Latest Winter Olympic games News

Salt Lake City bids for 2nd Olympics in changed climate

Dec. 18, 2018 12:29 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When Salt Lake City pursued the Winter Olympics more than two decades ago, competition was so fierce that hardly anyone thought twice about lavishing International Olympic Committee members with gifts and favors. Salt Lake City got caught in a bribery scandal that nearly derailed the...

Skier-snowboarder Ledecka upset with worlds schedules

Dec. 18, 2018 11:54 AM EST

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka will not be able to follow up her dual sport gold-medal performances at the Pyeongchang Olympics with a similar haul of world titles this season. That's because the schedule won't allow it, and she's not happy about it. The parallel giant...

Salt Lake City gets go-ahead to bid for Winter Olympics

Dec. 14, 2018 8:52 PM EST

Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team's ascendance into an international powerhouse. The U.S. Olympic Committee said Friday it...

Salt Lake City chosen to bid for Winter Olympics, likely for 2030

Dec. 14, 2018 6:25 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Salt Lake City chosen to bid for Winter Olympics, likely for 2030.

Bobsled body suspends 5 Russians in fallout of Sochi doping

Dec. 14, 2018 4:57 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian bobsled federation president Alexander Zubkov and four others have been provisionally suspended for doping in fallout from the Sochi Olympics. The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it has imposed interim bans on the five Russians "based on the reasoned...

Former referee Paul Stewart wants women officiating in NHL

Dec. 12, 2018 10:57 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Paul Stewart has a very big goal for the next stage of his already lengthy hockey career, and that's helping women follow in his footsteps by officiating in the NHL. Stewart, being inducted Wednesday night into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame , said Katie Guay will be working the...

Bach and IOC: No Olympic city ever as ready as Tokyo

Dec. 5, 2018 7:14 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach and other International Olympic Committee members are calling Tokyo the best prepared host city in memory. Still, there are obstacles ahead for the 2020 Games, though small by the standards of the corruption-plagued Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. John Coates, the...

SKorean curling official leaves sport over abuse suspicions

Dec. 4, 2018 10:15 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A beleaguered South Korean curling official says he and his family will leave the sport for good as the government investigates their alleged abusive treatment of the "Garlic Girls," the country's hugely popular Olympic silver medalists. Former Korean Curling Federation...

From broken to bronze: Sweeney overcomes major luge crash

Dec. 2, 2018 10:30 AM EST

Emily Sweeney could barely stand on a treadmill a few months ago. After four minutes of walking, the U.S. Olympic luge athlete had to lie down because of the searing pain that was spasming through her neck. She was battered and broken. That didn't matter this weekend. Barely nine months removed from fracturing...

IOC human rights advisory committee to start with 2024 Games

Dec. 1, 2018 5:34 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The IOC has set up an advisory committee on human rights chaired by Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the former U.N. high commissioner for human rights. President Thomas Bach said Saturday at meetings in the Japanese capital that "human rights standards" will be included in Olympic host-city contracts,...