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Climate change makes the future of Nordic skiing uncertain

Jan. 18, 2022 13:08 PM EST

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — For the first time in 32 years, organizers of the Rendezvous Cross Country Ski Festival in West Yellowstone, Montana, had to cancel November’s traditional start-of-the-ski-season event due to a lack of snow. Some 300 miles away, Soldier Hollow Nordic Center...

Olympic athletes urged by activists not to criticize China

Jan. 18, 2022 11:59 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Athletes at the Beijing Olympics were urged by human rights activists Tuesday to avoid criticizing China because they could be prosecuted. The International Olympic Committee has said athletes will have freedom of speech at next month's Winter Games when speaking to...

From Bergamo to Beijing, Italy aims for more Olympic success

Jan. 17, 2022 05:25 AM EST

MODENA, Italy (AP) — The endless cacophony of ambulance sirens. The convoys of military trucks carrying away the overflowing coffins. The funerals — or lack thereof. Nobody who lived through the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Bergamo — the first epicenter of...

Italian skier Brignone wins World Cup super-G with gutsy run

Jan. 16, 2022 08:52 AM EST

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) — Federica Brignone saw a gutsy run rewarded with the victory Sunday in the fifth women’s World Cup super-G of the season. Racing in perfect, sunny conditions, the Italian gained about three-tenths of a second on her rivals with an attacking...

25-year-old Colorado skier found dead near Lost Trail resort

Jan. 15, 2022 15:03 PM EST

SULA, Mont. (AP) — A 25-year-old Colorado skier who went missing Thursday from the Lost Trail Ski Area on the Montana-Idaho border has been found dead. The man's identity was not immediately released. He was reported missing after he failed to meet up with his party at the ski...

Sculpture celebrates centennial of ski jump in Brattleboro

Jan. 15, 2022 10:59 AM EST

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — As the Harris Hill Ski Jump in Brattleboro celebrates its 100th anniversary at competitions scheduled this February, a sculpture of a ski jumper has been installed downtown. The 17-foot-high aluminum and steel sculpture will be installed each year before...

Japan’s Kobayashi among favorites in wide-open ski jumping

Jan. 14, 2022 12:22 PM EST

Even athletes who compete in ski jumping and a former Olympian paid to analyze the sport on TV have no idea who will win gold at the Beijing Games. That’s because more than a dozen men seem to have a shot. The list of contenders, though, might be reduced by one. ...

Olympic champion Ledecka leads Czech team at Beijing Games

Jan. 14, 2022 11:33 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Ester Ledecka will spearhead a record number of Czech athletes at the Winter Games in Beijing. Ledecka made history at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games by becoming the first person to win gold medals in both skiing and snowboarding, claiming the...

Norway’s Riiber dominant soaring, skiing into 2022 Olympics

Jan. 13, 2022 12:40 PM EST

Norway’s Jarl Magnus Riiber has been so dominant in World Cup competitions that other Nordic combined athletes are studying how he soars past the competition in ski jumping to often take a huge lead into the cross-country skiing leg of the events. They hope the homework pays off...

Shiffrin wins record 47th slalom, Vlhova takes season title

Jan. 11, 2022 17:50 PM EST

SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin impressed with a come-from-behind win in a night race Tuesday to send a strong signal to her Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova in the last women's World Cup slalom before the Beijing Olympics. Racing on the challenging Planai course, the...