• Russia accuses US govt of pushing for its Olympic exclusion

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin accused the U.S. government on Friday of pushing for Russia’s exclusion from the Olympics.

    Updated: 5:32 am

  • Beijing forms ‘snow affairs work team’ for 2022 Olympics

    BEIJING (AP) — Beijing, host of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, has a snow problem: Hardly any of the white stuff falls on the Chinese capital despite freezing temperatures.

  • Shani Davis leads US speedskating team for World Cup circuit

    KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Four-time Olympic medalist Shani Davis leads an experienced U.S. speedskating team that will compete on the World Cup circuit leading up to the 2018 Winter Games.

  • Swiss lawmakers agree on $1B backing for 2026 Olympic bid

    GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s federal government said Wednesday it is prepared to pay almost 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) toward Sion hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics.

  • Audit: Utah needs $39M to improve venues for new Olympic bid

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A foundation that runs venues from the 2002 Winter Olympics in the Salt Lake City area needs $39 million over the next decade for infrastructure improvements that would put the city in position to make a bid for a future Olympics in 2026 or 2030, according to a new state audit made public Tuesday.

  • Tyrol residents reject Innsbruck’s 2026 Olympics bid

    VIENNA (AP) — Innsbruck no longer plans to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics after its promise to organize low-cost and sustainable games failed to convince residents.

  • Reinbolt wins driver spot on US national bobsled team

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Brittany Reinbolt won her second consecutive USA Bobsled women’s national team trials race Saturday, making her the driver of the USA-3 sled on the national team going into this Olympic season.

  • USOC wants Winter Games, must decide on 2026 or 2030

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The prospect of a U.S. bid for the Winter Olympics is less a matter of “if” and more a matter of “when.”

  • Gracie Gold withdraws from Grand Prix series

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time U.S. women’s figure skating champion and 2014 Olympic team bronze medalist Gracie Gold has withdrawn from the Grand Prix series.