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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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  • After a rocky few days, Sochi lurches toward functionality

    After a rocky few days, Sochi lurches toward functionality
    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...
  • Sochi Games about transformation, lasting or not

    Sochi Games about transformation, lasting or not
    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...
  • Sochi Olympics: Amid reports of violence back home, Ukraine wins gold in biathlon

    Sochi Olympics: Amid reports of violence back home, Ukraine wins gold in biathlon
    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...
  • Sochi Olympics: Czechs beat Slovakia to earn hockey matchup with U.S.

    Sochi Olympics: Czechs beat Slovakia to earn hockey matchup with U.S.
    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....
  • Sochi Olympics: Meryl Davis, Charlie White grow older and golder

    Sochi Olympics: Meryl Davis, Charlie White grow older and golder
    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,...
  • American Erin Hamlin medals in women's luge

    American Erin Hamlin medals in women's luge
    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...
  • Davis finishes second at World Sprint Championships

    Davis finishes second at World Sprint Championships
    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...
  • Third athlete fails doping test at Sochi Olympics

    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...
  • Young no-names save the Sochi Olympics for the U.S.

    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."...
  • Sochi Olympics: Sarah Hendrickson has at least one good memory

    Sochi Olympics: Sarah Hendrickson has at least one good memory
    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...
  • U.S. men sweep slopestyle skiing

    U.S. men sweep slopestyle skiing
    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...