| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:22 PM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:57 PM
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,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:19 AM
SOCHI, Russia - Carolina Kostner drew the short straw.
The 2012 world champion from Italy skates Wednesday’s Olympic short program immediately after Russian sensation Yulia Lipnitskaya, when the roar from the crowd undoubtedly will still be...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:11 AM
The Sochi Olympics will have a link to "Game of Thrones," NBC announced Friday.
Emmy-winner Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister in the HBO drama, will narrate the seven-minute welcome that kicks off NBC's coverage of the Opening Ceremony.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:53 PM
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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:53 PM
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....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:54 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:37 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:35 PM
The year in international sports began badly when Lance Armstrong went on Oprah Winfrey's show and admitted to being a liar, a bully and a fraud while still refusing to tell the whole truth about his doping.
It would get worse when Russia passed anti-...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 2:22 PM
So what do we know about the state of women’s figure skating after the first two Grand Prix events of the Olympic season?
1. Put Russia’s Julia Lipnitskaia in the mix for a 2014 Olympic medal – maybe even gold? – after her...