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 - 7:27 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 - 7:40 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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February 23, 2019 - 8:13 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Five Russian track and field athletes, including former Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov, have filed appeals against doping bans which cost them key medals. Russian track federation spokeswoman Natalia Yukhareva told The Associated Press that Ukhov and world champion high jumper...
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Italy's Dominik Paris speeds down the course during the slalom portion of the men's combined competition, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
February 11, 2019 - 12:03 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 5:55 p.m. Chilean skier Henrik von Appen appears to have avoided a serious injury after his crash in the Alpine combined at the world championships. Von Appen could be heard screaming loudly after skidding on...
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Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal reacts in the finish area after the men's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 09, 2019 - 11:53 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — If anyone had to beat Aksel Lund Svindal in his final race, he seemed just fine with it being Norwegian teammate Kjetil Jansrud. After an emotional moment when he leaned back, stretched his arms out and looked to the sky, Svindal was all smiles despite finishing a close second in...
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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 - 3:03 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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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 - 10:25 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's High Court refused on Friday 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 was seen as a blow to the fledgling LGBT movement in the semiautonomous Chinese...
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Nathan Chen performs in the men's free skate during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Detroit. Chen won the event. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 28, 2019 - 6:07 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The present and future of American figure skating were on display at last week's national championships. Nathan Chen and Alysa Liu were captivating, but it remains to be seen how much they can help the U.S. rebound on the international stage. Chen, the reigning world champion, is...
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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 25, 2019 - 2:18 am
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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Russian National Anti-doping Agency RUSADA head Yuri Ganus speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) forgave Russia on Tuesday for its tardiness in turning over lab data, but they are still analyzing what it says are vast amounts of data from lab servers and equipment, data which until recently was sealed off by Russian law enforcement. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 22, 2019 - 5:53 pm
The World Anti-Doping Agency straddled the wide gulf between vindication and capitulation Tuesday, agreeing to keep Russia's anti-doping operation in business after receiving much-sought-after lab data that could be used to prosecute hundreds of cheaters. But the decision came with a warning: Fool...
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