Winter Olympic games - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Winter Olympic games Olympic champs Meryl Davis & Charlie White join dance tour LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic ice dancing champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White have a new gig on solid footing. They will co-star with Cheryl Burke of "Dancing With the Stars" in a 30-city live dance tour called "Love on the Floor." The four-act show portrays the story of a relationship from beginning to end, with each star performing a... Wed, 17 May 2017 16:49:00 GMT 2017-05-17T16:49:00Z Knight among players on US Women's national hockey team TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — USA Hockey selected 23 players to the women's national team for the Olympics on Friday, and all but two helped the United States earn the gold medal at the Women's World Championship last month. Hilary Knight, who scored the overtime winner over Canada to give the U.S. women their fourth straight title at the world championship, is one ... Fri, 05 May 2017 19:59:00 GMT 2017-05-05T19:59:00Z David Letterman's mom, who became unlikely star, dies at 95 NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman's mother Dorothy Mengering, a Midwestern homemaker who became an unlikely celebrity in her 70s as she baked mystery pies and covered the Olympics for her son's late-night show, has died. She was 95. Letterman's publicist Tom Keaney confirmed Mengering's death Tuesday for The Associated Press. Letterman had been on the air f... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:31:00 GMT 2017-04-12T11:31:00Z SKorea still hoping to see NHL players in Olympics SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful discussions" on Olympic participation between the NHL, NHL Player... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 05:09:00 GMT 2017-04-04T05:09:00Z Females are facing an off-ice fight at all levels of hockey PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — The best women's hockey players in the U.S. can now make a living playing the sport they love thanks to a landmark agreement with USA Hockey reached after a threat to boycott the world championship. The deal will likely help their counterparts north of the border make more money in their next Olympic agreement with Hockey Canada. Ev... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 05:21:00 GMT 2017-04-03T05:21:00Z NHL looks at China as a 'very long-term relationship' China wants to get its hockey program up to par before hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The NHL is using that as a starting point for a long-term vision to turn the country into a hockey nation. The league is making the country of almost 1.4 billion people a top priority internationally. The Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks will play ex... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:40:00 GMT 2017-03-30T20:40:00Z USA Hockey, women reach agreement; seek growth for sport Just three days before hosting the world championships, USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott on home ice. The four-year deal finalized Tuesday night pays players beyond the six-month Olympic period, up to $129,000 if they win Olympic gold and improves development of the sport. ... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:10:00 GMT 2017-03-29T14:10:00Z Kristi Yamaguchi tweets 'break a leg' to Nancy Kerrigan LOS ANGELES (AP) — A good luck tweet from Kristi Yamaguchi to former Olympic figure skating teammate Nancy Kerrigan is drawing online attention. Kerrigan is competing on the current season of "Dancing with the Stars." Yamaguchi tweeted to Kerrigan on Monday, "Can't wait to see you grace that ballroom floor," before adding "break a leg." ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:23:00 GMT 2017-03-23T15:23:00Z Women players dispute USA Hockey numbers on wages Women players are calling USA Hockey's characterization of their wage demands "patently false" after the organization stated it would exceed $8 million in an Olympic year and $5.7 million in a non-Olympic year. USA Hockey posted compensation estimates on its website Friday and said it would contact players' lawyers in an effort to resolve the ongoing labo... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:28:00 GMT 2017-03-18T15:28:00Z US women's hockey players stand firm in wage fight U.S. women's hockey players let a deadline to decide on whether they'll boycott the world championships pass Thursday without any indication they've changed their minds in a standoff with USA Hockey over wages. "We are focused on the issue of equitable support and stand by our position," the players said in a statement released shortly after the 5 p.m. ED... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 01:02:00 GMT 2017-03-17T01:02:00Z Ex-NHL goalie Robb Stauber to coach US women at worlds COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Former NHL goalie Robb Stauber will coach the U.S. women's hockey team at the world championships, which start March 31 in Plymouth, Michigan. "I'm excited to have this opportunity and continue what we've all been working toward with a talented group of players," Stauber said. "It's a great honor to represent USA Hockey in this capacity and def... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:03:00 GMT 2017-03-07T15:03:00Z US women's hockey team lacks coach with Olympics 1 year out BOSTON (AP) — Longtime NHL defenseman Ken Klee is out as the coach of the U.S. women's hockey team after leading the Americans to gold medals at the last two world championships. Who's in? The players are waiting to hear, less than a month before the world championships and less than a year before the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. ... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 22:04:00 GMT 2017-03-04T22:04:00Z Olympic organizers say winter sports set for boom in Asia SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Lee Hee-beom, the head of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, expects the 2018 Olympics to usher in a new era for winter sports in Asia. While the region has traditionally lagged behind North America and Europe in terms of winter sports competition, staging the next two Winter Olympics in Asia would significantly shift the balance, Lee said. ... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:48:00 GMT 2017-02-21T06:48:00Z South Korea wins 2 golds in short track speed skating SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — South Korea won two gold medals in short track speed skating at the Asian Winter Games on Monday, an early indication the hosts of the 2018 Winter Olympics could be regaining their dominance of the sport. Choi Min-jeong won the women's 1,500 meters and Park Se-yeong took top honors in the men's 1,500. Choi clocked a winning time of 2... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:37:00 GMT 2017-02-20T10:37:00Z Music! Wifi! Olympians impressed with Pyeongchang perks The first impression some members of the USA Luge team got regarding how the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics will operate came on the bus ride from the airport to the mountain resort where they're staying. Sensing the athletes were weary after long flights, the bus stopped for lunch. Whether it's the South Korean volunteers learning all the n... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:27:00 GMT 2017-02-14T16:27:00Z NBC's Bob Costas being replaced by Mike Tirico at Olympics NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Tirico is taking over from Bob Costas as the prime-time host of NBC's Olympics coverage starting next winter in South Korea. Costas, who has been the on-air concierge to NBC's Olympics 11 times starting in 1992, said he decided on his own a year ago that the time was right for a change. "This is entirely on my terms... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:20:00 GMT 2017-02-09T20:20:00Z Shaun White might compete in skateboarding at 2020 Olympics The next Olympics are still a year away, and already, Shaun White is thinking about the games after that. And it has nothing to do with the halfpipe. The world's best-known snowboarder tells The Associated Press he's exploring competing at the Tokyo Summer Olympics in skateboarding, which will be added to the program for 2020. ... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:18:00 GMT 2017-02-08T21:18:00Z AP Sources: Bettman, Fehr, Bach to meet on NHL and Olympics The head of the International Olympic Committee is joining high-level talks over whether the world's best hockey players will participate when the South Korea Winter Olympics begin 12 months from now, two people familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Thursday. The IOC and the International Ice Hockey Federation requested a meeting Friday w... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 23:37:00 GMT 2017-02-02T23:37:00Z Chen dominates men's short program at US nationals KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hyped as the future of men's skating, Nathan Chen put the sport on notice that his time is now. Chen dazzled and dominated as he stamped himself as a future Olympic medalist contender, connecting on a pair of quads and slaying the competition with a short program record score of 106.39 at the U.S. figure skating championships on Friday night. ... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:27:00 GMT 2017-01-21T22:27:00Z Lipinski, Weir shine as a top pair at skating championships KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski have something to say. About figure skating? Probably. Fashion and dogs and their social life? Absolutely. They are the Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey of the figure skating commonwealth, a buddy-buddy relationship forged on making skating fun for the audience rather than a droll play-by-play of a free skate. ... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:33:00 GMT 2017-01-21T03:33:00Z Biathlon body to study McLaren's Russian doping allegations MOSCOW (AP) — The international governing body for the Winter Olympic sport of biathlon says it is creating an "expert working group" to study allegations of mass Russian doping presented by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren. The International Biathlon Union says in a statement that "members with the necessary and relevant experience f... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 16:36:00 GMT 2016-12-11T16:36:00Z Russia accepts IOC plan to retest Olympic doping samples MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will accept an International Olympic Committee plan to retest all drug test samples given by its athletes at the 2012 and 2014 Olympics, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said Saturday. "The IOC has now decided to retest all the samples; let them retest," Mutko, who was sports minister at the time of the 2012 and 2014 Olympic... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:45:00 GMT 2016-12-10T17:45:00Z Strong negative Olympics sentiment among NHL owners PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says there's significant opposition among team owners to continuing participation in the Winter Olympics, and the league is running out of time on negotiations to take part in the 2018 Games. Following a meeting of the league's Board of Governors on Thursday, Bettman said no decision was made regarding... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:23:00 GMT 2016-12-09T02:23:00Z Bach: Olympic bid process needs to change; 'too many losers' LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Signaling a potential radical change in the way Olympic host cities are chosen, IOC President Thomas Bach wants to revise the bidding process because it "produces too many losers." He wouldn't rule out the possibility of awarding two games at the same time. Bach's comments came on Thursday, the same day the IOC executive board... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:36:00 GMT 2016-12-08T21:36:00Z AP Source: NHLPA rejects offer to extend CBA for Olympics NHL players could still go to the 2018 Olympics, but it won't be in exchange for extending the collective bargaining agreement through 2025. A person with direct knowledge of the decision said the Players' Association on Friday rejected the NHL's offer to extend the current CBA three years in exchange for an agreement to go to Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018. ... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:36:00 GMT 2016-12-02T23:36:00Z