Winter Olympic games

November 19, 2018 - 1:45 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary's bid to hold the 2026 Winter Olympics is over. The City Council voted Monday to end the bid following last week's nonbinding vote in which 56 percent of those who went to the polls voted against the games. Stockholm and a joint Italian bid from Milan and Cortina d'...
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From left, Alessandro Benetton, chairman of the Cortina 2021 Foundation, Giuseppe Sala, mayor of Milan, and Gianpietro Ghedina, mayor of Cortina d'Ampezzo, pose for photographers during a press presentation of the Cortina 2021 ski world championships, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Enjoying its status of the leading contender to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, the Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid has received another boost with a funding promise from the Italian government. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
November 15, 2018 - 1:49 pm
ROME (AP) — Enjoying its status as the leading contender to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, the Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid has received another boost with a funding promise from the Italian government. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said if "private funding isn't enough, we'll make the final push...
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Kim Eun-jung, second from right, a member of South Korean Olympic women's curling team, speaks during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. South Korea's hugely popular Olympic curlers have accused their coaches of ruining the team with abusive treatment in a dispute that has spoiled one of the year's feel-good sports stories.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
November 15, 2018 - 4:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Garlic Girls, South Korea's hugely popular Olympic silver medalist curlers, accused their coaches Thursday of ruining the team with abusive treatment in a dispute that has spoiled one of the year's feel-good sports stories. The women's claims, if confirmed, suggest a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, a worker grooms the snow after installing a set of Olympic Rings on the ski jump hill at the 2018 Winter Olympics at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Does anyone really want to host the Winter Olympics? Residents in Calgary answered that question with a resounding "No," and now the International Olympic Committee has some soul-searching to do. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 14, 2018 - 4:27 pm
Does anyone really want to host the Winter Olympics? Residents in Calgary answered that question with a resounding "No," and now the International Olympic Committee has some soul-searching to do. Again. After being rejected in yet another public vote, the IOC is down to two candidates to host the...
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A Calgarian arrives to vote in a plebiscite, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta, on whether the city should proceed with a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 12:34 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics was rebuffed on Tuesday when local voters said "no" in a nonbinding referendum. Unofficial results showed that 56 percent voted against bidding for the Olympics. Results showed that out of 767,734 eligible voters, 304,774 cast...
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A Calgarian arrives to vote in a plebiscite, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta, on whether the city should proceed with a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 4:53 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics was rebuffed on Tuesday when local voters said "no" in a nonbinding referendum. Unofficial results showed that 56 percent voted against bidding for the Olympics. Results showed that out of 767,734 eligible voters, 304,774 cast...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2018 file photo, Kim Eun-jung, of South Korea, yells during their women's curling final in the Gangneung Curling Centre at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Five-member women's curling team accused former Korean Curling Federation (KCF) vice-president Kim Kyong-doo of verbal abuse and team coaches of giving unreasonable orders and subjecting their private lives to excessive control. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
November 14, 2018 - 2:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The so-called Garlic Girls who swept to fame during their stirring run to an Olympic curling silver medal have alleged they were verbally abused by a South Korean official and subjected to unreasonable orders from coaches. South Korea's sports ministry on Wednesday...
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FILE- In this March 14, 2018, file photo, United States' Lindsey Vonn reacts in the finish area completing a women's downhill at the alpine ski World Cup finals in Are, Sweden. Vonn will begin her season and her quest to become the all-time winningest ski racer in a few weeks in Lake Louise, Alberta, where she's won so many times. She's trying to enjoy the moment and not think too much about breaking Ingemar Stenmark's hallowed mark of 86 World Cup wins.(AP Photo/Marco Trovati, File)
November 09, 2018 - 4:18 pm
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — On her farewell tour, Lindsey Vonn vows to dine out even more with her American teammates , have an occasional glass of wine with longtime rivals/friends and take plenty of photos. One quick caveat, though, as she savors the sights and sounds during her last go-around...
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, left, and Italian Olympic Committee President Giovanni Malago', shakes hands for photographers at the end of a press conference in Rome, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Bach has given his blessing for Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo's bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics to move forward without funding from the Italian government. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 08, 2018 - 9:26 am
ROME (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach gave his blessing Thursday for the joint Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics to move forward without funding from the Italian government. The candidacy is being supported exclusively — financially at least — by the regional governments of...
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Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan reacts after his performance during the men's free skating at the figure skating ISU Helsinki Grand Prix event in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday Nov. 4, 2018. (Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 10:00 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu started his Grand Prix season with a commanding victory by almost 40 points at the Helsinki round on Sunday. With a 13-point lead from Saturday's short program, the Japanese skater scored 190.43 points in the free skate to win with a...
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