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A gray day for Russian Olympians

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:49:38 EST

For the Russian athletes who are allowed to compete in the Olympics, their uniforms will be memorable for being so forgettable.

Kenworthy, Goepper earn Olympics spots again

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 22:47:53 EST

Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper each made the U.S. Olympic slopestyle team by finishing second and third in the season's final qualifying contest -- the same order they came in four years ago at the Sochi Games.

USA Hockey GM Johannson dies at age 53

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:55:50 EST

Jim Johannson, the general manager of USA Hockey, has died at the age of 53.

Shirtless flag-bearer qualifies for Olympics

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:55:16 EST

The Tongan flag-bearer from the 2016 Summer Games, Pita Taufatofua, has qualified for the Pyeongchang Olympics in cross-country skiing.

Board member calls on MSU president to resign

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:37:15 EST

While board member Mitch Lyons does not believe school president Lou Anna Simon or anyone at the university engaged in a cover-up of Larry Nassar's abuse, he does believe the public has lost faith in her ability to lead, which necessitates a change.

Kripps, Humphries win bobsled World Cup titles

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:34:55 EST

Canada's Justin Kripps won his first overall World Cup title after placing third in the final two-man bobsled race of the season, while compatriot Kaillie Humphries claimed her fourth women's title Saturday.

Clark wins on halfpipe, seals trip to Olympics

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:32:09 EST

Kelly Clark, who has won a gold and two bronze medals in her storied career, qualified for her fifth Olympics with a victory in the season's final halfpipe qualifier.

Vonn amps up Olympic prep with downhill win

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:50:43 EST

Lindsey Vonn amped up her Olympic preparations by winning a World Cup downhill by a large margin Saturday, clocking 1 minute, 36.48 seconds for a 0.92-second advantage over Tina Weirather.

Wieber, Raisman tell court of abuse by Nassar

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:25:45 EST

Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber gave statements at the Larry Nassar sentencing hearing, with Wieber saying the former Team USA physician has "caused me to feel shame and confusion."

OTL: Michigan State among those that enabled serial sex abuser

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:34:37 EST

Understanding how Dr. Larry Nassar gained unfettered access to sexually assault young female athletes -- despite repeated warning signs -- means confronting an uncomfortable truth: He didn't gain that access alone.

The American who will skate for South Korea in the Olympics

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:19:53 EST

Five years ago, Mike Testwuide was languishing in the minors and at a career crossroads. Now the Colorado native is preparing to play on the world's biggest stage, as an Olympian -- and with a South Korean flag stitched to his jersey.

Will La La Land save Ashley Wagner's Olympic dream?

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 00:31:44 EST

Figure skater Ashley Wagner has endured a difficult season. Now she goes to nationals with an entirely new program. Can it propel her onto the 2018 Olympic team?

Reports: North Korea likely to be at Olympics

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 20:26:14 EST

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.

The hockey coach who will shoot for the impossible in PyeongChang

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 11:12:00 EST

As USA Hockey announces the 25-man team headed to the 2018 Olympics -- a team without any NHL firepower and little experience playing together -- many are looking to coach Tony Granato to make something, preferably gold, happen in South Korea.

Morning Skate: Team USA features plenty of players worth rooting for

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 11:11:33 EST

The U.S. Olympic team won't include any current NHL players. But from journeyman Chris Bourque, the son of a Hall of Famer, to forward Jordan Greenway, the first African-American to make the Olympic roster, Team USA offers several compelling storylines.

Lawyer: USA Gymnastics paid to quiet Maroney

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:01:32 EST

USA Gymnastics struck a deal with McKayla Maroney to keep any mention of her abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar out of the public eye, according to Maroney's lawyer.

USOC CEO: Didn't know of Maroney settlement

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 19:36:33 EST

Scott Blackmun, the CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, said he had no knowledge of a settlement between USA Gymnastics and 2012 Olympic champ McKayla Maroney in a case involving former team doctor Larry Nassar.

