As our country reels from yet another deadly mass shooting and continues to bear the weight of the daily drama between Republicans and Democrats, the PyeongChang Winter Olympics gives Americans brief respite from the madness and a positive reason to come together to root for the home team.
From November through March, Ethan and Christian Coherd pile their battered and worn secondhand equipment into their mom's equally battered white 2012 Honda Odyssey. The twins and their mom, Krystal Lucado, make the 1 1/2-hour drive from Baltimore to Roundtop Mountain in Lewisberry, Pa., five days a week to practice Alpine snowboarding. They estimate that they spend more than 40 hours a week training, in addition to school and homework. The Coherd twins are not fazed by the obstacles.