LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Carlo Valdes, a member of the 2018 U.S. Olympic team in bobsled, has announced that he is returning to the sport with hopes of making the team for the 2022 Beijing...
Olympic snowboard champion Anna Gasser cleaned out her closet in Austria over the weekend and found nine pairs of goggles.
They’re all being cleaned, packed and donated, including a pair...
VADUZ, Liechtenstein (AP) — Olympic skiing medalist Tina Weirather retired on Wednesday at the age of 30 after a successful career hampered by frequent knee injuries.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Figure skater Chris Knierim, one half of the husband-and-wife duo that helped the U.S. win a team bronze medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, announced his retirement...
Luge’s World Cup campaign ends this weekend in Germany, where most of the best 100 sliders in the sport will be looking to close their international seasons on a high note.
KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic and Ted-Jan Bloemen of Canada won individual gold medals Thursday on the first day of the ISU World Single Distances Speedskating...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic events are set to soon return to South Korea at some of the venues used for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games.
Russia cranked up a state-sponsored, industrial-scale doping operation ahead of the 2014 Sochi Games worthy of its own gold medal.
It swept up more than 1,000 athletes and stretched from...
Despite another doping ban, many Russian athletes will still be competing at the next Olympics.
The sanctions handed down by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday mean there won't be a...
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Olympic downhill silver medalist Ragnhild Mowinckel says her ski racing season is over due to another serious knee injury.
VIENNA (AP) — Marcel Hirscher's biggest wish was to leave Alpine skiing as a winner.
On Wednesday, the two-time Olympic champion from Austria did just that.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — The national governing body for curling in the United States is getting a new leader.
Rick Patzke (PAT'-skey) will step down as CEO of the United States Curling...
Mike Tirico is trying to make the most of his time while preparing for next year's Tokyo Olympics.
Tirico, who took over as NBC's prime-time host at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, has...
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will become a force in the medals table at next year's Tokyo Olympics despite its current doping problems, the country's sports minister said Wednesday.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian ice dancer Ekaterina Bobrova, twice an Olympic medalist in the team event, has retired aged 29 shortly after giving birth to her first child.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic bronze medalists and two-time U.S. champions Maia and Alex Shibutani will sit out another season.
The siblings did not compete in the 2018-19 season...
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — With North Korea so far declining to send a team, organizers of the aquatics world championships in South Korea in July are urging a change of heart.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada, the 2018 world champion and Olympic bronze medalist, is going out on top.
The 23-year-old Osmond announced her retirement from competitive...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Olympic slalom champion Frida Hansdotter will retire from Alpine skiing's World Cup next week, ending a years-long rivalry with Mikaela Shiffrin.
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Switzerland has now won gold in all 11 events in the history of the Alpine skiing world championships.
The Swiss completed their medal collection by narrowly beating rival Austria to win the team event Tuesday.
Ramon Zenhausern edged Marco Schwarz in the final run as the Swiss followed up their Olympic title from last year's Pyeongchang Games.
Wendy Holdener, who won the combined on Friday, gave Switzerland its first point.
The invitation was too good to pass up: Shadow none other than Shaun White at the Pyeongchang Games.
As the hand-picked successor to the snowboarding icon, teenager Toby Miller jumped at the chance, even bringing along his board. He received a behind-the-scenes look at what White went through in capturing a third Olympic gold medal last year.
A year after the Pyeongchang Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin is set for another multi-medal chase.
And there are some more records on the table, too.
The Feb. 5-17 skiing world championships in Are, Sweden, will see Shiffrin return to the resort where she celebrated her first World Cup win in 2012, triumphing in slalom when she was only 17.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of field hockey says it is working with South Korea and North Korea to combine teams and try to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The International Hockey Federation hosted both Korean federations in Lausanne last week to discuss "future steps to reach the goal of playing together as one team." It follows an initial meeting in India in November.
