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2014 Winter Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics
A collection of news and information related to 2014 Winter Olympics published by this site and its partners.

Top 2014 Winter Olympics Articles

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  • Amber Glenn looking for smooth skating

    Amber Glenn looking for smooth skating
    Amber Glenn has hit some ruts in the ice since she won the junior women’s title with two exceptional performances at last January’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships. How exceptional? In the free skate, she tossed off two triple-triple...
  • Olympic officials offer details on their vision for future of Games

    Olympic officials offer details on their vision for future of Games
    International Olympic Committee officials have unveiled their vision for the future of the movement in a series of proposals that will be voted on by members in December. "Agenda 2020" had been widely discussed in recent months, so there weren't many...
  • Skiing violinist Vanessa Mae banned over fixed Olympic qualifiers

    Skiing violinist Vanessa Mae banned over fixed Olympic qualifiers
    Pop violinist Vanessa Mae has been banned by the International Ski Federation (FIS) for four years over the manipulation of giant slalom races which allowed her to qualify for the Sochi Olympic Games at the last minute. An FIS panel also banned five...
  • Pop star Vanessa-Mae banned from competitive skiing

    It seems that pop violinist Vanessa-Mae won't be moonlighting as an elite skier for a while. The popular Thai musician has been banned from competition for four years after officials confirmed that she raced in a series of events rigged to help her...
  • Nicklas Backstrom can't escape failed drug test

    Nicklas Backstrom can't escape failed drug test
    A failed drug test at the 2014 Sochi Olympics continues to shadow Nicklas Backstrom some nine months later. The Swedish hockey player thought he was at least partially exonerated by the International Olympic Committee, but the Hockey News has reported...
  • Violinist Mae gets four-year ban over manipulation

    BERNE (Reuters) - Pop violinist Vanessa Mae has been banned by the International Ski Federation (FIS) for four years over the manipulation of giant slalom races which allowed her to qualify for the Sochi Olympic Games at the last minute. An FIS panel...
  • Fall of Berlin Wall and hopes of sports superpower status

    LONDON (Reuters) - Berliners had only just started taking pickaxes to the Berlin Wall in the days after its dramatic demise on November 9, 1989 when the world of sport began confidently predicting a golden future for a reunited Germany. German...
  • Winners of the inaugural ANOC Olympic awards

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Winners of the inaugural Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) awards, held in Bangkok on Friday. 2012 London Olympics Best male athlete - David Rudisha (track and field, Kenya) Best female athlete - Li Xiaoxia (table...
  • Olympic officials name best London and Sochi athletes

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Kenyan middle distance runner David Rudisha was named as the best male athlete of the 2012 London Olympics at the inaugural Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) awards ceremony on Friday. Chinese table tennis player Li...
  • Bjoerndalen upset Oslo withdrew 2022 Winter Games bid

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, who won a record 13th Winter Olympics medal in Sochi this year, has urged the IOC to push ahead with plans to change the bidding process after Oslo dropped out of the running to host the...
  • Since Sochi games, Russia has gained territory, but not many tourists

    Since Sochi games, Russia has gained territory, but not many tourists
    Who’s itching to visit Russia right now? Anybody? Less than nine months after the Sochi Winter Olympics -- which were supposed to usher in a new era of tourism for that region and Russia as a whole -- the flow of Americans and other foreigners...