Swedish gold medalist donates medal to jailed Chinese bookseller

Swedish speed skater Nils van der Poel donated one of his two Olympic gold medals to Gui Minhai who is currently imprisoned in China. He presented the medal to Gui Minhai’s daughter Angela on Friday.

British speed skaters finance Olympic dream through coffee

British speed skating duo, Cornelius Kersten and Ellia Smeding, aren’t only fueled by coffee, but they’re financed by it as well. The two founded their own coffee company as they chased a mutual dream of competing at the Winter Olympics.

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

Swedish speedskating double gold medalist charges Dutch with “corruption”

Nils van der Poel says officials from the Netherlands lobby the ice master for special conditions.

Controversies surrounding U.S. Olympic team selections highlight flawed process

As the days continue to countdown towards the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, National Olympic Committees, and their constituent national sports federations, now face the difficult task of defining their athletes and entries for the Games. A task rarely absent of controversy.

Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer chosen for Olympic team

The Beijing Games will be the fifth Olympics for the four-time gold medalist

Lake Placid prepares for the Lake Placid 2022 FISU World University Championship Speed Skating

A Pechstein’s octuple: German speed skater on track for eighth appearance at Winter Olympics

German speed skater Claudia Pechstein is primed to qualify for her eighth Olympic appearance as a speed skater. Her appearance would set a record for female Olympians, while tying the outright record for most Winter Olympic appearances by any athlete.

Curling Loses Another World Championship -- Federation Focus

Also: AIBA begins continental forums for 2021; Russian teams at world championships adjust to WADA sanctions


ISU Explores Alternative for Canceled Cups -- Federation Focus

Also: FIBA competitions resume; financial support for Tokyo 2020 rugby qualifiers; Maldives rejoin CGF

First Winter Olympian to Play Major League Baseball

ATR) Eddy Alvarez, a silver medalist in short-track speedskating at Sochi 2014, debuts with the Miami Marlins.

Rugby Africa Appoints Sponsorship Group - Sponsor Spotlight

(ATR) Also: USA Luge renews communcations partner; NBC adds figure and speed skating streaming packages.

Koreas Unite for Winter Olympics

(ATR) IOC President Thomas Bach may head to North Korea, part of the deal struck for a Unified Olympic team from the Koreas, reports Kevin Nutley.


Dow Heat Transfer Fluids to Help Keep Ice Quality High at Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

Vonn does the triple

Johann Koss Promotes Aid for Whistleblowers -- ATRadio

(ATR) Help is available for those who speak out, says the Olympic speed skating great.

Japan Seeks to Increase Sporting Legacy at Sapporo 2017 -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also: Bach visits Finland for FIS Nordic Champs; PyeongChang 2018 February test events end; speed skating champs begin.

Luge Training and Speed Skating Test Event - Photodesk

(ATR) A behind-the-scenes look at a luge international training session and the speed skating test event in South Korea.

Niall Treacy Named Team GB Opening Ceremony Flagbearer for Erzurum 2017

Niall Treacy will lead Team GB into tonight’s Opening Ceremony of the Erzurum 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival. 

Speed Skating Test Reveals PyeongChang Ambitions

(ATR) A successful speed skating championships is a launchpad to a greater Olympics, says PyeongChang 2018.

A Speedy Start to Day One of Short Track

Day one of the ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup got underway today in front of a packed stadium in the Gangneung Ice Arena.

Tickets Go on Sale for PyeongChang Test Events

Tickets for the PyeongChang Short Track Test Event and Figure Skating Test Event have gone on sale worldwide. 

Korean Olympic Speed Skating Champion Se-jong Oh, 33

(ATR) Former Olympic short track speed skating champion Se-jong Oh was killed in a motorcycle accident in Seoul, South Korea.

PyeongChang 2018 to Maintain Ice Sport Venues

(ATR) Gangneung Hockey Centre and Gangneung Oval will not be demolished following conclusion of Winter Olympics.

Korea Rock Solid in Short Track Speedskating

(ATR) Korea is king of the mountain hall at the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games.

Richmond Olympic Experience Opens -- Photodesk

(ATR) The world's newest Olympic Museum opens in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Right To Play Looks Ahead to 2016 -- ATRadio

(ATR) Johann Koss, president/CEO of Right To Play International, previews the busy year ahead for the organization.

Claudia Pechstein Loses Doping Appeal

(ATR) CAS rules the Olympic speed skater received fair treatment after positive drug tests in 2009.

Winter Sports Feds Prepare for Upcoming Seasons

(ATR) As the cold months approach, the work lies ahead for the winter sports federations.

Sponsor Spotlight -- Coca-Cola Revises Executive Pay

(ATR) Also: Dutch skaters will wear FILA through PyeongChang

Release: Gilmore Junio Awarded a Commemorative Medal/Communiqu : Gilmore Junio reoit une mdaille commmorative

A Heartfelt Gesture by Canadian Speed Skater in Sochi

Blades of Glory: Four Ice Skating Legends On The Winter Games, Their Own Olympic Memories, And Life Off The Ice

RIA Novosti Roundup -- St. Petersburg 2024; Sochi Closing Ceremonies

(ATR) St. Petersburg seen as a "serious contender" for 2024 in Russia, Sochi 2014 closing ceremony casting has begun, and Russia's Viktor Ahn thriving with new citizenship in this RIA Novosti Roundup...

Sochi Newsletter -- Formula 1 Demo, Aeroexpress Video, Pace Quickens

(ATR) New inside this Sochi newsletter is the opening of Adler Station and the Russian International Olympic Univeristy, F1 test events, and an Australian Speed Skater talks about her training...

Golden Opportunities: Business Never Stops

(ATR) New executive level jobs posted... US Paralympics announces Sport and Development Program... Rio 2016 launches procurement portal... More inside this week's Golden Opportunities...

Rugby Reveals Rio Qualifiers; Skating Champs Test Sochi; Scotland Wins Curling Worlds

(ATR) IRB announces Rugby Sevens qualifying process ... Dutch dominate speedskating champs ... Women's curling worlds serve as Sochi qualifier ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

Mike Plant Named President of USS Board