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A woman looks at her phone as she passes an Olympic logo inside the main media center for the Beijing Winter Olympics Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Report: Mandatory Olympic app has serious security flaws

- Associated Press

A smartphone app that athletes and others attending next month's Winter Games in Beijing must install has glaring security problems that could expose sensitive data to interception, according to a report published Tuesday.

People wearing face masks to help protect against the coronavirus look at a display of the Winter Paralympic mascot Shuey Rhon Rhon, left, and Winter Olympic mascot Bing Dwen Dwen near the Olympic Green in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. Just weeks before hosting the Beijing Winter Olympics, China is battling multiple coronavirus outbreaks in half a dozen cities, with the one closest to the capital driven by the highly transmissible omicron variant. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

China faces omicron test weeks ahead of Beijing Olympics

- Associated Press

Most access to a major city adjacent to Beijing was suspended Thursday as China tried to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious omicron variant, which poses a test to its "zero-tolerance" COVID-19 policy and its ability to successfully host the Winter Olympics.

FILE - United States players celebrate after winning the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Feb. 22, 2018. The United States is the defending Olympic champion after beating Canada in an exceptionally nail-biting 3-2 shootout win at South Korea to end Canada's run of four gold medals. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

U.S., Canada women eager to resume fierce hockey rivalry

- Associated Press

Forward Brianna Decker was unable to contain her enthusiasm in being selected to represent the United States in hockey for a third Olympics. She then bluntly declared the team's one and only objective heading to the Beijing Games next month.

FILE - A worker labors to assemble the Olympic Rings onto of a tower on the outskirts of Beijing, China on Jan. 5, 2022. The Beijing Winter Olympics are fraught with potential hazards for major sponsors, who are trying to remain quiet about China's human rights record while protecting at least $1 billion they've paid to the IOC. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

IOC major sponsors mostly muted in runup to Beijing Olympics

- Associated Press

The Beijing Winter Olympics are fraught with potential hazards for major sponsors, who are trying to remain quiet about China's human rights record while protecting at least $1 billion they've collectively paid to the IOC.

The third placed team from the USA (Summer Britcher, Tucker West, Christopher Mazdzer, Jayson Terdiman) stand on the podium during the award ceremony after the mixed relay competition of the Luge World Cup in Winterberg, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)

Mazdzer-Terdiman sled crashes, Olympic luge hopes slip away

- Associated Press

Olympic veterans Chris Mazdzer and Jayson Terdiman crashed out of a World Cup qualifying race on Friday, ending their hopes of being the doubles sled that represents USA Luge at next month's Beijing Games.

Poland's Sports Minister Witold Banka speaks during an interview in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, March 18, 2019. The U.S. government paid its remaining $1.3 million in dues to the World Anti-Doping Agency but delivered a brusque message along with the check. A government official called its absence from the regulator’s decision-making boards a “sorry state of affairs.” WADA president Witold Banka called the release of the funds a sign of support from the U.S. government. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File) **FILE**

U.S. pays off WADA dues, rips agency board absence, decisions

- Associated Press

The U.S. government paid its remaining $1.3 million in dues to the World Anti-Doping Agency but delivered a brusque message along with the check, calling its absence from the regulator's top decision-making boards a 'sorry state of affairs.'

Nathan Chen of the USA performs during the Men Free Skating Program at the Figure Skating World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, March 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) **FILE**

Lysacek's advice on pursuing Olympic gold led Chen on way to the top

- Associated Press

Nathan Chen already is one of America's most accomplished figure skaters. That doesn't mean he wouldn't take advice from a predecessor. Chen, who goes for his sixth consecutive national championship this week at what amounts to the Olympic trials for next month's Beijing Games, has spoken with 2010 gold medalist Evan Lysacek about the path to the top of the podium.

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping tours the National Speed Skating Oval, a competition venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics, in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. Competition for the Winter Olympics is scheduled to begin on Feb. 4. (Shen Hong/Xinhua via AP)

IOC assures teams Winter Olympics in Beijing will go ahead

- Associated Press

A day after Switzerland's team leader asked for talks about possibly postponing the Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, the IOC promised officials worldwide on Wednesday the Winter Games will go ahead as planned.

Alysa Liu, of the United States, performs during the women's free skating at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy competition in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 13, 2021. As U.S. skaters, led by three-time world champion Nathan Chen, two-time U.S. champion Liu, and outstanding ice dance couples Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue, and Madison Chock and Evan Bates, prepare for nationals during the first week in Jan. 2022, in Nashville, they need to be aware of the pressure ahead. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File). **FILE**

Alysa Liu eyes third U.S. figure skating title, first Olympic spot

- Associated Press

Liu wasn't old enough to qualify for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, so this week represents her first chance to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. And while she has yet to perform to her own lofty standards or expectations this season, Liu still represents the best chance for an American woman to knock the heavily favored Russian team from one of the podium steps at the Beijing Games next month.

Slovakia's Petra Vlhova looks at the course before the start of the first run of an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Zagreb, Croatia, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)

Vlhova beats Shiffrin for fourth World Cup slalom win of season

Associated Press

Mikaela Shiffrin, who on Monday was cleared to race, was the only competitor in tough race conditions to finish within two seconds of Petra Vlhova's winning time as slalom world champion Katharina Liensberger in third was already a massive 2.11 seconds behind.

Canada's Brad Marchand (63) celebrates his goal against Europe during the third period of Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey finals, in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.  A handful of NHL players are voicing frustration over the decision not to allow them to go to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. Marchand ripped the league and NHLPA on social media Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 for adding taxi squads to keep the season going but not in February to give players the option to leave for the Olympics. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File). **FILE**

NHL players vent frustration over being barred from Olympics

- Associated Press

A handful of NHL players are voicing their frustration over the league's decision barring them from participating in the Beijing Olympics. Even though the agreement between the league and NHL Players' Association was contingent on pandemic conditions not worsening and disrupting the season, many say they are upset they were never given the choice to go.

Men's halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White, of the United States, bites his medal during the medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. As Shaun White embarked this month on the quest to make his fifth Olympics, the world’s most famous halfpipe rider finds living a life full of calculated risks is still part of his DNA. It's a mindset that is less taken for granted these days in all-or-nothing sports like his than it was a mere 12 months ago.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) **FILE**

Danger in his DNA: White weighs risks, rewards as he preps for fifth Olympics

- Associated Press

As Shaun White embarked this month on the quest to make his fifth Olympics, the world's most famous halfpipe rider says living a life full of calculated risks is still part of his DNA -- a mindset that, these days, is less taken for granted in all-or-nothing sports such as his than it was a mere 12 months ago.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaks to the media while meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Canada joins U.S. and allies in Beijing Olympics boycott

- Associated Press

Canada will join the United States, the United Kingdon and Australia in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics over human rights concerns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.