Shaun White closes out Olympic career without another trip to the podium

Shaun White closes out Olympic career without another trip to the podium

Snowboarder Shaun White, the face of modern winter sports, closed out his Olympic career Friday in Beijing without adding another medal to his collection. the 35-year-old Carlsbad, Californianative finished off the podium at the men’s halfpipe final Friday morning at Genting Snow Park. White, in fourth place in the third run, landed a 1440 but … Read more

Mikaela Shiffrin finishes race but won’t medal in Olympic Super-G

Mikaela Shiffrin finishes race but won’t medal in Olympic Super-G

Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t get a medal. She didn’t come particularly close. But the star American skier can at least say she finished a race at the Beijing Olympics following two disastrous runs earlier in the week. Shiffrin’s run at the Super-G checked in at a 1:14.30. She’ll compete in the combined and team events as … Read more

U.S. figure skater Nathan Chen glides to his first Olympic gold

U.S. figure skater Nathan Chen glides to his first Olympic gold

US star Nathan Chen skated his way into a long-awaited gold medal Thursday at the 2022 Beijing Games. Looking confident and composed, Chen, 22, scored a high 218.63 in the free skate, building on a record-breaking short program earlier this week. Skating to the music of Elton John, Chen put on a masterful performance that … Read more

Chloe Kim dominates in halfpipe for second straight Olympic gold

Chloe Kim dominates in halfpipe for second straight Olympic gold

Chloe Kim has done it again. The 21-year-old American snowboarder soared to her second straight Olympic gold medal in the halfpipe at the 2022 Beijing Games on Thursday, further cementing her champion status. Kim all but ensured a gold medal on the first of three runs. She scored 94 points to take the lead in … Read more

Mikaela Shiffrin’s 2nd Olympic race also ends early

Mikaela Shiffrin’s 2nd Olympic race also ends early

BEIJING (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin’s second race at the Beijing Games was over even more quickly than her first. The 26-year-old American skidded out of control about five seconds into the opening run of the slalom Wednesday and was out of the event, just like that. That was even less time than … Read more

Behind the Olympic Curtain

Behind the Olympic Curtain

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Peng Shuai meets Olympic bosses and denies assault allegations in heavily-controlled 'interview'

What did Peng Shuai say about her disappearance?

Peng Shuai met with IOC President Thomas Bach for dinner in Beijing as the tennis star continued to row back on allegations of sexual abuse against a top Chinese official. According to an obtuse IOC statement Bach and Peng Shuai met at the Olympic Club in Beijing on the opening day of the Winter Olympics, … Read more

Defending Olympic champ Mikaela Shiffrin out of giant slalom

Defending Olympic champ Mikaela Shiffrin out of giant slalom

BEIJING (AP) — Defending Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin missed a gate early in the first run of the giant slalom at the Beijing Games on Monday and was disqualified from the event. Coming around a left-turn gate, she lost control, slid and fell on her side. The 26-year-old Shiffrin still could have a handful of … Read more

Olympic champion Amy Williams reveals her one key wish for Team GB as Beijing 2022 gets underway

Olympic champion Amy Williams reveals her one key wish for Team GB as Beijing 2022 gets underway

Exponential investment into winter sports has transformed Team GB into a squad with record-breaking medal potential—but Olympic champion Amy Williams is adamant funding needs to keep up with British ambition. On and slides, mere hundredths of a second will decide which slopes get gold, silver and bronze in Beijing. But behind the scenes, immense integers … Read more