Nordic skiing

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, showing Simon Ammann of Switzerland competing during the Individual K120 ski jump at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah. Ammann won the gold in the event. Four-time Olympic ski jumping champion Simon Ammann said Wednesday April 8, 2020, he aims to continue his career through the 2022 Beijing Olympics, when he will be aged 40. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, FILE)
April 08, 2020 - 8:16 am
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Four-time Olympic ski jumping champion Simon Ammann will try to go for another gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. The 38-year-old Ammann, who would be 40 at the time of the next games, won both individual ski jumping gold medals at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. He...
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In this Feb. 8, 2020, photo, cross-country skiers from around Vermont compete in races at U-32 Middle & High School in East Montpelier, Vt. The ski racing community worldwide is starting to back away from the use of fluorinated waxes that contain chemicals that pose threats to human health and impact the environment. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
February 28, 2020 - 1:35 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — At ski races across the United States, competitors are starting to abandon a type of wax many count on for speed amid concerns it contains potentially hazardous chemicals that threaten human health and could reach streams and other critical groundwater sources. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 1980, file photo, U.S. goalie James Craig leaps high in the air in the final second of a 4-3 win over the Soviet Union in a medal match at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. (AP Photo/File)
February 20, 2020 - 2:33 pm
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The woman had been waiting for her opportunity for more than an hour, which was no big deal because, technically, she had been waiting 40 years. She went to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on a frigid night earlier this week with a folder containing a stack of perfectly...
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Waves crash into the wall at Newhaven south east England, as Storm Ciara, named by the Met Office national weather agency, hits the UK, Sunday Feb. 9, 2020. Trains, flights and ferries have been cancelled and weather warnings issued across the United Kingdom as a storm with hurricane-force winds up to 80 mph (129 kph) batters the region. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
February 09, 2020 - 11:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City's Premier League game against West Ham on Sunday was called off due to a storm battering northern Europe , as were matches in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The announcement was made five hours before the scheduled kickoff in the northern English city of...
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January 22, 2020 - 10:54 am
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Austrian prosecutors have charged a cross-country ski coach and a skier in connection with a crackdown on a blood doping ring. Prosecutors in the city of Innsbruck said Wednesday they charged coach Gerald Heigl, a former coach with the Austrian ski federation, with sports...
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From left Choi Moon-soon governor of Gangwon Province, Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and Park Yang-woo, Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea, show the name of Gangwon Province in South Korea during the 135th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the sideline of the the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020, at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 after Gangwon was elected to host the 4th Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
January 10, 2020 - 11:48 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — There are already three possible bidders to host the Winter Olympics in the future, the IOC said Friday. Previous Winter Games hosts Salt Lake City and Sapporo have been joined by 1992 Summer Games host Barcelona, where temperatures rarely drop below 7 degrees Celsius (...
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Primoz Roglic of Slovenia celebrates on the podium after winning La Vuelta cycling race in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
September 15, 2019 - 5:38 pm
MADRID (AP) — Less than a decade ago, Primoz Roglic was flying through the air on a pair of skis with no thoughts of ever being earthbound on a bike. On Sunday the Slovenian claimed one of cycling's biggest prizes, winning the three-week Spanish Vuelta. Roglic only took up cycling in 2012 after he...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 5, 2019 file photo, Winter Olympics Milano Cortina bid IOC Evaluation Commission manager Octavian Morariu talks during an IOC Evaluation Commission meeting, in Milan, Italy. The Italian bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo looks stronger than the Stockholm-Are project in an IOC analysis of the candidates. The IOC says its own polling in March showed "83% support in Italy" and "55% in favor in Sweden." (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)
May 24, 2019 - 10:57 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Italian bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo looked stronger than the Stockholm-Are project in an IOC analysis of the candidates published Friday. Polling by the International Olympic Committee, which typically looks to get a warm welcome from host...
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March 20, 2019 - 4:07 pm
MUNICH (AP) — As many as 21 athletes from five sports may have been part of a doping ring stretching around the world, German prosecutors said Wednesday. Austrian police arrested five competitors at the Nordic skiing world championships last month and the case has since spread to cycling. Munich...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2014, file photo, United States' Susan Dunklee shoots during the women's biathlon 7.5k sprint at the Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The Americans have never won an Olympic medal in biathlon. The organization for the sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting is trying to change that with a revamped blueprint. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
March 05, 2019 - 4:41 pm
The leader of the U.S. biathlon program sat down for a recent dinner at a bar in Park City, Utah, when he happened to glance at the television. There, on the screen, was a biathlon competition . On TV. In a bar. In the U.S. "I've waited," CEO Max Cobb said, "30 years for that moment." One day soon...
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