Snowboarder Shaun White places fourth in halfpipe in final Olympics competition, Japan’s Ayumu Hirano wins gold

10:16 PM ET Alyssa RoenigkESPN Close Alyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN whose assignments have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. (Follow @alyroe on Twitter). Shaun White finished fourth in his final snowboard contest at the men’s halfpipe Friday morning at the Beijing Olympics, capping … 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

Olympics 2022 – China has warned athletes not to protest in Beijing. What happens if they do?

Olympic officials and the Chinese government have warned athletes at the Winter Olympics against staging any protests at competition venues or on the medal stand, saying they could violate Olympic rules as well as Chinese law. But if history is a guide, that message is likely to go unheeded. The International Olympic Committee has long … Read more

These are the top US athletes to watch in the Beijing Winter Olympics

More than 200 American athletes are preparing for the Beijing Winter Olympicswhich begin February 4. And with all eyes on the Games, these are some of the top ones to watch. Erin Jackson The world’s top female speed skater will be making her second Olympic appearance after Team USA teammate Brittany Bowe gave up her … Read more