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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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  • Olympian Eddy Alvarez trades skates for cleats

    Olympian Eddy Alvarez trades skates for cleats
    Eddy Alvarez won an Olympic silver medal because of his speed, but he now is facing a different kind of fast. "Seeing a 96-mph fastball thrown at you," Alvarez said. "I don't think I've ever seen pitching that fast coming at me." The day Alvarez...
  • Is the World Cup worth it? What about the Olympics? Andrew Zimbalist on the money side of sports

     Is the World Cup worth it? What about the Olympics? Andrew Zimbalist on the money side of sports
    The World Cup trophy is a shade over a foot tall and made of 11 pounds of 18-karat gold. But its hefty dollar value is nothing compared to what's been spent on soccer's quadrennial championships, which begin in Brazil this week. In spite of billions...
  • Pick a World Cup bandwagon and hop on

    Pick a World Cup bandwagon and hop on
    Look, America. We're great at sports. In the 2012 Summer Olympics, we beat next-best China by 16 medals—eight of which were gold. Even in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, where we ranked fourth in gold medals, we were second best overall, winning...
  • U.S. hires new short-track speedskating coach

    U.S. hires new short-track speedskating coach
    US Speedskating has hired longtime Canadian coach Jonathon Cavar to lead its short-track skaters. “I am honored that US Speedskating selected me to lead the U.S. short-track speedskating team, and my family and I are very excited about the move,&...
  • Olympic officials set aside $300,000 for Ukrainian athletes

    Olympic officials have set aside $300,000 to help Ukrainian athletes continue training and competing amid political upheaval in their country. Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, said the athletes' situation has...
  • Johnny Weir, Victor Voronov have 'happily reconciled, skater says

    Johnny Weir, Victor Voronov have 'happily reconciled, skater says
    Johnny Weir and husband Victor Voronov are officially back together after dipping their toes in a very ugly divorce pond, the Olympic skater turned TV personality announced Tuesday.  "My husband and I have happily reconciled," Weir tweeted overnight....
  • NBCUniversal to pay $7.65 billion to extend Olympics broadcast rights

    NBCUniversal to pay $7.65 billion to extend Olympics broadcast rights
    Making a bold bet that the Olympics will continue to increase in value, NBCUniversal agreed to pay a record $7.65-billion to stitch up U.S. broadcast rights to the games through 2032. The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the contract...
  • NBC extends Olympic deal through 2032

    NBC extends Olympic deal through 2032
    For $7.75 billion, NBC has extended its U.S. broadcast rights for the Olympics through 2032 without going through a bidding process. The new deal, announced Wednesday by NBC and the International Olympic Committee, covers the period 2021-32, including...
  • USA Luge slides into La Cañada

    USA Luge slides into La Cañada
    LA CAÑADA — Perhaps poetically, as a passel of aspiring lugers laid back upon their 14-wheeled sleds Saturday, adjacent to them on Foothill Boulevard were a pair of street signs that read “No Stopping Any Time.” PHOTOS: Kate Hansen...
  • CEO Steve Burke brings turnaround at NBCUniversal

    NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke, who acknowledges being a bit of a taskmaster, is in unfamiliar territory. He took over the top job at a time when NBC Entertainment was hemorrhaging $600 million a year. Now the network is poised to end the...
  • Kate Hansen forgoes upcoming World Cup luge season

    Kate Hansen forgoes upcoming World Cup luge season
    USA Luge released its fall roster Monday for the upcoming World Cup season and noticeable by her absence was Kate Hansen. The 2014 Olympian and La Cañada Flintridge resident has decided to take time off from competitive sliding while she studies at...