Nordic skiing

May 12, 2018 - 4:21 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Valentina Shevchenko would normally be glued to her television to watch UFC 224 on Saturday night, when bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was set to defend her belt against Raquel Pennington. Turns out she won't be paying much attention at all. Instead, the top-ranked...
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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany, reacts prior to the opening of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, executive board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Jean-Christophe Bott/KEYSTONE via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 2:35 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will appeal to Switzerland's supreme court against rulings which cleared some Russian athletes of doping sanctions from the Sochi Games. The Olympic body is "not satisfied at all" by the verdicts and written explanations from the...
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April 06, 2018 - 2:24 pm
The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by Simmi Buttar at 5 p.m. and Vin A. Cherwoo at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer...
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April 06, 2018 - 7:34 am
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Marit Bjoergen, the most decorated Winter Olympian in history, says she is retiring from cross-country skiing. The 38-year-old Norwegian told public broadcaster NRK "I don't have the motivation needed to give 100 percent for another season and that's why I choose to retire." She...
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March 25, 2018 - 2:25 pm
The supervisor is Simmi Buttar, followed by John Nicholson at 5 p.m. and Jake Seiner at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP...
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Japan's Sara Takanashi celebrates after she won the Ladies' Ski Jumping World Cup in Oberstdorf, Germany, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)
March 25, 2018 - 11:49 am
OBERSTDORF, Germany (AP) — One day after setting the all-time record with her first win of the season, Sara Takanashi extended it in Sunday's ski jumping finale with her 55th World Cup victory. The four-time World Cup winner from Japan, who ceded her season title to Maren Lundby of Norway, soared...
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Japan's Akito Watabe competes to win the Nordic Combined World Cup in Schonach, Germany, Sunday, March 25, 2018. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
March 25, 2018 - 11:40 am
SCHONACH, Germany (AP) — Overall winner Akito Watabe completed the season with his second consecutive World Cup win in Sunday's Nordic combined finale. The Japanese athlete, who won Saturday's competition in the Black Forest resort of Schonach, was second behind Jarl Magnus Riiber in the ski jump...
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March 24, 2018 - 2:38 pm
The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by John Nicholson at 5 p.m. and Dennis Waszak Jr. at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP...
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Japan's Sara Takanashi soars through the air to win the Ladies' Ski Jumping World Cup in Oberstdorf, Germany, Saturday, March 24, 2018. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)
March 24, 2018 - 12:31 pm
OBERSTDORF, Germany (AP) — Sara Takanashi claimed her first ski jumping World Cup win of the season to finally overtake Gregor Schlierenzauer with her record 54th career win on Saturday. The four-time World Cup winner from Japan, who ceded her season title to Maren Lundby of Norway, soared 100.5...
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Japan's Akito Watabe, left, on his way to win the Nordic Combined World Cup in Schonach, Germany, Saturday, March 24, 2018. At right Austria's Bernhard Gruber. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
March 24, 2018 - 12:10 pm
SCHONACH, Germany (AP) — Overall winner Akito Watabe claimed his seventh World Cup win of the season in nordic combined skiing on Saturday. The Japanese athlete was 11th in the ski jump and had to contend with a delay of 1 minute, 4 seconds for the cross-country race. But he completed the 10-...
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