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Nathan Chen, of the United States, competes during men's free skating program in the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Chen, Bell capture Skate America crowns in Las Vegas

Oct. 25, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Chen found himself in a familiar place Saturday on the top step of the podium. The podium at Skate America, to be precise. The American superstar landed five quadruple jumps over two programs in his first competition in nine months, easily out-distancing Vincent Zhou and the rest of...

Nathan Chen, of the United States, competes during men's short program in the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Nathan Chen dominates again in Skate America short program

Oct. 24, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Looking like a world champion even this early in the figure skating season, Nathan Chen easily won the short program at Skate America on Friday night with a personal-best score. Performing to Flamenco music in a spicy routine, the two-time world gold medalist and four-time national...

Sliding track for 2022 Beijing Olympics to get 1st test

Oct. 23, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

The sliding track built for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is about to get its first test. With athletes from many nations — including the U.S. — unable to take part because of coronavirus and travel concerns, the certifying process for the track at the Yanqing Sliding Center northwest of Beijing...

Announcers Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski talk during the women's free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit. Tara Lipinski, the 1998 Olympic gold medalist and now the top TV analyst in the sport along with NBC partner Johnny Weir, recognizes how jumbled the figure skating scene is. “The pre-Olympic season sets the tone of the Olympic season,” says Lipinski, who will anchor coverage of Skate America this week on NBC, NBCSN and the Peacock streaming service. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

In key pre-Olympic season, pandemic disrupts figure skating

Oct. 21, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

With the Summer Olympics in Tokyo delayed a year by the coronavirus pandemic, not much attention has been paid to the Winter Games scheduled for February 2022 in Beijing. Except for by those who participate in the sports that compete on the ice and snow — in particular figure skating, for which the...

A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed before a news conference at the Department of Justice, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, pool)

6 Russian officers charged in 'destructive' hacking campaign

Oct. 20, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The case implicates the Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U.S. election but is...

A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed as Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division John Demers, left, takes the podium to speak at a news conference at the Department of Justice, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Washington. Also pictured is US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania Scott Brady, center. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, pool)

6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign

Oct. 20, 2020 1:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The case implicates the same Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U.S....

US charges 6 Russian military officers in hacks aimed at American businesses, French elections, Winter Olympics

Oct. 19, 2020 1:00 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US charges 6 Russian military officers in hacks aimed at American businesses, French elections, Winter Olympics.
FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, people walk by a police station by the front gate of the Artux City Vocational Skills Education Training Service Center in Artux in western China's Xinjiang region. A coalition of human-rights groups has met with the International Olympic Committee over calls to pull the 2022 Winter Olympics out of Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

More questions on human rights for Beijing Winter Olympics

Oct. 16, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

Zumretay Arkin posed a question in a recent on-line meeting with Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., the prominent International Olympic Committee member who oversees preparations for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. “Why should China, a country running concentration camps with at least 1 million Muslim Uighurs...

An Italian fan wears a protective mask attends the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Poland and Italy at Energa stadium in Gdansk, Poland, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

The Latest: Women's title fight called off because of virus

Oct. 14, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A women’s world middleweight title fight in England has been called off after a trainer tested positive for the coronavirus. The trainer is Peter Fury. He is the uncle of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Peter Fury is...

FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Meghan Duggan, of the gold medal-winning U.S. women's Olympic hockey team, listens to a question from the media before an outdoor NHL hockey game between the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs in Annapolis, Md. U.S. women's hockey captain Duggan announced her retirement Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, after a career in which she won the 2018 Olympic gold medal and seven world championship golds. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Meghan Duggan, a champion across women's hockey, retires

Oct. 13, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

In the midst of the U.S. women's hockey national team fighting for better wages and equitable support, Meghan Duggan got on the phone with every player to explain what it was all about. With the world championships on home ice weeks away and the stakes high, Duggan felt it was her duty as captain. “When...