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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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  • 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...
  • Sochi Olympics: Luger Christian Niccum readies for his final ride

    Sochi Olympics: Luger Christian Niccum readies for his final ride
    SOCHI, Russia — When he anchors the final leg in the team relay Thursday, American luger Christian Niccum will most likely be taking his final run. After more than two decades of hurling himself down an icy track at speeds topping 80 mph, Niccum...
  • 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: U.S. speedskaters avoid shutout with silver in men's 5,000-meter relay

    Sochi Olympics: U.S. speedskaters avoid shutout with silver in men's 5,000-meter relay
    SOCHI, Russia — U.S. long-track speedskaters began the Olympics with expectations of several podium trips. But it's the short trackers who are going home with the hardware. The men's 5,000-meter relay team took silver, giving its beleaguered...
  • Sochi Winter Olympics seeks sizzle with new events

     Sochi Winter Olympics seeks sizzle with new events
    The luge seemed tough enough already. Racing down an icy track at 80-plus mph. Flying through twists and turns on your back. Now the Olympics have added one more challenge. In the new mixed relay — each country racing a man, woman and...
  • Sochi Olympics roundup: Dutch finish domination of long-track speedskating

    Sochi Olympics roundup: Dutch finish domination of long-track speedskating
    SOCHI, Russia — As the Dutch closed a record-setting Olympics in speedskating, the U.S. team could take solace in that they could lose no more races. "My skating's been very frustrating, so it's nice to realize that it's just skating and there's a...
  • 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...