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Winter X daredevils ride fine line between height, happiness

Jan. 28, 2023 11:16 AM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Freestyle skier Alex Hall’s happy place this winter has been sliding down hand rails outside of offices and schools all over Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and other midwestern spots. The steeper and twistier, the better. Last winter, he found happiness at the...

Russia issue looms for Paris Olympics, Zelenskyy rebukes IOC

Jan. 28, 2023 09:38 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The question of if and how Russia competes at the Olympics hangs over the 2024 Paris Summer Games. Just as it has now for five straight Olympics during Thomas Bach’s leadership of the IOC, whose support this week for some Russians to compete in Paris was publicly...

Russia's path to 2024 Olympics takes shape, Ukraine objects

Jan. 26, 2023 12:35 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia's path to sending a team to the Paris Olympics next year became clearer on Thursday amid fierce objections from Ukraine. The International Olympic Committee indicated on Wednesday it favors officially neutral teams from Russia and its ally...

Bowman, Capitani to coach US swim team at worlds in Japan

Jan. 20, 2023 16:04 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Bob Bowman, Michael Phelps' longtime coach, and Carol Capitani were announced Friday as head coaches of the U.S. swimming team for this summer's world championship in Fukuoka, Japan. Bowman will lead the men's team. Capitani, the women's head coach at...

Belarus coach who removed sprinter from Olympics charged

Jan. 19, 2023 11:48 AM EST

The Belarusian track coach who tried to force a sprinter to return home from the Tokyo Olympics after she was critical of the team has been charged with breaching the sport's integrity standards. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which oversees disciplinary actions in track and field,...

European state broadcasters back in business for Olympics

Jan. 16, 2023 08:07 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — European state broadcasters were brought back into the heart of Olympic business on Monday when the IOC announced a rights deal through 2032 with the European Broadcasting Union. Rights covering 49 countries for four Olympics from 2026-2032 were awarded...

Kaillie Humphries of US wins 100th major bobsled medal

Jan. 14, 2023 11:07 AM EST

ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) — Kaillie Humphries of the U.S. got a milestone medal Saturday, winning a World Cup women’s monobob race for the 100th top-three finish of her career in major international competition. Humphries has won 70 medals in two-woman races in her career; 60 in...

Olympic skiing champion Rosi Mittermaier dies at 72

Jan. 05, 2023 08:40 AM EST

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Rosi Mittermaier, who won downhill and slalom gold medals at the 1976 Winter Olympics and narrowly missed a sweep of all three women's Alpine skiing events at the Games, has died. She was 72. German news agency dpa cited a statement from...

Malagò: 2026 Olympics on track after difficult few years

Dec. 14, 2022 12:13 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò is confident everything is on track for the country’s first Olympics in two decades but admits that the past few years have been akin to “running a marathon with a backpack.” Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo will...

Winter Olympics focus on climate change, rotating hosts

Dec. 14, 2022 11:37 AM EST

To hear the world's Olympic leaders tell it, the bidding for future Winter Games has been jumbled by internal disputes at India's Olympic committee, a newfound affinity for streamlining the bidding process and, most recently, a long-overdue nod to the impact of climate change. Left...