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Winter Olympic Sports

Skeleton slider Daly tests positive, may affect Olympic plan

(AP) Olympic skeleton slider John Daly has tested positive for COVID-19, potentially complicating his chances of making the U.S. team for the Beijing Games. Daly isn’t sure if he will be able to compete in the next World Cup race, which is Friday in Igls, Austria. The U.S. primarily is ...

USA Luge wins a silver medal in team relay

After winning a silver medal in the season-opening World Cup team relay Sunday, it will be a happy American luge team that boards the charter flight out of Beijing on Monday. The event, which featured USA Luge athletes Ashley Farquharson and Tucker West in singles, and the doubles team of ...

World Cup tour kicks off season this weekend in China

The long off-season is over and the Olympic season is about to begin. The Eberspacher World Cup luge tour gets underway Nov. 19 to 21 at the Yanqing National Sliding Center in China. The new track near Beijing, the site of February’s Winter Olympics, has had the attention of the ...

Beijing confirms strict ‘closed loop’ for 2022 Winter Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese organizers have confirmed participants in next year’s Winter Olympics will be strictly isolated from the general population and could face expulsion for violating COVID-19 restrictions. Vice mayor and Beijing 2022 organizing committee official Zhang Jiandong told ...

Mazdzer returns from Sochi with broken foot

LAKE PLACID — The start of fall training outside Sochi did not go according to plan for American luge racer Chris Mazdzer. USA Luge athletes arrived in Sochi last weekend, and in the first days or training, Mazdzer, 2018 Olympic silver medalist, suffered a broken foot, according to a ...

Ro, Florian win the USA Skeleton Push Championship

LAKE PLACID — Austin Florian and Mystique Ro earned the top spots in the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively, at the USA Skeleton Push Championships at Mount Van Hoevenberg this week. The push championships marked the start of the season before athletes travel for other ...