Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games
The latest news, medal counts, schedule, photos and videos from the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022.
LOVERRO: Where was the sporting world's righteous outrage during the Beijing Games?
Phil Mickelson briefly became public enemy No. 1 -- he lost the top ranking when Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine -- for his comments about his support for the proposed Saudi-financed Super Golf League. But where was all that outrage a few weeks earlier, at the Winter Olympics?
IOC rebukes Russia for 'breach of Olympic Truce' after invasion of Ukraine
The International Olympic Committee on Thursday condemned Russia's decision to invade Ukraine and said the country violated the Olympic Truce by doing so.
NBC draws record-low ratings for 2022 Winter Olympics, down 42% from 2018
The downward trend for NBC's Olympics ratings continued during the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.
China's silencing of Olympians on human rights taken to limit
When three-time Olympian Gus Kenworthy took the remarkable, perhaps even brave decision to speak out against "human rights atrocities" while still in China at the Winter Games, the self-proclaimed "loud and obnoxious" British skier also proved that other athletes, had they chosen, perhaps could have used their Olympic platform to pipe up, too.
Beijing's Olympics close, ending safe but odd global moment
The terrarium of a Winter Games that has been Beijing 2022 came to its end Sunday, capping an unprecedented Asian Olympic trifecta and sending the planet's most global sporting event off to the West for the foreseeable future, with no chance of returning to this corner of the world until at least 2030.
Court cites lab delay in ruling allowing Valieva to skate
The judges who let Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva continue to compete at the Beijing Olympics blamed anti-doping officials in a legal document published Friday for a "failure to function effectively."
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin shares harsh comments after disappointing Olympics
Saying the 2022 Winter Olympics have been difficult for Mikaela Shiffrin would be an understatement.
Britain, Sweden to play for Olympic men's curling gold
The British have clinched their first medal of the Beijing Games, thanks to Bruce Mouat and the men's curling team.
Shcherbakova wins figure skating gold as Valieva collapses at Olympics
Anna Shcherbakova, the overlooked world champion, delivered a clean performance in her free skate at historic Capital Indoor Stadium to win a stunning gold medal, while teammate Kamila Valieva -- at the center of the latest Russian doping controversy -- tumbled out of the medals altogether with a mistake-filled end to her Olympic dream.
US Olympic committee head says withholding medals 'unfair'
The leader of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee called the decision not to award American figure skaters the silver medal they won in the team competition an outcome that is "frankly, unfair to the athletes."
Olympic ski halfpipe qualifier filled with scary crashes
Freestyle skier Jon Sallinen's first run in Olympic halfpipe qualifying Thursday wasn't picture perfect. He drifted out of the halfpipe and collided with a cameraman.
Poulin leads Canada women to Olympic gold in win over U.S.
Marie-Philip Poulin reminded everyone of her Captain Clutch reputation. And Canada regained its place atop the women's hockey world. It was only fitting that Poulin delivered at a time her team needed it most by scoring twice, including her third Olympic gold-medal clinching goal, in Canada's 3-2 win over the defending champion United States at the Beijing Games on Thursday.
U.S. upset by Slovakia, eliminated from Olympics with Canada
With one bad bounce in the final minute of regulation that became the tying goal and an unsuccessful shootout, the United States is out of the men's hockey tournament at the Beijing Games after a shocking 3-2 loss to Slovakia in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Nikki Haley criticizes American-born skier competing for China at Winter Olympics
Add Nikki Haley to the list of people upset with skier Eileen Gu's decision to compete for China instead of the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Russian speedskater celebrates win over U.S. with double middle fingers
A Russian speedskater on Tuesday displayed the most colorful -- well, off-color, actually -- celebration of the 2022 Winter Olympics thus far.
China's Olympic outrage no one wants to mention
There has been no shortage of outrage surrounding the Beijing Olympics.
Choi wins 1,500 in Olympic short track; Canada takes gold
Choi Minjeong was a teenager competing in her first Olympics four years ago in her home country. She won two golds and began burnishing a reputation as one of South Korea's best short track speedskaters.
Epic tricks lift US freestyle skiers to 1-2 Olympic finish
Innovative American freestyle skiers Alex Hall and Nick Goepper landed jaw-dropping tricks on the Secret Garden slopestyle course and won the gold and silver medals at the Beijing Olympics on Wednesday.
