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FILE -  Germany's Claudia Pechstein competes in the women's 5,000 meters during the world single distances speedskating championships Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Kearns, Utah. At 49, Pechstein will be the oldest woman to compete at a Winter Olympics and the second athlete — and only woman — to compete in eight. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

'Grandma' Claudia Pechstein skates into 8th Olympics

FILE - Canadian figure skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier compete in the pairs free program in the Winter Olympics at the Salt Lake Ice Center in Salt Lake City, Monday, Feb. 11, 2002. Tara Lipinski, the 1998 Olympic gold medalist and now an analyst for NBC, partnered with husband Todd Kapostasy on a four-part documentary series on Peacock, NBC's streaming outlet. It's called “MEDDLING” and looks deeply into the impact the judging misdeeds had on the two pairs teams involved: Canadians Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, Russians Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Tara Lipinski and husband examine 2002 skating scandal

FILE - United States skip Tabitha Peterson makes a shot against Sweden in the bronze medal final at the women's world curling championship in Calgary, Alberta, Sunday, May 9, 2021. Tabitha Peterson is heading to her second straight Olympics — her first as the skip of the U.S. women’s team. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Gold means confidence, less pressure for US curler Shuster

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Workers wearing face masks to help protect from the coronavirus set up a decoration for the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. Beijing has reported its first local omicron infection, according to state media, weeks before the Winter Olympic Games are due to start. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Chinese city Xi'an lifts some restrictions after lockdown

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese city of Xi’an has gradually begun lifting restrictions after over three weeks of lockdown, as authorities sought to stamp out a local outbreak before the B

Anna Shcherbakova of Russia performs during the women's free skating competition of the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Raul Mee)

Valieva wins European figure skating title ahead of Olympics

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Kamila Valieva underlined her status as the favorite for the women's Olympic figure skating gold medal as she won the European title by a commanding 22-point

Katie Uhlaender of United States speeds down the track during the woman Skeleton World Cup race in Sigulda, Latvia, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)

Skeleton preview: Dukurs, Bos head to Olympics with momentum

There wound up being five sliders chosen as part of the U.S. Olympic skeleton team that competed in the 2006 Turin Games.

Italy's Sofia Goggia speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill race, in Zauchensee, Austria, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Giovanni Maria Pizzato)

Gut-Behrami wins downhill after Olympic champ Goggia crashes

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) — Lara Gut-Behrami's season finally saw an upswing on Saturday after two miserable months for the Swiss skier which included illness, a crash, and