Latest Winter Olympic games News

IOC urges Olympic teams to ask for more vaccines

Sep. 17, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic teams were urged Friday by the IOC to request more Chinese and Pfizer vaccines ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, which will be held in the country where the coronavirus outbreak started. The International...

California ski resort changes name to remove offensive word

Sep. 13, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A popular California ski resort whose name included a derogatory term for Native American women changed its name to Palisades Tahoe Monday. Resort officials had begun searching for a new name last year amid a reckoning over racial injustice. The...

IOC suspends NKorea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show

Sep. 08, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic. IOC president Thomas Bach said the North Korean national Olympic...

Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics

Sep. 08, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Some of the world’s largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter Games are scheduled to open on Feb. 4. The request comes in an open...

World champions Humphries, Jones named to US bobsled team

Sep. 06, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

Reigning world champion Kaillie Humphries was announced as part of this season's USA Bobsled national team on Monday, even with her status for this winter's Beijing Olympics remaining unclear. Humphries was a lock to make the team after winning gold medals in both the...

'A lot of work to come' after NHL reaches Olympic agreement

Sep. 04, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

Rene Fasel barely had time for a sigh of relief about the agreement to send NHL players to Beijing before his mind wandered to what's next for hockey at the Olympics. “There is a lot of work to come,” the president of the International Ice Hockey Federation said....

NHL reaches agreement to send players to Olympics in Beijing

Sep. 03, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

The NHL is set to return to the Olympics in Beijing this winter after reaching an agreement with international officials, though the league and players have the opportunity to withdraw if pandemic circumstances warrant. The NHL, its players' union, the International...

Chen, Tennell to compete at Skate America in October

Sep. 03, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three-time world champion Nathan Chen will begin his preparation for the Winter Olympics at Skate America in late October in Las Vegas. Chen, who has won the last five U.S. titles and is undefeated internationally since not medaling at the 2018...

NHL reaches agreement to send players to Beijing Olympics after they skipped Pyeongchang Games in 2018

Sep. 03, 2021 11:20 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — NHL reaches agreement to send players to Beijing Olympics after they skipped Pyeongchang Games in 2018.

U.S. women to play 2 hockey games vs Canada in October

Aug. 27, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The United States will host Canada in two women’s hockey games in October, two chances for the top teams in the world to continue their rivalry ahead of the Winter Olympics in February. The games will be played Allentown, Pennsylvania,...