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Phelps, Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new doc

Aug. 6, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Athletes Stephen Scherer, Jeret Peterson and Kelly Catlin have two things in common: They all reached their dream of becoming Olympians, and they all died by suicide. Olympians are known for pushing their bodies to the extreme but much less understood are the mental and emotional rigors...

FILE - This Feb. 6, 2014, file photo shows Bode Miller during the U.S. ski team's news conference at the Gorki media center at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Olympic ski racing champion Bode Miller is launching a winter sports academy to help produce the next wave of standouts on the snow. Miller’s partnering with the Institute for Civic Leadership Academy to open an online learning program geared toward students in grades 7-12.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

World class: Bode Miller launches winter sports academy

Jul. 16, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

Bode Miller's go-for-broke, risk-taking style on the slopes put him in a class by himself. Now, school is in session for that sort of knowledge — a crash course in avoiding those crashes on the course. The retired Olympic champion ski racer will partner with the Institute for Civic Leadership Academy to...

Climber missing at Mount Rainier park near 2014 tragedy site

Jun. 28, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

A climber missing since Friday while travelling through treacherous terrain at Mount Rainier National Park marks the third person to go missing at the Washington park in a little more than a week. Seattle resident Matthew Bunker was descending the mountain on skis with a partner when he is believed to have fallen...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, Mikaela Shiffrin gets low in her turn during a downhill training run at Copper Mountain, Colo. Shiffrin and the U.S. women's ski team, along with the men's Europa squad, returned to snow for a June camp in Copper Mountain, Colorado. It was a chance to go fast on the slopes again after the season abruptly ended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Chris Dillmann/Vail Daily via AP, File)

Peak performers: Shiffrin, ski team return to snow for camp

Jun. 27, 2020 2:50 AM EDT

Mikaela Shiffrin rode the chair lift to the top of Copper Mountain on a sunny June day and took in a sight she hadn’t seen in a while: A freshly groomed, snow-packed course just waiting to be skied. Paradise. A little tropical, too, given the warm weather that had the carefully manicured slopes turning...

A South Korean soldier wearing a face mask walks near banners showing precautions against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Virus infections continue steady rise in S Korea

Jun. 17, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 59 COVID-19 cases as infections steadily rise in the capital area where half the country’s 51 million people live. The figures announced Thursday by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bring the national caseload to 12,257,...

Report: Ski industry lost $2B because of COVID-19 pandemic

Jun. 17, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. ski industry has lost at least $2 billion last winter because of the economic collapse caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a national trade association said. The Denver-based National Ski Areas Association announced Wednesday that skier visits fell 14% last season compared with...