Former Austrian skier Duerr banned for life for doping
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian former cross-country skier Johannes Duerr, who was expelled from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for the use of EPO, has been banned for life for his alleged role in a doping...
Rape accusations against Lauer ensnare NBC management
NEW YORK (AP) — Two years after Matt Lauer was abruptly fired by NBC News for sexual misconduct, more questions are emerging about the former "Today" show host's behavior and whether bosses looked...
Shiffrin’s wins, China’s debut set to star in ski season
ZURICH (AP) — While Mikaela Shiffrin is the expected superstar of a new Alpine ski season, China's debut race can be the surprise success.
The World Cup record book is at Shiffrin's mercy...
AP Exclusive: Kim takes snowboard season off for studies
Do not despair, snowboarding fans: Chloe Kim is not retiring.
She is taking a season off from competition and training though _ she has already started school at Princeton _ in a move that...
The Latest: Chepkoech, Coburn qualify in steeplechase
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships (all times local):
Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech qualified fastest for the women's 3,000-meter...
IOC president promises ‘fresh look’ at Russian doping
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The leader of the IOC pledged that he supports reopening the Russian doping case, promising "a fresh look" at the new evidence after allegations that critical lab data was...
Russia fears missing Olympics over doping data tampering
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Russia's doping troubles are nowhere near over. After a head-snapping day of developments from Moscow to Tokyo to the Middle East, the country has new fears that its status at...
Timeline of Russia’s doping cases and cover-ups
Russia faces fresh accusations of tampering with doping data, which could affect its chances of competing in next year's Olympics. That's just the latest development in a five-year saga of...
AP Source: Altered doping data could restart Russian scandal
The Russian anti-doping agency could face suspension again based on information indicating data from the Moscow drug-testing lab had been manipulated before being delivered to the World...
USA Bobsled pilot Elana Meyers Taylor expecting baby
U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor announced Wednesday that she will not compete this season because she is pregnant, though she plans to return in a year to prepare for the 2022 Beijing...
A panda is the mascot for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
BEIJING (AP) — A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing.
The mascots were revealed Tuesday at a ceremony at...
Suit seeks to block gondola linking Lake Tahoe ski resorts
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A wilderness protection group has filed a lawsuit to try to block construction of a 2.2-mile long (3.5-kilometer-long) gondola that would pass through a national forest to...
Top bobsledder Kaillie Humphries seeking to race for US
Kaillie Humphries, a two-time Olympic bobsled gold medalist for Canada and one of the top drivers in her sport's history, is planning to race for the U.S. this coming season and beyond — including...
China hires Olympic record holder Bjoerndalen as coach
OSLO, Norway (AP) — China has hired the most decorated male Winter Olympian in history, biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, as a coach as it ramps up preparations to host the 2022 Games.
Kazakh biathletes cleared in doping case
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Six athletes from Kazakhstan's Olympic biathlon team have been cleared of doping in a case which involved police raids in two countries.
Big Air is coming to the home of the Braves
ATLANTA (AP) — Big Air is coming to the home of the Braves.
The high-flying ski and snowboarding event will be held Dec. 20-21 at SunTrust Park, bringing some of the top athletes from the...
Olympic skiing champion Marcel Hirscher retires
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.
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Spain: Woman’s body identified as missing Olympic skier
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police found the body of former alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist Blanca Fernández Ochoa in a mountainous area near Madrid on Wednesday after days of searching for...
Norwegian biathlon ace Hanevold dies. He was 49.
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Norwegian Biathlon Association says Halvard Hanevold who won three gold, two silver and one bronze medal across five Winter Olympics, has died. He was 49.
Searchers hunt missing Spanish Olympian in mountain area
MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of searchers, helped by helicopters and drones, combed a mountainous area outside Madrid Tuesday, 10 days after the last known sighting of former alpine ski racer and...
AP sources: St Petersburg, Munich, Wembley set for CL finals
MONACO (AP) — UEFA is putting forth St. Petersburg, Munich and Wembley as venues for a trio of Champions League finals, two people with knowledge of the process told The Associated...
Olympic champion Marcel Hirscher to reveal future live on TV
VIENNA (AP) — For once, ski racing fans in Austria have to switch on their TVs in prime time to see Marcel Hirscher live.
