Federica Brignone, who passed an absent Mikaela Shiffrin for the Alpine skiing World Cup overall title, plans to be just as busy this year, if not busier.
The Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, a top-level February event for non-European skaters, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Henrik Kristoffersen, Alexis Pinturault and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde enter the World Cup Alpine skiing season with claims to alpha status.
Zumretay Arkin posed a question in a recent on-line meeting with Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., the prominent International Olympic Committee member who oversees preparations for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. “Why should China, a country running concentration camps with at least 1 million Muslim Uighurs being detained, be allowed to hold the Olympics?" she asked. Arkin, a spokeswoman for the World Uyghur Congress, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that the response was disappointing.
Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini, an Olympic champion and world-record holder, said in a social media video that she tested positive for the coronavirus.
Sam Querrey, U.S. tennis player, tested positive for the coronavirus and then left Russia on a private plane, organizers of the St. Petersburg Open said.
The International Olympic Committee tried to assure dozens of international sports federations on Thursday that the postponed Tokyo Games will open on July 23. The IOC and Tokyo organizers have been holding on-line sessions this week with about 200 national Olympic committees, and with the more than 30 summer sports bodies that are represented on the program. “We are very confident that the games in Tokyo next year will take place," IOC sports director Kit McConnell told delegates in the on-line seminar.
Weightlifting's Olympic future is in further doubt after the IWF's interim president was ousted and the International Olympic Committee expressed concern.
Dan Gable, an Olympic champion and legendary U.S. wrestler, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
Kristof Milak, the Hungarian who broke Michael Phelps' 200m butterfly world record last year, is recovering after contracting the coronavirus last month.
Daiya Seto, the world's best all-around swimmer, was suspended by the Japan Swimming Federation after it was learned he had an extramarital affair.
IOC President Thomas Bach and Yoshiro Mori, the head of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, gave an online pep talk Monday to national Olympic committee representatives to allay fears about the postponed games. About 200 national Olympic committees are expected to be represented next year in Tokyo. Organizers held an English-speaking session on Monday for chefs de mission, with French and Spanish sessions scheduled for later in the week.
Tokyo will host a one-off international gymnastics tournament next month, organisers said Monday, in what could serve as a practice run ahead of the postponed Olympics.
Rafael Nadal routed Novak Djokovic to win the French Open final, tying Roger Federer's male record 20 Grand Slam singles titles.
Roger Federer was quick to welcome Rafael Nadal to the club -- now tied for the male record 20 Grand Slam singles titles.