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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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  • Japan protests Russian military drills on disputed islands

    Japan protests Russian military drills on disputed islands
    Japan's Foreign Ministry lodged a "strong protest" Wednesday over Russian military exercises on two islands seized by the Soviet Union after World War II and claimed by both countries. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the war games on Etorofu...
  • Is Mitt Romney contemplating another run?

    WASHINGTON -- As the crystal ball on the 2016 Republican presidential nomination remains blurred , two-time loser Mitt Romney appears willing at least to entertain the possibility of trying a third time. In addition to occasional comments on matters he...
  • Is Romney contemplating another run? [Commentary]

    Is Romney contemplating another run? [Commentary]
    As the crystal ball on the 2016 Republican presidential nomination remains cloudy, two-time loser Mitt Romney appears willing at least to entertain the possibility of trying a third time. In addition to occasional comments on matters he knows a lot...
  • O'Malley backs bid for D.C. Olympics in 2024

    O'Malley backs bid for D.C. Olympics in 2024
    Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday put his support behind efforts to bring the 2024 Olympics to the greater Washington-D.C. area. The term-limited governor added his voice to that of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in backing the...
  • Washington's Olympic bid moves forward with extent of Maryland role undefined

    Washington's Olympic bid moves forward with extent of Maryland role undefined
    Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is on the board and Gov. Martin O'Malley offered his preliminary backing, but Maryland's role in a bid to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to the Washington region remained largely undefined. The nonprofit Washington 2024...
  • Antidoping officials begin enforcement of new substance bans

    Antidoping officials begin enforcement of new substance bans
    Following reports that Russian athletes inhaled xenon to boost their performance at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the World Anti-Doping Agency has announced it will begin enforcing a new ban on the gas beginning early next week. The amendment was prompted by...
  • Where's the IOC love for L.A. '84?

    Where's the IOC love for L.A. '84?
    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....
  • Jamaican bobsled team works to afford Sochi; cash, sponsorship roll in

    Jamaican bobsled team works to afford Sochi; cash, sponsorship roll in
    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. The team's...
  • Sochi Olympics: Julia Mancuso displays her Gamesmanship, wins bronze

    Sochi Olympics: Julia Mancuso displays her Gamesmanship, wins bronze
    SOCHI, Russia — Julia Mancuso knows that trying to catch Lindsey Vonn in World Cup victories is futile, like a baseball pitcher saying he wants to catch Cy Young. Mancuso and Vonn both are 29 and with Vonn leading by the World Cup score of 59 to...
  • Shaun White, other riders shredding halfpipe with complaints

    Shaun White, other riders shredding halfpipe with complaints
    SOCHI, Russia — Improvements were made to the much-maligned halfpipe at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park but not enough to satisfy the leading Olympic snowboarders. The high-profile extreme sports stars had extreme reactions after a practice session...
  • Sochi Olympics: U.S. women rout Sweden, face Canada for hockey gold

    Sochi Olympics: U.S. women rout Sweden, face Canada for hockey gold
    SOCHI, Russia — The players never once cast a glance beyond the task at hand. The United States women's hockey team stayed true to its vow to take each game as it came, including a 6-1 semifinal win over Sweden on Monday that was uglier than the...