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russia says ahn among top athletes barred from pyeongchang


speed skater viktor ahn, a six-time olympic gold medalist, is among several top russian athletes barred from the upcoming pyeongchang games amid the country's ongoing doping scandal, the russian olympic committee said tuesday.






russia says ahn among top athletes barred from pyeongchang


moscow (ap) — speed skater viktor ahn, a six-time olympic gold medalist, is among several top russian athletes barred from the upcoming pyeongchang games amid the country’s ongoing doping scandal, the russian olympic committee said tuesday. the roc says ahn, as well as cross-country skier sergei ustyugov and biathlete anton shipulin — both reigning world […]






kremlin rejects talks of boycotting the olympics _ for now


the kremlin has dismissed talk of an olympic boycott after some of russia's top athletes were barred from competing at the pyeongchang games.






sports briefly: russia says 200 will qualify for pyeongchang games


despite russia’s ban from the upcoming olympics, officials in the country still expect more than 200 of its athletes to compete at the pyeongchang games.






thumbs-up from athletes for ioc decision on russia


athletes who lost medals because of russia's doping program at the sochi olympics gave a broad thumbs-up to the international olympic committee's decision tuesday to let russian athletes compete at the upcoming pyeongchang games — but not under their own flag.






russia’s olympic team barred from 2018 winter games


the international olympic committee on tuesday banned russia from competing in the 2018 winter olympics in pyeongchang, south korea. olympic leaders made their decision in response to an ongoing investigation that has found evidence of widespread doping among russian athletes, coaches and officials....






russia says its athletes reject an olympics boycott and want to compete under a


russian athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming pyeongchang games despite a ban on the national team, the country's olympic committee said tuesday. sofia velikaya said the russian olympic committee's athletes commission, which she chairs, has heard from "all the athletes...






russia says its athletes want to compete at the olympics


russian athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming pyeongchang games despite a ban on the national team, the country's olympic committee said monday.






russian olympic committee barred from 2018 winter games in pyeongchang


ioc suspends russian olympic committee, will allow athletes from the country to compete as neutrals at pyeongchang games.






russia says it supports its athletes competing in the olympics under a neutral f


russian athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming pyeongchang games despite a ban on the national team, the country's olympic committee said monday. sofia velikaya said the russian olympic committee's athletes' commission, which she chairs, has heard from "all the athletes...






under olympic flag, russia can win medals


moscow (ap) — the international olympic committee has barred the russian team from competing in pyeongchang in february over widespread doping at the last edition of the winter games in 2014. however, they will be allowed to compete as “olympic athletes from russia” under the olympic flag. gold medalists won’t hear the russian anthem played […]






q&a: what ioc punishment means for russian olympic athletes


russia was formally barred from sending a team to the 2018 winter olympics, but many of its athletes should be competing in south korea.






former nhlers will lead 'olympic athletes from russia' team in korea


former nhl players pavel datsyuk and ilya kovalchuk will lead the hockey team of the "olympic athletes from russia" at the pyeongchang games.






russia banned from 2018 winter olympics over doping


athletes from the country are allowed to compete as neutrals at pyeongchang games, ioc says






russia banned from 2018 winter olympics over doping


russian athletes from the country can only compete as neutrals at pyeongchang games, ioc says






russia banned from 2018 winter olympics over doping


athletes from the country will be allowed to compete as neutrals at pyeongchang games, ioc says






1 forecast says germany, norway benefit from russia absence


it's still unclear how many russian athletes will compete next month in the pyeongchang olympics, but a few things seem certain.






1 forecast says germany, norway benefit from russia absence


it's still unclear how many russian athletes will compete next month in the pyeongchang winter olympics, but a few things seem certain.






the word 'russia' to appear on olympic uniforms


the word "russia" will appear on the olympic uniforms worn by the athletes granted an exemption from the country's doping ban at the pyeongchang games.






under olympic flag, russia can win medals


the international olympic committee has barred the russian team from competing in pyeongchang in february over widespread doping at the last edition of the winter games in 2014.






russia says ahn among top athletes barred from pyeongchang


the russian olympic committee says speed skater viktor ahn, a six-time olympic gold medalist, is among several top russian athletes barred from the upcoming pyeongchang games amid the country's ongoing doping scandal        






russia banned from 2018 winter games following doping allegations


ioc suspends russian olympic committee, will allow athletes from the country to compete as neutrals at pyeongchang games.






two colorado athletes plan to compete in south korea olympics for other countrie


as americans battle for inclusion on the u.s. olympic team, at least two colorado athletes have already secured their berth in the pyeongchang winter games.






ioc meets to decide on russia's olympic participation


the ioc executive board is meeting to decide if russian athletes can compete at the upcoming pyeongchang olympics despite evidence that the country ran an orchestrated doping program at the 2014 sochi games.






olympic win in view from korean unity at pyeongchang games


uniting athletes from south korea and north korea at the pyeongchang games next month offers hope of an olympic victory for all parties.






ioc says korean teams will march together at pyeongchang olympics opening ceremo


lausanne, switzerland (ap) — ioc says korean teams will march together at pyeongchang olympics opening ceremony; 22 north korean athletes to compete.






u.s. olympic committee says nhl's absence from hockey at pyeongchang creates opp


the absence of nhl players from the 2018 pyeongchang winter olympics will detract from the star power at the games, but u.s. olympic committee executives said monday that will create an opportunity for them to promote the lesser-known athletes who will comprise the team and to feature the u.s....






ahead of russia decision, olympic president warns critics


zagreb, croatia (ap) — in a possible shift of support for russian athletes competing at the 2018 olympics, ioc president thomas bach has told critics not to put pressure on his executive board. bach will chair an ioc board meeting on dec. 5 which could ban russia’s team from the pyeongchang games because of state-sponsored […]






ioc says north korea to have 22 athletes in 5 olympic sports


a korean unity deal for the pyeongchang olympics will see 22 north korean athletes cross the border with south korea to compete and march together under a unification flag at the opening ceremony.






many us olympic hopefuls getting first looks at pyeongchang


the first impression some members of the usa luge team got regarding how the 2018 pyeongchang olympics will operate came on the bus ride from the airport to the mountain resort where they’re staying. sensing the athletes were weary after long flights, the bus stopped for lunch. whether it’s the south korean volunteers learning all […]






ioc says north korea to have 22 athletes in 5 olympic sports


a korean unity deal for the pyeongchang olympics will bring 22 north korean athletes across the border to south korea, where they will march as one under a unification flag at the opening ceremony and compete together in one sport.






the red russian uniforms will be gone, but not the athletes


by invitation only, there will be russians competing at the pyeongchang olympics.






datsyuk, kovalchuk lead russian olympic hockey team


moscow (ap) — former nhl players pavel datsyuk and ilya kovalchuk will lead the hockey team of the “olympic athletes from russia” at the pyeongchang games. it’s the fifth olympics for both datsyuk and kovalchuk. they will be on a team drawn entirely from the russia-based kontinental hockey league. the russian roster — for a […]






ioc: russians can compete at 2018 olympics, but without flag


russians will be allowed to compete at the upcoming pyeongchang olympics as neutral athletes despite orchestrated doping at the 2014 sochi games, the international olympic committee said tuesday. the ioc ruled that some russians will be invited to compete as an "olympic athlete from russia (oar)"...






russian doping scandal could keep athletes from 2018 paralympic games


the head of the international paralympic committee warned monday that the entire russian team is facing exclusion from the 2018 winter games in pyeongchang. russian athletes have been under intense scrutiny over the past two years after investigations found evidence of widespread cheating among...