Latest Winter Olympic games News

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...

Sapporo mayor says Tokyo bid-rigging hurt its Olympic bid

Dec. 20, 2022 20:42 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto and the Japanese Olympic Committee say they will “discontinue for some time” their effort to land the 2030 Winter Games because of damage done by the Tokyo Olympic bid-rigging scandal. Akimoto suggested at a news conference on...

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...

Hockey's history shows handful of non-white pioneers

Dec. 06, 2022 17:31 PM EST

Taffy Abel carried the American flag at the 1924 Olympics, where his team won silver in hockey. Henry Elmer “Buddy” Maracle played 11 games in the early-1930s NHL. Paul Jacobs may have played in the league’s second season in 1918-19. But in the commonly known history of hockey,...

Shibutani siblings elected to US Figure Skating Hall of Fame

Dec. 01, 2022 20:12 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani along with Paul E. George, who served as the director of the U.S. Olympic Committee, were elected to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame on Thursday. The trio will be inducted Jan. 28 during the U.S. figure...

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...

At 40, US downhill racer Nyman still going full speed ahead

Dec. 01, 2022 00:41 AM EST

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — On occasion, fellow ski racers have been known to refer to Steven Nyman as “Old Man.” Mostly, though, they go with “Sven” (a shortening of his first name) or “Nymonster” (a play on his last). Or, he jokingly adds: “They just...

Kenya avoids track doping ban; Russia gets mixed news

Nov. 30, 2022 13:42 PM EST

Russia and Kenya, two of the most troubled counties on the international doping front, received encouraging news from track and field's ruling body on Wednesday, though any possible reprieve for Russia was tempered by the sport's intent to keep the country's athletes out of international meets...

Britcher, Sweeney giving women's doubles luge a try for US

Nov. 23, 2022 10:32 AM EST

Summer Britcher and Emily Sweeney have been USA Luge teammates for years. They’ve traveled together, they’ve competed together, they’ve gone to the Olympics together, they’ve stood on World Cup podiums together. Being on a sled together was not part of the plan. ...