Speed skating

April 20, 2018 - 9:03 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Speed Skating Canada has fired national long-track coach Michael Crowe, four months after former American speedskaters claimed he had sexual relationships with athletes while a U.S. coach. The 64-year-old Crowe, from Butte, Montana, was put on leave in January while the...
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March 05, 2018 - 3:29 pm
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The International University Sports Federation has selected Lake Placid as the host for the 2023 Winter World University Games. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in Albany on Monday that local organizers from the Adirondack region and the Lausanne, Switzerland-based FISU...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, Scott Blackmun, CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, speaks at Yongsan Garrison, a U.S. military base in Seoul, South Korea. Blackmun is resigning as CEO of the US Olympic Committee, citing health problems as the reason he'll depart after leading the federation for more than eight years. The 60-year-old CEO was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this winter, and did not attend the Pyeongchang Games. He announced his resignation Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, and Susanne Lyons, a member of the board, will serve as acting CEO. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
February 28, 2018 - 7:07 pm
Scott Blackmun resigned as chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee on Wednesday, stepping aside so he can tackle his worsening bout with prostate cancer and to allow the federation to move forward under new leadership to address the sex-abuse scandal that has rocked gymnastics and other...
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February 24, 2018 - 10:27 pm
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — When he skated onto the Olympic speedskating oval on Saturday, the one that still sits in front of Lake Placid High School, the past came roaring back for Eric Heiden. "All the memories come back, you know, fond memories," he said. "And you get to share it with your kids...
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Gold medalist Lee Seung-hoon of South Korea celebrates after the men's mass start final speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 24, 2018 - 10:27 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — In the last speedskating event at the Gangneung Oval, Lee Seung-hoon delivered the Olympic host nation's first gold medal. Lee won the inaugural men's mass start Saturday, highlighting a strong showing for the South Korean team on the final night of speedskating...
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Silver medalist Kim Bo-reum of South Korea cries on the podium after the women's mass start speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 24, 2018 - 10:22 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Speedskater Kim Bo-reum has gone from being the target of an online petition calling for her to be expelled from the Pyeongchang Olympics to earning a spot on the medals podium. The South Korean skater took silver in the women's mass start on the final night of...
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Driver Justin Olsen, Christopher Fogt, Carlo Valdes and Nathan Weber of the United States take a curve in the second heat of the four-man bobsled competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 24, 2018 - 12:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: LEFT UNSAID: NBC aired a touching tribute to the late American bobsledder Steve Holcomb, and the impact he had on his sport's tight-knit community. The failure to mention how an Olympic athlete died at only 37 years old (he...
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Driver Shao Yijun, Shi Hao, Li Chunjian and Wang Sidong of China take a curve during training for the four-man bobsled competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 23, 2018 - 10:53 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — At least Jeff Pain knows what is expected of him. Hired by China for his coaching expertise in the winter sport of skeleton, the Olympic silver medalist for Canada in 2006 has four more years to shape his rookie team of Chinese athletes into ice-sliding champions at...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with Ivanka Trump during their dinner at the Presidential Blue House on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, Seoul, South Korea. Ivanka Trump has received a red-carpet welcome in South Korea as head of the U.S. delegation to this weekend's closing ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. (Kim Min-Hee/Pool Photo via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 7:44 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Ivanka Trump will get a taste of Olympic action on the final full day of events at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. The daughter of President Donald Trump is expected to make stops at the men's Big Air final; the gold medal curling match, where the U.S. men have a...
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Jessica Diggins, of the United States, celebrates after winning the gold medal in the during women's team sprint freestyle cross-country skiing final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 23, 2018 - 7:57 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Jessie Diggins has one more big Olympic moment awaiting her. Diggins — who thrust herself across the finish line to give the Americans a dazzling gold medal in the cross-country team sprint — has been selected as the U.S. flagbearer for Sunday night's closing...
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