Winter Olympic games

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, July 21, 2016, Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov during the Russian Athletics Cup, at Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia. Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov is among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty of taking part in state-backed doping, according to an announcement Friday Feb. 1, 2019, by The Court of Arbitration for Sport. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FILE)
February 01, 2019 - 12:03 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Evidence that Russia ran a state-backed doping scheme for several years has been used to prove new cases of cheating by track and field Olympic and world champions. Ivan Ukhov, the 2012 Olympic high jump champion was among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty Friday of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Kelly Clark competes in the women's halfpipe qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Though she’s saying goodbye to competition, Clark will remained involved in the sport, mainly through Burton, the snowboard maker that has backed her career through thick and thin. She’s designed an environmentally friendly snowboard for women called The Rise that will go into limited production. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
January 24, 2019 - 11:18 pm
DENVER (AP) — What was perhaps Kelly Clark's most memorable trip down a halfpipe had nothing to do with winning. It was the Winter X Games in 2011. Clark had already secured the title. With one lap left — a victory lap, as they call it in snowboarding — she decided to try something no woman had...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo, Grigory Dudko opens a door for journalists during a visit to Russia's national drug-testing laboratory in Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Russia is "optimistic" ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019, on whether the country's authorities met demands to turn over lab data. The WADA executive committee reinstated Russia's anti-doping agency in September 2018 on condition the country turned over data from a Moscow laboratory. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
January 22, 2019 - 8:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian doping scandal (all times local): ___ 7:10 p.m. Russia's anti-doping agency has welcomed a WADA decision not to reinstate a suspension after authorities handed over lab data past the deadline. RUSADA CEO Yuri Ganus says organizing the data transfer was "not very...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, first place finisher Shim Suk-hee, from South Korea, races during the women's 1,500-meter finals at a World Cup short track speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. More South Korean female skaters are saying they have been sexually abused by their coaches following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim that she had been raped by her former coach since she was a teen, according to group representing athletes on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 21, 2019 - 4:55 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan.19, 2018 file photo, United States' Julia Mancuso, left, smiles next to United States' Lindsey Vonn at an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy. Lindsey Vonn is finally ready to open her injury-delayed final full season on the skiing World Cup circuit — and she couldn't be happier to do it in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Vonn says, "If there's a place — minus Lake Louise — that I could make a return then I think Cortina would be No. 1 on my list." Vonn has won 12 of her 82 World Cup victories in Cortina. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 19, 2019 - 10:23 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Julia Mancuso knows what Lindsey Vonn is going through. She understands Andy Murray's pain, too. It was exactly a year ago that Mancuso, a four-time Olympic medalist, succumbed to a persistent hip problem and retired just weeks before the Pyeongchang Winter Games...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, right, escorts Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) President Tsunekazu Takeda during an IOC Executive Board meeting in Tokyo. France's financial crimes office says International Olympic Committee member Takeda is being investigated for corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The National Financial Prosecutors office says Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, was placed under formal investigation for "active corruption" on Dec. 10.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
January 11, 2019 - 6:12 am
PARIS (AP) — In the latest blow to the International Olympic Committee's efforts to rid itself of scandal, marketing head Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for suspected corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Takeda, who is also the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, was...
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Filipinos cheer during a New Year countdown at the Eastwood Shopping Mall late Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Filipinos welcome the New Year with the loudest noise possible including setting off powerful firecrackers in one of Asia's most violent celebrations. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
January 01, 2019 - 4:04 am
Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the globe bid farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world's most basic institutions, including in the realms of politics, trade, alliances and...
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December 25, 2018 - 2:22 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Anton Shipulin, a world biathlon champion at the heart of Russia's doping scandal, has announced his retirement. Shipulin told a news conference Tuesday in Moscow that he decided to retire after he was barred from the Winter Olympics earlier this year. He is one of scores of Russian...
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Salt Lake City Council Chairwoman Erin Mendenhall, Fraser Bullock, chief operating officer of the 2002 Winter Games, Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Gov. Gary Herbert, USA Olympic speed skater Catherine Rainey-Norman and Salt Lake County Councilman Jim Bradley raise their arms in celebration after the USOC choose Salt Lake over Denver to bid on behalf of the U.S. for future Winter Games, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 in Salt Lake City. 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 U.S. winter team's ascendance into an international powerhouse. (Steve Griffin/The Deseret News via AP)
December 18, 2018 - 5:41 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When Salt Lake City pursued the Winter Olympics more than two decades ago, competition was so fierce that lavishing International Olympic Committee members with gifts and favors seemed commonplace. Salt Lake City got caught in a bribery scandal that nearly derailed the plans...
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FILE - This Feb. 8, 2002, file photo, shows U.S. champion Michelle Kwan practicing for the women's short program for the Winter Olympic Games at the Salt lake Ice Center in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for an upcoming 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 U.S. winter team's ascendance into an international powerhouse. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, file)
December 14, 2018 - 5:51 pm
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 U.S. winter team's ascendance into an international powerhouse. The U.S. Olympic Committee said Friday...
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