The 29-year-old Jackson, a former inline skater who switched to the ice shortly before the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, joined fellow American Shani Davis as the only Black athletes to win long-track speedskating medals at the Olympics.
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.
Both the World Anti-Doping Agency and the International Testing Agency — on behalf of the IOC -- said Friday they would fight the decision by Russia’s anti-doping agency to allow the 15-year-old Kamila Valieva to skate.
Nordic Combined athlete and Eau Claire native Ben Loomis is having a season to remember. Wednesday morning competing in the Men’s Individual Normal Hill, Ben was the top U.S. finisher and placed 15th overall in Beijing.
During a reflective, sometimes emotional news conference Saturday, not far from the halfpipe where he’ll take his last competitive ride, the 35-year-old said that, yes, he’ll be hanging ‘em up for good.
Chinese President Xi Jinping declared the Games open during an opening ceremony heavy on ice-blue tones and winter imagery that was held in the same lattice-encased National Stadium that hosted the inaugural event at the 2008 Olympics.