This time, Tibet stands silent as Olympics return to China
As a speedskating team was winning China's first Olympic gold medal of the Beijing Games, all seemed quiet in the villages that line the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau.
Valieva skates into first place after Olympic short program
The enormous pressure and scrutiny on the 15-year-old Russian dynamo, who is at the center of the latest Olympic doping scandal, appeared to finally get to her Tuesday night. Despite an incredible performance by the standards of just about anyone else, Valieva could hardly hold it together while she awaited her scores.
NBC's Tirico looks to finish Olympics after Super Sunday
Mike Tirico has traveled over 12,500 miles in the air over the past week and hosted two major sporting events.
Father of American figure skater Alysa Liu criticizes Kamila Valieva decision
Among the critics of the decision allowing Kamila Valieva to continue competing at the Beijing Winter Olympics is the father of the United States' best figure skater.
Joey Mantia snags 1st speedskating medal in 3rd Olympics
Joey Mantia is finally taking home his first medal in his third Olympics.
Emotional Kamila Valieva takes lead in Olympic figure skating
Russian teen sensation Kamila Valieva put aside the emotional exhaustion of being at the center of a doping scandal and took the lead in the women's figure skating competition after the short program at the Beijing Olympics.
Russia skates again in another Olympics doping scandal
If the International Olympic Committee had shown even a hint of a backbone when dealing with the country that ran a massive doping scheme at Sochi in 2014, there probably wouldn't have been any need for a ruling Monday clearing the way for 15-year-old phenom Kamila Valieva to go for an expected gold medal in women's figure skating with a program that now includes a positive drug test.
Olympic world reacts to decision allowing Kamila Valieva to compete amid doping scandal
The biggest story of the 2022 Winter Olympics is about doping.
Russian skater Kamila Valieva can compete, but medal ceremony won't be held
Russian teenager Kamila Valieva has been cleared to compete in the women's figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics despite failing a pre-Games drug test, setting her up for an attempt at a second gold medal.
U.S. women's win sets up rematch against rival Canada for Olympic gold
Hilary Knight could think of no better way to close the Beijing Games women's hockey tournament than a rematch between the United States and - who else? - Canada with the gold medal on the line.
Olympic doping case ruling to be announced Monday afternoon
Figure skater Kamila Valieva testified by video at an appeal hearing that will decide if the 15-year-old Russian star can still compete at the Beijing OIympics despite an ongoing doping case.
Golden moment: Erin Jackson is first Black woman speedskating medalist
Erin Jackson became first Black woman to win a speedskating medal at the Olympics - and it was the best color of them all. Gold.
Ukraine Olympic team calls for peace, IOC wants no protests
The Ukrainian Olympic team has followed the lead of skeleton racer Vladyslav Heraskevych in calling for peace.
Olympic skier overcomes illness to compete for Puerto Rico
For a teenager whose chances of survival were slim when he was born, just making it to the starting line at the Olympics is a miraculous achievement in itself.
Mental health hovers over Olympics, on its way to mainstream
At the Tokyo Olympics, mental health was the breakout star. Amplified by some of the world's top athletes, it shook up those Games and made everyone take notice.
Olympic judging under scrutiny over Parrot's slopestyle win
Did Canadian slopestyler Max Parrot grab his knee or his board during his Olympic gold-medal run?
Olympian flashes 'No War in Ukraine' sign after competing
A Ukrainian skeleton athlete flashed a small sign that read " No War in Ukraine " to the cameras as he finished a run at the Beijing Olympics on Friday night, a plea for peace at a time of rising tensions between his country and Russia.
Well-seasoned: Aerials skier named Winter to fly at Olympics
Her mom and dad wanted a name that stood out. A strong name.
Doping hearing to decide Russian skater Kamila Valieva's Olympic fate
Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva's right to compete in the women's event at the Beijing Olympics will be decided at an urgent hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
No Olympic medal as Shaun White takes flight for final time
Shaun White's brilliant and transcendent Olympic career is over. It ended with a fall on his final run down the halfpipe, a heartfelt ovation from the crowd and then a tearful farewell to a sport he helped define.
