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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

Russia's Kamila Valieva 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

Martins Dukurs from Latvia starts for his first run of the men's Skeleton world cup competition in Wintergerg, Germany, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (Caroline Seidel/dpa via AP)

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.

Austria's Ramona Siebenhofer 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