Latest Winter Olympic games News

Sapporo expected to announce cost cuts to land 2030 Olympics

Nov. 28, 2021 06:00 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The northern Japanese city of Sapporo is set to announce what it says will be a reduction in costs that will make it an attractive venue for the 2030 Winter Olympics. City officials were expect to announce details on Monday. The...

IIHF meets to review Olympic eligibility of Chinese players

Nov. 26, 2021 15:01 PM EST

The International Ice Hockey Federation council held a call Friday to review the Olympic eligibility of Chinese men's national team players, though no decisions were made about the host country's status for the upcoming tournament in Beijing. Officials are set to review...

Ski star Feuz laments lack of ski buzz in Olympic host China

Nov. 25, 2021 10:35 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Two-time Olympic medalist Beat Feuz is not thrilled about heading to Beijing for another Winter Games in a host nation with little ski tradition. The expected favorite in men’s downhill on Feb. 6 said in comments reported on Thursday by Swiss media that...

Skeleton slider Daly tests positive, may affect Olympic plan

Nov. 23, 2021 16:40 PM EST

Olympic skeleton slider John Daly has tested positive for COVID-19, potentially complicating his chances of making the U.S. team for the Beijing Games. Daly isn’t sure if he will be able to compete in the next World Cup race, which is Friday in Igls, Austria. The U.S....

Top US figure skater Alysa Liu switching coaches

Nov. 22, 2021 16:48 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two-time U.S. figure skating champion Alysa Liu is making a coaching change less than three months before the Winter Olympics. The 2019 and 2020 U.S. champ will begin training in Colorado Springs with Christy Krall, Drew Meekins and Viktor...

Shuster wins US curling trials, will defend gold in Beijing

Nov. 22, 2021 00:14 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Defending Olympic curling champion John Shuster is going back to the Winter Games for a fifth time. The 2018 gold medalist skipped his team to victory over Team Dropkin at the U.S. trials on Sunday night, winning 5-4 to take the best-of-three finals...

IOC says Peng Shuai has told Olympic officials she is safe

Nov. 21, 2021 12:28 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai has taken part in a 30-minute video call from Beijing with IOC officials and told them she was safe and well, the Olympic body said on Sunday. The call came amid growing global alarm over Peng. Her appearance...

Peterson earns Olympic curling bid; Shuster still alive

Nov. 21, 2021 00:23 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tabitha Peterson is heading back to the Olympics, and defending curling gold medalist John Shuster is still in the running for a fifth straight trip to the Winter Games. Team Peterson swept Team Christensen in the best-of-three U.S. curling trials,...

Tennis players take on Communist Party: Where is Peng Shuai?

Nov. 20, 2021 19:55 PM EST

Some of the world's most famous tennis players, distraught by the disappearance of colleague Peng Shuai, are challenging China's Communist Party to get answers. So far it's a standoff with little visible impact as tennis greats like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal —...

Column: Where is Peng Shuai? Why isn't the IOC speaking out?

Nov. 19, 2021 16:22 PM EST

Where is Peng Shuai? It's a question that must be asked — loudly, for everyone to hear — by the International Olympic Committee as it prepares to hold the Winter Games less than three months from now in Beijing. Peng is, after all, one of its...