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The Olympics are a great generator of breakout stars. The athletes generally only gain major attention every four years, meaning new potential stars are coming onto the scene all the time. Even older athletes are finding success in the Olympics after battling obscurity and other obstacles earlier in their careers. Here are 10 star athletes whose presence at the PyeongChang Olympics have gained them newfound fame and support.

The speedskater has been attacked for skipping the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang. But he has been helped transform winter sports in the US

Jan Blokhuijsen apologized on Twitter.

Getty Images USA defeated Canada after a dramatic penalty shootout in the 2018 Winter Olympics women's ice hockey final on Thursday. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson practiced a routine for four years and executed it...

Defenseman Jocelyne Larocque showed her clear disappointment. But she does have a gold as part of the 2014 Olympic champ.

<p>The Lamoureux sisters, two of the veteran forwards on the U.S. women's hockey team at the Winter Olympics, were heroic in helping the U.S. win gold over Canada on Thursday.</p>

The Olympics didn't go according to plan for her but she's still golden.

Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said.

Workers in a small Illinois town are worried that a Supreme Court decision curbing union power would hurt their community.

A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student pushed back on National Rifle Association (NRA) spokeswoman Dana Loesch's claims that attendees screamed "burn her" after she spoke at a CNN town hall on last week's deadly mass shooting."As someone who was there front row, the crowd was not cheering 'burn her' as she walked off stage," the student, whose name is Natasha, posted on Twitter. "We yell...

The most notorious cases handled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Immigration authorities have arrested Gilles Bikindou. His pastor says deportation would be a death sentence.

The centerpiece of a New Yorker story on Karen McDougal, who says she had an affair with Donald Trump, is scribbled notes kept by the former Playboy playmate. But they were written years after the purported events.

The victim was gunned down in a Tehachapi rail yard by his wife's new boyfriend, Jonathan Heard.

Last week, a family of four was found dead in their Michigan home in an apparent murder-suicide.&nbsp;

Celebrity TBT, Baby Photos

See all the stars who hit the beach this year!

Despite their opposing political viewpoints, Meghan McCain and Joy Behar are perfectly respectful of each other. A source tells PEOPLE that recent tabloid reports that The View co-hosts are feuding behind closed doors, are simply not true. “Meghan and Joy fundamentally disagree on everything — on the show. But that’s what they are paid to do,” says the insider. “They have different politics and different views and their job is to argue about this stuff on air. But the idea that there’s fighting behind the scenes because of it is not true.” “Two women can disa...

Wilkinson took to Instagram to slam a tabloid article suggesting her relationship drama is fabricated for her reality series, 'Kendra On Top.'

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s different lifestyles — and long separations — played a role in the couple’s decision to end their marriage. “During his relationship with Jen, Justin’s life in N.Y.C. was always very different from his L.A. life,” an Aniston source tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “In N.Y.C., he acted more like a single guy. He went out with his single friends and sometimes would have very little contact with Jen for days,” the source reveals. Sources say the 46-year-old Leftovers star had a hard time fitting into Aniston’s luxurio...

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Take a look back at some of the worst Academy Awards style moments.

Each of them landed a major role—some even won an Oscar—yet they never quite made it to the A-list

Olympic wipeouts

<p>Sports Free agency is on the way <g class="gr_ gr_6 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="6" data-gr-id="6">with</g> the 2018 league year beginning March 14. For most teams, there is plenty of cap space available to make a splash, while a few will need to make a few moves to free up space. Almost every team has at least one contract that will become a “cap casualty” and get terminated before the new league year begins as a way to clear a little extra space. Here’s a look at ....

ESPN's Dave McMenamin reports Kyrie Irving asked for a trade after learning the front office had internal discussions about trading him.

Aaron reportedly was shot trying to protect his girlfriend on New Year's Day.

Make no mistake about it: Conor McGregor will fight in the octagon again.&nbsp;

Larry Nance Jr.'s mom just had to ask if he'd live at home.

Russell Wilson is a member of the Seahawks and the Yankees, and he says he plans on attending spring training next week.

Local Wisconsin News

Members of Voces De La Frontera, an immigration rights organization in Wisconsin, came to the state Capitol for an event Thursday.

They are urging top Republican leaders to stop what...

A Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he threw gasoline-filled beer bottles at Seattle police during a May Day demonstration in 2016.

The U.S. Attorney's Office ...

A man police sought last week in connection with a rash of thefts in Brodhead is in custody, police said.

The Brodhead Police Department said that 23-year-old Ruslan M. Fedorov, of ...

Alliant Energy officials announced that the company has shut off utility service to about a dozen customers in the Janesville and Edgerton area because of flooding.

Officials said so...

The Middleton Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank at 6622 University Avenue around 12:15 p.m. Monday.

Employees described the robber as a black ...

A 33-year-old man was sentenced in Dane County court Thursday in connection with a Police: East Towne bank robbery could be related to others in area
A gunman robbed the U.S. Bank near East Towne Mall Thursday afternoon, according to a release from the Madison Police Department.

Officials say he went to the bank at 4602 East Town...

A year ago Thursday, Madison recorded the highest February temperature in history, with highs reaching the upper 60s.

What a difference a year makes.

Another atmospheric cockt...

A masked man held up a Madison bank early Thursday afternoon, police said.

Madison police said the Associated Bank on Monroe Street was robbed at 12:50 p.m. The robber indicated he h...

The caretaker of a 14-year-old disabled girl who died of a severe beating has been charged in her death in Milwaukee County.

Eighteen-year-old Christopher Ward is charged with second...

Subject matter experts from the Environmental Protection Agency are assessing the cleanup process at an apartment where potentially explosive chemicals were found Tuesday night.


Police used pepper spray on a man who was about to attack a man on the ground during a fight on Madison's west side Wednesday afternoon, according to a report.

The Madison Police De...

A local pizza restaurant donated almost $2,000 to the Dane County Humane Society through its Puppy Chow Program, according to a release.

Ian's Pizza donates 10 cents of every bag of ...

Wausau police have identified the victim of a homicide and have arrested a man in another county as a result of their investigation.

Seventy-seven-year-old Lyle Leith was found dead ...