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Kayla Harrison ready to make the switch from judo to MMA

The two-time gold medalist will have her debut bout Thursday in Chicago.

Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith poses for a photo, Monday, May 21, 2018, before an Associated Press interview in Seattle. Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SPORTS LOG

Ex-Olympian Ariana Kukors Smith sues USA Swimming

2012 Olympian alleges officials knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor but didn’t protect her.

Larry Nassar appearing in court in Charlotte, Mich., in February.

Michigan State will pay $500 million to settle Larry Nassar abuse claims

More than 300 victims have said they were assaulted by the sports doctor, who also worked for USA Gymnastics.

IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch (left) with Frank King and Canadian native Lombart Fox and Canada’s model.

Frank King, 81, an architect of the 1988 Winter Olympics

Mr. King’s worked helped change the face of Calgary, Alberta.

Georgia's Sabrina Vega applauds after competing in the floor exercise during the NCAA college women's gymnastics championships Friday, April 20, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

SPORTS LOG

New suit filed by former US gymnast over Nassar’s sexual abuse

Sabrina Vega alleges USA Gymnastics, the US Olympic Committee, and coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi for three decades failed to protect her and other athletes.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27: U.S. President Donald Trump is presented with two flags as he hosts Team USA at the North Portico of the White House April 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump hosted the team to celebrate their victories in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Holding the Olympic Team flag are bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor and curler John Shuster. Holding the Paralympic Team flag are snowboarder Mike Schultz and snowboarder Brenna Huckaby. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Trump welcomes Olympic athletes to the White House

President Trump applauded the athletes gathered Friday morning on the north portico and congratulated them on their medals.

FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela, left, and Martha Karolyi talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells Savannah Guthrie in

Sports Log

Martha and Bela Karolyi claimed they weren’t aware of abuse

Former coordinators of USA Gymnastics national team said they never suspected team doctor Larry Nassar.

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving, left, and Gordon Hayward look on from the bench during the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Boston, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward included in US Olympic basketball team pool

The 35-player pool is for a period that includes the 2019 Basketball World Cup and 2020 Olympics.

Rachael Denhollander spoke in January at Larry Nassar’s sentencing hearing.

First woman to publicly accuse Larry Nassar of assault coming to Harvard

Rachael Denhollander will speak at an event titled ‘‘Can We Reconcile Justice and Forgiveness?’’

USA's Jordan Greenway (L) and Czech Republic's Vojtech Mozik fight for the puck during the men's quarterfinals playoffs ice hockey match between Czech Republic the United States during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SmialowskiBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

TARA SULLIVAN

BU’s Jordan Greenway blazed a trail at Winter Olympics

The US’ first black Olympic hockey player is back in Hockey East, with the NHL also on his mind.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - MARCH 8: Members of the United States paralytic team during the Welcoming Ceremony at the PyeongChang Olympic Village ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games on March 8, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Meet New England’s competitors in the 2018 Paralympics

More than a dozen athletes with ties to the region are members of Team USA at the games in South Korea.

Olympic gold medalist and Needham native Aly Raisman gave her victim impact statement during the sentencing of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Aly Raisman files suit against USOC, USA Gymnastics

The Needham native says both organizations “knew or should have known’’ about the abusive patterns of Larry Nassar.

FILE: In the wake of the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal, United States Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun has announced his resignation. BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 07: USOC CEO Scott Blackmun addresses the media at the USOC Olympic Media Summit at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 7, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images for the USOC)

US Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun resigns

Blackmun has taken heat for the gymnastics abuse cases, but he cited health issues as the reason for stepping down.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 16: Freydis Halla Einarsdottir of Iceland competes during the Ladies' Slalom Alpine Skiing at Yongpyong Alpine Centre on February 16, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Winter Olympic athlete receives warm welcome home at N.H. school

A university in New Hampshire has welcomed home a student who finished competing in the Winter Olympics with a packed assembly of supporters.

Matt Liebersbach (center) coaches at the Daegwallyeong Racing Ski Academy, while Min-Sung Kim (left) is coach at Gangdo Ski Association and Jong Man Park is coach at Evolution Ski Racing.

The future of Korean ski racing? One American coach is working on it

South Korea’s delegation included just four Alpine skier racers – two men and two women.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by FAZRY ISMAIL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9437274kw) South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L), South Korea's first lady Kim Jung-sook (2nd L), Ivanka Trump (3rd R), daughter and senior advisor of US President Donald J. Trump, and Kim Yong-chol (2nd R), vice-chairman of the ruling Workers? party?s central committee, arrive for the the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, Pyeongchang county, South Korea, 25 February 2018. Closing Ceremony - PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, Daegwallyeong-Myeon, Korea - 25 Feb 2018

Ivanka Trump sat in the same VIP box as North Korean official

The president’s daughter attended several events at the Winter Olympics, including the closing ceremony.

