Latest Winter Olympic games News

Former Rangers and 'Miracle on Ice' player charged in attack

Aug. 21, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — Mark Pavelich, a forward on the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic hockey team who went on to play for the New York Rangers and two other NHL teams, has been charged with assault for allegedly beating a neighbor with a metal pole and breaking several of the man's bones. The...

Inaugural Aurora Games ready to kick off in Albany, NY

Aug. 18, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When former UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field was asked to be part of the inaugural Aurora Games, she jumped at the chance. Celebrating the female athlete is right up her alley. "The thing that really struck me is that we do celebrate these high-level athletes so infrequently...

USA Bobsled and Skeleton parting with CEO Darrin Steele

Aug. 13, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

USA Bobsled and Skeleton has decided to terminate the contract of CEO Darrin Steele, who oversaw teams that won nine Olympic medals and 12 world championship medals. Steele will remain in place for about another month. The federation's board of directors did not cite a specific reason for the change. Athletes...

Veteran Dani Alves eyes 2022 World Cup in return to Brazil

Aug. 6, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — More than 40,000 Brazilian fans showed up Tuesday night to see Dani Alves join his boyhood club Sao Paulo FC. The former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain defender said the move aims to keep him in shape for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, when he will be 39 years old. The captain...

Cool Runnings? Jamaica rugby 7s dream big at Pan Am Games

Jul. 26, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — They call them Cool Runnings on grass and they dream of their own Hollywood Olympic story. Jamaica's rugby sevens team is a fan favorite at the Pan American Games in Lima, where it has drawn comparisons to "Cool Runnings" — the 1993 film based on the true story of Jamaica's first...

NBC's Tirico getting look at Tokyo year before Summer Games

Jul. 26, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

Mike Tirico is trying to make the most of his time while preparing for next year's Tokyo Olympics. Tirico, who took over as NBC's prime-time host at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, has been on conference calls with the network's Olympics unit once every two weeks for the last 18 months. He is in Tokyo this...

Russia eyes Tokyo Olympics after doping troubles

Jul. 24, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will become a force in the medals table at next year's Tokyo Olympics despite its current doping problems, the country's sports minister said Wednesday. Russia won just 19 gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, its lowest count since Soviet days. It was fourth in the...

1 forecast shows US topping medal table at Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 23, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — If the Tokyo Olympics were opening today, the United States would top the overall medal count and the gold-medal count. That's the forecast released Tuesday by Gracenote Sports, which supplies statistical analysis for sports leagues around the world. Simon Gleave, the head of sports analysis...

Lamoureux twins start foundation to help disadvantaged kids

Jul. 22, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, stars of the United States' gold medal-winning hockey team in South Korea, are hard at work training to make another Olympic team in 2022. But they're also carving out time to do good off the ice, launching a foundation Monday...

Alibaba to run Olympic ticketing for Beijing, likely beyond

Jul. 19, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says top-tier sponsor Alibaba will run ticketing services for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, putting the Chinese online retail giant in line to do the same for future hosts Paris and Los Angeles. The International Olympic Committee says the Beijing contract to sell...