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WINTER OLYMPICS 2022

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Beijing’s Olympics close, ending safe but odd global moment

By TED ANTHONY AP National Writer BEIJING (AP) — A pile of figure-skating rubble created by Russian misbehavior. A new Chinese champion — from California. An ace American skier who faltered and went home empty-handed. The end of the Olympic line for the world's most renowned ...

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Taiwan premier wants athlete punished for wearing China suit

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's premier wants a Taiwanese Olympic speedskater to be punished for wearing what appeared to be a suit from China's team during training. Symbols of the two sides are especially sensitive at a time when China's ruling Communist Party, which claims Taiwan as ...

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Finland beats Russians for its 1st Olympic hockey gold medal

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer BEIJING (AP) — Sheets of paper rained down like super-sized confetti on the bench, which players leapt off at full speed to pile on top of goaltender Harri Sateri with such force that they knocked the net off its moorings. After finally accomplishing ...

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Johaug wins 3rd Olympic gold in Beijing; Diggins gets silver

By MARTHA BELLISLE Associated Press ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Norwegian great Therese Johaug won her third gold medal of the Beijing Olympics on Sunday and Jessie Diggins took silver for the best result by an American in an individual cross-country skiing event since 1976. Fighting ...

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Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Sunday, Feb. 20

BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Beijing Games: ___ ALPINE SKIING MIXED TEAM PARALLEL The top-ranked Austrians won gold in the Winter Games' second iteration of the mixed team parallel event, holding off Germany in the final. Mikaela Shiffrin ...

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Britain wins Olympic women’s curling gold 10-3 over Japan

By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BEIJING (AP) — Twenty years after the "Stone of Destiny" brought the inaugural women's curling gold medal back to the sport's birthplace, Britain is the Olympic champion once again. Eve Muirhead led the British to their first curling gold since 2002, ...

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Shiffrin, US 4th in mixed team Olympic event; Austria wins

BEIJING (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin skied cleanly through the finish line four times Sunday. At the bottom of the parallel course, she hugged teammates and huddled with them under a bed comforter for warmth. The Austrians won, and the Americans ended up off the podium. But after such an ...

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Friedrich gets 4th Olympic bobsled gold as Germans dominate

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer BEIJING (AP) — Double gold in Pyeongchang, double gold in Beijing. Francesco Friedrich won everything the Olympics had to offer once again. The world's best bobsledder finished off a dominating Olympics by the world's sliding superpower, winning the ...