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Buffalo Beauts

Olympic gold medalist and NCAA all-time goaltending leader Nicole Hensley is a Buffalo Beaut. The NWHL team has agreed to terms with the Colorado native on a contract for the upcoming season.

New York State Sen. Richard Funke

Betty Perkins-Carpenter has died. The health and fitness expert and former Olympic Diving Coach was 87. She had been living in Penfield, outside Rochester.

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The U.S. women's hockey team owns Olympic gold for the first time in 20 years, after breaking Canada's remarkable streak of success in a gripping final at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The only previous U.S. win had come in the tournament's first year, in 1998.

When the American women finally received their gold medals, they were placed on their necks by former player Angela Ruggiero, who was on the last U.S. Olympic team to win it all.

Team USA

Athletes like Team USA's Adam Rippon are breaking barriers for LGBTQ athletes at this year’s Winter Olympics. A record number of 14 openly gay athletes are participating in this year’s games, twice as many in the 2014 games.

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USA Hockey announced the first 23 players of its 2018 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team Monday and they will be led by a former Buffalo Sabres captain.

2018 IIHF World Juniors

The world’s best youth hockey players have arrived in Buffalo. Tuesday is the start of the 2018 IIHF World Juniors.

On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe talks about concerns over forward Kyle Okposo's seemingly serious illness, reaction to the NHL's decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, a couple of players who made their Sabre debuts, and this week's games, which included an embarrassing loss to the rival Toronto Maple Leafs. 


The NHL won't be pausing its season to allow players to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, officials announced on Monday.

Many pro players have expressed a desire to compete in the Games at Pyeongchang, South Korea. But the league says it doesn't see a benefit to the sport — and does see a risk of injuries.

The NHL has allowed players to participate in every Olympic Games since 1998.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, disputes over money played a role in the decision not to continue.

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South Korea was nearly flawless to beat Elma native Jake Kaminski and the U.S. men's team in the archery final Saturday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. So convincing was the win that  Kaminski bowed to the Koreans after the match.

The City of Toronto will not be bidding for the 2024 Olympics. Toronto had until last week to enter a bid, but mayor John Tory decided it wasn't the right time. Many people in the city support the move as the right one.


Toronto may be edging closer to making another bid for the Olympic Games. Mayor John Tory met with the head of the Canadian Olympic Committee this week.


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Several members of the Buffalo Sabres organization are in Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics, but not all will be playing hockey.

Toronto shelves 2024 Olympic bid

Jan 23, 2014

Toronto has all but scrapped the idea of  bidding for the 2024 Olympics.  The city's economic development committee unanimously agreed to shelve the idea.  Meanwhile, the city is still considering a bid for the 2025 World Expo.

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller has earned his way to the U.S. national hockey team for the second straight Olympics. Buffalo News sportswriter Mike Harrington says Wednesday's announcement came as no surprise, but he says Miller's place on this year's team was not always an open and shut case.

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A Canadian lawmaker is interested in proposing the idea of a joint bid U.S.-Canada bid for hosting the future summer Olympics.

According to a recent Toronto Sun article, Toronto council member James Pasternak suggested teaming with a Great Lakes city like Buffalo. 

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says he likes the idea of a joint bid with Canada to host the 2024 Olympic games.

"If they reach out to us and it is something that is real and they want to work on, we would be more than happy to participate," said Mayor Brown.