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From left, second placed, Mariama Jamanka, and Kim Kalicki and first placed Laura Nolte, all of Germany celebrate during the award ceremony of the two-woman Bobsled World Cup race in Sigulda, Latvia, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)

Olympic test event in China called off amid travel concerns

Nov. 28, 2020 10:26 AM EST

Another test event for the 2022 Beijing Olympics was called off Saturday, when bobsled and skeleton officials canceled plans to have a training week and World Cup race on a newly built track to end this year’s sliding season. The decision comes just days after luge officials also canceled that...

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, file photo, breakman Lolo Jones, of the United States, prepares for a training session with her teammate Jazmine Fenlator for the women's bobsleigh at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Jones hasn’t returned to China since 2008, since one bad step in what was then the biggest race of her life cost her an Olympic gold medal. Her stance might change in 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

Lolo Jones back in bobsledding, seeks elusive Olympic medal

Nov. 27, 2020 11:43 AM EST

Lolo Jones hasn’t returned to China since 2008, since one bad step in what was then the biggest race of her life cost her an Olympic gold medal. She’s never wanted to go back. Her stance might change in 2022. Jones — the longtime U.S. hurdles star who decided to add sliding to her resume a...

Kaori Sakamoto of Japan performs during a short program of an ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating competition in Kadoma near Osaka, Japan, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Sakamoto dominates women's short program at NHK Trophy

Nov. 27, 2020 8:28 AM EST

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Kaori Sakamoto added another jump to her repertoire and came away with the lead after Friday’s short program at the NHK Trophy, the final event of the figure skating Grand Prix series. The 2018 Four Continents champion from Japan opened her routine with a double axel and added a...

NWHL season to last 2 weeks and played in Lake Placid bubble

Nov. 25, 2020 12:44 PM EST

The National Women’s Hockey League season will be limited to a two-week run and played in a bubble in Lake Placid, New York, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. The league announced Wednesday that its sixth season will be Jan. 23 to Feb. 5. Each of the six teams will play each other once, followed by a...

John Daly, Megan Henry lead US skeleton national team

Nov. 21, 2020 8:34 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — John Daly is a step closer to another Olympic berth. The two-time Olympian is back on the USA Skeleton national team, after finishing off a sweep of the team selection races Saturday at Mount Van Hoevenberg. Daly and Austin Florian were picked as the qualifiers for World Cup spots...

John Daly returns to skeleton, wins Day 1 of US team trials

Nov. 20, 2020 5:05 PM EST

John Daly had not been in a skeleton race for nearly three years. He wasn’t rusty. The two-time U.S. Olympian won the first USA Skeleton team trials race of the season Friday at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, New York, the first step toward qualifying for the World Cup team this season — and,...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2002, file photo, Simon Ammann, of Switzerland, competes in the men's K90 individual ski jump at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah. Leaders of a new Salt Lake City Olympic bid committee vowed Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, to be transparent and frugal as they design a plan based around existing venues and experience from hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics but that will also include new, modern ideas. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Salt Lake City all in on future Olympic bid, timing unknown

Nov. 17, 2020 4:48 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A committee preparing a bid for Salt Lake City to host a future Winter Olympics has watched closely as the coronavirus pandemic upended carefully crafted plans and postponed the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. But members said Tuesday that their desire to bring the Olympics back to Utah...

An anti-Olympic protester stands outside the Yoyogi National Stadium on in Tokyo on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. About 30 anti-Olympic protesters showed up Sunday outside the gymnastic event. They distributed leaflets and warned IOC President Thomas Bach in their handout that they would be around when he arrives

Critics speak out on Tokyo Olympic costs, pandemic, fairness

Nov. 13, 2020 12:13 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Three-time Olympic champion gymnast Kohei Uchimura wants the postponed Tokyo Olympics to happen next year. But he's also talked openly about the skepticism in Japan where enthusiasm is muted by health risks, billions of dollars in taxpayer bills, and questions why the Games are a priority amid...

Nathan Chen, of the United States, competes during men's free skating program in the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Figure skating nationals moving from San Jose to Las Vegas

Nov. 9, 2020 3:14 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Figure Skating Championships are being moved from San Jose, California to Las Vegas. The national federation said Monday the switch was based partly on the successful bubble environment used for Skate America last month at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. San Jose will now get the...

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019 file photo Olympic Rings and a model of Misha the Bear Cub, the mascot of the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games, left, are seen in the yard of Russian Olympic Committee building in Moscow, Russia.  Russia’s status as an Olympic team and reputation as a serial cheater in international sports goes on trial next week, in the latest legal fallout from state-backed doping dating back several years.  The Court of Arbitration for Sport judges will start on Monday Nov. 2, 2020, hearing evidence about a manipulated database from the Moscow testing laboratory. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)

Verdict in landmark Russian doping case expected this year

Nov. 5, 2020 1:28 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A verdict in the landmark doping case that could strip Russia of its identity at the Olympics is expected within two months, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Thursday. After a four-day hearing, CAS said it expected the ruling by a panel of three judges to “be...