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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

24 Feb 2018

Olympics: 'Peace Games' are no game-changer for South Koreans

GANGNEUNG, South Korea/SEOUL South Korea's self-styled "Peace Games" have been a sporting success but public reaction suggests it may have failed its bigger test -- to generate the support its president needs to make bold moves to improve ties with old enemy North Korea.

21 Feb 2018

'Peace' doesn't sell at Pyeongchang, say Games sponsors

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea An image of a giant dove lit up the night sky and singers performed John Lennon's "Imagine" at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, not long after athletes from enemies South and North Korea marched into the stadium together. | Video

21 Feb 2018

Figure skating: Good friends, but it's war on the ice, say Russians

GANGNEUNG, South Korea Two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva and fellow Russian skater Alina Zagitova are close friends who talk to each other about everything, but when they take to the ice for Olympic medals on Friday, it's going be nothing short of war.

21 Feb 2018

Zagitova leads with world record, Medvedeva close behind

GANGNEUNG, South Korea Alina Zagitova took the lead in women's Olympic singles figure skating with a world record short skate on Wednesday, giving her a strong chance of becoming the first Olympic Athlete from Russia to win gold in Pyeongchang.

21 Feb 2018

Olympics-Figure skating-Japan's Sakamoto in surprise lead, Olympic Athletes from Russia yet to come

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 21 Kaori Sakamoto of Japan, in her Olympic debut, skated a clean, lyrical programme to take a surprise lead in the women's figure skating contest on Wednesday, although a number of medal favourites had yet to skate.

20 Feb 2018

Olympics: Figure skating - What's it like to pick up plushies? Flower kids tell all

GANGNEUNG, South Korea They have to skate fast in front of hundreds of people, pick up flowers as quickly as possible and stay unflustered when dozens of stuffed animals rain down on the ice.

19 Feb 2018

Speed skating: South Korea, Japan celebrate skaters' bonhomie

GANGNEUNG, South Korea A photo of rival skaters from South Korea and Japan hugging each other after a tense race has touched many hearts in the two neighbours with a bitter history, with many including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe applauding their friendship.

18 Feb 2018

Olympics: Korean 'Iron Man' Yun recalls pain to gain

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea It was not the fear of speeding down a snaky icy track at more than 100km per hour head-first and face-down, his chin hovering a few inches over the surface.


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