MOSCOW — Russian Olympic officials have added to the pressure on the country’s track and field federation, calling for entirely new leadership after senior officials were implicated in obstructing an anti-doping investigation.
Russian Olympic Committee president Stanislav Pozdnyakov says he wants to see “a complete change of the whole management” at the federation after meeting interim president Yulia Tarasenko on Monday.
She took office Saturday, replacing Dmitry Shlyakhtin, who resigned after he became one of seven Russians charged in the obstruction case.
The charges center on allegedly fake medical documents used as an alibi by an athlete who wasn’t available for drug testing.
Pozdnyakov says the case damages Russia’s effort to restore its sports standing after doping scandals and “inflicts colossal reputational damage on our country as a whole.”
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Olympic ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani along with Paul E. George, who served as the director of the U.S. Olympic Committee, were elected to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
The trio will be inducted Jan. 28 during the U.S. figure skating championships in San Jose, California.
The Shibutani siblings were two-time Olympians who won a pair of bronze medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games before stepping away from the sport in their prime. They also were three-time world medalists, earned medals at each of their 14 national championships and were two-time senior U.S. champions.
Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani, who is three years older than his sister, became the first U.S. ice dancers to medal at the world debut in 2011, and the second-youngest team to medal at worlds. She was 16 and he was 19 at the time.
George was the Chef de Mission of the U.S. delegation to the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. The longtime member of the Skating Club of Boston, George also was director of the U.S. Figure Skating Association in the late 1980s and early ’90s and later served as president and trustee of the U.S. Figure Skating Foundation.
Freestyle Skiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics takes place from Sunday, February 6, through Friday, February 18 in Beijing, China. See below for the full 2022 Winter Olympics Freestyle Skiing schedule as well as additional information on how to watch and stream every moment of the Beijing Winter Games live on NBC and Peacock. Sign up for Peacock here and watch every event at the 2022 Winter Olympics live!
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The Freestyle Skiing competition takes place at Genting Snow Park located just under 100 miles northwest of Beijing in the Zhangjiakou zone and at the Big Air Shougang in the Beijing Zone. The Big Air Shougang is the world’s first-ever permanent venue for big air and will serve as the home for future sports competitions, athlete training purposes, and cultural and civic events after the Beijing Winter Games.
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2022 Winter Olympics Freestyle Skiing TV Schedule:
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How to stream the 2022 Winter Olympics on Peacock:
Peacock will be the streaming home of the Beijing Winter Games offering live stream coverage of every single event–that’s over 2,800 hours of Olympic action. In addition, to live stream coverage of every event, viewers will also be able to enjoy the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, NBC’s nightly primetime show, full replays of all competition available immediately upon conclusion, exclusive daily studio programming, medal ceremonies, extensive highlight clips, and more. Click here to sign up.
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How to watch the 2022 Winter Olympics on NBC:
For the second consecutive Winter Games and third overall, NBC will broadcast its primetime Olympic show live across all time zones.
What time does primetime coverage begin each night on NBC?
- Monday – Saturday: 8:00 pm ET
- Sunday: 7:00 pm ET
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