Winter Games

STOCKHOLM | Stockholm city government deal threatens 2026 Olympics bid

STOCKHOLM— Stockholm’s bid to host the 2026 Olympics is at risk only three days after the IOC formally approved the city among three candidates. A new coalition deal announced Friday to run Stockholm’s city government, between a center-right alliance and environmentalists, requires no taxpayer funding for a Winter Games. “The starting point for all our … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Stockholm city government deal threatens 2026 Olympics bid

Calgary interested in bidding for 2026 Winter Olympics

Calgary is considering a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, with the cost of the games estimated at $5.23 billion. Calgary voters will decide on Nov. 13 whether they want to host the games. Calgary 2026 bid corporation chief executive officer Mary Moran told the Calgary council the $5.23 billion figure was … Continue reading Calgary interested in bidding for 2026 Winter Olympics

Bob Beattie, pioneer of Alpine World Cup circuit, has died

DENVER /April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The plaque that rested for years on ski icon Bob Beattie’s desk was inscribed with a matter-of-fact motto: It can be done. An all-too-fitting mantra for the ski racing pioneer who helped launch the World Cup circuit more than 50 years ago and was part of the commentary crew … Continue reading Bob Beattie, pioneer of Alpine World Cup circuit, has died

Ledecka gets rare double Olympic gold; US men win curling

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —On a snowboard and skis, Ester Ledecka is a history-making Olympic gold medalist. One of the surprising breakout stars of the Winter Games, the Czech pulled double-duty on the slopes in Pyeongchang and became the first to win snowboarding’s parallel giant slalom and skiing’s Alpine super-G. She outraced … Continue reading Ledecka gets rare double Olympic gold; US men win curling

The Latest: Wu of China sets world record in 500 meters

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Wu Dajing of China has set a world record in the 500-meter short-track speed skating event to advance to the semifinals at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Wu shot out of the block Thursday and staved off any challenge of … Continue reading The Latest: Wu of China sets world record in 500 meters

Canada’s world champion women slump out of medal contention

GANGNEUNG, South Korea  /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Despite entering the Pyeongchang Olympics as world champions and the favorites to win gold, Canada’s women’s curling team has been eliminated from medal contention after a shocking loss to Britain. It’s an unwanted first for Rachel Homan and her teammates. No Canadian team has ever left the … Continue reading Canada’s world champion women slump out of medal contention

Sofia Goggia takes downhill gold; Lindsey Vonn earns bronze

JEONGSEON, South Korea /February 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Lindsey Vonn cast a quick glance toward the sky after finishing what was likely her final Olympic downhill run, shrugged her shoulders at seeing her time and shook a friendly index finger at her good friend. No one could catch Sofia Goggia of Italy. Goggia won the … Continue reading Sofia Goggia takes downhill gold; Lindsey Vonn earns bronze

The Latest: Biathlon king wants to see his record surpassed

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea/February 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the “king of the biathlon,” says he’s anxious to see Norway cross-country skier Marit Bjoergen surpass his record of 13 medals and become the most decorated athlete in the history of the Winter Games. … Continue reading The Latest: Biathlon king wants to see his record surpassed