LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Friday the ski federations of Austria, Germany, Croatia and Switzerland have appealed the re-election of Johan Eliasch as president of the International Ski Federation because they say the election was faulty.
Big wave surfer Ian Walsh and snowboarder Elena Hight anticipate the ride of their lives when they sail with the crew of 11th Hour Racing in the Newport Bermuda Race.
The 635-nautical-mile jaunt this weekend will be more than just a celebrity ride-along for Walsh and Hight .
NEW YORK (AP) — Retired pitcher CC Sabathia and outfielder Andre Ethier will play in the All-Star celebrity softball game at Dodger Stadium on July 16 along with Olympic softball gold medalists Lisa Fernandez, Jennie Finch and Natasha Watley.
GENEVA (AP) — Re-elected to lead skiing and snowboarding through the 2026 Olympics, Johan Eliasch believes his mandate for change trumps pushback from traditionalists.
Eliasch was unopposed on the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) ballot but some in the room and online for the election meeting in Milan challenged the voting rules and a few delegates walked out.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The World Cup circuit will be making two more ski racing stops in the United States by adding Alpine events at Palisades Tahoe in California and Aspen, Colorado.
U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced the new competitions Tuesday, which will join two American stops already on the schedule: Killington, Vermont, and Beaver Creek, Colorado.
NEW YORK (AP) — The average salary in the major leagues rebounded to $4.4 million on opening day, boosted by a frenzy of free agent signings before and after the 99-day lockout, according to a study of baseball contracts by The Associated Press.
DENVER (AP) — When former members of the U.S. snowboarding team wanted to report sex-abuse allegations against a longtime coach, they received conflicting information that left them unsure of where to turn — or whether they wanted to pursue the cases at all.
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Center for SafeSport is investigating misconduct allegations against longtime snowboard coach Peter Foley, who has left his job at U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
Foley is listed as being under “temporary suspension” on the SafeSport website, which added his name to its database on Friday.
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Czech skier Ester Ledecka shrugged off her Olympic disappointment Saturday by winning the first women’s World Cup downhill after the Beijing Games.
Ledecka had an attacking run down the Mont Lachaux course in perfect sunny conditions to earn her third career win and second in downhill, more than two years after her maiden triumph in Lake Louise, Alberta.
BEIJING (AP) — Warnings to use disposable “burner” phones and laptops. Privacy-protecting software. Concerns about a security flaw in an official Games smartphone app.
BEIJING (AP) — Before he got out of town, the great Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris called the Beijing Games a version of “sports prison.” He was joking — sort of — but his vision wasn't that far off.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Pure joy on the halfpipe looked like this on a sunny, windswept day at the Beijing Olympics:
—It was multinational freeskiing sensation Eileen Gu learning her gold medal was secure, then falling to her knees at the top of that halfpipe, covering her mouth with her mittens and screaming “Oh my God!”
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Another Olympic gold medal is hers for the taking. Eileen Gu has bigger goals than that.
The 18-year-old freeskiing star, as easy to spot on magazine covers as on the ski slopes, spelled it all out during a candid Q&A after she breezed through her qualifying round Thursday on the halfpipe.
BEIJING (AP) — Take an informal survey of elite American Alpine skiers and snowboarders, and most can name an organization that exposes Black and Hispanic children from urban areas to winter sports.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — The medals were great. Every bit as important to American slopestyle skiers Alex Hall and Nick Goepper: They did it their way.
Hall and Goepper took a gamble by being different Wednesday with a pair of high-stakes runs over an Olympic course that was built for taking chances.
BEIJING (AP) — Football, video games and dress-up are some of the ways athletes at the Beijing Olympics are keeping busy when they're not competing.
As part of the strict COVID-19 protocols, athletes and others at the Games can only move between select sites, Keeping them in that “bubble” is supposed to prevent the virus from getting in or out in the local population.
BEIJING (AP) — Russian teen sensation Kamila Valieva put aside the emotional exhaustion of being at the center of a doping scandal and took the lead in the women's figure skating competition after the short program at the Beijing Olympics.
BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Tuesday, Feb. 15, at the Beijing Games:
BEIJING (AP) — China's extreme sports youngsters were ready for a big Olympic stage.
The host country built one for them, and they delivered.
BEIJING (AP) — After a morning training session at the Winter Olympics’ Big Air Shougang venue, British snowboarder Katie Ormerod stopped by the press zone to do a quick interview. The topic wasn’t how much air time she got or the tricks she was trying to pull off.
BEIJING (AP) — Anna Gasser hardly felt like the favorite in Beijing, even as the only woman to ever win an Olympic snowboarding big air contest.
The way her competition — with an average age of 21 — has been pushing the sport's boundaries, the 30-year-old from Austria wasn't even sure that her best would be good enough for the podium.
