Winter Olympics

Three cities applied with bids to host the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics (also known as XXIII Olympic Winter Games and XII Paralympic Winter Games') in October 2009. The International Olympic Committee, under the leadership of Jacques Rogge, received three bids on October 15, 2009. The cities of Annecy, France, in the French Alps, Munich, Germany (host of the 1972 Summer Olympics), and Pyeongchang, South Korea, a two-time previous bidder, competed for the hosting rights to the event.
News about the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang and future Winter Games.
  • Jamie Greubel Poser, 2014 Olympic bobsled medalist, retires

    Jamie Greubel Poser, 2014 Olympic bobsled medalist, retires

    Jamie Greubel Poser, who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Games and was a two-time member of the U.S. Olympic women's bobsled team, retired Friday. She announced her decision through USA Bobsled and Skeleton. Greubel Poser started bobsledding 11 years ago, narrowly missed making the 2010 Olympic team as a push athlete. She enjoyed enormous success once she transitioned to the driver's seat. She won six World Cup races and was a 27-time medalist on that circuit, was the 2016-17 overall World Cup champion and won a bronze medal at the 2017 world championships. "I have had the honor to compete for Team USA, go to two Olympic Games, and travel around the world with incredible athletes and teammates

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    Putin says can't justify spoiling Saudi ties over Khashoggi affair

    SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia did not have enough information about the unexplained disappearance of a Saudi journalist to justify spoiling ties with Riyadh. Turkey says Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who was critical of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed by Saudi agents in Riyadh's diplomatic mission in Istanbul on Oct. 2 and his body cut up. Saudi Arabia denies the allegation. Putin told a discussion forum in the Black Sea resort of Sochi that Moscow did not really know what had happened in the case, that it was a pity that the journalist had gone missing, and that Russia would wait for details. Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov

  • Business Standard India

    Serbia claims 1st-ever gold medal in Women's Volleyball Worlds

    Serbia's national women's volleyball team earned its first-ever gold medal after defeating Italy 3-2 in five sets (21-25, 25-14, 23-25, 25-19, 15-12) here at the 2018 FIVB Women's Volleyball World Championship. The two teams went back and forth until Serbia clinched the decisive fifth set in the first all-European final since the current format was applied in 1978, reports Efe. "It is the very first time that Serbia climbs to the peak of international volleyball, confirming their world dominance in conjunction with their silver medal two years ago at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games," the FIVB said on its website. Earlier Saturday, China claimed a consolation bronze medal over the Netherlands, winning

  • Here are the 10 most patriotic moments in American sports history
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    Here are the 10 most patriotic moments in American sports history

    Sporting events are always going to be a central part of the American experience. American sports bleed into American life, and vice-versa. From college amateurs taking on the world's greatest hockey team to Jesse Owens infuriating Hitler, these are the 10 most patriotic moments in American sports. Sporting events are always going to be a central part of the American experience. In the fall, Americans tune in to watch their favorite sports, be it the NFL, MLB, NHL, and even the NBA. Every two years, we come together as a nation to support Team USA in the Winter or Summer Olympics. We even sometimes come together to see the USA compete in World Cup play. American sports bleed into American life

  • Beyond the beaches of Rio

    Beyond the beaches of Rio

    Rio de Janeiro, overlooked by Christ the Redeemer THERE'S a joke among Paulistas (locals from São Paulo) that Christ the Redeemer, the emblematic statue that looms over Rio de Janeiro, stands with his arms outstretched waiting to applaud the first person there to do a day's work. There might be lots of ribbing and gentle rivalry between Brazil's two major cities but it's a piece of banter that speaks volumes about the fabrics of these two polar opposite metropolises despite them being less than an hour apart. Rio, with its good looks and vivacious soul, may get all the attention but overlook São Paulo at your peril. In a bid to discover their two very different characters, I embarked on a twin-centre

  • Dick Fosbury Turned His Back On The Bar And Made A Flop A Success

    Dick Fosbury Turned His Back On The Bar And Made A Flop A Success

    The 1968 Mexico City Olympics often are remembered for the victory stand protest by U.S. athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos. But there were iconic sports moments too. Bob Beamon smashed the long jump record. Sprinter Wyomia Tyus became the first person, woman or man, to win a second straight Olympic gold medal in the 100 meters. And 50 years ago Saturday, Dick Fosbury, a lanky college student from Oregon, won the high jump in Mexico City, and revolutionized his sport. For a man who professes to live in the moment, Fosbury has spent the past week deep inside the past. He's been on a tour, from Mexico City to his native Oregon, commemorating the day he confounded the sports world. Fosbury jumped,

  • Portugal reign supreme in landmark tournament

    Portugal reign supreme in landmark tournament

    The Women's Youth Olympic Futsal Tournament Buenos Aires 2018 was a landmark competition for two reasons, as the discipline made its Olympic debut and FIFA organised its first women's futsal competition. That context made Portugal's gold medal a historic one, as were the silver and bronze collected by Japan and Spain respectively. Together with Bolivia and Thailand, the three medallists were a cut above the other five teams in the competition. In the cases of Tonga and Dominican Republic, that was only to be expected, given that both nations were making their FIFA tournament debuts. Together the ten teams lit up the competition's two venues – the Main Futsal Hall and the CeNARD Hall – and laid

  • Vera Caslavska and the forgotten story of her 1968 Olympics protest
    BBC Sport

    Vera Caslavska and the forgotten story of her 1968 Olympics protest

    Mexico City, 1968. A newly-crowned Olympic champion is about to make the life-changing decision to stage a political protest on the podium. Tommie Smith's Black Power salute, right? Wrong. This 'other protest' came from Czech gymnast Vera Caslavska as a reaction to the Soviet-led invasion of her country two months earlier. Smith used a raised right first to powerfully make his point. Caslavska was more subtle, turning her head away from the flag of what she called the "invaders' representatives", the Soviet Union. The action was understated. The ramifications were huge, as World Service programme Sporting Witness has discovered through the first-hand account of British gymnast Mary Prestidge.

  • Big Bird actor retires from Sesame Street

    Big Bird actor retires from Sesame Street

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  • Can Breaking Become An Olympic Sport And Still Keep Its Soul?

    Can Breaking Become An Olympic Sport And Still Keep Its Soul?

    If you missed the debut of breaking as an event at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina last week, you missed another first—the crowning of a gold medalist named Bumblebee. The other medalists were also mononymous. The silver medalist was Martin from France. And in third place there was Shigekix from Japan. Bumblebee, for his part, dances for the Russian Federation. These young men do have surnames, but if you're going to try to import breaking and its culture to the Olympic movement, you're not going to force people to suddenly start going by the names they were given at birth. And so b-boy gold medalist Bumblebee it is. The breaking competition was held over three days at

  • Bach says Buenos Aires could be excellent 2032 Olympics host
    Associated Press

    Bach says Buenos Aires could be excellent 2032 Olympics host

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Buenos Aires could aspire for more than the Youth Olympics it is staging.

  • Business Standard India

    Russia, Argentina, IOC shine at end of Youth Olympics

    Russia as leader of the medal table with 59, Argentina which impressed with the organisation and also garnered 26 medals, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which innovated with new sports, were the top winners of the third edition of the Youth Olympic Games. The competition began on October 6 with a novel opening ceremony at the Obelisk, on 9th of July Avenue. Thursday's closing ceremony took almost two hours and was attended by some 200,000 people, according to the organisers, reports Efe news agency. "These games exceeded all our expectations, we did not even expect to be so successful. We managed to make it more urban, with more female participation. The environment, the quality