A combined Korean team played in women's ice hockey at the Pyeongchang Olympics last year.
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Julia Mancuso knows what Lindsey Vonn is going through. She understands Andy Murray's pain, too.
It was exactly a year ago that Mancuso, a four-time Olympic medalist, succumbed to a persistent hip problem and retired just weeks before the Pyeongchang Winter Games.
Now, it's Vonn who is skiing through pain as she approaches the end of her career — with so little cartilage left in both of her knees that it's virtually "bone on bone," as she says.
WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Only by Norway's stellar standards in men's Alpine skiing has this World Cup speed season been low key.
Less than a year after long-time stars Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud finished 1-2 in the Pyeongchang Olympic downhill watched by Norway's crown prince , results in the marquee event have been elusive.
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — After months of agonizing over a decision she would have preferred not to have to make, skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka has finally chosen to compete in the Alpine skiing world championships next month instead of the snowboard worlds.
KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — Germany is still unbeaten in World Cup bobsled races this season, after Johannes Lochner drove to a victory in a four-man race Sunday.
Lochner led after the first heat and needed to finish his second heat in less than 48.95 seconds to hold on and beat the sled driven by Latvia's Oskars Kibermanis. Lochner crossed the line in 48.77 and posted a two-run time of 1:37.74. Kibermanis was second and the German sled driven by Francesco Friedrich was third.
Each day, there's a new ski racing record Mikaela Shiffrin hears about that she's either broken or close to breaking or on pace to eventually break.
"I mean how many records are there in the sport?" joked the two-time World Cup overall champion.
Her name is certainly getting attached to plenty of them.
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka will not be able to follow up her dual sport gold-medal performances at the Pyeongchang Olympics with a similar haul of world titles this season.
That's because the schedule won't allow it, and she's not happy about it.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian curling medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky was banned for four years Tuesday in a doping case which cost Russia the right to fly its flag at the Winter Olympic closing ceremony this year.
Krushelnitsky won the bronze medal in mixed doubles with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova — the first medal for Russian athletes at the Pyeongchang Games — but they were stripped of the result after he tested positive for the banned substance meldonium.
Emily Sweeney could barely stand on a treadmill a few months ago. After four minutes of walking, the U.S. Olympic luge athlete had to lie down because of the searing pain that was spasming through her neck.
A season of change for the three U.S. international sliding programs has arrived.
It's an every-four-year reset.
The cycle never seems to differ much: In the season that follows an Olympics, the faces inside the helmets donned by the U.S. bobsled, skeleton and luge teams always change. The rule is holding true again this year. New World Cup seasons are set to begin, and 19 of the 30 sliders who represented the U.S. at the Pyeongchang Games nine months ago are either retired or taking time off.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea on Friday agreed to officially inform the International Olympic Committee of their intent to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics as they continued with reconciliation efforts.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Olympic medalists Elana Meyers Taylor, Lauren Gibbs and Justin Olsen were chosen Friday for this season's U.S. national bobsled team.
Of the 23 selected by USA Bobsled, only seven were part of the team last season.
Meyers Taylor is a three-time medalist, the most recent medal coming when she and Gibbs won silver at this year's Pyeongchang Games.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — One of the four doping cases at the Pyeongchang Olympics has been closed in an agreement between bobsled's governing body and Russian driver Nadezhda Sergeeva.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it accepted a settlement which ended the case with an eight-month ban for Sergeeva. It expires on Oct. 22.
All parties agreed a contaminated product was to blame for her positive test for trimetazidine in South Korea in February.
On particularly stressful occasions, Mikaela Shiffrin can feel the anxiety build moments before her run. Her throat tightens, and her eyes water. Her suit feels way too tight, and her stomach churns.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has lifted a provisional ban imposed on one of the two Russian athletes who tested positive for doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
CAS said Monday that a contaminated product caused bobsled driver Nadezhda Sergeeva's positive test for trimetazidine in South Korea in February.
