Olympic legend and hockey Hall of Famer Taffy Abel and his history-changing firsts

Taffy Abel was the flag bearer at the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924. The Indigenous hockey player went on to play in the NHL. Jones Family Collection Forty-eight stars and 13 stripes swayed as Clarence “Taffy” Abel, an ice hockey player from Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, walked the streets of Chamonix, France, holding the … Read more

Olympics 2022 – What we know about Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s alleged positive drug test

Russian figure skating sensation Kamila Valieva has reportedly tested positive for a banned drug. After the medal ceremony for the team figure skating event was postponed on Wednesday for what the International Olympic Committee called “legal issues,” Russian newspapers reported that Valieva had tested positive for trimetazidine, a drug usually used to treat heart-related chest … Read more

Team USA’s Nathan Chen continues his domination of men’s figure skating with Beijing Games gold

Nathan Chen of Team United States celebrates during the men’s individual free skating on day six of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Capital Indoor Stadium on February 10, 2022 in Beijing, China. Getty Images Beijing – Nathan Chen remembers making the long drive with his mother from his home in Salt Lake City … Read more

American Chloe Kim wins second straight Olympic gold in women’s halfpipe

Women’s halfpipe gold medalist Chloe Chen of the US celebrates during the flower ceremony in Zhangjiakou, China at the Beijing Olympics on February 10k, 2022. MIKE BLAKE / REUTERS Zhangjiakou, China – No way was snowboarder Chloe Kim taking an easy ride down the halfpipe for her victory lap on her third and final run … Read more

US wins its first Beijing Olympics gold as Lindsey Jacobellis takes snowboardcross honors

Zhangjiakou, China – Lindsey Jacobellis captured the United States’ first gold medal of the Beijing Olympics on Wednesday, riding hard to the line in her snowboardcross final a full 16 years after a mistake cost her the title. The 36-year-old racer was competing in her fifth Olympics and captured the first US win of what … Read more

“Beyond shocking”: US skiing legend Mikaela Shiffrin disqualified from her two best events

Mikaela Shiffrin, of the United States sits on the side of the course after skiing out in the first run of the women’s slalom at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, February 9, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. Robert F. Bukaty / AP Two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin had yet another shocking disappointment … Read more

Donovan Carrillo becomes first Mexican figure skater to compete in free skate at the Olympics

Mexico hasn’t had a figure skater compete at the Olympics since the 1992 Winter Games when Riccardo Olavarrieta and Diana Encinas fought for gold. On Tuesday, Donovan Carrillo ended the country’s dry spell by competing in the men’s short program in Beijing. “Many people told me during the beginning of my career that this was … Read more

Olympics 2022 – Doesn’t Mikaela Shiffrin always win? She might seem like it – and she’s far from done

There were four competitors left to ski the slalom course in Schladming, Austria, in the final World Cup race in the discipline before the Beijing Olympics, and Mikaela Shiffrin watched them one-by-one as they attempted to break her time. When none of them, including her fiercest rival Petra Vlhova, could best her, she buried her … Read more

Snowboarder Shaun White says Beijing Olympics will be his final competition

Snowboarder Shaun White, a three-time gold medalist, made it clear that not only will the Beijing Games be his last Olympics – they’ll mark his final contest, too. During a reflective, sometimes emotional news conference Saturday, not far from the halfpipe where he’ll take his last competitive ride, the 35-year-old said that, yes, he’ll be … Read more