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  • Dario Cologna wins his second gold medal at Sochi Olympics

    Dario Cologna wins his second gold medal at Sochi Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — Dario Cologna, skiing in short sleeves on another warm and sunny day, won his second gold medal at the Sochi Olympics on Friday with a dominant performance in the 15-kilometer classical-style cross-country race. The Swiss led by...
  • Sweden's Valentina Wallner ordered to cover Olympics helmet tribute

    SOCHI, Russia -- Swedish women’s hockey goaltender Valentina Wallner has been told she can’t display a picture of her late mentor and compatriot Stefan Liv on the helmet she will wear during the tournament here. She had the portrait added to...
  • Marielle Thompson leads 1-2 finish for Canada in women's ski cross

    Marielle Thompson leads 1-2 finish for Canada in women's ski cross
    SOCHI, Russia -- Marielle Thompson and Kelsey Serwa finished 1-2 for Canada in women's ski cross on Friday, giving their country bookend gold-silver performances in Olympic freestyle skiing. Freestyle opened Feb. 8 with sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-...
  • Sweden wins gold medal in men's cross-country 10-kilometer relay

    Sweden wins gold medal in men's cross-country 10-kilometer relay
    SOCHI, Russia -- Sweden completed a double in Olympic cross-country relays Sunday when its men's team successfully defended its title in the 4-by-10-kilometer event. A day after its women's team earned a narrow come-from-behind victory, Swedish anchor...
  • Sochi Olympics: Norway wins women's cross-country team sprint

    Sochi Olympics: Norway wins women's cross-country team sprint
    SOCHI, Russia — Marit Bjoergen gave Norway a dominant victory in the women's cross-country team sprint on Wednesday for her fifth career Olympic gold medal. Bjoergen opened up a sizeable gap for Norway on her first of three laps in the final and...
  • Sochi Olympics: Checking into new hotel requires a fire exit plan

    Sochi Olympics: Checking into new hotel requires a fire exit plan
    SOCHI, Russia — My greeting after finally checking into the open-since-Wednesday Gorki Grand Hotel could not have been more five-alarming. It came over the hotel intercom first in Russian, then in English. I actually figured out the Russian part...
  • Sochi Olympics: Ola Vigen Hattestad wins men's cross-country sprint

    Sochi Olympics: Ola Vigen Hattestad wins men's cross-country sprint
    SOCHI, Russia -- Ola Vigen Hattestad of Norway won the Olympic gold medal Tuesday in the men's cross-country sprint. A collision early in the finals took out half of the six-man field, leaving Hattestad and Teodor Peterson of Sweden to battle for the...
  • Sochi Olympics: Finland wins men's cross-country team sprint

    SOCHI, Russia — Finland surprisingly won the men's cross-country team sprint at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday, taking advantage of a fall that slowed its two closest rivals in the final. Sami Jauhojaervi was able to pull ahead after Germany's...
  • Olympic ski champions Mikaela Shiffrin, Ted Ligety keep on winning

    Olympic ski champions Mikaela Shiffrin, Ted Ligety keep on winning
    Olympic ski champions Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety didn't take much of a break after the Sochi Games. They simply put their gold medals in a safe place and set out to make more memories. The whirlwind continued Saturday for America's heroes when...
  • A rare tie in women's Olympic downhill doubles the golden glow

    A rare tie in women's Olympic downhill doubles the golden glow
    SOCHI, Russia — The women's Olympic downhill at Rosa Khutor did not end Wednesday with American Julia Mancuso winning her fifth Olympic medal and second of these Games. It did not end with race favorite Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany winning her...
  • Olympics: Curling powerhouse Canada loses to Switzerland at Sochi

    SOCHI, Russia — In a bit of a shocker on the first day of men's curling, defending gold medalist Canada lost to Switzerland, 5-4, on Monday. Canada won its other game but struggled to defeat Germany, 11-8. Canada was considered the heavy...