Young US hockey team beats Canada to start Olympics 2-0

Using not just speed and skill but also a healthy dose of physicality against bigger, stronger opponents, the Americans emerged with a hard-earned 4-2 victory Saturday and are unbeaten in two games at the Olympics.

Photos: Winter Olympic Games 2022 opening ceremony in Beijing

The Winter Olympics opening ceremony had a fiery conclusion Friday, when the Olympic flame was placed inside a giant snowflake. Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier declared the Games open during a ceremony heavy on ice-blue tones and winter imagery.

China's pandemic Olympics begins, with lockdown and boycotts

The country where the coronavirus outbreak emerged two years ago launched a locked-down Winter Olympics on Friday, proudly projecting its might on the most global of stages even as some Western governments mounted a diplomatic boycott.