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3 hours ago

Staal, Power among those named to Canada's Olympic roster

Longtime NHL forward Eric Staal, 2021 top draft pick Owen Power and Northeastern goaltender Devon Levi are among the players named to Canada's roster for the Beijing Olympics
3 hours ago
FILE - Montreal Canadiens center Eric Staal (21) skates on the ice during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. Longtime NHL forward Eric Staal and 2021 top draft pick Owen Power are among the players named Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, to Canada’s roster for the Beijing Olympics.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
January 25

Chen vs Hanyu the latest in Olympic figure skating rivalries

In the pantheon of figure skating rivalries, Nancy and Tonya stands above the rest
January 25
Nathan Chen competes in the men's free skate program during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
January 25

Abrupt lockdowns loom over Beijing life ahead of Olympics

Beijing residents are coping with abrupt local lockdowns.
January 25
People line up to get a throat swab at a coronavirus test site near a commercial office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. Hong Kong has already suspended many overseas flights and requires arrivals be quarantined, similar to mainland China's "zero-tolerance" approach to the virus that has placed millions under lockdowns and mandates mask wearing, rigorous case tracing and mass testing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 25

Putin backs China over 'politicization' of Beijing Olympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia and China oppose “the politicization of sport and demonstrative boycotts” ahead of the Winter Olympics in Beijing
January 25
Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. (, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
January 24

The new guy: Marco Odermatt is the Next Big Thing in skiing

Looking for the Next Big Thing in Alpine skiing
January 24
FILE - Switzerland's Marco Odermatt celebrates at finish area after winning an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom race in Alta Badia, Italy, on Dec. 20, 2021. Looking for the Next Big Thing in Alpine skiing? Look no further than Marco Odermatt. The 24-year-old from Switzerland is a potential superstar who won five gold medals at the junior world championships in 2018 and is currently leading the overall World Cup standings. He’s a legitimate medal threat in three events at the upcoming Beijing Olympics with strong results in giant slalom, super-G and downhill this season. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, File)
January 24

Finding the 'happy bubble': Mental health key for Olympians

The U.S. biathlon team has a full-time embedded sports psychologist who travels with the team
January 24
FILE - United States' Jessie Diggins celebrates winning a cross-country ski sprint event at the FIS Tour de Ski in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. Diggins literally wrote the book on the struggles female athletes face as they try to stay fit while dealing with unrealistic pressures to have a certain body type. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP, File)
January 24

U.S. coach David Quinn gets second chance to go to Olympics

David Quinn is getting a second chance at the Olympics as the coach of the U.S. men's hockey team
January 24
FILE - New York Rangers head coach David Quinn, right, gestures in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Denver. More than three decades since he was supposed to play for the U.S. at the 1988 Games in Calgary, Quinn is getting a second Olympic opportunity as the Americans' coach in Beijing. It's also a chance for Quinn to get back into coaching in the NHL after being fired last summer by the New York Rangers following three seasons dedicated to a rebuild. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 24

COVID cases rise in Beijing ahead of Olympics

With less than two weeks to go until the Winter Games, the city is ramping up testing, with 72 positive cases being recorded among Olympics personnel.
January 24
VIDEO: COVID cases rise in Beijing ahead of Olympics
January 23

Beijing district orders mass virus testing ahead of Olympics

China has tightened anti-disease controls ahead of the Winter Olympics.
January 23
Volunteers wearing face masks to help protect from the coronavirus chat with each other at an information booth for the Beijing Winter Olympics Games at Qianmen Street, a popular tourist spot in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. Chinese authorities have called on the public to stay where they are during the Lunar New Year instead of traveling to their hometowns for the year's most important family holiday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 21

4-man Jamaican bobsled team returns to Winter Olympics for first time since 1998

The group hopes to make a real life sequel to the movie “Cool Runnings,” which was inspired by the first appearance of the Jamaican bobsled team in the 1988 Winter Olympics.
January 21
VIDEO: 4-man Jamaican bobsled team returns to Winter Olympics for first time since 1998
January 21

Jamaica has a bobsled team heading to the Beijing Olympics

The last time a four-man team participated inspired the movie "Cool Runnings."
January 21
In this Feb. 16, 2014, file photo, pilot Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon of Jamaica team 1 make a run during the Men's Two-Man Bobsleigh heats on Day 9 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
January 21

Feel Good Friday: Jamaican bobsled team

A four-man Jamaican bobsled team will compete in the Winter Olympic Games for the first time in 24 years.
January 21
VIDEO: Feel Good Friday: Jamaican bobsled team
January 21

