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2014 Winter Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics
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Top 2014 Winter Olympics Articles

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  • Sochi Olympics: Jet-lagged Alex Ovechkin joins Russia for practice

    Sochi Olympics: Jet-lagged Alex Ovechkin joins Russia for practice
    SOCHI, Russia — Alexander Ovechkin’s face has been all over Sochi on advertisements themed to promote the Winter Olympics. Finally, the Washington Capitals’ stellar winger arrived in person and practiced with Team Russia at the Bolshoy...
  • 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: Silver medalist Gus Kenworthy's puppy love

    Sochi Olympics: Silver medalist Gus Kenworthy's puppy love
    SOCHI, Russia -- Gus Kenworthy does not have any names selected for the potential new additons to his household. “Dude, I don’t have them yet,” Kenworthy said. “I can’t name them until I’ve got them.”...
  • Watch 'Star Wars' Empire take down Sochi Olympics moguls skiers

    Watch 'Star Wars' Empire take down Sochi Olympics moguls skiers
    The difficult moguls course at the Sochi Olympics has led to quite a few falls. Many have blamed the course, the warm weather, the soft snow. But finally, the real reason has been uncovered: The moguls course is being protected by Imperial Walkers....
  • For Russia, winter sports center may be good value for huge Olympic expense

    For Russia, winter sports center may be good value for huge Olympic expense
    SOCHI, Russia – Among the many points of contention about the 2014 Winter Olympics has been the staggering cost associated with them, a reported $51 billion – and counting. In answering a question about the spending at a Monday press...
  • Sochi Olympics: Matthias Mayer wins men's downhill; Bode Miller eighth

    Sochi Olympics: Matthias Mayer wins men's downhill; Bode Miller eighth
    SOCHI, Russia -- Matthias Mayer of Austria won the Olympic downhill Sunday as the big favorites struggled in Alpine skiing's signature race. Mayer completed the Rosa Khutor course in 2 minutes 6.23 seconds. Christof Innerhofer of Italy took silver, 0.06...
  • Sochi Olympics: Freestyle skier Maggie Voisin withdraws after injury

    Sochi Olympics: Freestyle skier Maggie Voisin withdraws after injury
    SOCHI, Russia -- Freestyle skier Maggie Voisin, the youngest member of the U.S. team at the Sochi Olympic Games, was forced to pull out of the upcoming slopestyle event. The 15-year-old injured an ankle in training when falling off a rail feature in a...
  • Bjoergen leads Norway sweep in 30K cross-country race

    Bjoergen leads Norway sweep in 30K cross-country race
    SOCHI, Russia -- Marit Bjoergen laid down another marker as she claimed a record-equalling sixth Winter Olympics gold medal, leading a Norwegian sweep in the cross-country 30km freestyle at the Sochi Games on Saturday. Bjoergen, the first Norwegian...
  • Former skater still relishes Winter Games

    Former skater still relishes Winter Games
    For Chris Howarth, 53, the Winter Olympics are a special time. Howarth, who represented Great Britain in the 1980 Games as a figure skater, will be a commentator for the Olympic Broadcasting Service in Sochi. The Games officially open Friday. "I wasn'...
  • Sochi Olympics: Maddie Bowman of the U.S. wins women's freestyle halfpipe

    Sochi Olympics: Maddie Bowman of the U.S. wins women's freestyle halfpipe
    SOCHI, Russia — Maddie Bowman of the United States won the first-ever gold in women's Olympic halfpipe skiing. The 20-year-old Bowman scored 89.00 in the finals on Thursday night to edge Marie Martinod of France. Ayana Onozuka of Japan earned...
  • Closing ceremony lacks block-party atmosphere

    Closing ceremony lacks block-party atmosphere
    SOCHI, Russia — The closing ceremony was intended to celebrate the new face of Russia. And after a month of intense scrutiny over human rights violations, stray dogs, unfinished hotels and terrorism threats, that face looked largely relieved...