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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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  • 'Red Army' explores Russia's soul through Olympic hockey, Slava Fetisov

    'Red Army' explores Russia's soul through Olympic hockey, Slava Fetisov
    Few moments in Cold War mythology were as thrilling as the U.S. hockey team's 1980 Olympic defeat of a superior club of Soviet players who personified the skill and collective beauty the communist world held up as a buttress to the freedoms and capitalist...
  • Skater Polina Edmunds has revised goals as U.S. championships arrive

     Skater Polina Edmunds has revised goals as U.S. championships arrive
    Polina Edmunds had no time to grow into becoming both the future and present of U.S. women's figure skating, since that all happened all in one fell swoop. Then she had to deal with growing out of the body that carried her to the top so fast. It is no...
  • Shaun White gears up for snowboarding comeback

    Shaun White gears up for snowboarding comeback
    ASPEN, Colo. -- About a dozen Winter X Games stars — more than a few of them owners of Olympic gold medals — were milling about the tent before the action began. Only one drew a crowd. Shaun White. Now 28 and coming back after the most...
  • After fast rise, Polina Edmunds hits a few bumps

    After fast rise, Polina Edmunds hits a few bumps
    Polina Edmunds had no time to grow into becoming both the future and present of U.S. women's figure skating, since that all happened in one fell swoop. Then she had to deal with growing out of the body that carried her to the top so quickly. It is no...
  • Lindsey Vonn's comeback brings her World Cup record

    Lindsey Vonn's comeback brings her World Cup record
    The most impressive thing about Lindsey Vonn’s achievement Monday was not the number, 63, which is more career victories than any other woman in the history of World Cup Alpine skiing. It was the iron will and competitive fire that drove her, at...
  • Year in Review: The stories of 2014 in the Buffalo Grove area

    Year in Review: The stories of 2014 in the Buffalo Grove area
    When we look back on 2014 years from now, what residents might remember most could be something that actually never happened: a built-from-scratch downtown Buffalo Grove development. Tempers flared and political alliances forged around the proposal...
  • 2014 in sports: Thanks for the memories ...

    2014 in sports: Thanks for the memories ...
    The countdown of one fan’s view of the most intriguing local sports stories of 2014 continues/concludes today with the ranking of the top five. To review, Nos. 6-10 included Grant High senior track star Jonathan Wells; North Chicago football...
  • Record run: Lindsey Vonn matches all-time World Cup wins mark at 62

    CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Lindsey Vonn never thought she would make it this far. Perhaps that's why, after matching the World Cup's all-time record for wins Sunday, she rated it "right below" her Olympic gold medal on her lengthy list of career...
  • Doping case against Nicklas Backstrom finally over

    Doping case against Nicklas Backstrom finally over
    The doping case against Washington Capitals star Nicklas Backstrom seems to have come to a close. Finally. After "constructive discussions" with antidoping officials, Backstrom agreed on Thursday to drop his appeal in exchange for receiving the...
  • Sports book roundup: Chris Chelios' memoir, more

    Sports book roundup: Chris Chelios' memoir, more
    You Can't Make This Up by Al Michaels with L. Jon Wertheim, William Morrow, 288 pages, $28.99 Nobody has documented more sports history in the past 50 years than Al Michaels. You name it, he's done it: Super Bowls, World Series, Olympics, NBA Finals....
  • Boston 2024 bid calls on Chicago idea

    Boston 2024 bid calls on Chicago idea
    An unexpected legacy of the failed Chicago 2016 Olympic bid emerged Friday. Dan O’Connell, president of the Boston bid for the 2024 Olympics, credited Chicago bid chairman Pat Ryan for the concept of using insurance policies as a way to provide...