IRON RIVER, Mich. (AP) — A 40-year-old snowboarder who won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics was honored Monday with a parade in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics:
Hilary Knight had a goal and assist, Alex Cavallini stopped 25 shots and the defending Olympic champion United States defeated Finland 4-1 in a women’s hockey semifinal at the Beijing Games on Monday to set up the sixth gold-medal showdown between the Americans and Canada.
BEIJING (AP) — Red Gerard, the happy-go-lucky American snowboarder who famously overslept the morning he won gold in Pyeongchang, never thought he’d be the one slamming the scoring at an Olympic competition.
BEIJING (AP) — A well-timed postponement allowed Nick Goepper to watch his beloved Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl without worrying that it might distract him from qualifying in freestyle skiing at the Beijing Olympics.
BEIJING (AP) — Skiers skidding into safety nets. Snowboarders eating it on the halfpipe. Speedskaters crashing into the barriers — and each other.
When Winter Olympians talk about losing their edge, they often mean the literal edge of a skate, a ski or a snowboard.
BEIJING (AP) — Jamie Anderson and Julia Marino had their bubbles burst before qualifying began for women's snowboard big air.
Behind the scenes, these pandemic Olympics haven't been what they hoped.
BEIJING (AP) — There were no tail grabs for this tiger.
French snowboarder Lucile Lefevre was a crowd pleaser at Big Air Shougang all the same.
The 26-year-old helped Beijing ring in the Year of the Tiger by putting on an orange-and-black big-cat costume during qualifying Monday in women's big air and miming a pair of claws while some 20 feet off the ground.
When the Beijing Olympics close on Feb. 20, IOC President Thomas Bach, by tradition, will call on the “youth of the world to assemble four years from now.” He may consider expanding that invitation to the 2026 Winter Games at Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy to another group: the oldies but goodies.
BEIJING (AP) — Halfway through the world's second pandemic Olympics, lots has happened. We have a doping scandal out of Russia, an American skier who faltered unexpectedly, and a lot of people in full protective medical gear managing — perhaps against the odds — to keep COVID contained through the Games' first week.
BEIJING (AP) — The biggest questions at the Beijing Olympics on Saturday hardly centered on who would win the six gold medals up for grabs.
Not with the fate of 15-year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva still undecided.
BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Beijing Games:
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics:
BEIJING (AP) — Slopestyle gold medalist Max Parrot said fellow Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris apologized to him for saying Parrot only won because of questionable Olympic judging.
BEIJING (AP) — “I woke up this morning and I just felt this peacefulness. It was amazing to know I have so much ahead of me.”
— snowboarder Shaun White, in an interview with Associated Press Sports Writer Eddie Pells, speaking about the future after his final Olympics appearance.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — U.S. Ski & Snowboard is investigating allegations that longtime Olympic coach Peter Foley took naked pictures of female athletes and that Olympic snowboard racer Hagen Kearney used racist language to provoke a teammate.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Shaun White's next big contest — the Super Bowl.
Less than 24 hours after snowboarding's global icon took his final competitive halfpipe ride at the Olympics, he was bound for the airport.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — The running joke was American snowboardcross racer Nick Baumgartner always referring to them as a pair of 40-somethings.
“I'm 36,” Lindsey Jacobellis playfully corrected time after time in interview after interview.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — At the Tokyo Olympics, mental health was the breakout star. Amplified by some of the world's top athletes, it shook up those Games and made everyone take notice.
Six months later, in Beijing, the conversation has evolved: The subject pops up regularly, but no one is shocked when it does.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Even champion snowboarder Max Parrot knows he got away with one. Still, he's not giving back his gold medal.
A few days after winning the Olympic slopestyle contest, Parrot told CBC Sports he knew he grabbed his knee, not his snowboard, during his winning run.
BEIJING (AP) — Running one hand through her hair while wiping tears away with the other, Lara Gut-Behrami released a sigh of relief when she finally put that elusive Olympic gold medal around her neck.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — In one way, these Olympics have been just like any of the last six. It was impossible to miss the name “Burton” flying over the halfpipe.
Only at this one, the man who built the board, then stamped his name on the bottom of it, was not present.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Ayumu Hirano saved his best for last. By doing so, the Japanese rider might have saved snowboarding from a good, old-fashioned judging mess.
Hirano linked his trendsetting, once-thought-impossible triple-cork trick to four more rock-solid jumps to win gold on the Olympic halfpipe Friday.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Shaun White bent down to one knee, set his snowboard on its edge and raised his left hand toward the sky.
The crowd, never huge to begin with in this pandemic era, had thinned to four or five dozen — most of them who knew him, or loved him, or had been around over the past 20 years to watch him take snowboarding on a wild ride to the Olympics and beyond.
1878 — The Boston Bicycle Club, the first bicycle club in the United States, is formed.
1949 — Willie Pep becomes the first boxer in the history of the 126-pound class to regain a lost championship with a 15-round unanimous decision over Sandy Saddler at Madison Square Garden.
BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Beijing Games:
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the Beijing Winter Olympics:
Germany has swept the gold medals in luge’s four events at the Beijing Games.