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  • Jimmy Kimmel pranks media again with Sochi Olympics wolf video

    Jimmy Kimmel pranks media again with Sochi Olympics wolf video
    Besides making average people walking down Hollywood Boulevard look like idiots, Jimmy Kimmel's other favorite target is the news media. And on Thursday night's show, he showed once again how he'd duped news and sports media outlets into running a story...
  • Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony

    For the last 18 days, I've been chronicling TV's coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics, dutifully watching all manner of downhill ski races, luge runs and short-track heats. What effect this has had on me I'll leave to an imminently convening team of...
  • India doesn't carry a torch for the Olympic Games

    MUMBAI, India — As a boy, Shiva Keshavan raced a crude wooden sled down the snowy mountain roads ringing the Himalayas in his native northern India. Keshavan, 32, is now one of Asia's top luge competitors, even though India doesn't have an ice...
  • Connecticut's Olympic Hopefuls

    Connecticut's Olympic Hopefuls
    This month all eyes are on Sochi — the Russian resort city on the Black Sea that is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. As exciting as it is to cheer on the world’s elite athletes competing in this quadrennial event, let’s be honest:...
  • Luge: Men's singles

    Luge: Men's singles
    When: Feb. 8-9. Best of the U.S.: American Chris Mazdzer of Saranac Lake, N.Y., capped his career-best season with a fifth-place finish in the World Cup standings. Best of the rest: Germany's Felix Loch won gold in 2010 and is favored again in Sochi,...
  • Luge: Women's singles

    Luge: Women's singles
    When: Feb. 10-11. Best of the U.S.: Kate Hansen became the first American to win a World Cup event since 1997 when she took home gold last month in Sigulda, Latvia. Best of the rest: Most expect German sliders Natalie Geisenberger and Tatjana Hufner...
  • Luge relay

    Luge relay
    When: Feb. 13. Best of the U.S.: The U.S. Luge Association will select its relay members after assessing individual performances during the singles and doubles events. Best of the rest: The Germans lead the overall World Cup team relay standings...
  • From La Cañada to Sochi, Kate Hansen's love of luge has carried her to Olympics

    From La Cañada to Sochi, Kate Hansen's love of luge has carried her to Olympics
    There really is nary a moment to ponder the romanticism of it all — the danger, the glory, the adrenaline. The slightest of wrong moves has the potential to produce the most phenomenal of falls. “If you think, then you’re on your...
  • Luge run at Blue Mountain brings Olympic excitement

    Theresa Buckley of Salisbury is just 17, and she's been far from home these past few years, traveling the country and Europe as one of the best junior luge sliders in the U.S. Last weekend, Buckley, who is a junior cyber school student because of her...
  • For Baltimore-born Olympic luger Summer Britcher, risk-taking runs in her blood

    For Baltimore-born Olympic luger Summer Britcher, risk-taking runs in her blood
    She hails from a family of Baltimore firefighters, but Summer Britcher's life runs counter. She battles the ice. One of the youngest members of the Olympic luge team, Britcher, 19, is competing in her first Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Opening...
  • La Canada High School grad goes for gold

    La Canada High School grad goes for gold
    More than a decade after Kate Hansen first began sledding, she finds herself closer than ever to realizing her Olympic dream. The La Cañada High School graduate succeeded in her second attempt at making the U.S. women's luge team and will compete Monday...