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Fallen hopes: Zagitova, Kostner errors hand title to Osmond

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:35pm

Olympic bronze medalist Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada won the figure skating world title Friday with a nearly perfect performance as Olympic champion Alina Zagitova fell a jaw-dropping three times and crowd favorite Carolina Kostner turned in a lackluster skate -- both tumbling completely off the podium.

Return to the Future: Lillehammer explores another Olympics

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:13am

The Norwegian ski resort of Lillehammer, site of the popular 1994 Winter Olympics, could be in the running to host again.

Germany's Savchenko-Massot win world pairs title

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:48pm

Olympic figure skating champions Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany set a world record as they claimed their first world title as a pair with a flawless program packed with daring and grace on Thursday.

Chen tops figure skate worlds after "redemptive" display

Daniella Matar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:04pm

The Olympic flop could be the new world figure skating champion.

After 16-year break, Stellato back at figure skating worlds

Daniella Matar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:24pm

After a 16-year break, Deanna Stellato is eager to make up for lost time.

Italy's Kostner leads Olympic champ Zagitova at worlds

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:16pm

Italy's home favorite Carolina Kostner skated a perfectly executed and evocative program to take a surprise lead over Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia in the short program Wednesday at the world figure skating championships.

Russia stuck in stalemate with WADA after doping scandal

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:06am

Russia seems to be stuck in stalemate that is blocking its full re-entry to international sports after a state-backed doping scandal.

Milan, Turin discussing possible 2026 Olympic bid with CONI

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:04am

Milan and Turin are both in discussions with the Italian Olympic Committee about possibly bidding for the 2026 Winter Games.

Putin orders Russian diplomats to seek doping rule changes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:16am

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his country's diplomats on Tuesday to seek changes to international doping rules in the wake of the nation's drug scandals.

Utah teen teaches Korean kids to ski in Pyeongchang

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 1:40pm

A Utah teenager had the opportunity this month to travel to South Korea and teach Korean kids with disabilities how to ski.

Champion Chong Wei lines up showdown with Lin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 3:40pm

Title holder Lee Chong Wei survived a scare in the last 16 of the All-England Open Thursday to set up an eagerly-awaited quarterfinal showdown with double Olympic champion Lin Dan in badminton's oldest tournament.

South Korean ski federation bans 2 moguls skiers for life

Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 12:52am

South Korea's skiing federation has banned for life two male mogul skiers who competed at the Pyeongchang Olympics for harassing and assaulting two female teammates at a World Cup event last week in Japan.

Ukraine bans its athletes from competing in Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 14th - 9:34am

The Ukrainian government has ordered its athletes not to take part in any competitions held in neighboring Russia, which the country accuses of occupying its territory.

Former Brazil volleyball coach Freitas dies at 68

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 3:19pm

Bebeto de Freitas, a former volleyball coach who led Brazil to silver at the 1984 Olympics, has died of a heart attack shortly after attending a news conference for the soccer club he currently served. He was 68.

Foot injury rules Medvedeva out of figure skating worlds

James Ellingworth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 4:10am

Olympic figure skating silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva has withdrawn from the world championships, ending the prospect of another showdown against friend and rival Alina Zagitova.

After Olympic win, Chloe Kim puts fame, fun in perspective

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 10th - 12:34am

In between the dozens of media appearances that have suddenly become her new day job, Chloe Kim slipped away from the lunch table, disappeared into the restroom, pulled the gold medal out of her bag ... and just sat there and stared at it.

Speedskaters go for Allround worlds on open-air oval

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 9th - 2:25pm

A week ago, Amsterdam residents and visiting tourists were walking and skating along frozen canals in the Dutch capital.

Tony Yoka given suspended ban over missed doping tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 7th - 5:03am

Olympic super heavyweight champion Tony Yoka has been given a suspended one-year ban by the French boxing federation for missing doping tests.

Hanyu to skip figure skating world championships

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 7th - 4:31am

Two-time Olympic figure skating gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu will miss this month's world championships because of pain in his right ankle.