Frederick County teen Samantha Heyison, daughter of former Orioles draft pick, at top of world para athlete rankings
Samantha Heyison, an Adamstown resident and Urbana High senior, is the reigning Class 4A state champion in the discus and is a U.S. Paralympics national titlist in the discus and shot put.
U.S. women upset Jamaica in 4x100 relay at world championships
The U.S. women pulled a shocking upset over Jamaica in the 4x100 relay at the world championships Saturday, securing a .04-second victory.
Noah Lyles breaks Michael Johnson’s American record in 200 meters to win gold at world championships
Noah Lyles led wire to wire and routed the field in the 200 meters Thursday in 19.31 seconds, the third-fastest time ever, to lead America’s second sprint sweep at the world championships.
Jim Thorpe is reinstated as the sole winner of the 1912 Olympic pentathlon and decathlon gold medals
Jim Thorpe has been reinstated as the sole winner of the 1912 Olympic pentathlon and decathlon in Stockholm.
Loyola Maryland graduate McKenzie Coan raising bar with third straight world championship in para swimming
On June 13 — one day before her 26th birthday — Loyola Maryland graduate McKenzie Coan captured her third consecutive world championship in the 400-meter freestyle at the Para Swimming World Championships in Madeira, Portugal.
Decorated Baltimore swimmer Michael Phelps elected to U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame
Michael Phelps, 36, who grew up in Rodgers Forge and retired after the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, made five Olympic teams and won record totals of 28 medals and 23 gold medals.
Perry Hall graduate Vincent Ciattei feeling confident after beating star-studded field in mile road race
Vincent Ciattei, who finished 10th in the 1,500 at last summer’s U.S. Olympics Trials, defeated an Olympic-studded field to win USATF’s Grand Blue Mile at the Drake Relays on April 26.
Paralympics won’t allow athletes from Russia or Belarus to compete: ‘We were trying to protect the Games from war’
Faced with threats of withdrawals and growing animosity in the Athletes Village, organizers of the Winter Paralympics on Thursday reversed course and expelled athletes from Russia and Belarus.
Russia suspended from all international soccer, including 2022 World Cup qualifying
Russian teams were suspended Monday from all international soccer, including qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup, as Moscow was pushed toward pariah status in sports after its invasion of Ukraine.
The 2022 Olympics in Beijing are over. Here’s a look back at the Games’ high — and low — moments.
The terrarium of a Winter Games that has been Beijing 2022 came to its end Sunday, capping an unprecedented Asian Olympic trifecta and sending the planet’s most global sporting event off to the West for the foreseeable future, with no chance of returning to this corner of the world until at least 2030.
Photos: All the US medal winners at the 2022 Olympics
Here are all the medal winners from the United States during the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Finland beats defending champion Russia 2-1 to win the country’s 1st Olympic men’s hockey gold medal
Hannes Björninen scored the go-ahead goal 31 seconds into the third period and Finland claimed its first men’s hockey gold medal with a 2-1 win over the Russian Olympic Committee on the final day of the Beijing Games.
Mikaela Shiffrin falls just short in her final bid for a medal in Beijing, with the US finishing 4th in the mixed team parallel skiing event
Mikaela Shiffrin and the American mixed ski team missed out on a medal by 0.42 seconds, losing in the bronze matchup Sunday to cap an exasperating Beijing Olympics for the two-time gold medalist, who is going home empty-handed.
Court of Arbitration for Sport rejects US figure skaters’ appeal to have their Olympic medals awarded before the end of the Beijing Games
Arbitrators have rejected a last-ditch request by American figure skaters to have their silver medals awarded before the end of the Olympics.
Elana Meyers Taylor’s bobsled bronze adds to her historic haul that includes more medals than any Black athlete at the Winter Olympics
Elana Meyers Taylor has won more medals than any Black athlete in Winter Olympic history, the most by any women’s bobsledder at the Olympics and two more than any other U.S. Olympic bobsledder.
Eileen Gu breezes to gold in the ski halfpipe — her 3rd medal of the Olympics: ‘She has basically set a level that’s pretty unattainable for a lot of us’
Even when Eileen Gu’s simply taking a celebratory stroll through the halfpipe, she still makes it look so effortless. The 18-year-old American-born freestyle skier who represents China, captured Olympic gold in the women’s halfpipe to become the first action-sports athlete to pick up three medals at the same Winter Games.
