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  • Music! Wifi! Olympic hopefuls impressed with Pyeongchang perks

    Music! Wifi! Olympic hopefuls impressed with Pyeongchang perks

    The first impression some members of the USA Luge team got regarding how the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics will operate came on the bus ride from the airport to the mountain resort where they're staying. Sensing the athletes were weary after long flights, the bus stopped for lunch. Whether it's the...

  • Lindsey Vonn takes third as Ilka Stuhec wins world downhill title

    Lindsey Vonn takes third as Ilka Stuhec wins world downhill title

    There is a new downhill queen of the ski slopes. For now.  Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia is the new world champion in downhill while Lindsey Vonn took bronze trying to regain her title in another season disrupted by injuries as she targets the 2018 Olympics.  Stuhec confirmed her status as pre-race favorite,...

  • Swiss voters reject 2026 Olympic bid for St. Moritz, Davos

    Swiss voters reject 2026 Olympic bid for St. Moritz, Davos

    Voters in the Swiss Alps have rejected a second Olympic hosting bid planned for upscale mountain resorts St. Moritz and Davos. The canton (state) of Graubuenden says a referendum on financing a candidacy for the 2026 Winter Games was rejected by 60.1 percent of voters. In a tighter vote in 2013,...

  • Iranian archers obtain last-minute visas for World Cup in Las Vegas

    Iranian archers obtain last-minute visas for World Cup in Las Vegas

    Initially blocked by the Trump administration’s controversial travel ban, members of the Iranian archery team say they are now scrambling to reach Las Vegas for an important Indoor Archery World Cup competition this weekend. The country’s archery federation announced on its website that some of...

  • Anti-doping authorities ban Olympic gold medalist and two other top athletes

    Anti-doping authorities ban Olympic gold medalist and two other top athletes

    A Russian middle-distance runner has been stripped of her Olympic gold medal and two top winter athletes have been penalized as international sport continues its war on doping. Mariya Savinova-Farnosova must forfeit her 800-meter victory from the 2012 London Games after the Court of Arbitration...

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  • Digest: Olympic champ Centrowitz to run 2-miler at Millrose Games on Saturday

    Digest: Olympic champ Centrowitz to run 2-miler at Millrose Games on Saturday

    Olympic 1,500-meter champion Matthew Centrowitz (Broadneck), already a three-time Wanamaker Mile champion at the Millrose Games, will turn his attention to the Paavo Nurmi Two Miles at the 110th edition of the games on Saturday in New York. Centrowitz, who became the first American man to take...

  • Olympic medal winner says she was detained by U.S. Customs

    Olympic medal winner says she was detained by U.S. Customs

    Ibtihaj Muhammad, who became the first female Muslim-American to win a medal for the United States in the Rio Olympics last summer, said she recently was detained by U.S. Customs officials for two hours with no explanation. A native of Maplewood, N.J. and a Duke graduate, Muhammad did not say where...

  • South Korea unveils torch for potentially stormy Olympic Games

    South Korea unveils torch for potentially stormy Olympic Games

    A year before the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korean officials have unveiled a torch made to withstand the region’s wintry conditions. The white-and-gold torch has a sleek shape featuring five prongs to mimic the official, star-shaped logo of the city. “I am confident that a new generation...

  • Olympics: Mike Tirico succeeds Bob Costas as NBC's host

    Olympics: Mike Tirico succeeds Bob Costas as NBC's host

    Mike Tirico will be NBC’s new prime-time Olympics host starting with PyeongChang 2018. He follows Bob Costas -- the prime-time host for every NBC Olympics since 1992 — who revealed the news Thursday on “Today.” “I am going to be like the rest of the country, watching Mike Tirico, who will be an...

  • Shaun White might compete in skateboarding at 2020 Olympics

    Shaun White might compete in skateboarding at 2020 Olympics

    The next Olympics are still a year away, and already, Shaun White is thinking about the games after that. And it has nothing to do with the halfpipe. The world's best-known snowboarder tells The Associated Press he's exploring competing at the Tokyo Summer Olympics in skateboarding, which will...

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