Coach Tony Granato had a full complement of players for the first time at the U.S. men's Olympic hockey practice Saturday. Yet, there was an empty stall in the team's locker room at Gangneung Hockey Centre, the space occupied only by a jersey that will never be worn, a vivid reminder of a loss that can never be erased.
With nods to the country's landmarks and ancient culture as well as its potential to lead the world in future technological innovations, the opening ceremony at Olympic Stadium featured athletes from 91 countries, including a delegation from North Korea that marched into Olympic Stadium with athletes from South Korea. Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un; U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach were among the powerful political and sports figures who attended the extravaganza on a chilly night.
FILE - This April 6, 2016, file photo, shows a view of Deodoro Olympic Park canoe slalom circuit, center, and BMX circuit, right, during a flight on an army helicopter in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Almost five months after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics ended, the venue is struggling to find a use. Rio de Janeiro's city hall confirmed Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, that the Deodoro Olympic Park, which was to be used as a park and recreation area after the games, has been closed.