Skeleton

Adam Edelman of Israel starts his practice run during the men's skeleton training at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
February 14, 2018 - 3:32 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — When A.J. Edelman tells people in Israel what he does for a living, his countrymen always tend to respond by saying the same thing. "Lama?" That's "why?" in Hebrew. And it's a fair question. Until now, Israel hasn't had one of its own jump onto a sled and throw...
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Tucker West of United States brakes in the finish area after his first luge run at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 10, 2018 - 9:38 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Tucker West was absolutely flying. He was leading the Olympics, at least through the midway point of the opening run. He set a start record. He looked very much like a medal contender. And then came Curve 9. In an instant, West's medal hopes in the men's luge...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, men's 1,000-meter short track speedskating gold medalist Viktor Ahn, of Russia, gestures while holding his medal during the medals ceremony at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Sports’ highest court rejected appeals by all 45 Russian athletes plus two coaches who were banned from the Pyeongchang Olympics over doping concerns in a decision announced Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, less than nine hours before the opening ceremony. Among those excluded are six-time gold medalist Ahn, the short track speedskater whose return to his native South Korea for the Olympics had been hotly anticipated by local fans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 09, 2018 - 9:15 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Russia's desperate attempt to get 45 banned athletes — including several medal favorites — into the Pyeongchang Olympics failed just hours before Friday's opening ceremony. The International Olympic Committee had banned Russia because of a massive doping scheme at...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, United States skeleton hopeful Katie Uhlaender poses for a portrait at the 2017 Team USA Media Summit in Park City, Utah. Uhlaender and other members of the U.S. skeleton team suggested Thursday, Feb. 8, 2017, that the rest of the world should follow the testing model employed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, especially with the ongoing fallout from the Russian doping scandal that saw widespread accusations of cheating and now a belief that many flat-out beat a broken system.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 08, 2018 - 11:45 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — There was an offseason when U.S. skeleton athlete Katie Uhlaender got a knock on her door from drug testers 19 times in the span of a few weeks. Sometimes they wanted blood. Sometimes they wanted urine. Often, they wanted both. The process is annoying. It's also...
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Andreas Wellinger, of Germany, soars through the air during the men's normal hill individual ski jumping qualifier ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 08, 2018 - 9:03 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest from the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): ___ 11 p.m. Andreas Wellinger will take his strong form into the final of the men's normal hill ski jump at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The 22-year-old German, who already qualified because he was among the...
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Volunteers take a group photo in front of the Olympic rings at the Olympic Park ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
February 07, 2018 - 6:59 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (all times local): ___ 8:55 p.m. The temperature at the Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang was minus-3 Fahrenheit (minus-16 Celsius) when many athletes and officials woke up. Sidewalks in the nearby mountain cluster were...
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February 06, 2018 - 1:48 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — American bobsled pilot Justin Olsen hopes to compete at the Olympics despite having had a successful appendectomy on the eve of the Pyeongchang Games. U.S. bobsled officials said Tuesday that Olsen, who is from San Antonio, Texas, went to a hospital in the coastal...
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February 02, 2018 - 4:37 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. Virgin Islands won't compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics despite having one athlete meet the qualifying standard. The Court of arbitration for Sport says its judging panel dismissed an appeal by the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee to get a quota place in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014 file photo Russia's gold medal winner Alexander Legkov skis past the Olympic rings during the men's 50K cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 to reinstate Leskov as gold medal winner of the men's 50-kilometer cross-country skiing which he was stripped of on doping allegations earlier. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
February 01, 2018 - 11:42 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian doping (all times local): ___ 7:35 p.m. The Russian Olympic Committee says it wants to send 15 of the 28 athletes who won their appeals against doping bans to the Pyeongchang Games. ROC senior vice president Stanislav Pozdnyakov says in comments reported by state...
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Matthieu Reeb, CAS Secretary General, speaks during a press conference about Russian athletes who are challenging the decisions taken by the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC DC) ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
February 01, 2018 - 11:13 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee's policy on the country into turmoil. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling was set to reinstate seven Russian medals from the 2014 Sochi Olympics,...
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