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Russia facing sports isolation over invasion of Ukraine

Mar. 01, 2022 01:24 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — International sports bodies moved to further isolate Russia on Monday for its invasion of Ukraine and pushed Moscow closer to becoming a pariah on the playing field. The International Olympic Committee urged sports bodies to exclude Russian athletes and officials from...

Finland beats Russians for its 1st Olympic hockey gold medal

Feb. 20, 2022 08:55 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Sheets of paper rained down like super-sized confetti on the bench, which players leapt off at full speed to pile on top of goaltender Harri Sateri with such force that they knocked the net off its moorings. After finally accomplishing what so many Finland teams...

Russian frustration with Finland continues in Olympic final

Feb. 20, 2022 04:11 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The silver medal is the prize no one wants to wear after an Olympic hockey final. So Ivan Fedotov didn't. The Russian goaltender held his medal in his hand instead of putting it around his neck after a 2-1 loss in the gold-medal game Sunday to Finland, the country of...

Johaug wins 3rd Olympic gold in Beijing; Diggins gets silver

Feb. 20, 2022 01:55 AM EST

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Norwegian great Therese Johaug won her third gold medal of the Beijing Olympics on Sunday and Jessie Diggins took silver for the best result by an American in an individual cross-country skiing event since 1976. Fighting fierce winds and brutal...

Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Sunday, Feb. 20

Feb. 20, 2022 01:30 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Beijing Games: ___ ALPINE SKIING MIXED TEAM PARALLEL The top-ranked Austrians won gold in the Winter Games’ second iteration of the mixed team parallel event, holding...

Finland beats the defending champion Russians 2-1 to win first Olympic men’s hockey gold medal in country’s history

Feb. 20, 2022 01:22 AM EST
BEIJING (AP) — Finland beats the defending champion Russians 2-1 to win first Olympic men’s hockey gold medal in country’s history.

Olympics Live: US skaters lose appeal to get silver medals

Feb. 19, 2022 11:16 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics: ___ Arbitrators have rejected a last-ditch request by American figure skaters to have their silver medals awarded before the end of the Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in...

AP PHOTOS: No concealing highs and lows of Olympic pursuit

Feb. 19, 2022 05:19 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — They come for glory. Sometimes, they get agony instead. For athletes in the key moments of their Olympic quest, it's more than most can muster to withhold a reaction when they find out whether all their work has paid off. Victory, of course, feels...

WHAT TO WATCH: Men's hockey final highlights last few medals

Feb. 18, 2022 13:43 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Finland has never won an Olympic gold medal in hockey. To break that drought, the Finns will have to beat the defending champion Russians — the team that, if you include all of its various designations, has won as many Olympic titles in men's hockey as anyone. ...

Favored Russians back in final at Olympics, now face Finland

Feb. 18, 2022 13:09 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Russians are back in the gold medal game at the Olympics, just like they were expected to be. This run hasn't been as dominant compared to four years ago, but they are still one victory away from winning back-to-back men's hockey tournaments at Winter Games...