Latest 2022 Beijing Olympic Games News

Executive director Ramsey Baker to leave US Figure Skating

Jun. 24, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Ramsey Baker is leaving U.S. Figure Skating at the end of the year, leaving the organization in search of an executive director after a successful Beijing Olympics and as it turns its attention toward the 2026 Winter Games in Milan. Baker has been...

Tensions sparking change in US Olympic world, but how much?

Jun. 24, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Changes are coming at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, sparked by frustration with years of flat revenue and what some portray as heavy-handed management in the wake of sex-abuse scandals that upended the movement in America. At their...

UN biodiversity summit moved from China over COVID-19 policy

Jun. 21, 2022 06:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A United Nations summit on biodiversity will be held in Canada instead of China, organizers announced Tuesday, the second major international event to be moved from China because of its strict anti-coronavirus policies. The U.N. secretariat for the Convention on...

Storm star Sue Bird says 2022 will be her final WNBA season

Jun. 16, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

Always in control on the court, Sue Bird lasted about 10 minutes until the emotion of the moment and the finality of the decision got the best of her. After 21 professional seasons, one of the greatest basketball careers ever is nearing its end. “I feel like I’ve...

Winter Olympics may not include Nordic combined for 1st time

Jun. 15, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

Nordic combined, which uniquely tests skiers on jaw-dropping jumps and heart-pounding trails, has been a part of the Winter Olympics since 1924. Its time might be up. It is the only Olympic sport without women and the International Olympic Committee is due to make a decision later...

Shimabukuro inks another 4 years as US speedskating coach

Jun. 14, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

Fresh off the best Olympic showing by the U.S. speedskating team in a dozen years, Ryan Shimabukuro is staying on for another four years as coach of the American squad. Shimabukuro posted a picture on his Facebook page Tuesday showing him signing his new contract at the Utah Olympic...

Chinese Olympian Eileen Gu working for Salt Lake Games bid

Jun. 08, 2022 04:49 AM EDT

Eileen Gu, the California-born athlete who won two gold medals for China in freestyle skiing at the recent Beijing Olympics, has signed on to work for Salt Lake City's bid for the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics. Tom Kelly, a spokesman for the bid committee, confirmed Gu's participation...

Figure skating minimum age rises to 17 before 2026 Olympics

Jun. 07, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — No 15-year-old figure skaters will be allowed to compete at the 2026 Olympics following the controversy surrounding Russian national champion Kamila Valieva at this year's Beijing Games. A new age limit for figure skaters at senior international events was...

Bavaria releases all files on Munich Olympic massacre

Jun. 02, 2022 06:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Bavaria say they are releasing all previously unpublished files on the attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics following criticism from relatives of the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches who died there. Joachim Herrmann, the top security official in the...

John Wroblewski takes over as US women's hockey head coach

May. 31, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

John Wroblewski was named the head coach of the U.S. national women’s hockey team on Tuesday after recent success guiding the men’s development program. Wroblewski’s hiring is currently limited to coaching the American women at the world championships in Denmark in August. He...