Latest Pyeongchang News

Steamboat Olympian steps out of 1 sport, into another

Jun. 9, 2018 2:05 AM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Ben Berend was lost in the desert. That's actually not quite right. Ben Berend was in the desert, camping in New Mexico in late March, and Ben Berend was lost, unsure what to do with his future. The Steamboat Springs Nordic combined athlete lived out his dreams in February,...

The Latest: Trump declares attitude a key to a good summit

Jun. 7, 2018 10:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the North Korea summit (all times local): 5:30 p.m. President Donald Trump will send his top diplomat to South Korea and China to brief other Asian nations after Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The State Department says Secretary...

Mike Kohn promoted to head coach of USA Bobsled

May. 24, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

USA Bobsled has promoted Olympic medalist Mike Kohn to head coach of the national team, part of a significant overhaul of the coaching staff following a disappointing showing at the Pyeongchang Games. Kohn will be aided by another Olympic medalist, with Shauna Rohbock now added to the staff as an assistant coach....

ISU to discuss limiting quads in free skate programs

May. 16, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

The International Skating Union will discuss limiting the number of quadruple jumps in a free skate routine, and will consider raising the minimum age to compete on the senior level from 15 to 17. The ISU will hold its congress in Seville, Spain, from June 4-8. With top-level men's skaters loading their free...

Olympic observers find skepticism over anti-doping program

May. 10, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

Questions over the integrity of sample-collection bottles led to frustration from athletes this year at Winter Olympics, including two who tightened their bottles so tightly, they cracked the caps. Independent observers released their report Thursday about the anti-doping operation in Pyeongchang. In all, there...

Gold medal-winning Olympic curler George 'stepping away'

May. 8, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. men's curling team that won the gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics is shuffling its lineup after vice-skip Tyler George decided he wants to take a break from competing. The team led by John Shuster will replace George with 2010 Olympian Chris Plys. Joe Polo had been...

IOC to challenge Russian doping cases at Swiss supreme court

May. 3, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will appeal to Switzerland's supreme court against rulings which cleared some Russian athletes of doping sanctions from the Sochi Games. The Olympic body is "not satisfied at all" by the verdicts and written explanations from the Court of...

Avs sign goaltender from Czech Republic to 1-year deal

May. 2, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have signed goaltender Pavel Francouz of the Czech Republic to a one-year deal. The 27-year-old played the last three seasons in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League as a member of Traktor Chelyabinsk. Francouz went 15-11-5 with a 1.80 goals-against average in 2017-18....

Russian Olympic Committee president Zhukov to step down

May. 2, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the Russian Olympic Committee is stepping down from his post, three months after athletes from his country were forced to compete at the Pyeongchang Games as neutral athletes. Alexander Zhukov said he wants to focus on his political career as a deputy speaker of parliament for the...

Olympic luger receives warm hometown welcome

Apr. 30, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

SUFFIELD, Conn. (AP) — For most of Emily Sweeney's life, October has meant the start of luge season — racing in a supine position on a sled without brakes at speeds of up to 90 mph through a course of icy twists and turns. It meant months of training, travel, and living out of a suitcase in pursuit...