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France's Alexis Pinturault reacts after skiing off the track during the first run of an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom, in Schladming, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

Jakobsen leads 1st run of night slalom at Schladming

SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — Sweden’s Kristoffer Jakobsen held a commanding lead following the first run of the World Cup circuit’s most prestigious slalom on Tuesday in the final men’

FILE - Fireworks explode over Beijing's Tiananmen Square to help mark the closing of the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing on Aug. 24, 2008. The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics open in just over a week. When Beijing held the Summer Olympics in 2008 the International Olympic Committee predicted they could improve human rights, and Chinese politicians hinted at the same. There are no soaring promises this time. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

China less worried about global criticism these Olympics

When Beijing was awarded the 2008 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee predicted the Games could improve human rights, and Chinese politicians hinted at the same.

Canada's Owen Power (25) and Czech Republic's Josef Kolacek (24) battle for the puck during second-period IIHF world junior hockey championship game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Staal, Power among those named to Canada's Olympic roster

Longtime NHL forward Eric Staal and 2021 top draft pick Owen Power were among the players named Tuesday to Canada’s roster for the Beijing Olympics.

Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan performs during the men's free skating competition of the Japan Figure Skating Championships at Saitama Super Arena, in Saitama, north of Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Chen vs Hanyu the latest in Olympic figure skating rivalries

In the pantheon of figure skating rivalries, Nancy and Tonya soars like a triple lutz above the rest.