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World Taekwondo strips Russia’s Vladimir Putin of his honorary black belt
Jaclyn Diaz | March 2, 2022
World Taekwondo Federation President Choue Chung-won, left, gives an honorary taekwondo black belt and uniform to Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2013.Alexei Nikolsky | AP Many athletic organizations are distancing themselves from Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. But now, Russian President Vladimir Putin himself is the target. World Taekwondo ...
Michigan coach Juwan Howard suspended for rest of season
Peter Granitz | February 21, 2022
Michigan head coach Juwan Howard said after the game that he was upset Wisconsin had called a timeout with a few seconds left in the game when Wisconsin was already up 14 points.Andy Manis | AP Updated February 22, 2022 at 2:13 AM ET The Big Ten Conference suspended the ...
30 hours after food poisoning, Jessie Diggins wins silver in 30-km cross-country race
Dustin Jones | February 20, 2022
Jessie Diggins competes during the women's 30km mass start free cross-country skiing competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics on Feb. 20, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China.Alessandra Tarantino | AP Jessie Diggins made history on multiple fronts Sunday when she took the silver in the women's 30-kilometer freestyle mass start in Beijing. ...
‘A deep depression after the Olympics.’ The challenges facing athletes at home
Emily Russell | February 20, 2022
Olympic athletes experience the highest of highs and lowest of lows. After training for years, the spotlight shines brightly during almost three weeks of competition. Then it's time to go home and that return can be difficult.Sebastien Bozon | AFP via Getty Images LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Maddie Phaneuf says ...
Women are the stars (and the victims) of the Beijing Olympics
Brian Mann | February 19, 2022
Skier Eileen Gu of Team China has been a breakout star of the Beijing Winter Olympics. She won three medals — two gold and one silver — and has been a voice for women's equality at the Games.Cameron Spencer | Getty Images BEIJING — When Eileen Gu, the freestyle skier ...
Elana Meyers Taylor is now the most decorated Black athlete in Winter Games history
Bill Chappell | February 18, 2022
Elana Meyers Taylor says it's "humbling" to carry the flag for Team USA, after not being able to be the flag bearer for the opening ceremony. She's seen here posing with her silver medal from the women's monobob competition. The Beijing Olympics' closing ceremony takes place on Sunday.Adam Pretty | ...
Synchronized skaters missed out on Beijing, but their Olympic dreams live on for 2026
Rina Torchinsky | February 18, 2022
The Haydenettes skate at the Synchro Fall Classic in Irvine, Calif. in Nov. 2021.Cynthia Slawter Photography Under the crack of fireworks, this year's Winter Olympics will come to an end at Sunday's closing ceremony. As is customary, the Olympic flag will be passed to the Italian cities of Milan and ...
In the midst of scandal, 3 Russian figure skaters hope to elevate their sport
Tom Goldman | February 16, 2022
Kamila Valieva of Team ROC skates during the Women Single Skating Short Program on day eleven of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Capital Indoor Stadium on February 15, 2022 in Beijing, China.Matthew Stockman | Getty Images BEIJING — A controversial Olympic women's figure skating competition ends Thursday in ...
What is trimetazidine, the drug found in Russian skater Kamila Valieva’s system?
Vanessa Romo | February 15, 2022
Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva was allowed to compete in the women's short program at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday despite having failed a drug test.David J. Phillip | AP Russian star figure skater Kamila Valieva is at the center of the first big doping case of the Winter Olympics ...