OLYMPICS

Starr Andrews is first Black woman to medal at U.S. nationals in 35 years

Starr Andrews received a fourth-place pewter medal at the U.S. figure skating championships, becoming the first Black woman to medal at the event since Debi Thomas in 1988.

By Les CarpenterJanuary 28, 2023

Bradie Tennell and Starr Andrews defy age at U.S. championships

In an age where 15 is prime for female figure skaters, Americans Bradie Tennell and Starr Andrews are making strong comebacks in their 20s. Experience matters.

By Les CarpenterJanuary 27, 2023

Here comes the Quadg0d: Ilia Malinin dazzles in men’s short program

The 18-year-old from Vienna. Va., dominates the men's short program at the U.S. figure skating championships.

By Les CarpenterJanuary 27, 2023

Amid ‘kangaroo court,’ U.S. skaters continue to wait for Olympic medals

Nearly a year after winning silver in Beijing, the U.S. team event skaters' medals remain in limbo as Kamila Valieva's doping case drags on.

By Les CarpenterJanuary 27, 2023

Ilia Malinin, figure skating’s quadg0d, is ready for his next big jump

The 18-year-old is the only person to land skating's most difficult jump in competition.

By Les CarpenterJanuary 26, 2023

Over Zelensky’s objection, IOC wants Russian athletes on path to Paris Olympics

The IOC said “no athlete should be prevented from competing just because of their passport,” despite Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky's call for Russian athletes' exclusion from the 2024 Summer Games

By Glynn A. HillJanuary 25, 2023

J. Richard Steadman, orthopedic guru for elite athletes, dies at 85

Dr. Steadman introduced surgical innovations including harnessing the body's stem cells to stimulate growth of new cartilage in injured knees.

By Brian MurphyJanuary 24, 2023

Mikaela Shiffrin wins 83rd World Cup race, breaking Lindsey Vonn’s women’s record

Mikaela Shiffrin won a giant slalom race in Kronplatz, Italy, on Tuesday, setting a women’s record with her 83rd career World Cup victory.

By Barry Svrluga and Cindy BorenJanuary 24, 2023

Kamila Valieva violated doping rules but ‘bore no fault,’ Russia says

Russian officials say skater's positive test constitutes a violation but concludes she was not at fault, setting up a battle with World Anti-Doping Agency.

By Les CarpenterJanuary 13, 2023

Constantine II, last king of Greece until fleeing into exile, dies at 82

The former king is blamed for helping provoke a political crisis that led to the 1967-1974 military junta in Greece.

By Brian MurphyJanuary 11, 2023
Perspective

Mikaela Shiffrin ties Lindsey Vonn’s record. What’s next? Who knows?

Mikaela Shiffrin's latest run of Alpine skiing dominance has her even with Lindsey Vonn for World Cup victories among women, with numerous possibilities of what she can still achieve.

By Barry SvrlugaJanuary 8, 2023

IOC threatens to drop boxing from the Paris Olympics

The IOC escalates the acrimony amid growing frustration with the sport's leadership.

By Les CarpenterDecember 22, 2022

IOC seeks ‘a pathway back to inclusion’ for athletes from Russia and Belarus

With qualifying for Paris Olympics beginning this spring, the IOC is exploring ways to maintain bans on both countries while allowing athletes to compete.

By Les CarpenterDecember 12, 2022

IOC delays decision on 2030 Winter Games host, citing climate concerns

Sapporo, Japan, and Salt Lake City have been considered the favorites.

By Les CarpenterDecember 6, 2022

With doping ban set to end, Russia finds itself even more of an outcast

The country's two-year suspension from global competition is scheduled to end Dec. 17, but it has a long way to go to regain the trust of the sports world.

By Les CarpenterNovember 29, 2022
Perspective

Nearing history, Mikaela Shiffrin is still pursuing perfection

Alpine skier is closing in on the career World Cup records of Lindsey Conn and Ingemar Stenmark, but practice is what keeps her going.

By Barry SvrlugaNovember 25, 2022

In this World Cup ski season, climate change is winning

With less snow and faster melting, athletes see a future, and a planet, in peril.

By Barry SvrlugaNovember 18, 2022

Kamila Valieva’s case heads to court with WADA frustrated with Russia

Following months of apparent inactivity and with Olympic team medals in limbo, anti-doping officials appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

By Les CarpenterNovember 14, 2022

U.S. Paralympic champion sexually abused teammate, lawsuit alleges

As the investigation into allegations against Robert Griswold continues, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee placed two staff members on administrative leave.

By Rick MaeseNovember 12, 2022

U.S. gymnasts Jade Carey, Brody Malone cap worlds with gold medals

The U.S. team also captured four other medals this weekend during the final stage of the event in Liverpool, England.

By Emily GiambalvoNovember 6, 2022