contagious the excitement is.
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South Koreans react to their president’s historic invitation to North Korea

"We cannot accept the invitation. It’s totally unacceptable. We can’t go to Pyongyang without solving the nuclear issue first."
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Silver medalist Nick Goepper says talking openly about depression is part of his “healing process”

"I just really appreciate that people are listening to my story and can take inspiration from it."

South Koreans are projected to live longer than everyone else — and their food is just one reason

The fermentation in popular Korean foods like kimchi is only one of the factors in the country's high life-expectancy rate.

Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor isn’t done breaking gender and race barriers in bobsledding

"People think that people of color should just be in the back of the sled, which is crazy to hear in 2018," she said in an exclusive interview with Mic.
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American hero Michelle Kwan still gets emotional when she looks at how far figure skating has come

She's in South Korea cheering on Team USA figure skaters — many of whom were inspired by Kwan's story.
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Team USA’s Chloe Kim makes history as the youngest female snowboarder to win Olympic gold

The 17-year-old scored a high of 98.25 on her final run.

Gus Kenworthy on traveling to South Korea — and his words of encouragement for LGBTQ communities

'Mic' sat down with Gus Kenworthy to talk about his career, LGBTQ activism and the one thing he can't wait to do in South Korea.

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NBC is apologizing for Olympics coverage that praised Japan’s occupation of South Korea

Analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo came under fire from the South Korean people after he made light of the Japanese occupation of Korea during NBC's broadcast.
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Openly gay Olympic athlete Gus Kenworthy: “Eat your heart out, Mike Pence.”

The athlete spoke out against Pence Sunday after previously calling the vice president a "bad fit" for the Olympic delegation.
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Unreliable sources: The worst media moments this week that weren’t an accused Nazi on cable news

Across the media landscape this week, some reporting and commentary on the storylines were rife with mischaracterizations ... or flat-out falsehoods.
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As Winter Games begin, Congress takes aim at US Olympic Committee over Larry Nassar

As the Winter Olympics begin in Pyeongchang, the U.S. government is launching an investigation into the Olympics' main governing body in the U.S.

What you didn’t see on TV: An insider’s look at what was happening at the Olympics opening ceremony

An on-the-ground look at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

18 black athletes and their inspiring 2018 Winter Olympics stories

Black excellence will be hitting the slopes and ice rinks of South Korea.

Adam Rippon is the first out gay American athlete to medal at the Winter Olympics

In his words, his “blades are sharp” but his “tongue is sharper.”

2018 Winter Olympics: AJ Edelman, an Orthodox Jew, is Israel’s first skeleton athlete

He wants to send a message to all Jews that they, too, can accomplish their dreams.

2018 Winter Olympics: Australian snowboarder Belle Brockhoff is also an LGBTQ rights activist

The snowboarder injured herself in December and was cleared to compete at the end of January. In an exclusive with Mic, Brockhoff talked about her preparations for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Chloe Kim leads the halfpipe qualifier, could be the youngest female snowboarder to win Olympic gold

The snowboard prodigy has been hitting the slopes since she was four.

2018 Winter Olympics: Erin Jackson is the first African-American woman to ever compete in long track

Jackson learned to speed skate in just four months of formal training.

Gus Kenworthy didn’t medal in slopestyle at this Olympics, but his on-camera kiss made him a legend

Kenworthy is also the first male professional action sports athlete in the U.S. to come out as gay.

2018 Winter Olympics: Sisters Hannah and Marissa Brandt are competing on different ice hockey teams

Hannah will represent Team USA while Marissa, who was adopted from Korea, will play on Team South Korea.

2018 Winter Olympics: Maame Biney is the first African-American woman on the USA speedskating team

At 18 years old, she's the youngest woman on the U.S. short track team.