Winter Olympics

Nightmare on Ice: How Tonya Harding Became the Forever-Villain to Nancy Kerrigan's Olympic Hero in One Whirlwind Month of Madness

In the end, <b>Oksana Baiul</b> won Olympic gold in women's figure skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics, and <b>Nancy Kerrigan</b> settled for silver.<p>But considering …

Crime

More flights for winter tourist season in NE China airport - Business

CHANGCHUN - The airport in Changchun, capital of Northeast China's Jilin province, will see more flights in the coming winter and spring season to …

News (China)

How North Korea Will Try to Undermine the Winter Olympics in South Korea

South Korea will host its first Winter Olympics at the resort town of PyeongChang between February 9 and February 25, 2018. Seoul sees this event as …

North Korea

Are these the worst Aussie Winter Olympic uniforms?

AUSTRALIA’S 2018 Winter Olympic formal uniforms have been unveiled and the verdict is in: they’re not bad — if you work at a bank.<p>“If I walked into …

Sport (Australia)

Russians say U.S. pressuring IOC to exclude them from Olympics

Missing 2018 Games or competing as neutrals would be 'degrading,' says President Vladimir Putin<p>The Kremlin accused the U.S. government on Friday of …

Russia

Expectations high for Winter Olympians Yahoo7 Sport

There wasn't a great deal of green and gold to be seen in the uniform but Australia will still be looking for a slice of the latter at next …

Australian News

Beijing invites Canadian, Finnish experts to help make snow for 2022 Olympics

Chinese capital receives hardly any snow despite freezing temperatures<p>Beijing, host of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, has a snow problem: Hardly any …

China

Olympics: Sochi 2014 re-tests complete, hearings done by November

BERLIN (Reuters) - Hearings for Russian athletes following the re-tests of their doping samples from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will be completed by the of November, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.<p>The IOC is re-testing all Russian athletes' samples from those Games …

Olympics

Olympics: Champions League winner Park to be first South Korean to carry Games flame

ATHENS (Reuters) - Champions League winner Park Ji-sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia next week, the Greek Olympic committee said on Thursday.<p>Park, 36, who won a string of titles with Manchester …

Korean Peninsula

October 19, 2017: Dallas to Host 2018 N.F.L. Draft, Salt Lake City Expected to Make Future Winter Olympics Bid, L.A. Film Festival Will Move to Awards Season in 2018

<b>1. DALLAS TO HOST 2018 N.F.L. DRAFT:</b> The Cowboys will host the N.F.L. Draft at AT&T Stadium next year. The Dallas Morning News: ” The three-day event …

Event Planning

With Pyeongchang approaching, COC calls on IOC to move quickly on doping front

TORONTO — With the Pyeongchang Games fast approaching, the Canadian Olympic Committee is calling on the International Olympic Committee to move …

Biathlon

Putin says IOC under U.S. pressure to bar Russia from Pyeongchang Games

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was being pressured by the United States to prevent Russia from taking part in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.<p>FILE PHOTO: An ice sculpture of the Olympic rings is illuminated …

Russia

American swimmer takes a knee. Could athlete protests impact upcoming Winter Olympics?

American swimmer Anthony Ervin joined the growing number of athletes who kneeled during the national anthem.<p>The 36-year-old swimmer took a knee on Sunday after he anchored Team USA’s mixed 200-meter medley relay race in Brazil.<p>Afterward, he tweeted: “My point is to save lives, and understand the …

Olympics

Snap teams with Eurosport on Winter Olympics coverage

In its latest video content deal, Snap (SNAP -1.4%) has partnered with Eurosport and Discovery Communications (DISCA +0.8%) to deliver mobile-focused …

Business

Discovery’s Eurosport Pacts With Snapchat for 2018 Winter Olympics

Discovery Communications’ Eurosport is turning to Snapchat to squeeze more coin out of its European rights for the Olympic Games — and, it’s hoping, …

Olympics

Can Snap Help Discovery Go for the Gold?

Snapchat's parent company strikes a deal with Discovery's Eurosport to break down February's Winter Olympic Games. It's hard to decide who needs the …

Investing

Swiss government backs Sion 2026 Olympic bid

The Swiss government pledged on Wednesday to throw its weight behind the Sion 2026 Winter Olympics bid. Should the bid be successful, the …

European News

Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland's federal government said Wednesday it is prepared to pay almost 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) toward Sion hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics.<p>The Swiss federal council voted to support the proposed candidature, which could still be stopped by public …

Sports

'Auf Wiedersehen Innsbruck': Olympics 'disappointed' by Winter Games snub

(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said it was disappointed that the voters in Innsbruck stopped the city's plan to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.<p>Some in the Olympic movement said awarding two back-to-back Games at the same time could now be on the cards.<p>The IOC has been …

Sports

Audit: Utah needs $39M to improve venues for new Olympic bid

A foundation that runs venues from the 2002 Winter Olympics in the Salt Lake City area needs $39 million over the next decade for infrastructure …

Business

Former HBCU athlete Adrian Adams is one race away from 2018 Winter Olympics

North Carolina A&T football alum looks to make U.S. bobsled team while balancing training and working at Dick’s Sporting Goods<p>Training for …

Sports

TransLink records busiest month since 2010 Olympics

Buses, SkyTrains, Seabuses and the West Coast Express were boarded 36 million times in September.

Vancouver

Meet groundbreaking British snowboarder Billy Morgan, setting his sights on Olympic glory at Pyeongchang 2018

Billy Morgan is a groundbreaking snowboarder who in 2015 became the first person to land the biggest trick in the sport to date – the quad cork 1800. Always one to push the boundaries of what is humanly possible, Morgan’s drive to progress the sport has divided opinions across the snowboarding …

Skiing

Eight Ends: Olympic picture taking shape

Silvana Tirinzoni was overdue to represent Switzerland again on the global stage and will now get the opportunity to compete at the largest sporting …

Curling

Snapchat to introduce scripted TV-like programmes

Snapchat's parent company has announced it is planning to create TV programmes for the mobile app.<p>Snap Inc has created a digital content studio in …

News (Ireland)

Olympic Skater Gracie Gold Is Battling Anxiety, Depression, and an Eating Disorder

Olympic figure skater Gracie Gold announced in September that she was taking some time off to “seek professional help.” Now, the 22-year-old is …

Mental Health

Yuzuru Hanyu-Nathan Chen duel opens Grand Prix season

The Grand Prix figure skating season will determine the Olympic favorites. It begins this week with a duel between the current leading man — <b>Yuzuru</b> …

Olympics

Innsbruck to reject 2026 Winter Olympics bid after referendum

<b>Residents of the Austrian state of Tyrol have rejected a plan for the region to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in a local</b> …

Olympics

Pushing the boundaries: Where will NHL talent come from next?

The 2017-18 Penguins opening night roster featured players from six different countries, as diverse as...

Ice Hockey

U.S. under-17 team advances to World Cup quarterfinals

Six days after the U.S. failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup, the Americans’ under-17 team reached the quarterfinals of its FIFA tournament for the first time since 2005.<p>Tim Weah, a son of former world player of the year George Weah, scored three goals in a 5-0 rout of Paraguay on Monday at …

FIFA