Latest 2022 Beijing Olympic Games News

Austrian ski team aims to rediscover its magic at worlds

Feb. 02, 2023 05:28 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Only one skier in the 24-member Austrian squad for the upcoming world championships has won on the Word Cup circuit this season. A star coach left the women’s team mid-January. And “crisis” has become a common word on the ski-mad nation’s sport...

Shiffrin shifts from record chase to medal races at worlds

Feb. 01, 2023 07:15 AM EST

Perspective. The big picture. Dealing with both success and failure. Mikaela Shiffrin did a lot of soul searching after she didn’t win a medal and didn't finish three of her five individual races at last year’s Beijing Olympics after entering the games amid enormous expectations....

World champs Knierim, Frazier dazzle in Day 1 at nationals

Jan. 27, 2023 00:00 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — They held their on-ice embrace a little longer this time, kneeling in an end pose moments after a near-flawless short program. Overwhelming favorite and reigning world champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier scored a personal-best 81.96 on Thursday for a...

Shiffrin and Swiatek keep learning to win from each other

Jan. 20, 2023 11:57 AM EST

They both tend to shy away from the spotlight despite winning regularly. They both compete in individual sports. And they’ve both ascended to the top as their much more well-known predecessors, Lindsey Vonn and Serena Williams, headed toward retirement. So it’s no surprise that...

Ice dancers Hawayek and Baker withdraw from nationals

Jan. 17, 2023 12:33 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic ice dancers Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean Luc Baker withdrew Tuesday from the U.S. Figure Skating Championships because of a series of injuries over the past 18 months that they said led to challenges with their mental health. Hawayak and Baker,...

Shiffrin shows her emotions after matching Vonn's record

Jan. 08, 2023 12:17 PM EST

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — The emotions came pouring out of Mikaela Shiffrin when she matched Lindsey Vonn’s women’s World Cup skiing record with her 82nd win Sunday. First there was a scream of delight following a serious case of nerves that had been building inside her...

Shiffrin focusing on the process as she nears Vonn's record

Jan. 06, 2023 12:11 PM EST

It's never been just about wins for Mikaela Shiffrin. Not when she didn't win any of her five individual races at last year's Beijing Olympics. And not during her current five-race winning streak. Even when her next victory will tie her with Lindsey Vonn...

AP Photos: In 2022, sports brought every imaginable emotion

Dec. 23, 2022 16:00 PM EST

Emotion. Sport is the forum where it cannot be hidden, where the feelings that are pulsing through someone’s core at a particular moment — be it good or bad, joy or pain, exhilaration or anguish, relief or regret — can be captured in a single image. It was there...

Smith, Maier both get bronze 10 months after Beijing Games

Dec. 13, 2022 15:41 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A second bronze medal will be awarded to end a dispute over third place in women’s skicross at the Beijing Olympics. Under a settlement reached 10 months after the race — and following a second change in the result — both Fanny Smith of...

Fast & smooth Odermatt proves to be ski racer to catch again

Dec. 01, 2022 17:44 PM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — They glowingly chatter about the ski racer from Switzerland whose turns are so sharp and speed almost unmatched these days. They study video of Marco Odermatt's races and training runs to search for clues to how he's always so smooth. That combination of...