| Feb 8, 2014
| 5:38 PM
SOCHI, Russia — It was 2:30 a.m. and the stranger on the other side of the door wanted into my hotel room.
"How many cards do you have?" he kept asking in broken English.
The lock rattled and eventfully broke. Still hazy from sleep, I did all...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:41 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Thomas Bach, the German who now is International Olympic Committee president, was chairman of the IOC bid city evaluation commission two decades ago when Sochi first became interested in hosting the Winter Olympics.
"I came here...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:40 PM
SOCHI, Russia — This has been a tough week for the Ukrainian athletes at the Sochi Olympics.
Sports have seemed far less important amid reports of bloody clashes between the government and opposition demonstrators back home.
So Valj Semerenko...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:01 PM
SOCHI, Russia -- The U.S. men’s hockey team will face the Czech Republic on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Sochi Olympics hockey tournament.
The U.S., seeded No. 2, earned a bye into the quarterfinals by winning its preliminary-round group....
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:22 PM
SOCHI, Russia — His shaggy blond hair flew, her porcelain body floated, the two old friends leaned on each other, spun off each other and moved together in the synchronicity of a lifetime.
On a chilling Monday night at the Winter Olympics,...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:46 PM
SOCHI, Russia — American luger Erin Hamlin knew heading into the third-to-last turn Tuesday that she belonged to history.
She had slid beautifully over the past two days at the Sanki Sliding Center, amassed a comfortable time cushion during her...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Long-track speedskater Shani Davis won the 1,000-meter race Sunday in the ISU World Sprint Championships to finish second overall at the event in Nagano, Japan.
Defending champion Michel Mulder of the Netherlands won the overall event. The...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:43 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Ukrainian cross-country skier Marina Lisogor has tested positive for a banned substance, the country's National Olympic Committee said Saturday.
“The International Olympic Committee's Disciplinary Commission officially informed...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 2:49 PM
SOCHI, Russia — It makes sense that a little-known snowboarder from Utah set the tone for the U.S. team at the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
"I don't know what to call it," Sage Kotsenburg said. "I have no idea what's actually going on."...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:09 PM
SOCHI, Russia -- American ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson was clearly favoring her surgically repaired right knee in Tuesday night's normal hill final at the Sochi Olympics.
But that wasn't the only thing bothering the reigning world champion as she limped...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:14 PM
SOCHI, Russia -- The cool kids were throwing down tricks on the snow, one-upping each other, enjoying the sun and treating this Thursday in Russia like a spring day in Utah or Colorado.
“United States of Awesome,” came a voice from the...