• 3 more Russians appeal against Olympic doping bans

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Three more Russian athletes, including an Olympic silver medalist, have filed appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against their sanctions for doping at the 2014 Sochi Games. The court said the three are biathlete Olga Zaitseva, who won silver in...

  • Russia says its athletes want to compete at the Olympics

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Olympic Committee says its athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics. Sofia Velikaya says the ROC athletes' commission, which she chairs, has heard from "all the athletes in all sports" on the Olympic program, with...

  • Japan Olympics Tokyo 2020

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Elementary schoolchildren check three sets of candidates of official mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics at their school in Tokyo Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Voting by schoolchildren to select the official mascots began Monday across Japan. The results will be announced on...

  • Danish men, women, Italian men earn Olympic curling berths

    Yesterday

    The Olympic curling fields are set, with men's and women's teams from Denmark and the Italian men grabbing the last spots during a qualification tournament in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Sisters Madeleine and Denise Dupont helped the Danish women qualify on Sunday with a 5-4 victory over...

  • Lindsey Vonn withdraws from World Cup race due to injury

    Yesterday

    ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Lindsey Vonn will not start Sunday in a World Cup super-G, one day after injuring her back in a race. Vonn says on Twitter 45 minutes before the scheduled start: "Unfortunately I will not be able to race today." The American star adds: "I am extremely...

  • Olympic boxing medalists Stevenson, Conlan remain unbeaten

    Updated: Sat, Dec 9, 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympic boxing medalists Shakur Stevenson and Michael Conlan remained unbeaten on the undercard of the Vasyl Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux match. U.S. women's Olympian Mikaela Mayer also was a winner Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Stevenson (4-0, 2...

  • White finishes third in a head-scratching Olympic qualifier

    Updated: Sat, Dec 9, 2017

    COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White says he walked away a bit puzzled after a third-place finish in the opening Olympic qualifier for the Americans on the halfpipe. White scored 89.25 points Saturday on a clean run that included a front-double 1400...

  • Russia's Denis sets world record in men's 1,500 meters

    Updated: Sat, Dec 9, 2017

    KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Russia's Denis Yuskov broke the men's 1,500-meter world record on Saturday in the World Cup speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval. Yuskov finished in 1 minute, 41.02 seconds to break the mark of 1:41.04 set by American Shani Davis on the same ice in a World...

  • China earns berth in Olympic women's curling tournament

    Updated: Sat, Dec 9, 2017

    China's women's curling team has reached the Winter Olympics with an 11-4 victory over Italy at a qualification tournament in Pilsen, Czech Republic. The Italian women can still earn a spot in Pyeongchang when they face Denmark on Sunday. Eight other teams have already qualified for...

  • Injured Olympic snowboard medalist Karl doubtful for games

    Updated: Sat, Dec 9, 2017

    VIENNA (AP) — Two-time Olympic snowboard medalist Benjamin Karl could miss the Pyeongchang Games after breaking a bone and tearing two ligaments in his right ankle in a training crash on Saturday. The Austrian ski federation says it is doubtful whether Karl will return to the World...

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