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Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten killed

Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten was killed Thursday, and prosecutors in Kazakhstan said they were treating the case as murder.

Russian athletes accused of working with banned coach

The Russian anti-doping agency says athletes from the national track and field team are still working with a coach who was banned for life for doping. The agency says its …

Australia’s Peter Norman honored for 1968 Olympic protest

Australia is honoring the late sprinter Peter Norman for his role in the protest that shook the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Norman shared the podium with Americans Tommie Smith and …

With USOC in turmoil, athletes testify about sex-abuse cases

The question sex-abuse victim Craig Maurizi would like to ask to leaders at the U.S. Olympic Committee is simple and searing: “How can you sleep at night?” Every bit as …

UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

U.S. figure skater and Olympic medalist Adam Rippon to perform at the Spokane Arena

U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon, who proclaimed himself “America’s Sweetheart” during his triumphant debut at the 2018 Winter Olympics, will perform at the Spokane Arena on May 18, as part …

Huckleberries: Curling is a gas in North Idaho

Long before John Shuster led the U.S. men’s curling team to Olympic gold, the Utility Now Known As Avista was touting the merits of the sport.

US women’s goalie wants Bieber to take shot

Olympic goalie Maddie Rooney is challenging Justin Bieber to take his best shot.

Scott Blackmun resigns as CEO as USOC addresses wide abuse scandal

Scott Blackmun has resigned as chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee on Wednesday, citing difficulties with prostate cancer and the federation’s need to urgently move forward to address the …

Russia reinstated into Olympic movement after doping scandal

Russia’s ban from the Olympic movement was lifted on Wednesday despite two failed doping tests by its athletes at the Pyeongchang winter games. The decision by the International Olympic Committee …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

Political end to Olympics: North Korea offers talks with U.S.

The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity’s finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of …

World plays catch-up as Russian women rule Olympic figure skating

The Russians have come to dominate women’s figure skating and they showed it by sweeping the top two medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Not even their closest rivals are willing …

U.S. curlers to compete for Olympic gold after upsetting Canada

The United States men’s curling team will play for a gold medal against Sweden after knocking out their Canadian opponents 5-3 in a tense semifinals showdown. The U.S. win was …

Goalie Maddie Rooney delivers gold medal performance for U.S.

Maddie Rooney couldn’t stop smiling. She was on top of her game, and it didn’t seem to matter that it was a shootout against the powerhouse Canadians.

Grip on Sports: If you can pull yourself away from the Olympic drama tonight, there are some important college basketball games

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Not sure how I was able to do it, but I pulled myself away from watching Jocelyne Lamoureux’s gold-medal winning shootout goal this morning with …

Goggia gets gold; Bjoergen sets Winter Games medals mark

Sofia Goggia refused to let Lindsey Vonn catch her. Or, anyone else.

Grip on Sports: At the Olympics, a 10th of a second can change the next four years – and a lifetime

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The best part of the Winter Olympics? That’s hard to say. It varies from person to person, taste to taste. The worst part, though, is …

Once again, U.S. will meet Canada for women’s hockey gold

The United States will play for a gold medal in women’s hockey for the third straight Olympics.

Kim dominates for 1st Olympic gold, Hirscher breaks through

A few hours after 17-year-old Chloe Kim dominated the women’s halfpipe snowboarding final on Tuesday, 28-year-old Marcel Hirscher, a six-time overall World Cup champion, won the men’s combined at the …

Canada gets skating gold, American Anderson wins slopestyle

Canada skated to the gold it had been dreaming about for four years. American Jamie Anderson got another to match the one she won in Sochi.

Olympic swimmer: Coach’s manipulation, abuse dulled success

An Olympic swimmer who accused her former coach of sexually abusing her as a minor described “an extensive, abusive and incredibly manipulative relationship” that spanned a decade in an emotional …

Court rejects appeals by 47 Russians against Olympic bans

Russia’s desperate attempt to get 45 banned athletes – including several medal favorites – into the Pyeongchang Olympics failed just hours before Friday’s opening ceremony.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

N. Korea delegation led by Kim’s sister arrives for Olympics

The sister of the North Korean leader on Friday became the first member of her family to visit South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War as part of a high-level …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Champion swimmer accuses Olympic coach of underage sex abuse

A U.S. Olympic champion swimmer has accused a team coach of sexually abusing her starting when she was 16, the latest misconduct allegations against those charged with caring for young …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

North Korea has military parade on eve of Olympics in South

North Korea held a military parade and rally on Kim Il Sung Square on Thursday, just one day before South Korea holds the opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 10:50 p.m.

Ex-swim coach’s home searched amid sexual abuse allegations

Investigators have searched the Seattle home of a former U.S. Olympic Team swimming coach amid allegations that he sexually abused and took explicit photos of an Olympic swimmer when she …

Luger Erin Hamlin will carry U.S. flag into opening ceremony

Erin Hamlin’s final Olympics will start with her carrying the American flag into the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games. The USA Luge veteran won a vote held by her …

Russian Olympians adapt to life in a neutral uniform

Russian athletes at the Pyeongchang Olympics must wear neutral uniforms without national insignia. That means some of them are training in old uniforms and missing out on some Olympic pageantry. …

Pence trip to Asia, Olympics aimed at countering North Korea

Vice President Mike Pence’s six-day swing through Asia, anchored by a stop at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, is set to focus less on sports than the host country’s …

Mikaela Shiffrin set up as Olympics star; Lindsey Vonn, Marcel Hirscher big, too

If Mikaela Shiffrin continues to race as well as she has been, she is setting herself up to be the biggest star of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Not just of Alpine …

IOC rejects 15 Russian athletes whose bans were lifted

The International Olympic Committee rejected a request on Monday to invite 15 Russians to the Pyeongchang Winter Games just days after the athletes’ doping bans were overturned by the Court …