Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Olympics-Biathlon-Elvira Oeberg competes in Swedish sister act with Olympic silver
After four years of admiring her big sister’s gold and silver medals at the 2018 Olympics, Sweden’s Elvira Oeberg finally got her own medal to put in the family trophy cabinet, winning silver in the sprint of 7.5 km biathlon in Beijing.
The 22-year-old was one of the stars of biathlon last season, and she muted her performances in the first two races behind her to finally flourish at the Olympics and step onto the podium she’s been dreaming of ever since. long time.
Olympics-Snowboarding-With tears and hugs, White bids farewell to competition at Beijing Games
American snowboarding legend Shaun White broke down in tears after his final competitive run at the Beijing Olympics on Friday, saying he was grateful to be leaving a legacy for the next generation of pro riders. White’s name has been synonymous with the sport since he first competed in an Olympic halfpipe 16 years ago and won gold at the age of 19.
Olympic-skeleton-Ukrainian skeleton slider uses the Olympic spotlight to call for peace
Ukraine’s Vladyslav Heraskevych used his moment in the Olympic spotlight to make a gesture of peace over the tense situation on the Ukraine-Russia border. After finishing his third race in the men’s skeleton event at the National Sliding Center in Yanqing on Friday night, the 23-year-old briefly flashed a paper sign reading ‘NO WAR IN UKRAINE’, he said. said when speaking to reporters after the race.
Soccer-Conte says Spurs need to ‘manage’ games better
Tottenham Hotspur must find a way to manage games better after conceding two late goals in Southampton’s Premier League defeat earlier this week, manager Antonio Conte said on Friday. Spurs led twice against Southampton in midweek but had to pay for their defensive frailties as they succumbed to a 3-2 -2022-02-10 defeat at home which left them in seventh place with 36 points after 21 games.
Exclusive-Olympics-US may sue Russians in Valieva doping case: USADA chief
The United States may prosecute the Russians involved in Kamila Valieva’s doping case under the American Rodchenkov Act (RADA), the head of the American anti-doping agency Travis Tygart told Reuters on Friday. The RADA bill was signed into US law in 2020 and allows US prosecutors to seek fines of up to $1 million and prison sentences of up to 10 years, even for non- Americans if their actions affected the results of American athletes. Teenage Russian figure skater Valieva won gold on Monday, but the International Testing Agency (ITA) said on Friday she had previously failed a drug test. Olympic officials are now challenging Russia’s decision to let it compete in the Beijing Winter Games.
US urges Canada to block border, braces for possible Super Bowl disruptions
The Biden administration on Thursday urged Canada to use federal powers to ease disruptions at the Canada-US border caused by a protest over anti-coronavirus mandates that blocked a vital trade route between the United States and Canada, said a White House official. “(United States Homeland Security) Secretary (Alejandro) Mayorkas and (Secretary of Transportation Pete) Buttigieg have each spoken to their Canadian counterparts, urging them to use federal powers to resolve this situation at our shared border. “, the official said in a statement.
Olympics – From clothes to TikTok trends, Gen Z Olympians show a new side to the Games
American snowboarder Maddie Mastro has captured the hearts of millions of people online as she shows off both the highs and lows of being an Olympian, sharing everything from trying out to preparing for competition on her TikTok account. Mastro, 21, is one of a growing number of athletes using their popular social accounts to connect directly with newly converted fans, answering questions about their training routines, accommodations and Olympic merchandise at the Beijing Games. .
Olympics-Ice Hockey-Canada Swedish Engineer Demolition To Reach Semi-Final
Sharpshooters Brianne Jenner and Sarah Fillier each scored hat tricks in Canada’s 11-0 rout of Sweden in the quarter-finals on Friday, keeping their team on course for gold in the women’s ice hockey in Beijing. The Canadians lost to American rivals the United States in the gold medal game four years ago in Pyeongchang, but are close to returning to the top step of the Olympic podium in Beijing, scoring 44 goals in five consecutive victories.
Athletics-Former Olympic champion Gatlin announces retirement
American sprinter Justin Gatlin has announced his retirement from athletics after a career that included an Olympic gold medal, multiple world titles and a pair of doping bans. Gatlin, a three-time Olympian whose bid to qualify for last year’s Tokyo Games ended when he aggravated a hamstring injury at the US Trials, made the announcement in a social media post. Thursday night socials.
Olympics-Alpine Skiing-Gut-Behrami finally gets his golden moment
Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami finally won super-G gold at the Beijing Games on Friday, completing her long and often painful journey from teenage prodigy to Olympic champion. Gut-Behrami has been the face of Swiss women’s skiing since bursting onto the World Cup scene at the age of 16, but although she has been a constant force on the World Cup circuit world, it wasn’t until last year’s world championships that she was finally able to add major event gold to her list of accomplishments.
(With agency contributions.)