Olympic Athletes from Russia celebrate after winning the men's gold medal hockey game against Germany, 4-3, in overtime at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Gangneung, South Korea. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Russians win hockey gold with 4-3 OT win over Germany

This Olympic title meant so much more to the Russians, no matter that the tournament was missing NHL players.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Team USA walk in the Parade of Athletes during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

John Powers | On Olympics

A most unusual Winter Olympics concludes

PyeongChang put on impeccably organized, irresistibly welcoming Games with spectacular venues and flawless transportation.

AUGSBURG, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 12: Head coach Marco Sturm of Germany watches from the sidelines during the Deutschland Cup 2017 match between Germany and USA at Curt-Frenzel-Stadion on November 12, 2017 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Tara Sullivan

Former Bruin Marco Sturm in spotlight after coaching Germany to silver medal

Sturm led a program that hadn’t even qualified for hockey four years ago in Sochi to the gold medal game.

Fireworks explode over the Olympic flame during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

A moving closing ceremony leaves questions about the next Olympics

The closing ceremony was an eye-popping and delightful display of music, choreography, lights and fireworks. But with the Winter Games completed, a range of questions and issues remain.

The men’s speedskating team from Norway celebrates after winning the gold in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

MATT PEPIN

Could Norway help the US get better at the Olympics?

Norway will leave the 2018 Olympics as the victor in the medals race, and United States Olympic Committee thinks the US can learn a thing or two from the Norwegians.

A Russian supporter waves a flag before the preliminary round of the men's hockey game between the team from Russia and the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

IOC upholds doping ban; Russians can’t march under own flag

Two of the four athletes who tested positive in PyeongChang were Russian,

USA's Megan Keller (L) holds the US flag with teammate Danielle Cameranesi after the medal ceremony after winning the women's ice hockey event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-JeJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images

TARA SULLIVAN

It’s a shame the USA’s best moment happened overnight

What a shame that the women’s hockey team’s gold-medal win happened in the middle of the night on the East Coast.

Goalie Maddie Rooney (35), of the United States, blocks a shot by Natalie Spooner (24), of Canada, in the penalty shootout during the women's gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Olympic notebook

Shootouts in Olympic hockey are here to stay

The International Ice Hockey Federation president said continuous sudden-death overtime is not possible in a tournament.

Chris Kelly (11), of Canada, waves a flag as he celebrate after beating the Czech Republic in the men's bronze medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Medal roundup

Canada takes home bronze in men’s hockey

Without NHL stars playing, the Canadians were proud to win a medal of any color.

United States' Jessica Diggins, left, and Kikkan Randall celebrate after winning the gold medal in the women's team sprint freestyle cross-country skiing final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

John Powers | On Olympics

Assessing the Americans at PyeongChang, sport by sport

The US will have its lowest medal total since 1998, when the Games also were in Asia.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by HOW HWEE YOUNG/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9436556cq) (L-R) Tyler George, skip John Shuster, John Landsteiner and Matt Hamilton of the US celebrate after winning the gold medal in the Men's Curling Final between Sweden and USA at the Gangneung Centre, in Gangneung, during the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games 2018, South Korea, 24 February 2018. Curling - PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, Gangneung, Korea - 24 Feb 2018

TARA SULLIVAN

Made for Hollywood: The tale of Team USA’s first Olympic gold medal in curling

American skip John Shuster takes his rightful place in one of sports best narratives.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9436481g) Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic celebrates during the venue ceremony after winning gold in the women's Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom (PGS) final at the Bokwang Phoenix Park during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 24 February 2018. Snowboard - PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, Bongpyeong-Myeon, Korea - 24 Feb 2018

RACHEL G. BOWERS

‘Snowboard Ester’ and ‘Skier Ester’ become one Olympic gold medalist

Ester Ledecka’s dream came true when she became the first woman to win a gold medal in two different sports at the Winter Games.

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 24: John Shuster of the United States reacts during the game against Sweden during the Curling Men's Gold Medal game on day fifteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on February 24, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

US claims historic gold medal in men’s curling

The American men have won the Olympic gold medal in curling in a decisive upset of Sweden.

Gold medal winner Ester Ledecka, of the Czech Republic, runs the course during the women's parallel giant slalom final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Ester Ledecka wins 2nd gold, adding snowboard title to skiing glory

In a sport that’s often decided by micro-fractions, Ledecka romped, beating Selina Joerg of Germany in the final by .46 seconds

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) IOC executive board member Angela Ruggiero, Ivanka Trump, South Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook and South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha attend the Snowboard - Men's Big Air Final on day 15 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre on February 24, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Ivanka Trump watches snowboarding with South Korea’s First Lady

Trump chatted with Kim Jung-suk and IOC member and 1998 gold medalist Angela Ruggiero.

