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  • The right skater won Olympic gold

    In any other sport, it would have been cause for celebration -- an unknown youngster pulls out all the stops to upset a legendary but aging star on the biggest stage of all. But when 17-year-old Russian Adelina Sotnikova unexpectedly captured the...
  • Preparing for the Sochi Winter Olympics

    The countdown has begun — only 30 days remain until the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Eighty-five countries are expected to bring 5,500 athletes and team members to Russia in early February. They will compete in 98 events spread...
  • From Russia with dread; Sochi lacks joy

    From Russia with dread; Sochi lacks joy
    SOCHI, Russia – From the gently rolling Black Sea to the jagged Caucasus Mountains, from gleaming modern stadiums to colorfully ancient Matryoshka dolls, the Sochi Olympics open Friday with every conceivable natural wonder except one. There is a...
  • Sochi Olympics: Wednesday's TV best bets

    Sochi Olympics: Wednesday's TV best bets
    Men's Giant Slalom Ted Ligety is considered a strong threat to take the gold medal. He is the defending World Cup champion and has been dominant in this race in the past. Things got a little easier when Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway pulled out,...
  • At Sochi Olympics, figure skater Patrick Chan faces big expectations

     At Sochi Olympics, figure skater Patrick Chan faces big expectations
    SOCHI, Russia — Two Canadian men could sweep the medals in men's figure skating. That apparent mathematical impossibility adds up because Canadian skater Patrick Chan is the favorite and Canadian coach Brian Orser, a two-time Olympic silver...
  • Sochi Olympics: U.S. figure skater Gracie Gold learns to let go

    SOCHI, Russia — There were many moments over the last five months when Gracie Gold felt panicky. They began right after her 18th birthday, Aug. 17, when the relationship with her former coach, Alex Ouriashev, had deteriorated to the point of no...
  • Women's figure skating

    Women's figure skating
    When: Feb. 19, short; Feb. 20, free. Best of the U.S.: Two-time U.S. champion Ashley Wagner was the top U.S. finisher at the last two worlds, placing fifth and fourth. Gracie Gold was the runaway winner at nationals, where Wagner tumbled to fourth....
  • Men's figure skating

    Men's figure skating
    When: Feb. 13, short; Feb. 14, free. Best of the U.S.: Four-time and current national champion Jeremy Abbott, 28, and rising star Jason Brown, 19. Best of the rest: Canada's Patrick Chan, winner of last three world titles and fifth-place finisher in...
  • Sochi Olympic TV moment: Wise halfpipe, Weir and Lipinski acrobatics

    Cold-weather football games are about as perfect an example of the form as you’ll find. So what better way to watch a skiing competition than with a blizzard backdrop? That hasn’t happened much in global-warmed Sochi. But on Tuesday night...
  • Record-breaking petition seeks probe into Sochi figure-skating win

    Record-breaking petition seeks probe into Sochi figure-skating win
    A petition demanding an investigation into the Olympic gold medal win of Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova is breaking records at Change.org. Fans of Sochi silver medal winner Yuna Kim of South Korea have caused the petition to catch fire. It...
  • Should Adelina Sotnikova be an Olympic champ? Yes, for sake of sport

    Millions of people are unhappy that Russia's Adelina Sotnikova beat out South Korea's Yuna Kim for a gold medal in Olympic women's figure skating.  I'm not sure I am. The reason for that is tied up in the fact that figure skating -- for all its balletic...