Cross country skiing

Gold medal's winner United States' Mikaela Shiffrin, right, and silver medallist Sweden's Anna Swenn Larsson talk during the medals ceremony for the women's slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 16, 2019 - 12:52 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the skiing world championships (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Mikaela Shiffrin was joined by her Swedish good luck charm again during her slalom victory. Shiffrin called Emma Lundell, a young cross-country skier who she met in 2012 on the day of her first career World...
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February 11, 2019 - 10:33 am
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Maximilian Reinelt, an Olympic gold medalist rower from Germany who was a long-time member of the country's successful men's eights crew, has died. He was 30. Police in the Swiss canton (state) of Graubuenden said Reinelt collapsed while cross-country skiing in St...
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FILE - In this Saturday March 14, 2015 file photo, winner Mikaela Shiffrin of the US, left, celebrates with her fan Emma Lundell on the podium after the women's FIS Alpine Ski World Cup slalom in Are, Sweden. Mikaela Shiffrin is adding a new twist to the usual relationship between star athlete and worshipping fans. The overall World Cup leader and two-time Olympic champion has started a social media campaign labeled (hashstag) IAmYourBiggestFan to shine light on some of her supporters who she draws inspiration from. Consider cancer survivor Emma Lundell, a young cross country skier from Sweden who Shiffrin met back in 2012 on the day of her first career World Cup victory in Are. (AP Photo/Pontus Lundahl, TT, File ) SWEDEN OUT
February 04, 2019 - 12:04 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is adding a new twist to the usual relationship between star athlete and worshipping fans. She's putting the spotlight on the fans. The overall World Cup skiing leader and two-time Olympic champion has quietly started a social media campaign labeled (hashstag)...
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January 19, 2019 - 10:00 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A lawyer for Russian cross-country skier Alexander Legkov says Switzerland's federal court has dismissed the IOC's appeal against Russian athletes being cleared of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Lawyer Christof Wieschemann says in a statement "Alexander Legkov can...
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Valentina Shevchenko, left, UFC women's flyweight fighter and Joanna Jedrzejczyk UFC women's strawweight fighter face off at a news conference in Toronto on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 1:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk were teenagers when they first fought at the muay Thai world championships in 2006. They met again in 2007 and 2008. Shevchenko won every time. A decade later, the fighters are meeting once again Saturday night, this time under the...
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May 12, 2018 - 4:21 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Valentina Shevchenko would normally be glued to her television to watch UFC 224 on Saturday night, when bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was set to defend her belt against Raquel Pennington. Turns out she won't be paying much attention at all. Instead, the top-ranked...
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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany, reacts prior to the opening of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, executive board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Jean-Christophe Bott/KEYSTONE via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 2:35 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will appeal to Switzerland's supreme court against rulings which cleared some Russian athletes of doping sanctions from the Sochi Games. The Olympic body is "not satisfied at all" by the verdicts and written explanations from the...
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April 06, 2018 - 2:24 pm
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April 06, 2018 - 7:34 am
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Marit Bjoergen, the most decorated Winter Olympian in history, says she is retiring from cross-country skiing. The 38-year-old Norwegian told public broadcaster NRK "I don't have the motivation needed to give 100 percent for another season and that's why I choose to retire." She...
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Japan's Akito Watabe competes to win the Nordic Combined World Cup in Schonach, Germany, Sunday, March 25, 2018. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
March 25, 2018 - 11:40 am
SCHONACH, Germany (AP) — Overall winner Akito Watabe completed the season with his second consecutive World Cup win in Sunday's Nordic combined finale. The Japanese athlete, who won Saturday's competition in the Black Forest resort of Schonach, was second behind Jarl Magnus Riiber in the ski jump...
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