Latest Olympic games News

EXPLAINER: Why does Beijing have the Olympics again?

Dec. 06, 2021 23:01 PM EST

The Beijing Winter Olympics open in just under two months and are now the target of a diplomatic boycott by the United States, with others likely to follow. So how did Beijing land the Winter Olympics, so soon after it was host to the Summer Olympics in 2008? It will become the first...

US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Dec. 06, 2021 22:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing t o protest Chinese human rights abuses, the White House confirmed Monday, a move that China has vowed to greet with “firm countermeasures.” White House press secretary Jen...

Vegas G Robin Lehner to skip Olympics, cites health reasons

Dec. 06, 2021 04:16 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner said Sunday he is skipping the 2022 Winter Olympics, where he had been expected to play for Sweden. The 30-year-old Lehner, from Gothenburg, Sweden, cited health reasons for skipping the Winter Games in...

Kilde captures World Cup downhill for 2nd straight win

Dec. 04, 2021 16:56 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — If there was any thought a knee injury might hold back Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, that's been erased. His speed has quickly returned. The Norwegian standout captured a World Cup downhill race with an aggressive run Saturday...

Aparjods gives Latvia 1st men's World Cup luge win

Dec. 04, 2021 11:03 AM EST

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Kristers Aparjods became the first Latvian to win a men’s World Cup luge race, rallying in the second heat on Saturday for victory on the track built for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Aparjods finished two runs in 1 minute, 42.881 seconds....

Kaillie Humphries celebrates US citizenship with bobsled win

Dec. 04, 2021 11:00 AM EST

ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) — For Kaillie Humphries, this was a win unlike any other. Capping an unforgettable week, Humphries won a women’s monobob race on Saturday, doing so less than 48 hours after she completed a 12,000-mile round trip from Germany to the United...

Norway's Jansrud hurts knee in crash, needs more evaluation

Dec. 04, 2021 10:01 AM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Five-time Olympic medalist Kjetil Jansrud of Norway will return home to be evaluated after damage was detected to the cruciate ligament in his knee following his crash during a World Cup super-G race. The team announced the update Saturday...

Sport climbing gets a boost with Olympic debut

Dec. 03, 2021 18:01 PM EST

Sport climbing's popularity has risen in recent years as more climbers have turned out to scale walls indoors and out. The sport, like nearly everything else, lost its footing a bit during the pandemic but most indicators show it's well on its way to returning to peak...

Jackson wins 4th World Cup speedskating title of season

Dec. 03, 2021 17:43 PM EST

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Erin Jackson won her fourth World Cup speedskating gold medal of the season Friday, taking the 500 meters on home ice at the Utah Olympic Oval. Skating in front of family and friends, the 29-year-old American finished in 36.809 seconds, breaking the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 03, 2021 11:06 AM EST

Kyle Rittenhouse did not sue LeBron James for defamation CLAIM: Federal magistrate approved Kyle Rittenhouse’s $110 Million defamation suit against LeBron James. THE FACTS: No such ruling was made. Rittenhouse has not filed a defamation suit against...