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IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that "much more exciting initiatives" promoting Korean unity will emerg

Curling will be working overtime at Pyeongchang Olympics

The bobsledders may push harder. The speedskaters may go faster. The ski jumpers certainly will soar higher. Yet no one will work longer hours at the Pyeongchang Olympics than American curlers Matt and Becca Hamilton. By qualifying for both the new mixed doub

The Latest: USA Gymnastics severs ties with Karolyi Ranch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Latest on the sentencing of former sports doctor who sexually assaulted athletes (all times local): 5:55 p.m. USA Gymnastics is ending its long relationship with the Karolyi Ranch. The organization announced Thursday that it has term

Czechs hopeful in snowboarding, biathlon at Pyeongchang

PRAGUE (AP) - The Czech Republic has announced a team of 85 athletes for the Pyeongchang Olympics next month. There are again high hopes on biathlon after Czechs won three silver and two bronze medals at the Sochi Games. In a blow, biathlon world champion an

Freestyler Voisin returns to Olympics after breaking ankle

Maggie Voisin was determined. She was going to walk in the opening ceremony. So, with her freshly broken ankle in a freshly fitted walking boot, she did - choking back the emotion from a day that could only be labeled as devastating. Hours earlier, in a pract

Olympic win in view from Korean unity at Pyeongchang Games

GENEVA (AP) - Uniting athletes from South Korea and North Korea at the Pyeongchang Games next month offers hope of an Olympic victory for all parties. On Saturday, the IOC will host a meeting in Lausanne to finesse the details of a peace-making breakthrough f

Sports court to start Russian Olympic doping appeals Monday

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The Court of Arbitration of Sport will begin appeals hearings on Monday for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Winter Games for doping and banned for life from the Olympics. Two key witnesses, Russian whistleblow

2 Koreas talk about Olympic cooperation ahead of IOC meeting

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The two Koreas are meeting Wednesday for the third time in about 10 days to continue their discussions on Olympics cooperation, days ahead of talks with the IOC on North Korean participation in the upcoming Winter Games in the South

New exhibit celebrates 1960 Winter Olympic Games at Tahoe

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Weeks ahead of the opening of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, the El Dorado Arts Council has opened a new exhibition celebrating the 1960 Winter Olympics held at Squaw Valley near Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports th

Attar runs Houston Marathon, takes Saudi steps toward Tokyo

HOUSTON (AP) - Sarah Attar saw her run in the Houston Marathon as another step toward Tokyo. The 25-year-old Attar, who holds dual citizenship, was one of the first two women to compete in the Olympics under the Saudi Arabian flag when she went to the 2012 Su

4 years on in Sochi, cocktails replace steroid samples

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Would you drink a sample from the Sochi doping lab? 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. Former lab director Grig

Wise gets a win and earns chance to defend Olympic gold

SNOWMASS, Colo. (AP) - American David Wise will get the chance to defend his Olympic gold medal after wrapping up his spot in the Pyeongchang Games with a victory in a ski halfpipe qualifier on Friday. Wise beat fellow Americans Alex Ferreira and Aaron Blunc

Near-perfect run secures Olympic spot for Red Gerard

SNOWMASS, Colo. (AP) - Red Gerard won a U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle event to secure his spot at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The 17-year-old American posted his second slopestyle victory in an Olympic qualifying event with a near-perfect score Friday in snowy con

Freeskier Torin Yater-Wallace candid about hardships in film

Freestyle skier Torin Yater-Wallace has a simple picture in his mind: His family all together in South Korea for the Winter Olympics and watching him compete in the halfpipe. His journey there has been much more complicated. The family has been through so muc

British bobsledder suffers a stroke, to miss Winter Olympics

LONDON (AP) - A British bobsledder will miss the Winter Olympics after suffering a stroke. Bruce Tasker, who was part of the British four-man team that finished in fifth place at the Sochi Games in 2014, was taken to the hospital after experiencing dizziness

Column: The North Koreans are coming, and the Russians, too

The North Koreans are coming, a surprising development that adds a bit of intrigue to the Winter Olympics. The Russians are coming, too, and probably in greater numbers than most suspected in the wake of an official ban for running a doping scheme that made

Q&A: As Olympics approach, things to know about Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The Olympics are coming to one of the most remote, ruggedly beautiful parts of South Korea, an area known for icy winds, a collapsed mining industry, towering granite mountains that blot out the horizon and for a tough, proud,

20 more Russian athletes, Mutko appeal Olympic doping bans

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport has received 20 more appeals from Russian athletes against Olympic doping bans, taking the total to 42. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko also lodged his appeal against a lifetime ban fr

20 more Russians appeal Olympic doping bans

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport has confirmed it has received 20 more appeals from Russian athletes against Olympic doping bans, taking the total to 42. CAS says the cases will all be heard together in the week beginning Jan. 2

South Korea says North Korea has said it will send a delegation to the Winter Olympics next month in

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea says North Korea has said it will send a delegation to the Winter Olympics next month in the South.

