TOKYO - China's repression in Tibet, the status of the exiled Dalai Lama and its treatment of ethnic minorities spurred violent protests ahead of Beijing's 2008 Olympics.It could happen again.Beijing is to host the 2022 Winter Olympics ...
Sep 10, 2020
SALT Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics - most likely for 2030 - in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the US winter team' ...
Dec 15, 2018
JEONGSEON, South Korea - Lindsey Vonn cast a quick glance toward the sky after finishing what was likely her final Olympic downhill run, shrugged her shoulders at seeing her time and shook a friendly index finger at her good friend.No one could ...
Feb 21, 2018
GANGNEUNG, South Korea - The first notes of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned.The French ...
Feb 20, 2018
GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Anna Shokhina had two goals and two assists as the team of Olympic athletes from Russia advanced to the women's hockey semifinals against defending gold medalist Canada with an upset 6-2 win over Switzerland.The Swiss, ...
Feb 17, 2018
JEONGSEON, South Korea - Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic made a stunning run from back in the pack to take the Olympic super-G title on Saturday, with a mistake costing Lindsey Vonn a spot on the podium.Ledecka, the 26th racer ...
Feb 17, 2018
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - The grand plan when Red Gerard and his brothers set down some rails and attached a tow rope to a dirt bike in their backyard wasn't all that grand."Just having fun snowboarding," Gerard explained.Look where ...
Feb 11, 2018
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - In an extraordinary show of unexpected unity, North and South Korea sat side by side on Friday night under exploding fireworks that represented peace, not destruction, as the 2018 Winter Olympics opened on a Korean Peninsula riven by generations ...
Feb 10, 2018
MOSCOW - Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee's policy on the country into turmoil.The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling was set to reinstate seven Russian medals from the 2014 ...
Feb 2, 2018
TOKYO - North Korea's IOC representative on Saturday said his country is likely to compete in figure skating in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, according to Japanese media reports.Asked by reporters at Beijing airport, Chang Ung ...
Jan 6, 2018
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minnesota - Marissa Brandt was wrapping up her prosperous small-college hockey career, she believed, when the life-changing phone call came during her senior year.South Korea's fledgling national team was building a roster for the 2018 Winter ...
Dec 25, 2017
FILIPINO figure skater Michael Martinez remained undeterred in his bid to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics despite a failed attempt in Helsinki.The 20-year-old Martinez garnered a total score of 196.79 in the men's single category, putting ...
Apr 6, 2017
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen.Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 ...
Apr 4, 2017
MICHAEL Martinez will have to compete in Germany for a spot in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after falling just short in the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki. The 20-year-old Martinez garnered a score of 196.79 in the ...
Apr 2, 2017
FILIPINO figure skater Michael Martinez took a step closer in his bid to compete in the next Winter Olympics after securing the last slot in the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships finals in Helsinki on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).The 20-year ...
Mar 31, 2017
AFTER Michael Martinez finished an ice show at the SM Megamall Skating Rink, a Japanese woman called him from the sidelines.The lady was waving Philippine and Japanese flags all throughout the performance of Martinez and 10 other figure skaters. Calling him ...
Jun 20, 2016
BEIJING - Lion dancers swayed and confetti canons erupted on Friday as news came that Beijing would become the first city to host both the summer and winter Olympics.Local residents praised their city's winning bid to host the 2022 Winter ...
Jul 31, 2015
BEIJING - IOC inspectors left Beijing Sunday after offering praise for the Chinese capital's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that, if successful, would make it the first city to hold both the winter and summer games.The inspectors' departure ...
Mar 29, 2015
KEARNS, Utah - Salt Lake City officials don't know exactly when they will get to bid for another Winter Olympics, but the host city of the 2002 games wants the world to know it is ready and willing whenever given a ...
Oct 31, 2014
FILIPINO Olympian Michael Martinez vies in the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating (Grand Prix) set October 24 to December 14.The Grand Prix is a series of senior international figure skating competitions for the 2014 to 2015 season, ...
Jul 30, 2014
SEOUL, South Korea - The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said.Tuesday's confirmation by the Seoul-based Board of Audit and Inspection came one ...
Jul 23, 2014
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