In 3-week isolation, unvaccinated athlete waits for Olympics

Swiss snowboarder Patrizia Kummer is spending three weeks alone in a hotel room before she competes at the Olympics because she is unvaccinated against the coronavirus
January 21
Swiss snowboarder Patrizia Kummer works out in her hotel room in Beijing on Jan. 19, 2022 where is undergoing a 21 day quarantine. Three weeks alone in a hotel room is hardly an ideal setting for a snowboarder preparing for the Olympics. Kummer, a Swiss competitor who won a gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, is unvaccinated against the coronavirus by choice, so she is spending 21 days in isolation in China before the Winter Games begin in Beijing on Feb. 4. (Patrizia Kummer via AP)
January 21

US Olympic downhill contender Johnson crashes again

Olympic medal contender Breezy Johnson will miss a second straight World Cup downhill after her second crash in two weeks
January 21
United States' Breezy Johnson speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill training, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
January 21

1st non-binary athlete set to compete in the Winter Olympic Games

Olympian Timothy LeDuc and skating partner Ashley Cain-Gribble are headed to the Winter Games, ready to represent a new era in sports.
January 21
VIDEO: 1st non-binary athlete set to compete in the Winter Olympic Games
January 21

CAS judges 'lacked anti-doping expertise' at Tokyo Olympics

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has been criticized for picking judges for the Tokyo Olympics who were not expert enough to handle doping cases
January 21
A man poses for a selfie near the Olympic logo at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. The venue will host the opening and closing ceremonies during the upcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 21

China mandates 3-day Olympic torch relay amid virus concerns

China is limiting the torch relay for the Winter Olympic Games.
January 21
Women wearing face masks printed with a slogan for Beijing Winter Olympics Games take a selfie with a decoration for the Winter Olympics Games on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. With just over two weeks before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, residents of the Chinese capital say they're disappointed at not being able to attend events because of coronavirus restrictions that have seen parts of the city placed under lockdown. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 20

Shaun White reveals 'new moves' for his final Olympic run in Beijing

The halfpipe snowboarder talks about the upcoming games.
January 20
Shaun White of United States celebrates after winning the Men's Halfpipe Final at the 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 14, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.
January 20

Beijing Olympics will showcase hockey's next generation

Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Nathan MacKinnon will not get to play at the Olympics for the first time since the NHL is not sending players to Beijing
January 20
FILE - Canada's Owen Power (25) is chased by Czech Republic's Vojtech Jirus (25) during second-period IIHF world junior hockey championship game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. USA Hockey and Hockey Canada are eyeing several college players to play at the Olympics after the NHL decided not to participate in Beijing. Owen Power could suit up for Canada. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
January 20

Shaun White shares how he’s preparing for his 5th Olympics

The three-time Olympic gold medalist is heading to Beijing in two weeks for the 2022 Winter Games.
January 20
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January 20

Ralph Lauren unveils Team USA's opening Olympic uniforms

Team USA’s opening ceremony uniforms for the Beijing Olympics include some sneaky new warming technology
January 20
Bobsledder Aja Evans models the Team USA Beijing winter Olympics opening ceremony uniforms designed by Ralph Lauren on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
January 19

Beijing residents disappointed Olympics will be closed event

Beijing residents are disappointed at not being able to attend the games.
January 19
A woman wearing a face mask to help protect from the coronavirus takes a selfie with her companion against a Beijing Winter Olympics Mascot and Olympic Tower in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. China has locked down parts of Beijing's Haidian district following the detection of three cases, just weeks before the capital is to host the Winter Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 18

Report: Mandatory Olympic app has serious security flaws

A new report shows that an app that's expected to be widely used by athletes and others attending next month’s Winter Games in Beijing has glaring security problems that could expose sensitive data to interception
January 18
A woman looks at her phone as she passes an Olympic logo inside the main media center for the Beijing Winter Olympics Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 18

China announces no tickets will be sold for Winter Olympics

The Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee said no tickets will be sold to the public for any events due to the "grave and complicated situation of the COVID-19 pandemic."
January 18
VIDEO: China announces no tickets will be sold for Winter Olympics
January 18

Olympic athletes urged by activists not to criticize China

Athletes at the Beijing Olympics have been urged by human rights activists to avoid criticizing China because they could be prosecuted
January 18
Student activists wear masks with the colors of the pro-independence East Turkistan flag during a rally to protest the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, outside the Chinese Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. Dozens of students staged the rally demanding the cancellation of the Beijing Olympics over alleged human rights violations against Muslim Uyghur ethnic minority in China's region of Xinjiang. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
January 17

