Winter Olympic games

In this photo taken on Sunday, March 3, 2019, tourists walk next to the Olympic rings on the mountain resort of Krasnaya Polyana near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia. In the five years since the Sochi Olympics, Russians have been flocking south to enjoy their subtropical ski slopes. (AP Photo/James Ellingworth)
March 04, 2019 - 4:27 am
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — In the five years since the Sochi Olympics, Russians have been flocking south to enjoy their subtropical ski slopes. The mountains above the Black Sea resort city are full of weekend skiers, with nearly a million visitors making the trip each winter. That's quite a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes on her way to win the women's slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden. Organizers say the women’s World Cup super-G race scheduled for Saturday in Sochi has been postponed by a day due to heavy snowfall. Weather conditions have played havoc with the first World Cup events in Sochi since the 2014 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, File)
March 02, 2019 - 4:40 am
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin clinched the World Cup overall title for the third straight year in "strange" circumstances after snowstorms prevented the women's super-G race in Sochi from going ahead on Saturday. The 23-year-old American skier — who had opted not to race this...
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United States' Ryan Cochran Siegle speeds down the course during the downhill portion of the men's combined, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb.11, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 11, 2019 - 7:52 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 4:50 p.m. Alexis Pinturault earned his first major individual gold medal by winning the Alpine combined at the world championships. The French skier produced the second-fastest slalom leg to rise from 24th...
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Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway, left, silver medal, and Kjetil Jansrud of Norway, right, gold medal, celebrate after the flower ceremony after the men downhill race at the 2019 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships in Are, Sweden Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
February 09, 2019 - 10:45 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Aksel Lund Svindal stretched out his arms and looked to the snow-filled sky, soaking in a big skiing atmosphere one last time as thousands of flag-waving Norwegians cheered their idol at the finish area. Didn't matter that he'd been beaten to gold — by 0.02 seconds, no less — by...
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Transgender man, Henry Tse displays a banner outside a local court in Hong Kong Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Hong Kong's High Court has refused to allow three transgender men, including Tse, to be recognised as males on their official identity cards because they have not undergone full sex-change operations. (Apple Daily via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 6:11 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's High Court refused to allow three transgender men to be recognized as males on their official identity cards because they have not undergone full sex-change operations. The ruling Friday was seen as a blow to the fledgling LGBT movement in the semiautonomous Chinese...
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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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