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Klaebo retains Olympic sprint title, Sundling also gets gold

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo felt the pressure to prove that he's still the fastest man on the cross-country sprint course. His Olympic gold medal proves it jus...

Fillon Maillet wins individual biathlon gold at Olympics

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Quentin Fillon Maillet filled in quite nicely for Martin Fourcade at the Beijing Olympics. The Frenchman won the the 20-kilometer individual biathlon race o...

Herrmann wins Olympic gold in biathlon's individual race

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — With a change of sport came a change in medals. An upgrade, really, from bronze to gold. And it took eight years. Denise Herrmann won the ...

American biathletes still on the hunt for Olympic medal

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — The United States has won medals in every sport at the Winter Olympics except one: biathlon. American biathlete Leif Nordgren, who has competed in the last ...

Alexander Bolshunov wins Olympic gold in 30K skiathlon

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Russian athlete Alexander Bolshunov pulled away from the pack early and won the first men's cross-country skiing gold medal at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday in the 30-kilome...

Swedish XC skier switches to biathlon, makes Olympic team

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Swedish cross-country skier Stina Nilsson was at the top of her game after winning four medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, followed by a World Cup sprint title and two ...

Johaug wins 1st gold medal of Beijing Olympics in skiathlon

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Therese Johaug won the first gold medal of the Beijing Olympics on Saturday, finishing first in the women’s 15-kilometer cross-country skiathlon. The Norwe...

Norway takes Olympic gold in 3-way sprint in biathlon relay

ZHANGJAIKOU, China (AP) — Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway moved ahead of his French and Russian rivals in the final meters of the mixed relay to take gold Saturday in the first biathlon race of the Be...

EXPLAINER: Biathlon combines physical demands, mental calm

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — One analogy often used to describe how it feels to compete in a biathlon race goes like this: “Run up 20 flights of stairs as fast as you can and then try to thread a needle....

No instant testing for toxic ski waxes at the Olympics

The on-again, off-again ban on high-end but toxic waxes that help cross country skis glide smoothly over the snow is on in some places — but not the World Cup circuit or 2022 Beijing Olympics. ...

Finding the 'happy bubble': Mental health key for Olympians

MIDWAY, Utah (AP) — Sean McCann peered at the targets through a spotting scope and used a hand-held magnetic board to mark where the bullets hit. He showed the results to the athlete as they left the ...

Climate change makes the future of Nordic skiing uncertain

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — For the first time in 32 years, organizers of the Rendezvous Cross Country Ski Festival in West Yellowstone, Montana, had to cancel November’s traditional start-of-the-ski-seaso...

Climate change makes the future of Nordic skiing uncertain

WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — For the first time in 32 years, organizers of the Rendezvous Cross Country Ski Festival in West Yellowstone, Montana, had to cancel November’s traditional start-of-the-ski-seaso...

Climate change: Athletes flag the dangers of manmade snow

A British skier crashes through wooden fencing on a downhill corner and slams into a pole, breaking his leg. An American hits an icy patch at the bottom of a hill and crashes into a fence, breaking on...

Climate change: Athletes flag the dangers of manmade snow

A British skier crashes through wooden fencing on a downhill corner and slams into a pole, breaking his leg. An American hits an icy patch at the bottom of a hill and crashes into a fence, breaking on...