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Young people play water polo at the University of Ghana in Accra, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. Former water polo pro Asante Prince is training young players in the sport in his father's homeland of Ghana, where swimming pools are rare and the ocean is seen as dangerous. (AP Photo/Misper Apawu)

Ghana water polo grows as sport looks for more diversity

FILE - Silver medal winner Australia's Scotty James celebrates during the venue award ceremony for the men's halfpipe finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. There's a legion of freestyle skiers and snowboarders at the action park who refuse to subscribe to the “spin to win” theory. It's the idea that maxing out flips and twists is the only way for them to score big with the judges. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Winter X daredevils ride fine line between height, happiness

FILE - A Chinese athlete warms up before the start of the men's speedskating 1,500-meter race at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. o hear the world’s Olympic leaders tell it, the bidding for future Winter Games has been jumbled by internal disputes at India’s Olympic committee, a newfound affinity for streamlining the bidding process and, most recently, a long-overdue nod to the impact of climate change. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Winter Olympics focus on climate change, rotating hosts

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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin reacts after failing to complete the slalom portion of an alpine ski, women's World Championship combined race, in Meribel, France, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)

Shiffrin's Beijing lesson helps after another big-race DNF

MERIBEL, France (AP) — Practically the only person not asking

FILE - Coach Eteri Tutberidze, left, talks to Kamila Valieva, center, of the Russian Olympic Committee, during a training session at the 2022 Winter Olympics, on Feb. 13, 2022, in Beijing. Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded figure skating coach Eteri Tutberidze one of the country’s highest honors. It comes nearly a year after a doping case involving one of her top skaters overshadowed the Winter Olympics. A presidential decree published lists Tutberidze among three people awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky “for ensuring the successful training of athletes who achieved high sporting accomplishments” at the Winter Olympics in Beijing in Feb. 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Putin honors skating coach in Valieva Olympic case

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded figure skating coach Eteri Tutberidze one of the country's highest honors Monday, nearly a year after a doping case involving o

Brazilian tennis player hit with 12-month doping ban

LONDON (AP) — Brazilian tennis player Gilbert Klier Junior, a bronze medalist at the 2018 Youth Olympics, has been banned for 12 months in a doping case, the International Tennis Int

Italy's Federica Brignone, center, winner of an alpine ski, women's World Championship combined race, celebrates with second-placed Switzerland's Wendy Holdener, left, and third-placed Austria's Ricarda Haaser, in Meribel, France, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)

Brignone wins worlds combined race after Shiffrin straddles

MERIBEL, France (AP) — Italian skier Federica Brignone won the women’s combined race Monday on the opening day of the world championships after