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Supporters of Slovene cyclist Tadej Pogacar celebrate his victory at the Tour De France in his hometown of Komenda, central Slovenia, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed his fellow Slovenian, Primoz Roglic, in the last stage before the finish in Paris. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Slovenia celebrates likely 1-2 Tour de France victory

Sep. 19, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Just minutes after two Slovenian riders effectively sealed their first and second places in the Tour de France on Saturday, the president of Slovenia declared it a historic day for the tiny Alpine nation. In a stunning climax to cycling's most prestigious race, Tadej Pogacar...

Associated Press reporter Martha Bellisle skis up to the shooting range during the individual Biathalon race during the Winter World Masters Games in Seefeld, Austria on Jan. 14, 2020. (Courtesy of Martha Bellisle via AP)

VIRUS DIARY: The coronavirus came, and she kept on training

Sep. 11, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — This year started with so much promise. I spent two weeks in January competing in biathlon races in Seefeld, Austria, during the Winter World Masters Games 2020, winning three silver medals and celebrating with 3,000 winter-sport athletes from around the world. Six weeks later, I was...

Slovenia's Primoz Roglic celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 160,5 kilometers (99,7 miles) with start in Sisteron and finish in Orcieres-Merlette, southern France, Tuesday, Sept.1, 2020. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat, Pool via AP)

Roglic displays strength on Tour's 1st mountain stage

Sep. 1, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

ORCIERES-MERLETTE, France (AP) — After just four stages at the Tour de France, the balance of power is already clearer: Primoz Roglic and his Jumbo-Visma team are looking like the ones to beat. Roglic, the Spanish Vuelta champion, used the race's first summit finish Tuesday in the ski resort of...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Mikaela Shiffrin races down the course during the women's World Cup downhill ski race, in Lake Louise, Alberta. The governing body for ski racing announced it will skip the traditional World Cup swing through North America to remain in Europe due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The women’s side will miss stops in Killington, Vermont, and Lake Louise, Alberta. The men’s tour won’t race in Beaver Creek, Colorado, or make a separate trip to Lake Louise. The venues are slated to be back on the calendar in 2021-22, according to the International Ski Federation. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

World Cup ski circuit skipping US, Canada swing this season

Aug. 20, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

The road to another World Cup overall title won't include any sort of home-snow advantage for Mikaela Shiffrin. The governing body for ski racing announced Thursday that it will skip the traditional North American loop due to safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On the women’s World Cup side, there...

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2010, file photo, Norway's Petter Northug celebrates winning the gold medal during the flower ceremony of the Men's 50k mass start classic Cross Country race at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Northug has admitted to possessing cocaine, speeding and driving under the influence. On Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, prosecutor Silje Haugerstuen Bergsholm told Norwegian news agency NTB that Northug is facing preliminary charges for speeding for driving 168 kph in a 110 kph zone, driving while under the influence of a substance and possession of narcotics. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

2-time Olympic champion Northug busted for cocaine, speeding

Aug. 17, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Petter Northug has admitted to possessing cocaine, speeding and driving under the influence. The Norwegian great, who won two gold medals at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and is a 13-time world champion, retired from the sport in 2018....

In this combination photo, from left, Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom participates in the

Phelps, Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new doc

Aug. 6, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Athletes Stephen Scherer, Jeret Peterson and Kelly Catlin have two things in common: They all reached their dream of becoming Olympians, and they all died by suicide. Olympians are known for pushing their bodies to the extreme but much less understood are the mental and emotional rigors...