COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A scoreboard that marked the U.S. men's ice hockey team's victory against the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics has found a new home in Colorado...
Ticket sales: The least understood side of the Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — It's Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games.
"Time flies," said Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist from Japan....
Andrew Weibrecht inducted into Ski Hall of Fame
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly a year after he retired from the U.S. Ski team, Andrew Weibrecht's resume is complete.
The two-time Olympic medalist from Lake Placid and Bode Miller were...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Amid IOC resistance to athlete activism, Olympic competitors have been urged to negotiate with national officials directly if they want to gain freedoms to promote...
Russia passes amendments to fine athletes caught doping
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia plans to fine athletes who get caught doping, though the scheme may not be much of a deterrent for the country's top performers.
Swedish government pledges support for 2026 Olympics
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish government is getting behind the country's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, aiming to match a rival Italian bid which got a key lawmakers' pledge last...
Milan-Cortina 2026 bid boosted by government support
ROME (AP) — The Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics received a boost Friday by a key letter of financial support from the Italian government.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Firefighters managed to extinguish most of a massive forest fire that ripped through South Korea's mountainous northern coast Friday, destroying 135 homes and forcing...
TOKYO (AP) — For the third time, baseball star Ichiro Suzuki has turned down a prestigious Japanese government award handed to stars in sports, entertainment, and culture.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A forest fire burning in the mountainous region where South Korea hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics has destroyed 120 homes and caused two deaths, authorities said Friday...
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — How dedicated is Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir to his hometown training rink, The Skating Club of Wilmington?
When the Delaware resident was recently cast in a...
Man pleads guilty in road rage case involving Olympian
AFTON, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of trying to run Olympic cross country skier Jessie Diggins off the road while she was roller-skiing in Minnesota has pleaded guilty to one charge as part of a...
MOSCOW (AP) — Lina Cheryazova, the first woman to win an Olympic aerials skiing gold medal, has died. She was 50.
Officials in the Russian city of Novosibirsk, where Cheryazova was living...
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — Phill Drobnick is a coach for Team USA Curling, but not the hardcore numbers-crunching type. Yet in the after-hours of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, after the ice and arena...
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen delivered a spectacular free skate Saturday to win the gold medal again at the figure skating world championships.
Zagitova wins at worlds, Tursynbaeva lands 1st quad jump
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Olympic champion Alina Zagitova won the free skate to capture her first title at the figure skating world championships on Friday.
Chen leads after short program at figure skating worlds
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen upstaged two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu to lead the short program at the figure skating world championships on Thursday.
Zagitova leads short program at figure skating worlds
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Olympic champion Alina Zagitova produced a season-best score Wednesday to take the lead after the short program on the opening day of the world figure skating...
Huston, Zeuner, Schaar head 1st US skateboarding team
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — There's always been a rebelliousness and a bit of an attitude to skateboarding, and now there's credibility.
That's what being added to the Olympics will do for a sport,...
Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu ready for worlds
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu says he has recovered from an ankle injury and is ready to compete for the title at the world figure skating...
Dukurs, Hermann win world championships in skeleton
WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Martins Dukurs saved his best race for the last race of the season.
The Latvian veteran won the world championship for the sixth time Friday, his time over...
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.
The leader of the U.S. biathlon program sat down for a recent dinner at a bar in Park City, Utah, when he happened to glance at the television.
GENEVA (AP) — Hitting back at the president of his sport's governing body, Swiss skier Daniel Yule will give his prize money this month to an athlete-backed charity campaigning against climate...
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — In the five years since the Sochi Olympics, Russians have been flocking south to enjoy their subtropical ski slopes.
2022 Asian Games to include athletes from Oceania
BANGKOK (AP) — Basketball, volleyball and soccer players from Australia and other Oceania countries will be permitted to compete at the next edition of the Asian Games.
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Second Sochi women’s World Cup super-G canceled
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — The women's super-G race in Sochi was canceled Sunday after adverse weather made it impossible to hold any of the week's events.
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin clinched the World Cup overall title for the third straight year in "strange" circumstances after snowstorms prevented the women's super-G race in...
Sochi ski return delayed as training cancelled
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Top skiers' return to the Sochi Olympic course has been delayed after a second women's downhill training session was cancelled.
Tretiakov wins World Cup men’s skeleton season title
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Alexander Tretiakov of Russia clinched the World Cup men's skeleton season title on Sunday.
Tretiakov, who also was the season-long champion in 2008-09 and won the...
Nikitina, implicated in Sochi, wins World Cup skeleton title
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Elena Nikitina, one of the athletes who was implicated in the doping scandal that overshadowed the 2014 Sochi Olympics, has become the first Russian to win the World Cup...
Ukhov among 5 Russians to appeal doping bans
MOSCOW (AP) — Five Russian track and field athletes, including former Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov, have filed appeals against doping bans which cost them key medals.
R. Kelly charged on aggravated sexual abuse counts
Olympic champ John Shuster wins 7th national curling title
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Olympic champion John Shuster won another U.S. curling title when his team beat Rich Ruohonen's 8-4 on Saturday.
