Olympic Alpine skiing champion Kjetil Jansrud of Norway will undergo season-ending knee surgery after a race crash last week. Jansrud, the most decorated active Olympic Alpine skier with five medals, suffered ligament damage in his crash in a World Cup super-G in Beaver Creek, Colorado, on Friday. Jansrud, 36, will be out six to nine months and is
ALTENBERG, Germany — Natalie Geisenberger of Germany, the two-time defending women’s Olympic luge champion, is considering skipping the Beijing Games because of her dissatisfaction with the way athletes were treated by Chinese officials when training there earlier this season. Geisenberger made the revelation Wednesday in an interview with German regional broadcaster BR. It would be
A member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee's board of directors is among those echoing the IOC's call for behind-the-scenes negotiations to ensure the well-being of tennis player Peng Shuai. International Tennis Federation president David Haggerty, who received an automatic spot on the USOPC board when he became a member of the International Olympic Committee in 2020, told BBC that the tennis organization does not “want to punish a billion people” to resolve the case of Peng, who dropped from sight after publicly accusing a former top Communist Party official of sexual assault. The statement comes less than two weeks before Haggerty takes part in a USOPC board meeting as the board finalizes its preparations for the Beijing Olympics.
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