BERLIN - The Olympic movement is facing its biggest dilemma since the Cold War: bow to demands to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes or risk the first mass boycott of the Games in 40 years. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and several of the most powerful national Olympic committe…
Saturday, February 19, 2022
YANQING, China — From the night’s first run, Laura Nolte and Deborah Levi made it clear they were not to be caught this Olympics as the pair extended their lead over the several pursuing medalists behind them and soared to another German gold on Saturday.
Thursday, February 17, 2022
One of the most stunning moments in the history of Olympic defeats unfolded Thursday after Kamila Valieva, the 15-year-old Russian figure skater largely expected to waltz to a gold medal, fell twice during her free skate to finish in fourth place.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
YANQING, China - If it seems as if you have seen and heard more about Mikaela Shiffrin during these Beijing Winter Olympics than any other Alpine skier, even those having a better Games than she is (a designation which, entering Thursday, included anyone with a medal of any color), it is not…
Sunday, February 13, 2022
BEIJING — When American Erin Jackson crossed the finish line of the women’s 500-meter race at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday, she not only won gold but became the first Black woman to win a medal in speed skating history.
Friday, February 11, 2022
YINQANG, China - Let's be clear about this much: When Mikaela Shiffrin stood with the glare bouncing off the snow beneath her Friday afternoon, she had no obligation - zero - to share her most honest evaluation of a stay here that has been, thus far, nothing short of distressing. Yet here is…
Thursday, February 10, 2022
YANQING, China - Switzerland's Lara Gut-Behrami won the women's super-G at the Beijing Olympics on Friday with a time of 1:13.51 to end her run of agonizing near misses in the event.
Wednesday, February 09, 2022
YANQING, China - Mikaela Shiffrin's mother, who also serves as one of her primary coaches, said Wednesday afternoon that the three-time Olympic medalist who has stumbled in her first two events here may not ski in Friday's women's super-G because of concerns for her safety.
YANQING, China - After Petra Vlhova finished a blistering second run down the "Ice River" course at National Alpine Skiing Centre on Wednesday, the only thing she could do was stand around and wait. Seven skiers had a crack at beating her time in the women's slalom at the Beijing Olympics, b…
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
YANQING, China - American Mikaela Shiffrin did not finish the first run of the women's slalom on Wednesday, clocking her second failed finish at the Beijing Olympics after the giant slalom.
Monday, February 07, 2022
YANQING, China - Mikaela Shiffrin's Olympics were just five turns old when they became impossibly uncertain. Shiffrin's position - sliding on her left hip, wiped out on the snow, missing a gate she had to make - brought first a gasp, then the obvious question: "What happened?" But that's not…
BEIJING - To recover from self-doubt, Karen Chen embodied her music. In her free program, she skates to the Chinese masterpiece "Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto," and with a silver medal at stake for the United States figure skating team, Chen stepped onto the ice and thought to herself, "…
Sunday, February 06, 2022
BEIJING — China ended Japan’s unbeaten streak in the Olympic women’s ice hockey tournament on Sunday, upsetting their rivals 2-1 in a tense shootout win, while the United States locked up a routine win over Switzerland.