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Tough trip to China ahead, Anderson sees gift of world stage

Jan. 26, 2022 12:24 PM EST

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — There is part of Jamie Anderson that wishes these upcoming Olympics weren't in China. The two-time snowboard gold medalist knows she's not the only Olympian who thinks that. One of the many things that makes her unique is that she is willing to say it....

Norwegian skiers, other Olympic hopefuls positive for virus

Jan. 26, 2022 11:41 AM EST

OSLO (AP) — Two members of Norway's women's cross-country ski team have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of next month's Beijing Olympics, the team said Wednesday, as other countries also face tense waits to see whether their own infected athletes can recover in time. ...

Chen vs Hanyu the latest in Olympic figure skating rivalries

Jan. 25, 2022 11:43 AM EST

In the pantheon of figure skating rivalries, Nancy and Tonya soars like a triple lutz above the rest. Two athletes in their prime, each trying to be America's golden girl, on the biggest stage in winter sports. And it came draped in the most bizarre of controversies: An attack on...

Russian skater Kolyada out of Olympics with coronavirus

Jan. 25, 2022 11:07 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian figure skater Mikhail Kolyada has been ruled out of next month's Beijing Olympics after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Russian Figure Skating Federation said Tuesday that Kolyada tested positive ahead of traveling to a pre-Olympic training camp and...

Rippon boosts Bell's Olympic chase with advice and support

Jan. 25, 2022 00:54 AM EST

As Mariah Bell ripped through two brilliant routines to win her first national championship earlier this month, the guy by the end boards wildly celebrating drew almost as much attention. That was simply Adam Rippon being himself. And being so satisfied to see Bell being herself. ...

US names 223 to Olympic team; 4 athletes are 5-timers

Jan. 24, 2022 23:58 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The 223-person U.S. Olympic roster revealed Monday includes four athletes making their fifth trip to the Games: Shaun White and Lindsey Jacobellis in snowboarding, Katie Uhlaender in skeleton and John Shuster in curling. There are 114 men, 108 women...

Adam Rippon looks back at his role in 2018 Olympics

Jan. 22, 2022 03:14 AM EST

So, it's just another competition? Got to treat the Winter Olympics that way? Many athletes say that, perhaps trying to convince themselves that the Games are a regular, no major deal kind of event. Adam Rippon even used that ploy back in 2018. Then Rippon — and the...

In 3-week isolation, unvaccinated athlete waits for Olympics

Jan. 21, 2022 13:23 PM EST

Three weeks alone in a hotel room is hardly an ideal setting for a snowboarder preparing for the Olympics. Patrizia Kummer, a Swiss athlete who won a gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, is unvaccinated against the coronavirus, so she is spending 21 days in isolation in China...

US ice dancers continuing legacy heading to Beijing Games

Jan. 20, 2022 11:04 AM EST

U.S. figure skaters who win national championships get their names inscribed on a plaque and trophy. It's something they relish. It's also something special to peruse the names already there — particularly for ice dancers. For decades, ice dance was the stepchild of...

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...