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  • Thrill of victory — and agony of defeat— in NBC's Olympics coverage

    Thrill of victory — and agony of defeat— in NBC's Olympics coverage
    U.S. athletes have earned mixed marks at the Sochi Games; for every triumph in a sport such as slopestyle or luge, there's been a disappointment in skiing or speed skating. The same might be said of NBC, whose decision to broadcast the most hours ever...
  • Sochi TV moment: Bode Miller's likely Olympic finale, odd and fitting

    Sochi TV moment: Bode Miller's likely Olympic finale, odd and fitting
    It was a strange sight. After all this -- 16 years, five Winter Games and as many career obituaries as medals -- TV's most mercurial Olympics star, Bode Miller, was shown mainly as a man ... waiting. Yes, later there would be that cringe-inducing...
  • Sochi Olympics: U.S.' Ted Ligety wins gold medal in giant slalom

    Sochi Olympics: U.S.' Ted Ligety wins gold medal in giant slalom
    SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety won the giant slalom at the Sochi Games with a dominating performance Wednesday, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing. Leading after the first run, Ligety sped down the Rosa...
  • Ted Ligety's gold medal in giant slalom ratifies his greatness

    Ted Ligety's gold medal in giant slalom ratifies his greatness
    SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety’s first Olympic gold medal in 2006 was such a gift it all but fell out of the sky from a gondola. Ligety was 21 in Turin, Italy, when he struck gold in the super combined, only because Bode Miller blew gold by...
  • Special Olympians from Harford to compete in Winter Games

    Special Olympics Maryland will host its annual Winter Games at Ski Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pa. on Monday and Tuesday. More than 250 Special Olympics Maryland athletes from across the state will take to the snow, competing in alpine skiing and...
  • Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin leads after first slalom run

    Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin leads after first slalom run
    SOCHI, Russia -- U.S. slalom superstar Mikaela Shiffrin was in prime position for a gold medal after a blazing first run Friday at Rosa Khutor. The 18-year-old from Vail,  Colo., starting with the No. 6 bib, finished her run in 52.62 seconds, nearly a...
  • Sochi Olympics TV: In Shiffrin and Ahn, celebrities born and reborn

    Sochi Olympics TV: In Shiffrin and Ahn, celebrities born and reborn
    Some Olympic celebrities spend years taking shape. Others are formed before they even step foot on a Games course, somewhere in that no-man's land between national qualifying tournaments and the Opening Ceremony parade. Mikaela Shiffrin falls...
  • Star-Spangled and speedy

    Star-Spangled and speedy
    When Matt Strackbein was seeking inspiration for the U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team's uniforms, he thought back to his Maryland roots. The suits, which will be worn by the team in Sochi, Russia, beginning this week, needed to convey patriotism. They...
  • 'Super Jules' is after more gold

    Julia Mancuso, the Olympic gold medalist in alpine skiing, will celebrate her 30th birthday in March. But before she blows out the candles on that milestone-birthday cake, she's got something to check off of her to-do list: Add some more metal to her...
  • Sochi Olympics: It's an uphill climb for the Russian alpine team

    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The Russians put the first man in space but, strangely, they have no Yuri Gagarin in alpine skiing. The host country for the 2014 Sochi Olympics has, by all accounts, provided a first-track for the alpine events at...
  • Austrian battle is fierce for final spots in Sunday's Olympic downhill

    Austrian battle is fierce for final spots in Sunday's Olympic downhill
    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — One my favorite pre-Olympic alpine events is the Austrian “bake-off” for four downhill starting spots. Unlike the World Cup circuit, each country is only allowed four entries in Olympic events. That cranks up...