Latest Winter Olympic games News

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

Nov. 22, 2019 6:17 PM EST

World anti-doping regulators are recommending Russia be declared noncompliant again, setting up a showdown that could make the country ineligible for next summer’s Olympics. The World Anti-Doping Agency announced Friday that its compliance and review committee made the recommendation after reviewing a case...

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...

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

Nov. 22, 2019 2:46 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...

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...

IOC's large role in anti-doping creates conflict of interest

Nov. 5, 2019 3:32 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The idea made sense. Given the rampant amount of drug abuse in Olympic sports, the sports world needed a global watchdog. But who would pay for that sort of operation? The International Olympic Committee decided it would split the bill with governments. That's how the World...

Skaters Kostornaia, Chen win at Internationaux de France

Nov. 2, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Alena Kostornaia left no doubt there's a new era in women's figure skating by a convincing win over Olympic gold medalist Alina Zagitova at the Internationaux de France, while Nathan Chen won the men's event on Saturday. In a battle between the two Russians, 16-year-old Kostornaia...

US Figure Skating awards nationals to San Jose, Nashville

Oct. 30, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The final qualifying event for the U.S. figure skating team headed to the 2022 Beijing Olympics will take place in Nashville, Tennessee, after the city was awarded that year's national championships. U.S. Figure Skating announced Wednesday its signature event will take place...

Family cites hockey as factor in Pavelich legal woes

Oct. 29, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — The family of a player on the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" Olympic champion men's hockey team says concussions and blows he received during his playing career have contributed to his current legal troubles. Mark Pavelich, 61, was found incompetent to stand trial by a judge in...