Olympic Athletes From Russia

Russia reinstated into Olympic movement after doping scandal

SOCHI, Russia/February 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Russia’s ban from the Olympic movement was lifted on Wednesday despite two failed doping tests by its athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The decision by the International Olympic Committee appears to be an attempt to draw a line under the state-concocted doping scandal that tarnished the 2014 Olympics … Continue reading Russia reinstated into Olympic movement after doping scandal

The Latest: Gold medal men’s hockey game goes into overtime

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The men’s gold medal game between the “Olympic athletes from Russia” and Germany is going to overtime. Germany, playing in the final for the first time in the country’s history, thought it had the game won … Continue reading The Latest: Gold medal men’s hockey game goes into overtime

The Latest: N Korea delegation arrives in S Korea

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:05 p.m. A high-level delegation of North Korean officials has arrived in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The delegation is led by Kim Yong Chol, a senior North Korean party official suspected … Continue reading The Latest: N Korea delegation arrives in S Korea

The Latest: IOC votes to uphold ban of Russia from Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The International Olympic Committee has upheld its ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Olympics, denying the country the chance to march into the closing ceremony under its own flag. The vote came Sunday just hours before … Continue reading The Latest: IOC votes to uphold ban of Russia from Games

Doping charge could hurt Russia’s chance at reinstatement

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement Monday that it has “initiated a procedure involving” Krushelnitsky, who finished third … Continue reading Doping charge could hurt Russia’s chance at reinstatement

Russian curling bronze medalist faces doping charge

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement Monday that it has “initiated a procedure involving” Krushelnitsky, who finished … Continue reading Russian curling bronze medalist faces doping charge

The Latest: S Korea tops qualifying for speed skating pursuit

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8:30 p.m. South Korea has topped qualifying for the speedskating team pursuit semifinals, beating the Dutch to set up a race against the surprisingly strong New Zealanders. The Dutch will meet Norway in a clash of European speed skating … Continue reading The Latest: S Korea tops qualifying for speed skating pursuit

The Latest: Federer on Swiss Olympic medalist: ‘woooooow’

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has given a big shout-out on Twitter to countryman Dario Cologna after learning Cologna had won his third straight Olympic gold medal in the 15-kilometer freestyle race at the Winter Games. … Continue reading The Latest: Federer on Swiss Olympic medalist: ‘woooooow’

The Latest: Vonn’s take on run: ‘Really good,’ then ‘Baaaad’

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Lindsey Vonn’s first Olympic race in eight years included one obvious, late mistake that she was sure cost her a medal — maybe even the gold. Truth is, the American generally considered the greatest female ski … Continue reading The Latest: Vonn’s take on run: ‘Really good,’ then ‘Baaaad’

The Latest: American Krueger advances in Olympic short-track

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8:15 p.m. American John-Henry Krueger has advanced to the quarterfinals of the men’s 1,000 meters in short-track speedskating. Krueger won his heat, avoiding a collision that knocked down two other skaters. His teammate, J.R. Celski, wasn’t so lucky. … Continue reading The Latest: American Krueger advances in Olympic short-track

The Latest: American Biney out in Olympic short-track 500

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 7:25 p.m. American teenager Maame Biney has been eliminated from the 500 meters in short-track speed skating. Biney landed in a tough quarterfinal that included former world champion Fan Kexin of China. The 18-year-old from Virginia trailed throughout after trying … Continue reading The Latest: American Biney out in Olympic short-track 500

The Latest: For Olympians, stuffed tiger first, then medal

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Winners at the Pyeongchang Olympics don’t immediately receive their medals after an event. First, they get Soohorang, the Winter Games mascot. The cute little stuffed tiger has become ubiquitous during Pyeongchang joyous moments. The white tiger is … Continue reading The Latest: For Olympians, stuffed tiger first, then medal

The Latest: Bach: IOC has done its part, now over to Koreas

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 6:25 p.m. President Thomas Bach says the IOC has done its part getting North Korea and South Korea together at the Pyeongchang Olympics. He says it’s “now up to the political side to use this momentum” generated from having … Continue reading The Latest: Bach: IOC has done its part, now over to Koreas

The Latest: Switzerland up 3-0 over Koreas in women’s hockey

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The Koreans managed all of three shots in the first 20 minutes of their historic women’s hockey game in the Olympics, and a North Korean had one of them. And fans roared encouragement and approval each … Continue reading The Latest: Switzerland up 3-0 over Koreas in women’s hockey

The Latest: 45 Russian athletes lose Olympic appeals

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled that 45 Russian athletes who were excluded from the Pyeongchang Olympics over doping concerns can’t compete. They and two coaches wanted the court to overturn the International Olympic Committee’s … Continue reading The Latest: 45 Russian athletes lose Olympic appeals

The Latest: Tweet from speed skater rips flag bearer coin toss

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest from the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 9:05 p.m. A tweet posted by the account of speed skater Shani Davis is blasting the use of a coin toss to select the U.S. flag bearer for the opening ceremony at the Pyeongchang Games. Davis and luge athlete … Continue reading The Latest: Tweet from speed skater rips flag bearer coin toss

The Latest: More norovirus cases reported at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest from the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 8 p.m. The Olympic organizing committee says another 42 cases of norovirus have been reported at the Olympics, bringing the total to 128 in the past week. Most of the cases, 97 in all, are people staying at a … Continue reading The Latest: More norovirus cases reported at Olympics

Team competition to open Olympic figure skating program

GANGNEUNG, South Korea/February 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The only thing missing from Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan’s resume is an Olympic gold medal. He’s won three world championships. Two grand prix finals. Twice he’s stood on the second step of an Olympic podium, an infuriating few inches from what would be the pinnacle of his career. … Continue reading Team competition to open Olympic figure skating program

Pyeongchang Olympics begin with mixed doubles curling

GANGNEUNG, South Korea /February 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Pyeongchang Olympics have begun with a curling competition featuring a showdown between a pair of U.S. siblings and a Russian husband-and-wife team competing in neutral uniforms with no national insignia. The opening ceremony is still a day away, but the games are already underway. Among the … Continue reading Pyeongchang Olympics begin with mixed doubles curling

The Latest: 6 Russian appeals delayed till after Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Two leading speedskaters are among six Russian athletes who will miss the Pyeongchang Olympics after their appeals were delayed until after the games. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it won’t hear the case … Continue reading The Latest: 6 Russian appeals delayed till after Olympics

The Latest: North Korean leader’s sister to attend Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (all times local): ___ 4:45 p.m. South Korea says the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be part of the high-level delegation coming to the South for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. South Korea’s Unification Ministry said North … Continue reading The Latest: North Korean leader’s sister to attend Olympics

The Latest: 15 more Russians appeal for Olympic entry

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Fifteen more Russians have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, seeking to be admitted to the Pyeongchang Olympics. They join 32 Russians who appealed a day earlier. John Coates, who heads the court, says decisions … Continue reading The Latest: 15 more Russians appeal for Olympic entry