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Winter Olympic Sports

USA Luge wins two medals in Sigulda World Cup

SIGULDA, Latvia — Following a two-week holiday break, USA Luge returned back to FIL Luge World Cup action on Jan. 7 and 8 in Sigulda, Latvia. After the United States picked up two medals in its last World Cup in Park City on Dec. 16 and 17, 2022, the team repeated its efforts in ...

Germans take 5 of possible 6 medals in bobsled at Winterberg

WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) — Francesco Friedrich ended a three-race winless drought on Sunday, driving to a four-man World Cup victory to cap a day when Germany won five out a possible six medals. Friedrich and his team of Thorsten Margis, Candy Bauer and Alexander Schuller finished their two ...

Humphries keeps monobob series lead in Germany

WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) — Kaillie Humphries of the U.S. remained in the World Cup monobob season points lead Saturday, after finishing second to Germany’s Laura Nolte in the first race of 2023. Nolte got her second consecutive win, both times with Humphries finishing second. Humphries is ...

Sapporo mayor says Tokyo bid-rigging hurt its Olympic bid

TOKYO — Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto and the Japanese Olympic Committee say they will “discontinue for some time” their effort to land the 2030 Winter Games because of damage done by the Tokyo Olympic bid-rigging scandal. Akimoto suggested at a news conference on Tuesday that the ...

Sweeney takes luge World Cup silver

PARK CITY, Utah — USA Luge women tallied two medals on the final day of the EBERSPACHER FIL World Cup in Park City, Utah this past weekend. Emily Sweeney, of Lake Placid, finished second in the women’s World Cup, while Brittney Arndt was third in the women’s sprint. Both Jonny ...

Germans win two-man, Brits take four-man bobsled

LAKE PLACID — The second day of the IBSF World Cup in Lake Placid wrapped up with Germany taking the top two spots in the two-man bobsled event on Dec. 17. In the third race of the season, Germany’s Johannes Lochner, the Olympic silver medalist from the 2022 Beijing Olympics, stood ...