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Russia facing sports isolation over invasion of Ukraine

Mar. 01, 2022 01:24 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — International sports bodies moved to further isolate Russia on Monday for its invasion of Ukraine and pushed Moscow closer to becoming a pariah on the playing field. The International Olympic Committee urged sports bodies to exclude Russian athletes and officials from...

Figure skating age debate also exposes body image challenges

Feb. 19, 2022 22:22 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Some figure skaters are hoping an Olympic doping scandal that is fueling a push to raise the minimum age of competitors will also focus attention on what they see as the sport’s most pressing issue: body image, body shaming and disordered eating. The sport is...

Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Saturday, Feb. 19

Feb. 19, 2022 11:33 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Beijing Games: ___ BOBSLED 2-WOMAN Laura Nolte and Mariama Jamanka added to Germany’s record haul of Olympic sliding medals, while Elana Meyers Taylor of the U.S....

Edin skips Sweden to Olympic curling gold, Britain 2nd

Feb. 19, 2022 11:29 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Five-time world champion. Olympic bronze medalist. Olympic silver medalist. And now, finally, Niklas Edin of Sweden has claimed the only major title missing from a career in which he’s established himself as the most decorated curling skip ever. Four...

Olympics Live: US skaters lose appeal to get silver medals

Feb. 19, 2022 11:16 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Arbitrators have rejected a last-ditch request by American figure skaters to have their silver medals awarded before the end of the Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in...

Epic Olympic battle highlights biathlon at Beijing Games

Feb. 19, 2022 09:07 AM EST

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — The Frenchman fared better in the first week. The Norwegian nailed it in the second. The biathlon competition at this year’s Olympics, held amid whipping wind and bone-chilling temperatures in the mountains far outside Beijing, produced an epic battle...

Olympic Alpine team event moved to Sunday because of wind

Feb. 19, 2022 00:07 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The last Alpine skiing race of the Beijing Olympics was moved from Saturday to Sunday because of too-strong wind, making Mikaela Shiffrin wait to get one last chance to bring home a medal from China. Gusts at up to about 40 mph (65 kph) led to the announcement of two...

WHAT TO WATCH: Men's hockey final highlights last few medals

Feb. 18, 2022 13:43 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Finland has never won an Olympic gold medal in hockey. To break that drought, the Finns will have to beat the defending champion Russians — the team that, if you include all of its various designations, has won as many Olympic titles in men's hockey as anyone. ...

Favored Russians back in final at Olympics, now face Finland

Feb. 18, 2022 13:09 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Russians are back in the gold medal game at the Olympics, just like they were expected to be. This run hasn't been as dominant compared to four years ago, but they are still one victory away from winning back-to-back men's hockey tournaments at Winter Games...

Gu's global coming-out party ends with 3rd Olympic medal

Feb. 18, 2022 12:43 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Eileen Gu turned the Beijing Olympics into her own personal playground. In the city. In the mountains. Spinning, flipping and flying above three different venues. The American-born Gu came into the Games hoping to win three gold medals in freestyle...