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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

4:36am EST

Cross-country skiing: Finn Niskanen's 'sisu' delivers gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea One of the national characteristics the Finnish people are most proud of is what they call "sisu" - fighting spirit -- and cross-country skier Iivo Niskanen displayed plenty of it to win the grueling 50km Olympic mass start race on Saturday.

3:52am EST

Olympics: Cross-country skiing - Finn Niskanen takes gold in 50km mass start

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Finland's Iivo Niskanen made a lung-busting early break and held off a furious challenge from Alexander Bolshunov to win the 50km mass start classic cross-country ski race and get Finland's first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games on Saturday.

3:06am EST

Biathlon: American team to boycott Russian World Cup meet over doping concerns

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea The U.S. team will boycott the season's final International Biathlon Union (IBU) event next month in Tyumen, Russia amid continuing concerns about the lack of a functioning anti-doping agency there, the U.S. national biathlon association has said.

Feb 23 2018

Biathlon: Swede Nelin matches golden partner Oeberg

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Sweden's Jesper Nelin has seen plenty of medals at the Pyeongchang Games, but they were mostly around the neck of his girlfriend Hanna Oeberg until he won a relay gold in the final biathlon race of the Games on Friday.

Feb 23 2018

Biathlon: Lindstroem leads Sweden to relay gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Fredrik Lindstroem emerged victorious from a frenetic battle on the final leg with Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen to take the gold medal for Sweden in the men's Olympic 4x7.5km relay on Friday, the final biathlon event of the Games.

Feb 23 2018

Cross-country skiing: Red-hot competition in Olympic waxing cabins

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Behind the scenes of the cross-country events at the Pyeongchang Games, competition between the waxing technicians tasked with helping their skiers glide to gold has been even hotter and under tight secrecy.

Feb 23 2018

Dominant Norway proud but humble amid gold rush

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Norway's stunning medal haul has been the talk of the Olympics and with 13 golds and three days of competition left, they could beat the record of 14 by one country at a single Winter Games.

Feb 22 2018

Biathlon: Domracheva claims relay gold for Belarus

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Darya Domracheva overcame errant shooting by skiing a perfect final leg to claim the women's Olympic 4x6km relay gold for Belarus in a see-saw race held in swirling snow on Thursday.

Feb 22 2018

Biathlon: Oeberg crowns Sweden fightback fit for a king

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Hanna Oeberg was in eighth place, almost a minute behind the leader, with her nation's king watching from the stands when she decided to put on a show that resulted in an Olympic silver medal for Sweden on Thursday.

Feb 22 2018

Biathlon - Oeberg crowns Sweden fightback fit for a king

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea Hanna Oeberg was in eighth place, almost a minute behind the leader, with her nation's king watching from the stands when she decided to put on a show that resulted in an Olympic silver medal for Sweden on Thursday.

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