South Korea says North Korea has said it will send a delegation to the Winter Olympics next month in

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea says North Korea has said it will send a delegation to the Winter Olympics next month in the South.

Off bike and back on oval, Mia Manganello makes Olympic team

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Mia Mangenello made her first Olympic team with a third-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the U.S. speedskating trial, capping a comeback following a five-year break from the sport. Manganello qualified with a time of 1 minute, 59.28 second

Brian Hansen qualifies for third Olympic speedskating team

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brian Hansen qualified for his third Olympic team with a second-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the U.S. speedskating trials. The 2010 silver medalist had a time of 1 minute, 46.64 seconds Saturday night. Joey Mantia won the 3 3/4-lap rac

Nagasu, Tennell, Chen earn US Olympic figure skating spots

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen, the top three finishers at the national championships, were selected Saturday to the U.S. team for the Pyeongchang Olympics. Three-time U.S. champ Ashley Wagner, who complained vigorously ab

Court ruling due on $500K in Israeli-US figure skating flap

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who skated in the Olympics for Israel before winning a battle to skate for the U.S. is awaiting a court decision to see how much it will cost her. The Israeli skating federation wants a New Jersey state appeals court to

IOC member resigns amid claim he assaulted former girlfriend

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - International Olympic Committee member Camiel Eurlings has resigned amid allegations he assaulted a former girlfriend in 2015. Eurlings says in a statement to media in his native Netherlands that "I greatly regret the course of ev

In small breakthrough, Koreas will meet for talks on Tuesday

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The rival Koreas will sit down for their first formal talks in more than two years next week to find ways to cooperate on the Winter Olympics in the South and to improve their abysmal ties, Seoul officials said Friday. While a positi

Seoul says both Koreas have agreed to hold talks on Tuesday

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The rival Koreas agreed Friday to revive their first formal dialogue in more than two years next week to find ways to cooperate on the upcoming Winter Olympics in the South, a sign of easing animosities that followed a period of risi

Dutch treat: Schoutens earns 2nd Olympic speedskating spot

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Carlijn Schoutens made quick work of the 5,000 meters at the U.S. speedskating trials. With just four women competing in the event and lacking a serious challenge in her pairing, Schoutens cruised to victory Thursday night and earned a secon

Schoutens earns 2nd Olympic speedskating spot in 5,000

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Carlijn Schoutens won the 5,000 meters at the U.S. speedskating trials, earning a second Olympic berth to go with the 3,000. She won in 7 minutes, 12.27 seconds on Thursday night. There were just two pairings for the 12 1/2-lap race. Skating

Canadian women know Olympic gold standard expected in hockey

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) - Wearing the big maple leaf on the jersey and playing hockey for Canada comes with the burden of history and tradition - and only one outcome is acceptable at the Winter Games. Bring home gold . Expectations are sky high in Canada w

Pentagon: Trump agreed to delay US-South Korean exercises

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has agreed to delay joint military exercises with South Korea until after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next month, the Pentagon said Thursday. A Pentagon spokesman, Col. Rob Manning, said President Donald Trump ag

Pentagon: Trump agreed to delay US-South Korean exercises

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has agreed to delay joint military exercises with South Korea until after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next month, the Pentagon said Thursday. A Pentagon spokesman, Col. Rob Manning, said President Donald Trump ag

The Latest: US, SKorea to delay joint military exercises

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 10:20 a.m. The Pentagon says the U.S. has agreed to delay joint military exercises with South Korea until after the Winter Olympics. Col. Rob Manning is a Penta

The Latest: US, SKorea to delay joint military exercises

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 10:20 a.m. The Pentagon says the U.S. has agreed to delay joint military exercises with South Korea until after the Winter Olympics. Col. Rob Manning is a Penta

Pentagon says Trump and South Korean president have agreed to delay joint military exercise until af

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pentagon says Trump and South Korean president have agreed to delay joint military exercise until after Winter Olympics.

Pentagon says Trump and South Korean president have agreed to delay joint military exercise until af

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pentagon says Trump and South Korean president have agreed to delay joint military exercise until after Winter Olympics.

Bergsma, Bowe finish 1-2 in 1,000 to earn US Olympic berths

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Heather Bergsma won the 1,000 meters at the U.S. speedskating trials, with Brittany Bowe finishing second to join her longtime rival on the Olympic team. Bergsma was timed in 1 minute, 14.82 seconds Wednesday night to make her third Olympic t

Mantia, Davis, Whitmore snag Olympic speedskating berths

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Joey Mantia won the 1,000 meters at the U.S. speedskating trials, while two-time Olympic champion Shani Davis is headed to his fourth games. Mantia finished in 1 minute, 9.15 seconds Wednesday night. The former inline skater from Florida fini
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