Latest 2022 Beijing Olympic Games News

Germany offers money to families of Olympic attack victims

Jul. 27, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government indicated Wednesday that it was willing to pay further compensation to the families of 11 Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich by a Palestinian group. Family members of the athletes have criticized the proposed amount as...

US women's hockey forward Dani Cameranesi, 27, retires

Jul. 20, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

COLORADO Springs, Colo. (AP) — U.S. women’s hockey forward Dani Cameranesi announced her retirement from the national team Wednesday. Cameranesi, 27, helped the U.S. win gold at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang and was part of the team that came away with silver earlier this year...

Suspect charged in LA assault of Olympic volleyball player

Jul. 12, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man with a criminal history was charged Tuesday with assaulting a former Olympic volleyball player last week in downtown Los Angeles, prosecutors said. Kim Glass, a silver medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said she suffered multiple facial bone fractures...

Olympian injured in downtown Los Angeles attack

Jul. 11, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Olympic volleyball player was attacked Friday in downtown Los Angeles when a man threw a metal object at her face in an assault that fractured multiple bones in her face and left one of her eyes swollen shut, the athlete said in videos posted to social media. ...

Olympic luge champ Natalie Geisenberger expecting 2nd baby

Jul. 04, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

German slider Natalie Geisenberger, who has won the last three Olympic women's luge gold medals and is considered by many to be the most dominant athlete in her sport's history, is pregnant with her second child. Geisenberger made the announcement over the weekend on social media....

Executive director Ramsey Baker to leave US Figure Skating

Jun. 24, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Ramsey Baker is leaving U.S. Figure Skating at the end of the year, leaving the organization in search of an executive director after a successful Beijing Olympics and as it turns its attention toward the 2026 Winter Games in Milan. Baker has been...

Tensions sparking change in US Olympic world, but how much?

Jun. 24, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Changes are coming at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, sparked by frustration with years of flat revenue and what some portray as heavy-handed management in the wake of sex-abuse scandals that upended the movement in America. At their...

UN biodiversity summit moved from China over COVID-19 policy

Jun. 21, 2022 06:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A United Nations summit on biodiversity will be held in Canada instead of China, organizers announced Tuesday, the second major international event to be moved from China because of its strict anti-coronavirus policies. The U.N. secretariat for the Convention on...

Storm star Sue Bird says 2022 will be her final WNBA season

Jun. 16, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

Always in control on the court, Sue Bird lasted about 10 minutes until the emotion of the moment and the finality of the decision got the best of her. After 21 professional seasons, one of the greatest basketball careers ever is nearing its end. “I feel like I’ve...

Winter Olympics may not include Nordic combined for 1st time

Jun. 15, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

Nordic combined, which uniquely tests skiers on jaw-dropping jumps and heart-pounding trails, has been a part of the Winter Olympics since 1924. Its time might be up. It is the only Olympic sport without women and the International Olympic Committee is due to make a decision later...