PHOTOS: Pyeongchang Olympics, part 1

WASHINGTON — Competition is underway after the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The first gold medal the games was awarded in the 15-kilometer skiathlon. The U.S. gained its first medal when 17-year-old Red Gerard won in the snowboard slopestyle competition.

Mirai Nagasu leaped into history by becoming the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics and only the third woman to land the difficult jump at the games.

Here are some photos of the games.


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