Latest Winter Olympic games News

CAS judges 'lacked anti-doping expertise' at Tokyo Olympics

Jan. 21, 2022 06:33 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has been criticized for picking judges to work at the Tokyo Olympics who were not expert enough to handle doping cases. Days before CAS opens its special Olympic courts at the Winter Games in Beijing, it was singled out in a...

China mandates 3-day Olympic torch relay amid virus concerns

Jan. 21, 2022 05:11 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China is limiting the torch relay for the Winter Olympics to only three days amid coronavirus worries, organizers said Friday. The flame will be displayed only in enclosed venues that are deemed “safe and controllable,” according to officials. No...

Column: 'Games must go on' spiel grows weaker by the day

Jan. 21, 2022 02:25 AM EST

The Olympic Charter runs 112 pages and reads like something Gwyneth Paltrow would have written if she were in charge of the Games instead of Goop. “The goal of Olympism,” the charter reads, “is to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind, with a...

ESPN will not send reporters to Beijing Olympics

Jan. 20, 2022 17:40 PM EST

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN has joined the increasing number of media companies that will not be sending reporters to next month's Beijing Olympics due to continued concerns about rising COVID-19 cases worldwide and China’s strict policy about those who test positive. Executive...

Beijing Olympics will showcase hockey's next generation

Jan. 20, 2022 15:17 PM EST

The disappointment of the NHL not participating in the 2022 Winter Olympics quickly turned to excitement for a handful of U.S. players at the world junior championship. Matty Beniers, Jake Sanderson and Brock Faber were together in Red Deer, Alberta, when USA Hockey’s John...

Komarov, Filppula, Vatanen named to Finland's Olympic team

Jan. 20, 2022 14:00 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Former NHL players Leo Komarov, Sami Vatanen, Valtteri Filppula, Markus Granlund and Mikko Lehtonen were among those named Thursday to Finland’s men’s hockey roster for the Beijing Olympics. Komarov is the most recent to play in the NHL, dressing for one game...

In private halfpipe, Aussie boarder schemes for Beijing gold

Jan. 20, 2022 13:07 PM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — On a private halfpipe in Switzerland, Scotty James schemed for the future. The location became his own secret lab, t he Australian snowboarder joked, where he was free to experiment with new tricks and combinations, and keep everything under the radar. ...

Olympic star Shiffrin: Loss of father 'still pretty painful'

Jan. 20, 2022 12:29 PM EST

Mikaela Shiffrin glances over her right shoulder at the photo of her late father, Jeff, hanging on a wall in her Edwards, Colorado, home. She smiles. Then she bows her head, sighs and begins speaking, occasionally pausing between words, perhaps because it simply still just doesn’t seem real,...

Ralph Lauren unveils Team USA's opening Olympic uniforms

Jan. 20, 2022 09:41 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Team USA's opening ceremony uniforms for the Beijing Olympics include some sneaky new warming technology, along with a handy front pouch and a cinch waist on anoraks in navy and white. The jackets unveiled Thursday by official outfitter Ralph Lauren include a smart,...

NBC will not send announcers to Beijing for Winter Games

Jan. 19, 2022 23:19 PM EST

NBC will not be sending its announcers and most hosts to the Beijing Olympics due to continued concerns about rising COVID-19 cases worldwide and China's strict policy about those who test positive. It will be the second straight Games for which the broadcast teams will work mostly...