Van der Poel wins 2nd Olympic gold, sets 10,000 world record
Nils van der Poel spoke his mind, then got back to racing.
Beijing bust: Low ratings, bad food, quarantine woes plague Winter Games
The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics have seen plenty of crashes already on both the snow and ice, but the most spectacular wipeout of all may be the games themselves.
Caldwell, Schoenefeld found each other before finding gold
Freestyle skier Ashley Caldwell always shared the same piece of advice to athletes: Don't date your teammates. So naturally, the four-time Olympian and Virginia native did the opposite. For the last three years, she's been in a relationship with fellow freestyle skier and Olympian Justin Schoenefeld.
U.S. just had its best day at the 2022 Winter Olympics
The Olympic gold medals are starting to pour in for the United States.
Schouten wins 2nd Olympic gold, completes distance sweep
Irene Schouten already had a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, so she was nice and relaxed for her next race.
US beats out China to win mixed aerials Olympic debut
Ashley Caldwell thinks of Christopher Lillis as family, and Justin Schoenefeld as something even more.
Over COVID, Meyers Taylor gets Olympic bobsled training runs
U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor has, finally, made it to the Olympic track.
Chen, Kim soar to Olympic gold medals on best day for US
Nathan Chen soared effortlessly and nearly perfectly five times during his "Rocketman" performance.
In Olympic curling gold medal rematch, Sweden beats US men
The U.S. men's curling team isn't dwelling on the last time it played Sweden at the Olympics.
Chloe Kim turns in big 1st run, defends Olympic halfpipe title
Snowboarder Chloe Kim turned in a strong opening run -- one of her best top-to-bottom performances ever -- as she easily defended her Olympic halfpipe title on Thursday.
Lindsey Jacobellis gets redemption, earns U.S. first gold medal of 2022 Winter Olympics
It took five days for the United States to win its first gold medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics, but it was well worth the wait.
Olympic controversy inflames debate in South Korea over China ties
Relations with China already were proving a delicate and divisive issue in the run-up to South Korea's too-close-to-call presidential elections just a month away. And that was before "Speedskatergate."
Shaun White's last Olympics hurrah comes in halfpipe final
NBC can breathe a sigh of relief as Shaun White has reached the final of the halfpipe.
US beats Russians 6-5 to open Olympic curling defense
The referee came out to measure, and the Russians came away with the game-tying point in the final end of regulation against the Americans - the reigning Olympic curling champions.
Shiffrin's falls reveal need for media compassion
NBC seemed determined to document every single one of Mikaela Shiffrin's tears, to the point of failing to even show the next few skiers that took to the treacherous course known as Ice River. In a different era, AKA before last summer, this sort of coverage would have been accepted, almost expected. But times have changed since Simone Biles bared her mental-health issues to the world at the Tokyo Games, and other athletes have followed her lead.
South Korea's Hwang wins Olympic gold in short track
Good thing South Korea didn't pack up its skates and go home.
Jacobellis finally wins Olympic gold medal, 1st for US
Lindsey Jacobellis is finally an Olympic gold medalist.
US shots aren't turning into goals in Olympic women's hockey
Hilary Knight would like to have a word with one of her former coaches, who placed an emphasis on getting shots on net.
Big air venue at Beijing Olympics goes viral for unusual location
One of the most viral moments of the 2022 Winter Olympics thus far has involved discussion about cooling towers and a steel mill.
American figure skater Nathan Chen breaks world record at Olympics
Nathan Chen, 22, received the highest score in the history of men's short program figure skating -- not just at the Olympics, but in any event ever.
Cochran-Siegle skis to U.S. Olympic medal 50 years after Mom
As Ryan Cochran-Siegle set off at around noon Tuesday for a super-G run that would earn a silver at the Beijing Games, it was around 11 p.m. Monday night back home in Starksboro, Vermont. So his mother, Barbara Ann Cochran settled into bed to keep tabs on her laptop on how her son would fare. Mom, you see, came from the "Skiing Cochrans" family of Olympians, and was the slalom champion at the 1972 Sapporo Games.
China locks down southern city as omicron variant surges
China has ordered inhabitants of the southern city of Baise to stay home and suspended transportation links amid a surge in COVID-19 cases at least partly linked to the omicron variant.