Latest Germany Olympic Team News

Egle wins women's luge race; USA Luge grabs relay silver

Nov. 21, 2021 15:09 PM EST

YANQING, China (AP) — Madeleine Egle of Austria won the first World Cup women’s singles gold medal of her career, prevailing Sunday in the season opener on the track built for this winter’s Beijing Olympics. USA Luge got its first medals of the World Cup season...

Ludwig dominant in luge World Cup, leads German men's sweep

Nov. 20, 2021 11:10 AM EST

YANQING, China (AP) — Johannes Ludwig has quickly made himself the favorite for men’s luge gold at the Beijing Olympics. Ludwig led a German sweep of the men’s medals Saturday on the newly built Olympic track in China, winning a World Cup race by the biggest margin...

Tennis trailblazer: Peng known for her grit on the court

Nov. 19, 2021 17:11 PM EST

Struggling to stay upright as suffocating heat and humidity drained her energy in the U.S. Open semifinals, Peng Shuai refused to give up. She paused between points to clutch at her left thigh and put her weight on her racket as if it were a cane. She leaned against a...

Chinese hockey team loses 1st trial game for Olympics in OT

Nov. 15, 2021 16:49 PM EST

MYTISHCHI, Russia (AP) — The players hoping to represent China in men’s hockey at next year’s Beijing Olympics lost to a Russian club in overtime Monday in a game used by international officials to assess the Chinese team’s competitive strength. Kunlun Red Star,...

Officials worry China’s men’s hockey team not Olympics ready

Nov. 12, 2021 17:39 PM EST

International hockey officials are hoping to avoid a Humiliation On Ice when the Chinese men’s national team debuts at the Beijing Winter Olympics. They begged the NHL to send players to the Games in China, but now they are worried that the home team might not even be...

Olympic sport to talk with athletes amid anger over changes

Nov. 08, 2021 06:48 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Amid a bitter divide with athletes over the removal of horse riding from the Olympic event of modern pentathlon, the sport’s governing body on Monday invited them to talks this week. The Monaco-based UIPM said it would host a video call Friday to consult...

Modern pentathlon to drop show jumping from Olympic program

Nov. 04, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Modern Pentathlon Australia has supported a decision by the sport’s international governing body to remove the show jumping discipline from its Olympic competition after the 2024 Paris Games. The International Modern Pentathlon Union...

Rare book given to Owens museum after long quest to find it

Oct. 30, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

OAKVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A quest to buy a book printed in 1936 with results from that year’s Berlin Olympics required two military tours of Germany, 20 trips to booksellers and $240, but the effort led to an Alabama man donating a copy of the book to the Jesse Owens Museum in Oakville. ...

Modern pentathlon coach who struck horse sent for training

Sep. 06, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — A German modern pentathlon coach who struck a horse at the Olympics was ordered Monday to undergo training on animal welfare before she can work again at major competitions. TV footage from the Olympics last month showed Kim Raisner leaning over a fence to...