Olympics

May 20, 2024, 06:17 AM ET Open Extended Reactions PARIS, May 20 – Wars and conflicts should not influence participation in the Games, which need to convey a message of hope and support, and Israel should not be sanctioned, Andrew Parsons, the head of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said. The IPC said in March
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Associated Press May 19, 2024, 06:46 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PRAGUE — Dylan Cozens scored two goals and had an assist to rally Canada past Switzerland 3-2 for its sixth win in six games at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday. Canada leads Group A with 17 points, two more than the Czech
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Associated Press May 18, 2024, 10:50 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Mike Sullivan was selected U.S. coach for the 2026 Milan Olympics on Saturday, an expected move that puts the two-time Stanley Cup champion in charge of the country’s bid for its first gold medal since the “Miracle On Ice” in 1980. USA Hockey also
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May 17, 2024, 06:30 AM ET Open Extended Reactions PARIS — A Paris 2024 opening ceremony test scheduled for later this month on the Seine has been postponed after heavy rain increased the flow of the river, a city official said on Friday. The technical test for the boats that will take the athletes on
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Associated Press May 16, 2024, 10:56 PM ET Open Extended Reactions TORONTO — Summer McIntosh lowered her own world record in the 400-meter individual medley at the Canadian Olympic trials Thursday. The 17-year-old touched the wall in 4 minutes, 24.38 seconds, nearly 1½ seconds better than her time of 4:25.87 at last year’s world championships
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May 15, 2024, 08:20 PM ET Open Extended Reactions An Australian Winter Olympics flagbearer will appeal a lifetime ban in the United States for sexual misconduct involving a minor. Brendan Kerry, a triple Olympian figure skater who was Australia’s joint flagbearer at the Beijing Winter Games in 2022, has been permanently banned by the US
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Associated Press May 15, 2024, 06:12 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PRAGUE — JJ Peterka scored twice in Germany’s 8-1 rout of Latvia at the ice hockey world championship on Wednesday. Germany, last year’s runner-up, netted five times in the second period in Ostrava to hand last year’s bronze medalist its first loss. The victory
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May 14, 2024, 09:35 PM ET The U.S. Center for SafeSport has permanently banned Brendan Kerry, a prominent Australian figure skater, for “sexual misconduct involving a minor,” according to the organization’s website. According to a confidential summary of SafeSport’s investigation that was obtained by ESPN, Kerry provided alcohol to and engaged in sexual intercourse with
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ESPN News Services May 14, 2024, 06:43 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PRAGUE — Canada squandered a five-goal lead in the third period before Toronto Maple Leafs star John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to give the defending champions a 7-6 win over Austria at the ice hockey world championship on Tuesday. The Canadians
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ESPN News Services May 13, 2024, 08:22 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Olympic alpine skiing downhiller Breezy Johnson was hit with a 14-month ban by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on Monday for committing three whereabouts failures over a 12-month span. One of the top U.S. downhillers, Johnson has collected seven podium finishes in Alpine
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Associated Press May 13, 2024, 02:01 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PRAGUE — Slovakia upset the United States 5-4 when Milos Kelemen scored with 1:04 left in overtime at the ice hockey world championship on Monday. The Americans were handed their second loss in three games. Libor Hudacek, Simon Nemec and Patrik Koch also scored
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Associated Press May 12, 2024, 02:21 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PRAGUE — Connor Bedard scored twice again and added an assist as Canada eased past Denmark 5-1 on Sunday for its second straight victory at the ice hockey world championship. Dylan Cozens, Dawson Mercer and Pierre-Luc Dubois also scored for Canada, whose goaltender Jordan
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ESPN News Services May 11, 2024, 05:35 PM ET Open Extended Reactions PRAGUE — Columbus Blue Jackets star Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist, and the United States rebounded from a 5-2 loss to Sweden by routing last year’s runner-up Germany 6-1 at the ice hockey world championship on Saturday. Michael Kesselring had
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Associated Press May 11, 2024, 10:22 AM ET Open Extended Reactions PRAGUE — Connor Bedard scored twice as Canada opened its title defense at the ice hockey world championship with a 4-2 win over newcomer Britain on Saturday. Bedard, coming off a great rookie season with the Chicago Blackhawks, scored twice in a four-minute span
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Associated Press May 10, 2024, 05:41 PM ET Open Extended Reactions The United States lost to Sweden 5-2 in its opening match at the ice hockey world championship on Friday. Joel Eriksson Ek scored twice and added an assist, and star defenseman Victor Hedman had a goal and an assist for Sweden. Goaltender Filip Gustavsson
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