Gold medal winner Sebastien Toutant, of Canada, is flanked by silver medal winner Kyle Mack, of the United States, left, and bronze medal winner Billy Morgan, of Great Britain, during the venue ceremony for the men's Big Air snowboard competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Matt Pepin

Big air makes big splash in first Olympics

Of the Americans’ 23 medals thus far, snowboarders accounted for seven of them

HUNGARY OUT Mandatory Credit: Photo by ZSOLT CZEGLEDI/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9420118k) Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova Bobsleigh - PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, Daegwallyeong-Myeon, Korea - 17 Feb 2018 (FILE) - Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR) pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva (R) and her teammate Anastasia Kocherzhova during a training for the Women's Bobsleigh competition at the Olympic Sliding Centre during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 17 February 2018 (reissued 23 February 2018). Acording to media reports on 23 February 2018, Russian Bobsled Federation president Alexander Zubkov said that OAR athlete Nadezhda Sergeeva, 30, has tested positive for a banned substance during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games. The two-woman bobsleigh crew finished 12th in the women's bobsleigh competition on 21 February 2018. Russian officials were said to be working in clarifying the situation, media added.

IOC still undecided — confused, perhaps — on reinstating Russia for Closing Ceremony

They could readmit Russia, continue the Olympic ban, or come to a partial solution.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 24: Sebastien Toutant of Canada competes during the Men's Big Air Final on day 15 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre on February 24, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Canadian snowboarder Toutant wins Big Air

Sebastien Toutant scored a 174.25 in the final to give Team Canada its 11th gold of the Pyeongchang Games.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 23: Monique Lamoureux-Morando of the United States Women's Ice Hockey Team attends a press conference on day fourteen of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games on February 23, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images,)

OLYMPIC WOMEN’S HOCKEY NOTEBOOK

US women’s hockey veterans undecided about 2022

Balancing the demands of the team with other parts of their lives is something they must evaluate.

American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy (left) and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas held dogs Friday at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea.

Gus Kenworthy, appalled by South Korean dog meat farm, adopts puppy

Kenworthy called the treatment of the dogs “completely inhumane.”

Canada fans react after the semifinal round of the men's hockey game between Germany and Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Germany won 4-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Mon dieu! No gold for Canada in men’s and women’s hockey and curling

It’s mourning time in Canada after coming up short in their marquee Olympic sports.

Shani Davis of the U.S. competes during the men's 1,000 meters speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP

Shani Davis finishes seventh in what could be his last Olympic race

Davis, 35, declined to speak to media following the men’s 1,000 meters.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 21, 2018 Russia's Nadezhda Sergeeva and Russia's Anastasia Kocherzhova (unseen) compete in the women's bobsleigh heat 4 final run during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Olympic Sliding Centre on February 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang. Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva has tested positive for a banned substance at the Winter Olympics, Russia's bobsleigh federation said February 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

Russian bobsledder who wore ‘I don’t do doping’ shirt tests positive for banned substance

Nadezhda Sergeeva wore the sweatshirt in a video posted on YouTube ahead of the Olympics.

Untied States hockey team celebrate with their gold medals after beating Canada in the women's gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Rachel G. Bowers

Inspirational US women’s hockey team met every challenge along the way

Long before facing Canada for the gold, the US team stood up for fair pay — and won that battle, too.

Ivanka Trump arrived for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Incheon, Korea, Friday.

Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

President Trump’s daughter told South Korea’s president that she will use her visit to the Winter Olympics to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program.

Jessie Diggins.

OLYMPIC NOTEBOOK

Jessie Diggins picked to carry US flag at Olympic Closing Ceremony

Diggins thrust herself across the finish line to give the Americans a dazzling gold medal in the cross-country team sprint.

Germany's players celebrate winning the men's semi-final ice hockey match between Canada and Germany during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SmialowskiBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

OLYMPIC MEN’S HOCKEY

Germany stuns Canada to advance to Olympic final in men’s hockey

Germany will play for Olympic gold in hockey for the first time ever when it takes on the Russians.

Untied States hockey team celebrate with their gold medals after beating Canada in the women's gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Medal haul well short of USOC projections

It was a sweeping goal, spelled out on a colorful, full-screen slide and presented to leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee in a meeting last year.

USA's Bradie Tennell competes in the women's single skating free skating of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

JOHN POWERS I ON OLYMPICS

The Olympics showed why the US simply can’t skate with the stars

After its weakest overall Olympic showing in two dozen years, US figure skating has an exceptional amount of catching up to do.

Russia's Nadezhda Sergeeva (R) and Russia's Anastasia Kocherzhova compete in the women's bobsleigh heat 1 run during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at the Olympic Sliding Centre on February 20, 2018 in Pyeongchang. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RalstonMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

A 2nd Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

The announcement regarding bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva comes a day before the IOC’s executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday’s Closing Ceremony.