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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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  • Skiing violinist Vanessa Mae banned over fixed Olympic qualifiers

    Skiing violinist Vanessa Mae banned over fixed Olympic qualifiers
    Pop violinist Vanessa Mae has been banned by the International Ski Federation (FIS) for four years over the manipulation of giant slalom races which allowed her to qualify for the Sochi Olympic Games at the last minute. An FIS panel also banned five...
  • Pop star Vanessa-Mae banned from competitive skiing

    It seems that pop violinist Vanessa-Mae won't be moonlighting as an elite skier for a while. The popular Thai musician has been banned from competition for four years after officials confirmed that she raced in a series of events rigged to help her...
  • Since Sochi games, Russia has gained territory, but not many tourists

    Since Sochi games, Russia has gained territory, but not many tourists
    Who’s itching to visit Russia right now? Anybody? Less than nine months after the Sochi Winter Olympics -- which were supposed to usher in a new era of tourism for that region and Russia as a whole -- the flow of Americans and other foreigners...
  • Olympic leaders welcome United Nations resolution

    The Olympics and politics have never made an easy pair, not with a tradition of nations boycotting, or threatening to boycott, the Games. So it makes sense that the International Olympic Committee would praise a United Nations resolution calling for...
  • Nagasu finds unnerving parallel in Madame Butterfly

    Nagasu finds unnerving parallel in Madame Butterfly
    From the moment she first appeared before national media, as the 13-year-old surprise winner of the 2007 U.S. junior figure skating title, listening to Mirai Nagasu always had been a pure pleasure. Over the next few years, as she won a senior national...
  • Russian women dominate at Skate America; Gold takes 3rd

    Russian women dominate at Skate America; Gold takes 3rd
    For the second straight season, the most compelling women's figure skating competition will take place in Sochi, Russia. Last season, it was the 2014 Winter Olympics. This season, it is the Russian Championships, where the field should be so deep in...
  • Alexander Kaptarenko, oldest Olympic torchbearer, dies in Russia

    Alexander Kaptarenko, the Russian athlete who drew international attention by way of endurance and a frozen salmon, has died at 102. The former table tennis player set an age record by participating in the torch relay for the Sochi Winter Olympics...
  • Russian pair back on the right foot

    Russian pair back on the right foot
    On the first anniversary of the injury that kept him out of the 2014 Olympics, Russian pairs skater Alexander Smirnov posted before and after pictures to his Facebook page. The first showed stitches running nearly two feet down his leg from massive...
  • Planning a Family Ski Trip

    Planning a Family Ski Trip
    With South Florida’s winter weather in the 80s, it can be easy to forget that the rest of the nation is often a lot colder than we are. But wonderlands of snow exist in the rest of the country, and they are only a plane ride away. If the Sochi...
  • Shaun White to bring Air + Style event to Rose Bowl in February

    Shaun White to bring Air + Style event to Rose Bowl in February
    This could be called the X Games crossed with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. “That’s a fair comparison,” Shaun White was saying during a phone conversation on Thursday afternoon. The action sports icon and two-time...
  • Synchro figure skating, mass start speed race proposed for 2018 Olympics

    Synchro figure skating, mass start speed race proposed for 2018 Olympics
    Synchronized skating, a figure skating discipline, and a mass start speed skating event open to both long track and short track athletes could be on the program for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. International Skating Union...