Beijing records 1st case of omicron before Winter Olympics

Dr. Alok Patel discusses whether the Olympic Games can continue safely and the encouraging signs the Northeast has reached its peak with the latest COVID surge.
January 17
VIDEO: Beijing records 1st case of omicron before Winter Olympics
January 17

Beijing reports 1st omicron case weeks before Olympics

Over the weekend, health authorities sealed off a person’s residential compound and workplace in an effort to quickly curb the spread of the variant.
January 17
VIDEO: Beijing reports 1st omicron case weeks before Olympics
January 17

Beijing 2022 Olympics: Tickets won't be sold to public due to COVID-19

Opening ceremonies is set for Friday, Feb. 4.
January 17
The Chinese national flag flies behind the logo of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Jan. 14, 2022.
January 17

Tickets for 2022 Olympic games will not be sold

Due to COVID-19 concerns, tickets will not be sold for the 2022 Beijing winter Olympic games, according to the Beijing organizing Committee.
January 17
Due to COVID-19 concerns, tickets will not be sold for the 2022 Beijing winter Olympic games, according to the Beijing organizing Committee.
January 15

Clap, don't chant: China aims for 'Zero COVID' Olympics

Athletes will need to be vaccinated and tested daily at the Winter Olympics in Beijing next month
January 15
FILE - A staff member stands near a sign outlining COVID-19 protection measures during the Experience Beijing Ice Hockey Domestic Test Activity, a test event for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing, on Nov. 10, 2021. The prevention protocols will be similar to those at the Tokyo Games this summer, but tighter. It won't be a stretch for Beijing organizers, with China having maintained its zero-tolerance policy to the virus nationally since early in the pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
January 14

Japan’s Kobayashi among favorites in wide-open ski jumping

Three-time Olympic ski jumping champion Kamil Stoch has an injured left leg that is knocking him out of World Cup competition this week in his native Poland
January 14
FILE -Ryoyu Kobayashi of Japan soars through the air during his second trial jump at the third stage of the 70th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Even World-class athletes who compete in ski jumping and a former Olympian paid to analyze the sport have no idea who will win gold in Beijing. Defending Olympic champion Kamil Stoch has an injured left leg that is knocking him out of World Cup competition this week in his native Poland and puts his status for the 2022 Winter Olympics up in the air. Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi is the world's top-ranked ski jumper. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
January 13

Luge preview: A long, winding road took US to Beijing Games

USA Luge is going to the Beijing Games with hopes of winning a medal in a third consecutive Olympics
January 13
Summer Britcher of the United States speeds down the track during the women's race at the Luge World Cup in Igls near Innsbruck, Austria, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
January 11

How world's No. 1 speedskater narrowly earned an Olympic spot thanks to teammate

Erin Jackson will make her Olympic debut in Beijing for the winter Games.
January 11
Erin Jackson competes in the Women's 1500 meter event during the 2022 U.S. Speedskating Long Track Olympic Trials at Pettit National Ice Center, Jan. 8, 2022, in Milwaukee.
January 13

Shaun White all but wraps up spot in his 5th Olympics

Shaun White all but wrapped up a spot in his fifth Olympics on Thursday when he qualified for the finals of a contest in Switzerland and his nearest American pursuer failed to move on
January 13
FILE - Shaun White, of the United States, is shown after his third run in the snowboarding halfpipe finals, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, during the Dew Tour at Copper Mountain, Colo. Shaun White is likely heading to the Olympics for a fifth time. For the first time, the snowboarding star and three-time gold medalist on the halfpipe won't be the favorite. (AP Photo/Hugh Carey, File)
January 12

Man charged with giving 2020 Olympic athletes performance drugs

Eric Lira is the first to be charged under the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act.
January 12
A general view of a gold medal and winners mascot toy at the Asaka Shooting Range on the first day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.
January 12

Olympian gets big boost from best friend

Olympic speed skaters Brittany Bowe and Erin Jackson on how the power of friendship and sportsmanship can overcome the odds.
January 12
VIDEO: Olympian gets big boost from best friend
January 12

Russians heavy favorites for Olympic figure skating medals

The Russian team headed to the Beijing Olympics figures to dominate not only the marquee women's event but perhaps the entire program
January 12
Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue perform during the skating spectacular at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
January 12

IOC major sponsors mostly muted in runup to Beijing Olympics

The Beijing Winter Olympics are fraught with potential hazards for major sponsors
January 12
FILE - A worker labors to assemble the Olympic Rings onto of a tower on the outskirts of Beijing, China on Jan. 5, 2022. The Beijing Winter Olympics are fraught with potential hazards for major sponsors, who are trying to remain quiet about China's human rights record while protecting at least $1 billion they've paid to the IOC. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
January 11

