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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Feb 23 2018

Ice hockey: Pay row helped forge gold medal team: U.S. captain Duggan

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea A protracted pay dispute that almost saw the U.S. women's ice hockey team boycott last year's world championships was part of a journey that forged bonds between the players and helped them win a first Olympic gold since 1998, captain Meghan Duggan said.

Feb 22 2018

Olympics-Russian bronze medallist curler found guilty of doping, says CAS

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 22 The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday that Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been found guilty of an anti-doping violation after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium.

Feb 19 2018

Canada's Bloemen wins 10,000m, Kramer fails again

(This version of the February 15 story corrects to show Bloemen first Canadian man to win individual speed skating title since Gaetan Boucher in 1984)

Feb 19 2018

Togo trailblazer Petitjean says Africa warming to winter sports

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Togo's trailblazing cross-country skier Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean is glad she is no longer the "new kid on the block" at the Winter Olympics and says the record number of African countries competing in Pyeongchang proves the continent is warming to sports on snow and ice.

Feb 17 2018

'America's sweetheart' Rippon has his Olympic moment

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea If Pyeongchang proves to be Adam Rippon's figure skating swan song then "America's sweetheart" will look back on the Winter Games without an ounce of regret.

Feb 14 2018

Cross-country skiing: Snow still a mystery to Topless Tongan

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea A murmur of disappointment rippled around the room when Pita Taufatofua walked in on Wednesday. Unfair as it may be, people have come to expect Tonga's strapping Olympic flagbearer to walk around shirtless and shimmering all the time.

Feb 09 2018

Olympics: 'Queen Yuna' thrilled with final torchbearer role

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea South Korea's Kim Yuna thought she had seen and done it all during her stellar figure skating career, but lighting the Olympic cauldron as the final torchbearer of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics took her breath away.

Feb 09 2018

U.S. Olympic system failed abused gymnasts: USOC

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea The U.S. Olympic system "failed" the hundreds of young female athletes sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Board of Directors Chairman Larry Probst said on Friday.

Feb 09 2018

U.S. Olympic system failed abused gymnasts: USOC

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea The U.S. Olympic system "failed" the hundreds of young female athletes sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Board of Directors Chairman Larry Probst said on Friday.

Feb 08 2018

Olympics - IOC discussing norovirus outbreak, more cases reported

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Olympic officials are discussing measures to combat the spread of a virus that causes vomiting and diarrhoea after 42 new cases were confirmed at the Winter Games, a Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) official said on Friday.

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