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  • Germany has 1-2 lead in 2-man bob race at worlds

    Johannes Lochner and Francesco Friedrich gave Germany a 1-2 lead in the two-man bob competition at the world championships after the opening two heats on Saturday. Junior world champion Lochner and his pushing partner, Joshua Bluhm, finished in an aggregate time of 1 minute, 43.12 seconds to lead…

    The Associated Press21 mins ago
  • Shiffrin's comeback could be in jeopardy due to heavy snow

    CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) -- Mikaela Shiffrin's comeback race could be in jeopardy. The Olympic and world champion was set to return from injury in Monday's World Cup slalom in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. ''It will be very difficult, given that the snow is meant to continue falling,'' said…

    The Associated Press30 mins ago
  • Crans-Montana women's downhill postponed

    Crans-Montana (Switzerland) (AFP) - The women's World Cup downhill at Crans-Montana has been pushed back from Saturday until Sunday because of heavy snow in the Swiss Alps, organisers confirmed.

  • Pinturault wins men's World Cup giant slalom in Japan

    Alexis Pinturault led a 1-2 finish for France in the men's World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. Pinturault, who was second after the first run, used a blistering second run of 1 minute, 17.78 seconds to finish 0.51 ahead of compatriot Mathieu Faivre. Massimiliano Blardone of Italy was third, 0.67…

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  • Schwartz scores a goal in his first NHL game since October

    Schwartz postgame after Blues' 5-3 win over Florida...

  • US sailors Scutt, Henken qualify for Rio Games in 49erFX

    The Rio de Janeiro Olympics will be the first for both Henken, 20, and Scutt, 23, who won bronze at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Henken and Scutt qualified based on their performance at two major events, the Sailing World Cup Miami in January and the 49erFX World Championship this week…

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  • Athletes concerned about Zika before Rio Olympic test event

    International athletes set to compete in an Olympic diving test event in Rio de Janeiro next week have asked about risks linked to the Zika virus, but have not canceled participation because of the outbreak, one of the organizers said on Friday. "They are concerned and are being given advice on…

  • Austrian team doctor dies day after collapsing at ski venue

    A team doctor of the Austrian ski federation died in a hospital in Sion on Friday, one day after he collapsed before a women's World Cup downhill training in Crans-Montana. The Austrian ski federation said Michael Sachs passed away after being treated on the intensive care unit following the…

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  • Tour operators say Zika could be bad for Olympics business

    ''It could be catastrophic,'' Jerri Roush, director of operations of Cartan Tours, told The Associated Press. Hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors are expected for the Olympics in August, and there are concerns that some may stay away, frightened off by the mosquito-borne virus that is being…

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  • Japan veteran Kasai, 43, takes third in Vikersund

    Berlin (AFP) - Evergreen Japanese ski jumper Noriaki Kasai shrugged off his 43 years to take third place in Friday's World Cup contest at Vikersund, knocking world number one Peter Prevc off the podium.

  • Slalom queen Shiffrin ready for upcoming return to racing

    Mikaela Shiffrin even admits to feeling ''jittery'' as she prepares to throw herself back into World Cup racing on Monday in Crans-Montana, Switzerland - her first race since tearing a ligament in her right knee in December. ''I'm feeling good, a little tired from traveling, but good,'' Shiffrin…

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  • Germans Schneiderheinze, Drazek hold lead at bobsled worlds

    German bobsledder Anja Schneiderheinze and pushing partner Annika Drazek built a commanding lead in the first two heats of the women's competition at the world championships on Friday. Schneiderheinze and Drazek timed 52.94 in the opening heat, 0.07 faster than the previous best mark set by Jamie…

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  • Ter Mors beats US duo to women's 1,000m world skating gold

    KOLOMNA, Russia (AP) -- Jorien Ter Mors of the Netherlands beat U.S. speedskaters Heather Richardson-Bergsma and Brittany Bowe to women's 1,000-meter gold at the world single distance championships on Friday.

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  • Winter Youth Games offer chance for IOC-Norway conciliation

    When Oslo pulled out of the bidding for the 2022 Winter Games, it seemed that the relationship between the Norwegian public and the International Olympic Committee had suffered lasting damage. The IOC called Oslo's withdrawal a ''missed opportunity'' for the city and for Norway. Oslo was one of…

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  • Rio de Janeiro Olympic doping lab could lose accreditation

    The drug-testing laboratory for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics could lose its accreditation just a few months before the games. Brazil's national anti-doping body was placed on a ''watch list'' by the World Anti-Doping Agency in November. ''This was due to issues with its (Brazil's) rules not being…

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  • Bach: 'No intention' by any countries to pull out

    IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday that no countries intend to pull out of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over concerns about the Zika virus. Bach, speaking ahead of the opening ceremony of the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, said he has ''full confidence'' in the actions being undertaken…

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  • Suter and Gut go 1-2 in downhill training; Vonn 5th

    CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) -- Swiss skiers Fabienne Suter and Lara Gut went 1-2 in World Cup downhill training while overall leader Lindsey Vonn was fifth on Friday.

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  • AP Interview: IOC medical chief seeks to allay Zika fears

    Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said ''everything that can be done is being done'' to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In an interview with The Associated Press, Dr. Richard Budgett said…

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