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Minnesota judge finds 'Miracle on Ice' star is mentally ill

Dec. 4, 2019 10:39 PM EST

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota judge on Wednesday ordered that a former member of the “Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic hockey team should be committed to a secure treatment facility, saying the hockey star is mentally ill and dangerous. Mark Pavelich, 61, of Lutsen, was charged with felony...

Details confirmed for Tokyo Olympic marathon, race walks

Dec. 4, 2019 2:31 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dates and details of the routes to be used for the Tokyo Olympic marathon and race walk events in Sapporo were announced Wednesday, weeks after the IOC ordered the switch in search of cooler temperatures despite opposition from city officials. The IOC and the Tokyo organizing...

IOC angered by Russian gov’t in denial over doping scandal

Nov. 26, 2019 10:54 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Condemning Russian state authorities on Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee says their latest cheating attempt in a years-long doping scandal is an insult to the sports world. “The IOC will support the toughest sanctions against all those responsible for this...

WADA panel recommends neutral status for Russia at Olympics

Nov. 25, 2019 7:53 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Russian athletes will have a chance to compete at next year’s Olympics, but their flag would not fly in Tokyo if the World Anti-Doping Agency approves a recommendation it received Monday. The WADA compliance review committee proposed a four-year ban on Russia hosting major events but...

AP Exclusive: Kaillie Humphries now ‘safe’ with USA Bobsled

Nov. 22, 2019 8:52 PM EST

Kaillie Humphries was on what bobsledders call a track walk a few days ago. The two-time Olympic champion was checking out the ice-covered sliding chute at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, New York, when she unexpectedly crossed paths with some members of Canada’s bobsled team. Brief hellos were...

Decision by WADA group puts Russia’s Olympic future in peril

Nov. 22, 2019 7:05 PM EST

The chances of the Russian flag flying at next year’s Olympics took a potentially lethal hit Friday when anti-doping regulators recommended the country be declared noncompliant for tampering with data that was supposed to help bring the entire cheating episode to a close. The World Anti-Doping Agency...

Critics: Tahoe resort project would hamper fire evacuations

Nov. 22, 2019 3:54 PM EST

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Conservationists trying to block expansion of the Lake Tahoe ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics say the developer is trying to hide the impacts of the project on the pristine mountain environment. In legal action, the group Sierra Watch also cited a dramatic...

Snowboarding visionary Jake Burton Carpenter dies at 65

Nov. 21, 2019 11:57 PM EST

Whether you had a gold medal hanging from your neck, were just learning how to stand on a snowboard, or were one of those flustered skiers wondering where all the kids in the baggy pants were coming from, you knew the name “Burton.” Jake Burton Carpenter, the man who changed the game on the mountain...

Humphries formally selected for USA Bobsled's national team

Nov. 21, 2019 10:38 PM EST

Kaillie Humphries is officially part of USA Bobsled's national team. The two-time Olympic champion for Canada was selected Thursday night as a member of the U.S. team for this season. The announcement was merely a formality, since Humphries won the U.S. team trials in Lake Placid, New York, earlier this week....

Steven Holcomb’s Olympic legacy to grow, for a final time

Nov. 18, 2019 3:28 AM EST

U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb is getting one last victory celebration. A long overdue one. More than 2 1/2 years after his death — and almost six years removed from the bobsled races in question — Holcomb and his team are about to finally be presented the silver medals that they should have...