“They finally can focus on sport and not so much on public health”: Susanne Lyons gives impressions of Games

In her final Games as the chair of the USOPC, Susanne Lyons is the eyes and ears for LA28 and Salt Lake City

Kamila Valieva could have inadvertently ingested grandfather’s heart medication

The 15-year-old Russian figure skater is scheduled to compete in the women’s short program Tuesday night

Biathlon competitor heading home after collapsing at finish line

She is feeling fine after receiving medical attention, but will not compete again in Beijing

One last roar for injured Lucile Lefevre in Beijing 2022 Big Air event

French snowboarder shows her stripes in a Tiger onesie and waves goodbye to Olympic career

Sha’Carri Richardson suggests racial bias the main factor over CAS’s decision to let Valieva skate

The American sprinter was banned from the Tokyo 2020 Games over a positive drug test. She took to Twitter to express her feelings about her situation and Valieva’s

DAY #9 SPORTS FOCUS: Erin “Speedy” Jackson speeds to maiden Olympic gold, while snowfall wreaks havoc on skiing events

Through the sacrifice of a teammate, and a blistering fast skate, U.S. speed skater Erin Jackson put the cherry on top of a heartwarming story by claiming victory in the women’s 500m. The action on ice may have been hot, but outside temperatures were cold as snow fell throughout the competition zones for Beijing 2022

Japan at center of two controversies involving athletes and judges or officials

Hirano Ayumu prevails for the gold in snowboarding half pipe, while ski jumper Takanashi Sara is distraught over a suit violation

Bobsleigh and skeleton bring art to the fore at the Winter Olympic Games

Every four years, bobsleigh and skeleton bring explosive speeds and athletic action to the icy curves of the Olympic track. However, the two sports also present a stunning array of imagery through the designs displayed on the helmets and sleds of athletes as they wind their way down the track.

“Yesterday was the first day I didn’t bawl my eyes out:” Elana Meyers Taylor competes after COVID-19

Three-time Olympic medalist is in fourth place after first two heats of inaugural monobob event at Games

“I don’t believe that women are weaker or can’t drive or deserve less”: Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries wants more than medals

Monobob is the first step toward gender equity in bobsled, but there is still a long way to go as men have more than double the number of quota spots

Three-time Olympic champion embraces last-place skier at cross-country men’s 15km final

Finnish skier Iivo Niskanen awaits fellow competitor Carlos Andres Quintana of Colombia in show of true sportsmanship

Valieva continues to practice and wait for her chance to skate

The Russian Olympic Committee teenager is still allowed to practice while she awaits her fate

Gold things come to those who wait in Beijing

Lindsey Jacobellis and Nick Baumgartner bring home another snowboarding gold medal for the U.S. Like a fine wine, the two snowboarders get better with age

U.S. Ski and Snowboard opens investigation after indigenous Olympian accuses coach of abuse and athlete of racism

U.S. Ski and Snowboard have opened an investigation into allegations of abuse and racism within the United States Snowboard Team after a series of Instagram posts made by 2010 Olympian Callan Chythlook-Sifsof.

World Olympians Association inducts new class of ‘Olympians for Life’

The class of 2022 was unveiled as part of the Beijing Winter Games

Ukrainian skeleton athlete sends message of peace from Beijing as tensions continue to heat up back home

His “No War in Ukraine” was shown to cameras after his opening run as Russian troops encroach on the Ukraine border

The IOC does not want to speculate on Paris 2024 Games if France bans the hijab in all sports activities

“The mandate of the IOC is to ensure that there is no discrimination at the Olympic Games,” an Olympic official told Around The Rings. The debate on the controversial amendment must come to an end on February 24 in the French Parliament.

“We’re going to fight to the death:” China, ice hockey and a team like no other

Despite 8-0 loss to USA in its opener, a team composed of mostly foreign-born athletes is proving it belongs on the international stage

DAY #7 SPORTS FOCUS: ‘Swiss Miss’ Gut-Behrami charges to maiden Olympic victory, skier/snowboarder Ledecka a bit short in bid for fourth gold

Ski racing veteran Lara Gut-Behrami adds super-G gold to her already illustrious career achievements. Ledecka a solid fifth, just three days after winning snowboard gold. Shiffrin back on the horse, pushing hard to a top ten and a few smiles also. Meanwhile, snowboard icon Shaun White calls it a career

Mongolian women’s wrestling team out of Bout at the Ballpark

Visa complications precipitate withdrawal from dual meet. Canada will now send all-star team as a replacement

Cammi Granato set to join Vancouver Canucks front office as assistant general manager

The former Team USA women’s hockey team captain was a scout for the Seattle Kraken

FEI and International Vaulting Officials Club strengthen relationship

The longtime Olympic sport of equestrian looks to stabilize uncertain Olympic future

No dream ending for Flying Tomato as Shaun White exits Olympic stage

The American snowboard legend was hoping to win a fourth Olympic gold medal but it wasn’t to be

No comment! Mikaela Shiffrin done speaking to the media after latest disqualification

The gold medal favorite on the slopes has been disqualified from her first two events

DAY #6 SPORTS FOCUS: Chloe Kim wins the hearts of the world, again!

The American snowboard star struck gold in the women’s halfpipe with a masterful opening run to defend her Olympic title from PyeongChang 2018. After the victory, Kim addresses her mental health challenges. Spain’s Queralt Castellet won silver, her first Olympic medal, coming at a fifth Winter Games.

USOPC chair: “Credibility of the Olympic Movement… teetering on the edge”

In an interview with Around the Rings, Susanne Lyons says potential doping situation “needs to be dealt with”

Beijing 2022 TV viewing numbers in the United States continue to fall to new depths.

Ratings have gone from bad to worse for NBC since the opening ceremony five days ago

Unknown legal issue delays figure skating team awards ceremony

Medals plaza event on ice while Russian Olympic Committee team, United States and Japan wait

Finland women’s hockey team mask up against Russian Olympic Committee team amid COVID-19 concerns

After a positive test on the Russian team, Finland takes after Canada and decides to play it safe

Media organization complains about transportation between clusters at Beijing 2022

Covering events in both the mountains and the city is a logistical challenge with too many bus changes