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Victor Wild, of the Russian Olympic Committee, reacts after winning a bronze medal in the men's parallel giant slalom at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China.

Snowboarder Vic Wild’s ride leads to another Olympic medal

Victor Wild, of the Russian Olympic Committee, reacts after winning a bronze medal in the men's parallel giant slalom at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China.

February 8, 2022, 7:18am National Sports

Eight years after he won gold at the Sochi Games on the same stirring day his now ex-wife took a bronze in parallel giant slalom, White Salmon-born Vic Wild walked away with a bronze of his own ... still representing Russia. Read story

China's athletes Dinigeer Yilamujian and Zhao Jiawen prepare to light the Olympic Cauldron during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J.

Emboldened China opens Olympics, with lockdown and boycotts

China's athletes Dinigeer Yilamujian and Zhao Jiawen prepare to light the Olympic Cauldron during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J.

February 4, 2022, 9:30am Latest News

China, which used its first Olympics to amplify its international aspirations, invited the world back Friday — sort of — for the pandemic era’s second Games, this time as an emboldened and more powerful nation whose government’s authoritarian turn provoked some countries’ leaders into staying home. Read story

The family of Liu Wenbin, center, watches the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics on a television with his family at home in western Beijing on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. Liu, a retiree from Beijing, was unable to see the event up close this year as tickets were only available to select groups owing to pandemic prevention measures. "As a Chinese person, I feel incomparably proud," Liu said. "Our great China really is no.

Beijing excited, dismisses controversy as Olympics begin

The family of Liu Wenbin, center, watches the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics on a television with his family at home in western Beijing on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. Liu, a retiree from Beijing, was unable to see the event up close this year as tickets were only available to select groups owing to pandemic prevention measures. "As a Chinese person, I feel incomparably proud," Liu said. "Our great China really is no.

February 4, 2022, 9:29am Nation & World

As the lights flashed on the Bird's Nest, the stadium designed for the previous Olympics in China, 63-year old Liu Wenbin was just one of many excited Beijing residents eager for the Games to begin. Read story

The National Stadium and the Beijing Olympic Tower are lit in red on the eve of the Chinese New Year ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Jan. 31, 2022, in Beijing. The former site of the 2008 Summer Olympics, the Bird Nest will host the Winter Games opening cermony on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C.

Olympic spotlight back on China for a COVID-tinged Winter Games

The National Stadium and the Beijing Olympic Tower are lit in red on the eve of the Chinese New Year ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics, Jan. 31, 2022, in Beijing. The former site of the 2008 Summer Olympics, the Bird Nest will host the Winter Games opening cermony on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C.

February 3, 2022, 8:21pm National Sports

Starting with Friday’s opening ceremony at the lattice-ribboned Bird’s Nest Stadium, the spotlight will be trained on China, a country with human-rights record that troubles many, an authoritarian government and a “zero-tolerance” policy when it comes to COVID. Read story

Yen Hoang waves to the camera prior to her heat in the T53 800 meters at the Paralympic Games at Tokyo.

Paralympian Yen Hoang honored with key to city

Yen Hoang waves to the camera prior to her heat in the T53 800 meters at the Paralympic Games at Tokyo.

January 14, 2022, 8:39pm Clark County Sports

Evergreen High grad and 2020 U.S. Paralympian Yen Hoang received her key to the city on Tuesday from Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle. Read story

Nordic skiers are suffering more severe injuries in competition on the icier manmade snow than the natural stuff.

Climate change: Athletes flag the dangers of manmade snow

Nordic skiers are suffering more severe injuries in competition on the icier manmade snow than the natural stuff.

January 11, 2022, 4:35pm National Sports

Many top Nordic skiers and biathletes say bad crashes are becoming more common as climate change reduces the availability of natural snow, forcing racers to compete on tracks with the manmade version. Read story

Kara Winger, of United States, competes in qualifications for the women's javelin throw at the 2020 Summer.

Skyview graduate Kara Winger selected to be U.S. flag bearer in Olympic Closing Ceremonies

Kara Winger, of United States, competes in qualifications for the women's javelin throw at the 2020 Summer.

August 6, 2021, 10:21am Latest News

The four-time Olympian selected in a vote of U.S. Olympic team members Read story

Kara Winger, of United States, competes in qualifications for the women's javelin throw at the 2020 Summer.

Kara Winger calls her final Olympic Games ‘fairy tale until the ending’

Kara Winger, of United States, competes in qualifications for the women's javelin throw at the 2020 Summer.

August 3, 2021, 11:00pm Clark County Sports

Kara Winger called her fourth and final Olympic experience “a fairy tale until the ending.” Read story

Jordan Chiles, of the United States, celebrates her performance on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo.

Jordan Chiles on Simone Biles: I’m going to support her no matter what

Jordan Chiles, of the United States, celebrates her performance on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo.

July 28, 2021, 11:36am Latest News

Prairie High School graduate talks about her Olympic experience on NBC's 'Today' show Read story

United States men's 4x100m freestyle relay team Bowen Beck, Blake Pieroni, and Caeleb Dressel celebrate after winning the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

Aussie beats Ledecky for gold in 400 free; Dressel gets his first gold in quest for six

United States men's 4x100m freestyle relay team Bowen Beck, Blake Pieroni, and Caeleb Dressel celebrate after winning the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

July 25, 2021, 9:08pm National Sports

Caeleb Dressel got started on his quest for six gold medals in swimming Monday, while Katie Ledecky found herself in a very unusual position. Read story