It's the seventh national title for Shuster, who led the U.S. team to a gold medal at last year's Olympics. Shuster's team at this event included two of his fellow Olympic champions in Matt Hamilton and John Landsteiner. Chris Plys joined the team this season.
A year after Olympic gold, US curlers reflect on success
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Nearly a year has passed since he won gold in South Korea, and John Shuster can still smile about his transformation from obscure curler to Olympic sensation.
"It's a lot of pinch-yourself kind of days," he said.
Lawmaker pulls proposed transgender birth certificate ban
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal that would have blocked transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates in Utah was shelved Thursday, prompting relief from LGBT advocates but leaving the issue in limbo.
The legislation would have reversed longstanding practice in many parts of the state and had prompted warnings that it could put Utah in a negative national spotlight as Salt Lake City tries to attract a future Winter Olympics.
Russia says another Olympic bid possible, despite doping
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said Thursday the country is interested in hosting the Olympics in 2032 or 2036, even as it still faces the fallout from years of doping scandals.
"As regards organization and hosting there are no doubts that Russia would be up to the task of hosting these competitions," Kolobkov told state news agency Tass. "It's very interesting for us in principle and we need to look at it more."
The Latest: Positive prognosis on Chilean skier after crash
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local):
Chilean skier Henrik von Appen appears to have avoided a serious injury after his crash in the Alpine combined at the world championships.
Von Appen could be heard screaming loudly after skidding on an icy section on the downhill leg and landing on his left side on top of his skies. He slid down into the safety nets and was tended to by medical staff for about 10 minutes.
NWHL All-Star captain’s hope for future? Combined league
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On a day the NWHL wanted to keep the focus on its All-Star celebrations and a record crowd for a professional women's hockey game in the United States, Lee Stecklein couldn't help but look beyond to what the future might hold.
It was a vision of one combined league, as opposed to the current reality of splitting the best women in the world between two competing North American leagues: The U.S.-based National Women's Hockey League and the Canadian Women's Hockey League.
Cold feat: Vonn’s legacy not solely defined by wins, crashes
The temperature: absolutely freezing. The time: barely after sunrise.
The place: the bottom of a training hill in Vail, Colorado, waiting for Lindsey Vonn to finish a few runs to test her surgically repaired knee just before the 2014 Sochi Games — an Olympics she ended up missing because of that troublesome knee.
The career of Lindsey Vonn
A look at the life of Lindsey Vonn, who has retired from skiing after winning bronze in downhill at the world championships:
1984: Born Oct. 18 in Minnesota, as Lindsey Kildow.
1996: Moves with family to Vail, Colorado, to advance her skiing career.
1999: At age 14, becomes first American female to win the slalom at the Trofeo Topolino, a prestigious international junior competition in Italy.
‘Like a fairytale’: Svindal wins world silver in final ski
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Aksel Lund Svindal stretched out his arms and looked to the snow-filled sky, soaking in a big skiing atmosphere one last time as thousands of flag-waving Norwegians cheered their idol at the finish area.
Didn't matter that he'd been beaten to gold — by 0.02 seconds, no less — by teammate Kjetil Jansrud in the final race of his illustrious, medal-filled, 17-year career.
Silver, gold, whatever; he was simply going to savor the moment.
From elation to ouch, a look at Lindsey Vonn’s mighty career
Lindsey Vonn once celebrated a downhill win by attempting to spray a bottle of bubbly that turned out to be broken. Things went downhill fast with Vonn slicing her thumb on the jagged glass.
The Latest: Svindal beaten in his final race by Jansrud
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the Alpine skiing world championships (all times local):
Kjetil Jansrud narrowly beat Norwegian teammate Aksel Lund Svindal in the final race of Svindal's career.
Amid a crowd of thousands of flag-waving Norwegian fans, Jansrud finished 0.02 seconds ahead of Svindal in the men's downhill.
Vincent Kriechmayr of Austria came third, 0.33 behind.
Teen snowboarder soaring under tutelage of Shaun White
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.
Finnish ski jump icon Matti Nykanen dies at 55
HELSINKI (AP) — Matti Nykanen, the four-time Olympic ski jumping champion whose personal life was affected by alcohol problems, has died. He was 55.
Nykanen, who also won seven World Championship gold medals, died Sunday, the International Ski Federation (FIS) said. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Nykanen became an icon of sport in Finland. He was 18 when he won his first competition in the storied Four Hills tournament, yet with boyish looks seemed even younger.
Retirement party: Vonn and Svindal to say goodbye at worlds
For Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal, the world championships beginning this week in Are, Sweden, will mark the end of an era.
The event will also bring Vonn and Svindal full circle — back to the site of their first major championship successes more than a decade ago.
Place, Thompson earn gold medals at worlds in skicross event
SOLITUDE, Utah (AP) — Francois Place of France won the men's skicross final at the world championships by holding off Olympic gold medalist Brady Leman.
In an event that calls for side-by-side racing over bumps and jumps at high rates of speed, Place took the victory Saturday over Canadian teammates Leman and Kevin Drury. Leman captured the Olympic crown at the Pyeongchang Games last February in the fast-paced competition.