Gold means confidence, less pressure for US curler Shuster

John Shuster won’t be catching anyone by surprise at these Olympics
January 11
FILE - Team Shuster's John Shuster slides the stone while competing against Team Dropkin at the U.S. Olympic Curling Team Trials at Baxter Arena in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. The five-time Olympian is back to defend his curling gold medal in Beijing, and the target on his back will be almost as big as the one on the ice. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz, File)
January 11

Olympic cross-country preview: US eager to build on success

Four years ago, Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall won America's first cross country gold medal at an Olympics
January 11
FILE - United States' Jessie Diggins competes during a women's Tour de Ski, cross-country ski sprint event, in Val di Fiemme, Italy, Jan. 9, 2021. Diggins and Rosie Brennan along with a revamped U.S. team head into the Beijing games with a list of podium finishes and hopes for earning more medals. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, File)
January 11

Olympic snowboard champ chooses quarantine over vaccine

Olympic snowboard champion Patrizia Kummer says she will head to the Beijing Games early to spend three weeks in quarantine because she isn’t vaccinated against the coronavirus
January 11
January 10

USA Luge says Mazdzer is heading to Beijing Games

USA Luge has been told that Chris Mazdzer is headed to the Olympics
January 10
The third placed team from the USA (Summer Britcher, Tucker West, Christopher Mazdzer, Jayson Terdiman) stand on the podium during the award ceremony after the mixed relay competition of the Luge World Cup in Winterberg, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
January 10

Bobsled preview: Humphries, Meyers Taylor lead US hopes

At the last Olympics, Kaillie Humphries was Canadian and women’s bobsledders had just one chance to win medals
January 10
Kaillie Humphries and Sylvia Hoffman from USA finish third placed after the women's two-man bobsleigh World Cup race in Winterberg, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. (Caroline Seidel/dpa/dpa via AP)
January 10

US Figure Skating picks experience over youth for Beijing

U.S. Figure Skating's selection committee caused a stir Sunday night when it selected veterans Vincent Zhou and Jason Brown over 17-year-old rising star Ilia Malinin to join Nathan Chen at the Beijing Olympics
January 10
Jason Brown competes in the men's free skate program during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
January 09

Snowboard star Shaun White's Olympic status still uncertain

Snowboarding superstar Shaun White's attempt to lock up a spot on a fifth Olympic team remains a work in progress
January 09
Shaun White, of the United States, after his third run in the snowboarding halfpipe finals, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, during the Dew Tour at Copper Mountain, Colo. (AP Photo/Hugh Carey)
January 08

Liu joins Bell, Chen on US figure skating team for Olympics

Alysia Liu has joined U.S. champion Mariah Bell and runner-up Karen Chen on the American figure skating team for the Beijing Olympics
January 08
Mariah Bell competes in the women's free skate program during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
January 04

China faces COVID-19 outbreak 1 month before Beijing Olympics

ABC News’ foreign correspondent Maggie Rulli discusses the challenges ahead of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony and what will happen if an athlete tests positive.
January 04
VIDEO: China faces COVID-19 outbreak 1 month before Beijing Olympics
December 23

Organizers say Tokyo Olympics cost $1.8B less than expected

Tokyo Olympic organizers say the cost of the Games is estimated to be $1.8 billion less than anticipated
December 23
FILE - Fireworks illuminate over National Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic organizers on Wednesday, Dec. 22 say the cost of the Games is estimated to be $1.8 billion less than anticipated. Official estimates over the last year said the costs would be $15.4 billion, and organizers now say that number is estimated to be $13.6 billion. Officials said the reduction in costs was because there were no fans and therefore no labor costs. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, file)
December 23

Organizers say Tokyo Olympics cost $1.8B less than expected

Tokyo Olympic organizers say the cost of the Games is estimated to be $1.8 billion less than anticipated
December 23
FILE - Fireworks illuminate over National Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic organizers on Wednesday, Dec. 22 say the cost of the Games is estimated to be $1.8 billion less than anticipated. Official estimates over the last year said the costs would be $15.4 billion, and organizers now say that number is estimated to be $13.6 billion. Officials said the reduction in costs was because there were no fans and therefore no labor costs. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, file)
December 22

Omicron threatens 2022 Winter Olympic games

The National Hockey League has decided it will not be sending players to compete in the Olympic games in Beijing because of the ongoing COVID-19 surge.
December 22
VIDEO: Omicron threatens 2022 Winter Olympic games