Posts Tagged Winter Olympic games

3-time Olympic ski jump champ Morgenstern retires

Austria's ski jumper Thomas Morgenstern reacts during a press conference on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Salzburg, Austria. The three-time Olympic champion Thomas Morgenstern  announced the end of his professional career.(AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Three-time Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern retired on Friday, seven months after winning silver at the Sochi Games to end a season that included two bad crashes.

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IOC adds anti-discrimination to host contract

The IOC will require future Olympic host cities to abide by rules that forbid any kind of discrimination, a move prompted by the outcry caused by Russia’s adoption of a law banning so-called gay “propaganda” before the Sochi Winter Games.

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US, Canada women’s bobsled stars eager to race men

In this Jan. 11, 2013, file photo, Canada's Kaillie Humphries reacts in front of teammate Chelsea Valois in the finish area after the two-women bob race at the Bob World Cup  in Koenigssee, Germany. Women can start competing in 4-man bobsled this season. Bobsled's world governing body, known as the FIBT, says its executive committee decided to open the event to mixed gender teams. The FIBT says two-time Olympic champion Humphries wants to pilot a bob pushed by three male teammates. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, File)

Elana Meyers Taylor has long wanted a chance to jump in a bobsled and compete against men.

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