Latest Olympic games News

Olympic champ John Shuster wins 7th national curling title

Feb. 16, 2019 8:30 PM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Olympic champion John Shuster won another U.S. curling title when his team beat Rich Ruohonen's 8-4 on Saturday. It's the seventh national title for Shuster, who led the U.S. team to a gold medal at last year's Olympics. Shuster's team at this event included two of his fellow...

A year after Olympic gold, US curlers reflect on success

Feb. 15, 2019 3:42 PM EST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Nearly a year has passed since he won gold in South Korea, and John Shuster can still smile about his transformation from obscure curler to Olympic sensation. "It's a lot of pinch-yourself kind of days," he said. Shuster is back on the ice this week, competing at the USA Curling...

Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

Feb. 15, 2019 3:23 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries and translate for lost fans. IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn't be held without them; invariably smiling, helpful and praised by presidents, prime ministers and monarchs. The billion-dollar...

Semenya appeal case mixes science, sports, gender politics

Feb. 14, 2019 11:53 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Caster Semenya's running future will be decided by three judges starting next week in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa is looking to overturn eligibility rules for hyperandrogenic athletes proposed by...

New athletes group formed to tackle doping in sports

Feb. 13, 2019 4:22 PM EST

An Olympic gold medalist and a former executive at the World Anti-Doping Agency are forming an organization designed to give athletes a stronger voice in the fight against doping and the powers that police it. The group, called Global Athlete, is being organized by British cyclist Callum Skinner. Rob Koehler, who...

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

Feb. 12, 2019 2:45 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee has been diagnosed with leukemia less than 18 months before the Olympics in Tokyo. The 18-year-old Ikee won six gold medals at the Asian Games in Jakarta last year and was tipped to be one of the faces of the 2020 Olympics in her home country. She posted on...

Pinturault ends long wait for individual skiing gold

Feb. 11, 2019 1:06 PM EST

ARE, Sweden (AP) — With the Alpine combined possibly getting axed from major skiing championships, Alexis Pinturault had one final chance to assert his long-time dominance of the event. He didn't waste it. The French skier produced the second-fastest slalom leg to rise from 24th place after the downhill...

The Latest: Positive prognosis on Chilean skier after crash

Feb. 11, 2019 12:05 PM EST

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 5:55 p.m. Chilean skier Henrik von Appen appears to have avoided a serious injury after his crash in the Alpine combined at the world championships. Von Appen could be heard screaming loudly after skidding on an icy...

Olympic champion rower Reinelt of Germany dies at 30

Feb. 11, 2019 10:33 AM EST

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Maximilian Reinelt, an Olympic gold medalist rower from Germany who was a long-time member of the country's successful men's eights crew, has died. He was 30. Police in the Swiss canton (state) of Graubuenden said Reinelt collapsed while cross-country skiing in St. Moritz...

South Korea picks Seoul for 2032 Olympic bid

Feb. 11, 2019 6:47 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has chosen its capital, Seoul, for its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics, which it hopes to jointly host with rival North Korea as a peace gesture. South Korea's Olympic committee announced the decision after a meeting Monday in which Seoul received 34 of 49 votes,...