On Wednesday, however, they won't see their hero trying to win yet...
Yes, Oui, Si, and Hai: Interpreters ready for Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — Alexandre Ponomarev is the chief interpreter for next year's Tokyo's Olympics. He speaks more than a half dozen languages: Russian, English, Spanish, French, German, Danish and...
Column: Hope springs eternal as a sports collection is shed
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — He ambles through the sprawling house, through the trove of treasures from a most interesting life, taking one last look at the autographed baseballs and signed jerseys,...
Figure skating coach Callaghan banned by SafeSport
Richard Callaghan, who coached Tara Lipinski to Olympic gold, has been banned from figure skating by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual misconduct.
Chock, Bates headline International Figure Skating Classic
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Olympic ice dancers champions Madison Chock and Evan Bates, fresh off their win at Four Continents, will compete at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic for the...
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Inaugural Aurora Games ready to kick off in Albany, NY
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When former UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field was asked to be part of the inaugural Aurora Games, she jumped at the chance. Celebrating the female athlete is right up...
USA Bobsled and Skeleton parting with CEO Darrin Steele
USA Bobsled and Skeleton has fired CEO Darrin Steele, who oversaw teams that won nine Olympic medals and 12 world championship medals.
Steele will remain in place for about another month....
Veteran Dani Alves eyes 2022 World Cup in return to Brazil
SAO PAULO (AP) — More than 40,000 Brazilian fans showed up Tuesday night to see Dani Alves join his boyhood club Sao Paulo FC.
The former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain defender...
Lake Placid’s Olympic Center to be renovated
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has approved plans to modernize Lake Placid's Olympic Center.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Utah's Olympic Park has announced an $11 million expansion to renovate training facilities and strengthen the state's bid to host a second Winter Olympics.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — French skating champion Mae-Berenice Meite has been added to the lineup of the inaugural Aurora Games.
Meite, a five-time French national champion, will join Mirai...
Cool Runnings? Jamaica rugby 7s dream big at Pan Am Games
LIMA, Peru (AP) — They call them Cool Runnings on grass and they dream of their own Hollywood Olympic story.
Jamaica's rugby sevens team is a fan favorite at the Pan American Games in Lima,...
NBC’s Tirico getting look at Tokyo year before Summer Games
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...
Russia eyes Tokyo Olympics after doping troubles
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.
1 forecast shows US topping medal table at Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — If the Tokyo Olympics were opening today, the United States would top the overall medal count and the gold-medal count.
That's the forecast released Tuesday by Gracenote Sports,...
Lamoureux twins start foundation to help disadvantaged kids
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, stars of the United States' gold medal-winning hockey team in South Korea, are hard at work training to make...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says top-tier sponsor Alibaba will run ticketing services for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, putting the Chinese online retail giant in line to do the same...
FIFA-backed students sent out to help run world sports
NEUCHATEL, Switzerland (AP) — It's the Swiss finishing school that has prepared hundreds of post-graduate students to lead, manage and litigate world sports.
A different era: Oda wins Japan’s first Olympic gold in 1928
TOKYO (AP) — Few paid much attention when Mikio Oda won Japan's first Olympic gold medal — and Asia's first individual gold medal — way back at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics.
MILAN, N.H. (AP) — The Nansen Ski Jump in Milan, New Hampshire, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Built in 1938, the 65-meter Nansen Ski Jump was the largest in...
Russian deputy PM Mutko wins Olympic doping appeal
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Vitaly Mutko, who was Russia's Sports Minister during the doping-tainted Winter Olympics in Sochi, won an appeal on Thursday against his lifetime ban from the...
South Korean skater faces 1-year ban over alleged assault
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's skating body has decided to ban two-time Olympic speed skating champion Lee Seung-hoon for a year over allegations that he assaulted two teammates during...
Ice dance champ Bobrova retires at 29
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.
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Olympic champion Beckie Scott has received the Order of Canada for her contributions to the fight against doping.
The 2002 Olympic champion in cross-country skiing...
Hayley Wickenheiser headlines 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame class
Hayley Wickenheiser was a lock to make the Hockey Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility and is the headliner of the induction class of 2019.
Milan-Cortina triumph highlights Italy’s north-south divide
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Italy's winning bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics highlighted the growing gap between the north and the south of the country.