Double Olympic biathlon champion Laura Dahlmeier announced her retirement from the sport on Friday after a rollercoaster season that saw her miss out on gold at the world championships.
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Canadian Olympic cross-country skiing champion Beckie Scott accused the World Anti-Doping (WADA) of whitewashing her complaints of harassment and intimidation, saying on Thursday she was “extremely disappointed” in an independent report.
Kaetlyn Osmond announced her retirement from competitive figure skating on Thursday, ending her career as Canada’s most decorated women’s skater during which she won Olympic and world titles.
Jamaican Winter Olympian Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian has been given a one-year ban for using the banned steroid clenbuterol ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics, the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) said.
Mikaela Shiffrin clinched a record extending 16th World Cup win of the season by dominating the slalom event in Soldeu, Andorra on Saturday to take her overall tally to 59.
Sickness forced Nathan Chen to train in New Haven but the 19-year-old says he is rested and ready to defend his figure skating title at next week’s world championships in Saitama.
A figure skating showdown between Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu and reigning world champion Nathan Chen is set to dominate next week’s world championships in Saitama as the two face off for the first time in over a year.
American Mikaela Shiffrin added another first to her remarkable career by winning the super-G World Cup title for this season on Thursday.
The 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race ended in a predawn sprint through the snow-covered streets of Nome on Wednesday, with Alaskan Pete Kaiser and his dogs barely holding off defending champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom of Norway.
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a topsy-turvy slog this year marked by heavy wet snow, occasional rain, dwindling ice and a dog rebellion, was expected to conclude early on Wednesday with either an Alaskan or Norwegian musher crowned the winner.
Estonia opened criminal proceedings on Monday against veteran cross-country skiing coach Mati Alaver, who is suspected of having persuaded athletes to dope.
Two Austrian cross-country skiers arrested at the Nordic skiing world championships last month admitted to blood doping on Sunday in a televised interview.
Austria’s Marcel Hirscher extended his dominance of Alpine skiing as he won a remarkable eighth successive overall World Cup title on Sunday.
Mikaela Shiffrin won her 15th World Cup race of the season on Saturday, breaking a 30-year-old record for most wins.
American Mikaela Shiffrin became the first Alpine skier to win 15 races in a single campaign after she won the women’s World Cup slalom in Spinlderuv Mlyn on Saturday.
Two-time Winter Olympic silver medalist Ayumu Hirano will take part in the Japan Open skateboard competition later this month, according to his management team.
Stockholm’s bid for the 2026 winter Olympics has political backing, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday ahead of an evaluation visit prior to the June vote.
A problem with the electronic timing system has forced the result of the women’s downhill World Cup race at Crans Montana to be changed three days later, the International Skiing Federation (FIS) said on Tuesday.
Italy’s Olympic champion Sofia Goggia won her first World Cup downhill of the season in Crans-Montana on Saturday, cashing in after Slovenia’s world champion Ilka Stuhec had suffered a fall.
Frenchman Alexis Pinturault added the World Cup combined title to his gold medal in the combined event at this month’s Alpine skiing world championships in Are when he topped the podium in Bansko on Friday.
Swiss Wendy Holdener was the halfway leader in the women’s slalom at the Alpine skiing world championships on Saturday with favorite Mikaela Shiffrin in third spot.
France’s Alexis Pinturault was on course for his second medal at this year’s Alpine skiing world championships as he set the fastest time in the first run of the giant slalom on Friday.
American favorite Mikaela Shiffrin will require a second-run charge in the giant slalom on Thursday if she is to claim her second gold medal of the Alpine skiing world championships.
Alexis Pinturault of France burst out of the pack to claim the gold in the men’s combined event at the Alpine World Skiing Championships in Are on Monday as the Swedish weather once again made it tough for the competitors.
Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec swept to gold in the women’s downhill at the Alpine Ski World Championships on Sunday, but her victory was eclipsed by a bronze medal for American Lindsey Vonn in the final race of her glittering career.
Kjetil Jansrud led a Norwegian one-two to win gold in a weather-hit men’s downhill at the Alpine skiing world championships on Saturday, denying team mate Aksel Lund Svindal a fairytale finish to his career by the narrowest of margins.
Low cloud and wind delayed the start of the men’s downhill at the Alpine skiing world championships in Are on Saturday.
Austria’s Ramona Siebenhofer was fastest in the downhill leg of the women’s combined at the Alpine skiing world championships on Friday, with American Lindsey Vonn back in action after crashing earlier in the week.
Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener defended her women’s combined title at the Alpine skiing world championships on Friday.
Lindsey Vonn skipped women’s downhill training for the second day running at the Alpine skiing world championships on Thursday, two days after suffering a high-speed crash in the Super-G that left her battered and bruised.
Italy’s Dominik Paris won men’s Super-G gold at the Alpine skiing world championships on Wednesday, while retiring Norwegian great Aksel Lund Svindal finished well down the field, according to unofficial results.
Lindsey Vonn sat out women’s downhill training at the Alpine skiing world championships on Wednesday after a high-speed crash in the opening Super-G.
Mikaela Shiffrin’s ability not to “freak out” when she makes a mistake sets her apart from her rivals at the world championships, according to fellow American Bode Miller.
Lindsey Vonn’s hopes of a gold medal in the penultimate race of her glittering career were ended by a high-speed crash but Mikaela Shiffrin claimed victory in a nailbiting Super-G on the first day of racing at the world championships on Tuesday.
American Lindsey Vonn says she would not risk “ruining her body” to overtake Swede Ingemar Stenmark’s record 86 World Cup wins, but still hopes to go out in style at the world championships.
American Lindsey Vonn crashed heavily in the Super-G at the Alpine Ski world championships on Tuesday in what was the penultimate race of her glittering career.
U.S. ski great Lindsey Vonn prepared for the final speed races of her glittering career at the Alpine world championships on Monday, hoping to do her best and get lucky in the end.
Matti Nykanen, the Finnish ski jumping great who soared to unprecedented Olympic glory but struggled with alcohol addiction and personal chaos, died on Monday at the age of 55.
U.S. ski great Lindsey Vonn will try to throw her hurting body down a slope one last time before heading into retirement while Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal is also ready to bow out at the Alpine world championships starting in Sweden on Tuesday.
U.S. ski great Lindsey Vonn announced on Friday she would be retiring after this month’s Alpine world championships in Sweden because her body was “broken beyond repair” and screaming at her to stop.
Skiing great Lindsey Vonn was named on Wednesday in the U.S. team for the Alpine world championships starting in Sweden next week, easing fears of her immediate retirement.
A South Korean appeals court on Wednesday nearly doubled jail time for a former speed skating coach convicted of hitting a two-time Olympic champion, citing a need to warn sports officials against the use of violence as a training tool.