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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

IOC review panel to look again at 15 Russian athletes

The International Olympic Committee says it will review the case of 15 Russian athletes ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the light of a ruling by the Court of …


Lost on ice: Where have figure skating’s rivalries gone?

Vincent Zhou is well-versed in the rivalry between American Brian Boitano and Canadian Brian Orser – the “Battle of the Brians” at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. That’s because Boitano was …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene is a perfect spot to host the Olympics, according to South Korea

Coeur d’Alene is a perfect spot to host the Olympics, at least according to South Korea.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Twenty-eight Russians have Olympic doping bans lifted

Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee’s policy on the country into turmoil.


‘SNL’ comedian Leslie Jones returns to Olympics as super fan

Super fan Leslie Jones is returning to the Olympics.


US downhiller Steven Nyman to miss Olympics with knee injury

Three-time U.S. Olympic ski racer Steven Nyman will miss the Pyeonchang Games after tearing a ligament in his right knee during downhill training almost a year to the day after …


Lindsey Vonn eyes some unfinished business at 2018 Olympics

There have been several big injuries for Lindsey Vonn along the way, no real surprise given that she spends day after day hurtling herself down icy slopes at speeds that …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

N. Korea hockey players come to South for joint Olympic team

Twelve North Korean hockey players crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea to form the rivals’ first unified Olympic team. Fielding the joint women’s hockey team was part of …


IOC President Thomas Bach wants to avoid post-Olympic Russian doping cases

IOC President Thomas Bach says Olympic organizers do not want “negative surprises” about doping from Russian athletes after competing at the Pyeongchang Games. Bach says invitations to next month’s Olympics …


USOC’s Scott Blackmun diagnosed with prostate cancer

Scott Blackmun, the CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will not travel to South Korea for the opening ceremony of the Olympics next …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Not all South Koreans are happy about unified hockey team for Olympics

South Koreans seem generally happy they’ll see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but aren’t as pleased about sharing a team with them.


Without NHL players, Olympic tournament is ‘wide open’

When Willie Desjardins coached Canada’s 2010 world junior team stacked with future NHL players Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Brayden Schenn, Alex Pietrangelo and goaltenders Jake Allen and Martin Jones, it …


US hockey GM dies unexpectedly at Colorado Springs home

Longtime USA Hockey executive and U.S. Olympic men’s hockey general manager Jim Johannson died unexpectedly Sunday at age 53, shocking the sport less than three weeks before the start of …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer

Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the “powerful army” of 140 …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

‘How dare you’: Gymnasts confront Michigan sports doctor

A medal-winning Olympic gymnast said Thursday that sexual assault by a Michigan sports doctor “left scars” in her mind that may never fade as a judge heard a third day …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of …


Dale Earnhardt Jr. to help NBC Sports at Super Bowl and Olympics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of …


U.S. Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by team doctor

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Biles won four gold medals and five overall at …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

4 years on in Sochi, cocktails replace steroid samples

The building at the center of a Russia doping scandal which rocked the 2014 Winter Olympics now hosts a restaurant celebrating its notoriety amid a tourism boom.


Sofia Goggia leads Italian sweep at World Cup downhill; Lindsey Vonn 27th

Sofia Goggia used what she called her best ever downhill run to lead an Italian sweep of the podium at a women’s World Cup race on Sunday.


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 …


Rival Koreas agree to talk on art troupe’s visit to Olympics

The rival Koreas agreed Saturday that their talks next week will address a North Korean art troupe’s visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

After Olympic deal, S. Korea floats summit with NKorea’s Kim

South Korea’s president said Wednesday he’s open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if certain conditions are met, as he vowed to push for more talks and …


Husband-wife pair Knierims selected for US Olympic team

Sticking with the standings at the national championships, U.S. Figure Skating has selected husband-and-wife team Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim for the Olympic team.


Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon, Vincent Zhou chosen for Olympics; Ross Miner bumped

Two-time national champion Nathan Chen, veteran Adam Rippon and rising star Vincent Zhou were selected Sunday to represent the United States at the Pyeongchang Olympics next month.


South Korea offers talks with North on Olympic cooperation

South Korea on Tuesday offered high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to cooperate on next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. Seoul’s quick proposal following a rare …


Meghan Duggan among 6 3-time Olympians on US women’s roster

The U.S. women’s Olympic hockey team is leaning on 13 newcomers as the Americans head to the Pyeongchang Games trying to end a 20-year gold medal drought.


Brian Gionta named captain as US unveils Olympic roster

Without the ability to pick from a generation of young American stars, USA Hockey is leaning on a longtime NHL winger as captain and hopes a diverse roster can capture …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 11:30 a.m.

Vladimir Putin will allow Russians to compete at Pyeongchang Olympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t boycott the Pyeongchang Olympics. Putin says his government will allow Russians to compete as neutral athletes at the upcoming games in South Korea. The International …


The red Russian uniforms will be gone, but not the athletes

There will be Russians competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics and likely winning some medals. The International Olympic Committee has barred the Russian team from competing in Pyeongchang but the country …