Sasha Cohen

Five storylines for the 2018 Winter Olympics

Five storylines for the 2018 Winter Olympics

It’s a difficult moment to look at the Korean Peninsula and think about sports, with fears of nuclear catastrophe looming larger than they have since the Cold War.

When the XXIII Olympic Winter Games begin Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the politics of a nuclear North Korea will be an inevitable topic of discussion as will the absence of an official Russian delegation because of ongoing allegations of state-sponsored doping.

But politics and drugs are part of every Olympics, and the best athletes in the world still find a way to cut through the murk. So here are five storylines to watch for the Winter Games:

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