Latest Winter Olympic games News

Tale of 2 Cities: Sapporo likes race move; Tokyo not much

Oct. 17, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo officials are thrilled with a proposal to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons to the northern Japanese city to avoid the summer heat in the city. That was not the case in Tokyo, where the reaction to the move seemed to catch city and organizing committee officials by surprise. "We...

US Olympic curling trials will return to Omaha in 2022

Oct. 16, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic curling trials will return to Omaha in 2022. USA Curling and the Omaha Sports Commission announced Wednesday that the event would be held at Baxter Arena on the University of Nebraska-Omaha campus from Nov. 13-21, 2021. The trials were first held at Baxter Arena in 2017....

Olympic marathons set to move out of Tokyo to cooler north

Oct. 16, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Amid concern about the expected searing heat in Tokyo, the IOC wants to move the 2020 Olympic marathons 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to find cooler and safer race conditions. The International Olympic Committee detailed a new plan Wednesday to stage the marathons and race walking events...

Rape accusations against Lauer ensnare NBC management

Oct. 10, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two years after Matt Lauer was abruptly fired by NBC News for sexual misconduct, more questions are emerging about the former "Today" show host's behavior and whether bosses looked the other way at problems involving one of the network's biggest stars. A new book by Ronan Farrow, a former...

Rape accusations against Lauer ensnares NBC management

Oct. 10, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two years after Matt Lauer was abruptly fired by NBC News for sexual misconduct, more questions are emerging about the former "Today" show host's behavior and whether bosses looked the other way at problems involving one of the network's biggest stars. The allegations are laid out in "Catch...

AP Exclusive: Kim takes snowboard season off for studies

Oct. 3, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

Do not despair, snowboarding fans: Chloe Kim is not retiring. She is taking a season off from competition and training though _ she has already started school at Princeton _ in a move that she said was difficult but, ultimately, the thing she needed to do. “This isn’t like, an ‘Oh-my-gosh,...

The Latest: Chepkoech, Coburn qualify in steeplechase

Sep. 27, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships (all times local): 7.40 p.m. Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech qualified fastest for the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase final at the world track championships, with defending champion Emma Coburn of the United States also through....

IOC president promises 'fresh look' at Russian doping

Sep. 27, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The leader of the IOC pledged that he supports reopening the Russian doping case, promising "a fresh look" at the new evidence after allegations that critical lab data was manipulated before it was sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency. IOC president Thomas Bach spoke Friday at a news...

Russia fears missing Olympics over doping data tampering

Sep. 23, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Russia's doping troubles are nowhere near over. After a head-snapping day of developments from Moscow to Tokyo to the Middle East, the country has new fears that its status at next year's Olympics could be in jeopardy — and no doubt about where it stands in track and field. "It...

Timeline of Russia's doping cases and cover-ups

Sep. 23, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

Russia faces fresh accusations of tampering with doping data, which could affect its chances of competing in next year's Olympics. That's just the latest development in a five-year saga of revelations about widespread drug use by Russian athletes that has marred at least the last five Olympic Games. Here is a...