| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:28 AM
Ten thoughts about matters Olympic:
1. The 1984 Los Angeles Games may have saved the OIympics, but you would never know that from the International Olympic Committee’s indifference to the recent 30th anniversary of those Summer Olympics....
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:22 PM
The Jamaican bobsled team just got word Saturday that it had qualified for the Winter Olympics next month. Money appeared to be a major obstacle, but now social media fundraising and a possible sponsorship have come to the rescue.
| 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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Her shoes are made special, with scores of tiny spikes to grip the ice, and they never seem to last long enough.
The steel runners for her sled cost more than $6,000 and the airlines charge $100 each way to carry her equipment to international races....
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:29 PM
SOCHI, Russia — The surprise American star of these Olympics is walking through a rainstorm, not a drop on his black leggings and ankle-high boots, not a splotch on his styled hair and pale makeup, when suddenly he stops.
"Wait, I want to finish...
| 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...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:28 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Maybe it was the karma created by the presence of the creators.
Or maybe it simply was that Russian pair Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov are just way too good for everyone else when they skate without mistakes.
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:10 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Marielle Thompson heard a voice, someone calling "inside," up high on the course in the women's ski-cross final at the Winter Olympics.
It was her Canadian teammate, Kelsey Serwa.
Thompson gave Serwa a little space on the first...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:11 PM
SOCHI, Russia — The Canadian guy with bulging tattooed biceps is pumping his fist and glaring. Two Norwegian guys with colorfully checkered pants are hunched over and shimmying. A Swiss woman is screaming at her friends with a mouth so wide one...
| Jan 11, 2014
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ten Olympic figure skating gold medalists lined up side by side at the Izod Center to rehearse their introductions for a show called "Tribute to American Legends of the Ice."
At one end was two-time Olympic champion Dick...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:43 PM
SOCHI, Russia — The cowgirl got the gold.
Kaitlyn Farrington, the 24-year-old daughter of ski bums in Sun Valley, Idaho, produced the run of her life Wednesday night at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.
What resulted was a newly minted Olympic...