Latest Winter Olympic games News

Slide over, bobsleds. Curling is coming to tropical Jamaica

Aug. 03, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

Slide over, Jamaican bobsledders. A group of expats from the ice-free island are hoping to bring a whole new winter sport to their tropical homeland: curling. Three decades after Jamaica crashed the Winter Olympics — and then crashed at the Winter Olympics — with the bobsled team...

USA Luge doubles slider Jayson Terdiman retires, will coach

Jul. 28, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

Jayson Terdiman is done with sliding. He’s not done with luge. The two-time Olympian has been hired as a junior national team coach, USA Luge announced Thursday, while also making his retirement from competitive racing official. Terdiman said last December that he was retiring and...

Germany offers money to families of Olympic attack victims

Jul. 27, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government indicated Wednesday that it was willing to pay further compensation to the families of 11 Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich by a Palestinian group. Family members of the athletes have criticized the proposed amount as...

US women's hockey forward Dani Cameranesi, 27, retires

Jul. 20, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

COLORADO Springs, Colo. (AP) — U.S. women’s hockey forward Dani Cameranesi announced her retirement from the national team Wednesday. Cameranesi, 27, helped the U.S. win gold at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang and was part of the team that came away with silver earlier this year...

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu stepping away from competitive skating

Jul. 19, 2022 06:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan is stepping away from competitive figure skating, he said Tuesday. Hanyu seemed to leave the door open to a possible return of some sort. However, most of his focus seemed to be on skating professionally in exhibitions. ...

Suspect charged in LA assault of Olympic volleyball player

Jul. 12, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man with a criminal history was charged Tuesday with assaulting a former Olympic volleyball player last week in downtown Los Angeles, prosecutors said. Kim Glass, a silver medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said she suffered multiple facial bone fractures...

Duncan Keith announces retirement after 17 NHL seasons

Jul. 12, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Family brought Duncan Keith to Edmonton after a stellar run as the backbone of the Chicago Blackhawks’ defense. And following a season with the Oilers, family is why Keith feels he’s in a good place to end his NHL career after 17 seasons, three Stanley...

Olympian injured in downtown Los Angeles attack

Jul. 11, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Olympic volleyball player was attacked Friday in downtown Los Angeles when a man threw a metal object at her face in an assault that fractured multiple bones in her face and left one of her eyes swollen shut, the athlete said in videos posted to social media. ...

Abe impersonated 'Super Mario' to promote Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 09, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Despite his prominence as Japan’s longest serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe may have enjoyed his biggest moment at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics before 70,000 at the city’s renown Maracana stadium. As a video was shown with Abe portrayed...

Olympic luge champ Natalie Geisenberger expecting 2nd baby

Jul. 04, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

German slider Natalie Geisenberger, who has won the last three Olympic women's luge gold medals and is considered by many to be the most dominant athlete in her sport's history, is pregnant with her second child. Geisenberger made the announcement over the weekend on social media....