Tag: Winter Olympic games

Bob Costas Steps Down as Olympics TV Host

Next year NBC’s coverage of Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Bob Costas will no longer be the network’s primetime Olympic anchor after 24 years on the job. Costas announced Thursday his departure from the high-profile role, and will be succeeded by Mike Tirico, who joined NBC last spring. “It just felt to me like…

Beijing to Host 2022 Winter Olympics [VIDEO]

Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, making it the first city to host both the Winter and Summer Games. Members of the International Olympic Committee voted for the Chinese capital over Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday, after Chinese President Xi Jinping made a vow to put on a “fantastic, extraordinary and excellent” event. The voting…

German athlete fails doping test, 1st case of the 2014 Olympics

An unidentified German athlete has failed a drug test in the first announced doping case of the Sochi Olympics. The German Olympic Committee has been notified and a backup sample will be analyzed today, the committee said. German officials did not name the athlete, sport or substance involved. AP

Sochi Olympics Games: Speeding Bobsled Hits Worker Breaks Legs

Olympic officials are trying to determine why a worker on the track used for sliding sports at the Sochi Games was in the path of a speeding bobsled that crashed into him, causing leg injuries and a concussion. A forerunning sled sent down the track to make sure conditions were suitable for two-man training crashed…