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Germany's Linus Strasser celebrates after winningan alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom, in Schladming, Austria, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

Germany's Strasser wins last slalom before Beijing Olympics

SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — Six World Cup races. Six different winners. It’s anyone’s guess who will win the men’s slalom at the upcoming Winter Olympics.

Canada's Mason McTavish (23) and Czech Republic's Jiri Kulich (27) battle for the puck during third-period IIHF world junior hockey championship game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Staal, Power and Levi headline Canada's Olympic roster

Canada is set to have a 37-year-old veteran of almost 1,400 NHL games, a top draft pick and a college goaltender front and center at the Beijing Olympics.

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.

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.