Scotty James' quest to become the world's new halfpipe king

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 17:54:08 EST

Australia's two-time Olympian had gone from wonderkid to almost quitting the sport. Now, he's out to prove he's the best halfpipe snowboarder in the world.

Report: Pistorius appeals lengthened sentence

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:04:19 EST

South African media are reporting that Olympian Oscar Pistorius is appealing his recently lengthened prison sentence for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Figure skating needs uniforms!

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:48:26 EST

It's time to ditch the costumes that we see every year at the Winter Olympics and get the figure skaters of the world a uniform.

After IOC's ruling, it's time the spotlight include the powers that be

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:11:41 EST

The IOC's ban of Russia from the 2018 Olympics was unprecedented. Now, it remains to be seen whether the suits who run sports are ever going to held as rigorously accountable as the athletes who play sports.

Russian Olympic ban: How IOC got here, what happens next

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 16:59:01 EST

What led the IOC to ban the Russian Olympic Committee? How will the IOC determine "clean" athletes for 2018 Games? And what about that hockey team? We break down Tuesday's dramatic ruling.

NYC winner Flanagan to try again in Boston

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:18:25 EST

Reigning New York City Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan will run in Boston next year in a fourth attempt to win her hometown race.

Power Rankings: Players who are victims of Olympics gamesmanship

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 10:39:49 EST

Olympic hockey is on everyone's mind this week, given the news about the IOC banning Russia from the 2018 Winter Games. The rankings highlight a player from each team whom we truly, deeply lament will not be playing for his country in South Korea.

Anger and adjudication: Global reaction to IOC's ruling against Russia

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 19:36:49 EST

The IOC on Tuesday banned the Russian Olympic Committee from the 2018 Olympics "with immediate effect" after a lengthy investigation exposed a "systematic manipulation of the anti-doping rules." Here is some of the reaction to the dramatic ruling.

'Sometimes the good guy wins,' says U.S. skeleton racer Katie Uhlaender

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:51:39 EST

The announcement that the IOC has sanctioned four Russian athletes could change a few things for Katie Uhlaender. Narrowly missing the podium at the Sochi Games to a Russian athlete, she may get the bronze medal after all.

'Tres' company for the Mexico ski team in the Winter Olympics

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:53:40 EST

Training for Pyeongchang 2018 might involve trekking across the globe for a snow-covered mountain or practicing on a gravel hill.

Running to remember: Thousands take part in emotion-filled Vegas marathon

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:24:03 EST

Just over a month after a gunman attacked an unsuspecting concert crowd in Las Vegas, thousands of runners descended on the Strip to turn a running event into a unified act of remembrance, inspiration and defiance.

Vegas shores up marathon security after attack

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:24:57 EST

Las Vegas ramped up security for the annual Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, which was the first major outdoor event on the Strip since the Oct. 1 mass shooting.

By the numbers: Meb Keflezighi's marathon of a career

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 10:34:14 EST

As Meb Keflezighi nears the 2017 New York Marathon on Sunday -- his final 26.2 mile race as a pro -- we break down what it took to get him here. Hint: That may include a few run-ins with canines.

Meb Keflezighi's finish line at the New York City Marathon

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 10:34:02 EST

As Meb Keflezighi laces up for the New York City Marathon on Nov. 5 -- the last 26.2 miles of his career -- he looks back at his years as a distance runner as both a calling and a privilege. We catch up with him in the city where it all started for him.

For these Olympic hopefuls, marathons aren't long enough

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:33:19 EST

In a picturesque region where poverty is prevalent and traveling by foot is a necessity, running all day comes naturally to Mexico's indigenous Raramuri people. Can their legendary endurance generate Olympic success?

Bode Miller to be TV analyst for next Olympics

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:25:29 EST

Bode Miller, a six-time Olympic medalist, will work as an analyst with NBC for the Pyeongchang Games in February.