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Alex Frecon took a plane to Pyongyang after seeing a post on Reddit that said, 'Hey, who wants to come to North Korea to play hockey with me?' (Courtesy Alex Frecon)

The 2018 Winter Olympics have begun in Pyeongchang, South Korea — just 50 miles from the North Korean border. This week on Only A Game, the story of an American man who went to North Korea to play hockey. Plus, a third-generation cross-country skier continues her family's Olympic tradition. And, a Canadian curler takes his love for the sport to Florida. Join us!

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From Minnesota To Pyongyang: A North Korean Hockey Adventure

Without telling his family, coworkers or teammates, Alex Frecon traveled to North Korea for a chance to face off against the national team. "The love for the game translates across the world," he says.

3 Stories: Eagles Fans, Olympic Ice Hockey, What To Watch In Pyeongchang

The Ringer's Claire McNear and sports writer Erik Malinowski join Bill Littlefield.

Canadian Brings Curling Craze To Tampa

Bernie Skerkowski grew up in Canada, curling with his family for years before moving to Florida. He brought the sport with him and started the Tampa Bay Curling Club.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss what the unexpected handshake between Korean leaders might mean at the Olympics and beyond. Also, Charlie's take on Super Bowl LII. And a Hartford baseball team rebrands in delicious fashion.

Cross-Country Skiing Runs In The Family For Olympian Sophie Caldwell

In 1976, Bill Koch won a silver medal for the U.S. in cross country skiing. Over the past four decades, no other American has reached the Olympic podium in that sport. But one Vermont family has never given up hope.

This program aired on February 10, 2018.

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