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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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  • 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...
  • From Russia with dread; Sochi lacks joy

    From Russia with dread; Sochi lacks joy
    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...
  • U.S. Olympic hopefuls turn to crowd-funding to pay way to Sochi

    U.S. Olympic hopefuls turn to crowd-funding to pay way to Sochi
    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....
  • Sochi Olympics: Johnny Weir is just being his out, open self

    Sochi Olympics: Johnny Weir is just being his out, open self
    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...
  • 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...
  • Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov set world record in short program

    Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov set world record in short program
    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. Volosozhar...
  • Sochi Olympics: In ski cross, Canada's Thompson creates space on the podium

    Sochi Olympics: In ski cross, Canada's Thompson creates space on the podium
    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...
  • Those snide remarks? U.S. curling team members let them slide

    Those snide remarks? U.S. curling team members let them slide
    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...
  • Ashley Wagner's bumpy but determined drive to the Olympics

    Ashley Wagner's bumpy but determined drive to the Olympics
    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...
  • Sochi Olympics: Kaitlyn Farrington pulls surprise in women's halfpipe

    Sochi Olympics: Kaitlyn Farrington pulls surprise in women's halfpipe
    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...