The CAS anti-doping panel created for the 2018 Games had disqualified Sergeeva from her 12th-place finish.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closed seven months ago. Left behind are empty venues, feuding over who pays for upkeep, and an icy ski course that's now an abandoned dirt runway, strewn with rocks and unused gondolas.
Rare trees once stood before the course was gouged out of a mountainside, and plans called for replanting the piste and restoring the forest.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue were back on top of the podium Saturday night.
The reigning U.S. ice dance champions, who took silver at the world championships earlier this year, performed a solid free dance to a medley of songs from the 1996 film "Romeo and Juliet" to score a combined 197.42 points and win the U.S. International Classic.
There was never a pop, any searing pain or signs of swelling in U.S. downhill ski racer Breezy Johnson's right knee. She even took a few more runs after her recent crash while training in Chile.
That's what made the diagnosis so difficult to process: Torn ACL. Season over.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Planning for its next three Olympic Games on Wednesday, the IOC added seven medal events to the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, published a 2020 Tokyo Olympics schedule with no agreement on when to race swimming finals, and set a timetable to add new sports to the 2024 Paris Olympics.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Olympic Council of Asia says North and South Korea will field combined teams in three sports — canoeing, rowing and women's basketball — at the Asian Games in the latest sign of cooperation between the countries.
The Koreas will also march together at the opening and closing ceremonies at the games in Indonesia from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2.
Matt Mortensen, a two-time Olympian in doubles luge and a five-time national champion, announced his retirement from sliding Wednesday after a career that spanned 20 years.
Mortensen went to the Olympics in 2014 and 2018. He and his most recent doubles partner, Jayson Terdiman, were third in the overall World Cup standings in 2016-17 and fifth this past season.
After five years back home in Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk is ready to resume his Stanley Cup chase with the Los Angeles Kings.
The high-scoring forward agreed to a three-year, $18.75 million deal with the Kings on Saturday, choosing Los Angeles over several interested teams for his return to the NHL.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Ben Berend was lost in the desert.
That's actually not quite right. Ben Berend was in the desert, camping in New Mexico in late March, and Ben Berend was lost, unsure what to do with his future.
The Steamboat Springs Nordic combined athlete lived out his dreams in February, competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the end of a cycle into which he'd poured everything he had.
MOSCOW (AP) — Fencing champion Stanislav Pozdnyakov was elected president of the Russian Olympic Committee on Tuesday after its previous leader stepped down following years of doping scandals.
Pozdyakov, who won three Olympic gold medals in 1996 and 2000, previously managed the "Olympic Athletes from Russia" delegation at February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after Russia's team was formally banned for doping.
MOSCOW (AP) — Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova has been given a Japanese akita dog in a ceremony involving Japan's prime minister.
Zagitova said at this year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics that she had fallen in love with the akita breed — which she calls a "devoted friend" — while training before the Games.
Her parents said they would consider having a dog if she won in Japan.
USA Bobsled has promoted Olympic medalist Mike Kohn to head coach of the national team, part of a significant overhaul of the coaching staff following a disappointing showing at the Pyeongchang Games.
Kohn will be aided by another Olympic medalist, with Shauna Rohbock now added to the staff as an assistant coach. Former USA Luge standout Ashley Walden also has been promoted, and will now serve as director of sport — overseeing all USA Bobsled and Skeleton programs.
Questions over the integrity of sample-collection bottles led to frustration from athletes this year at Winter Olympics, including two who tightened their bottles so tightly, they cracked the caps.
Independent observers released their report Thursday about the anti-doping operation in Pyeongchang.
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. men's curling team that won the gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics is shuffling its lineup after vice-skip Tyler George decided he wants to take a break from competing.
The team led by John Shuster will replace George with 2010 Olympian Chris Plys. Joe Polo had been an alternate at this year's Winter Games, but he is scheduled for shoulder surgery.