Kamila Valieva fails to medal — finishing 4th — after the 15-year-old Russian figure skater falls in the free skate
Anna Shcherbakova won a stunning gold medal in women’s figure skating at the Beijing Games on Thursday night, while teammate Kamila Valieva tumbled all the way out of the medals after a mistake-filled end to her controversial Olympics.
US women lose hockey gold to Canada: ‘It’s devastating. It’s heartbreaking. ... It feels like we let our country down.’
Canada defeated the United States 3-2 in the fierce rivals’ latest showdown to win the gold medal in women’s hockey.
What’s on the menu in the Olympic bubble? Athletes list their favorites, from hot pot to green tea cake.
Despite the varied menu at the Olympic Village, the options for athletes are radically more limited this year because of COVID-19 restrictions. They can’t venture out of the Olympic “bubble” to sample the local fare.
Americans are shut out in short-track speedskating, failing to win an Olympic medal for the 1st time since 1998
It was a short-track shutout for the Americans at the Beijing Olympics. A program that has struggled to recapture the buzz and success it had when Apolo Anton Ohno was the star attraction failed to win a medal for the first time since 1998.
US men’s hockey loses in a shootout in the quarterfinals to Slovakia: ‘This one’s going to sting for a little bit’
With one bad bounce in the final minute of regulation that became the tying goal and an unsuccessful shootout, the United States is out of the men’s hockey tournament at the Beijing Games after a shocking 3-2 loss to Slovakia in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
US freestyle skiers Alex Hall and Nick Goepper win gold and silver in Olympic men’s slopestyle
Freestyler skier Alex Hall led a 1-2 American finish in the Olympic men’s slopestyle competition with a trick on his first run in which he completely stopped his rotation mid-air and went the other direction.
Olympians are speaking out on climate change and Ukraine — but some keep quiet in Beijing ‘because it’s just not worth the risk’
Protests have long been restricted by the International Olympic Committee, but last year the rules were eased to allow limited activism at the Games inside the field of play.
Kamila Valieva, the 15-year-old at the center of the latest Olympic doping scandal, skates into 1st place after short program
Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, the heavily favored 15-year-old dynamo at the center of the latest Olympic doping scandal, overcame an early mistake to lead after the women’s short program at the Beijing Games on Tuesday night.
Eileen Gu takes silver in women’s slopestyle, and the U.S.-born freestyle skier eyes a 3rd medal in the halfpipe
Eileen Gu, the standout American-born freestyle skier who represents China, finished runner-up with her last run of the Olympic women’s slopestyle contest. It keeps alive her quest to become the first action-sports athlete to capture three medals at the same Winter Games.
US women win to set up a 6th gold-medal hockey showdown against Canada: ‘It’s the most beautiful rivalry in sports’
Hilary Knight could think of no better way to close the Beijing Games women’s hockey tournament than a rematch between the United States and — who else? — Canada with the gold medal on the line.
Competing for ‘another’ country in the Olympics is nothing new. Here’s how it works.
U.S.-born athletes have taken center stage at the Winter Olympics in Beijing — for the host country, that is, generating scrutiny of nationality-switching.
Kamila Valieva, the gold-medal favorite from Russia, is cleared by a court to compete in Olympic figure skating
The biggest barrier between Russian figure skating star Kamila Valieva and another Olympic gold medal is no longer a panel of judges holed up in a Beijing hotel room but rather the teammates she practices with every day.
French pair sets a world record in winning ice dance gold, while Americans finish 3rd and 4th
Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France broke their own ice dance world record Monday, winning the Olympic gold medal that narrowly eluded them four years ago in Pyeongchang.
Americans Kaillie Humphries and Elana Meyers Taylor take gold and silver in the Olympic debut of monobob
Kaillie Humphries is monobob’s first Olympic champion, finishing off a shockingly one-sided competition at the Beijing Games on Monday. She completed four runs in 4 minutes, 19.27 seconds to lead a gold-silver finish for the U.S. women’s program.
Kamila Valieva testifies in her doping hearing that will be decided 1 day before the Olympic women’s figure skating competition begins
Figure skater Kamila Valieva testified by video at an appeal hearing Sunday that will decide if the 15-year-old Russian star can compete at the Beijing OIympics despite an ongoing doping case.