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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,...

IOC warns Afghanistan over women's sports and Olympics

Dec. 06, 2022 15:12 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday warned that it could stop working with Afghanistan ahead of the next Olympics in 2024 if women are not allowed to play sports under Taliban rule. The IOC said its support for Afghanistan's National Olympic...

EXPLAINER: What's post-World Cup future for Qatar's stadiums

Dec. 05, 2022 16:46 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The World Cup stadium was designed to leave a minimal footprint in the Qatari sand. It's now due to be dismantled. Stadium 974 played host to seven matches, the last of which was Brazil's 4-1 win over South Korea in the round of 16 on Monday. The...

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...

Rossi ousts billionaire Lisin to head Olympic shooting body

Dec. 01, 2022 05:28 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Italian official Luciano Rossi has beaten incumbent president and Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin to become the new head of the governing body for Olympic shooting. Rossi beat Lisin to become president of the International Shooting Sport Federation...

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...

Ukrainian Olympian auctioning medals to help war effort

Nov. 30, 2022 16:51 PM EST

One of Ukraine's most decorated Olympians is auctioning his medals — two golds and a bronze — in hopes of raising a six-figure donation to contribute to the war effort in his native land. “My Olympic medals won’t matter if Ukraine can’t stand for this fight for freedom and...

California man pleads guilty in theft of Olympic gold medal

Nov. 30, 2022 14:24 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man received a jail sentence after admitting he stole an Olympic gold medal belonging to a member of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team. Jordyn Poulter reported the medal stolen May 25 after the Olympian found her car broken into...

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...