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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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  • Nicklas Backstrom drops appeal in Sochi Olympic doping case

    Nicklas Backstrom drops appeal in Sochi Olympic doping case
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Swedish hockey star Nicklas Backstrom has dropped his appeal against the IOC ruling that he committed a doping violation at the Sochi Olympics. In return, he has accepted the minimum sanction of a reprimand. The Court of...
  • 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...
  • Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae appeals four-year skiing ban

    Vanessa-Mae -- the pop violinist who became an unlikely competitor at the Olympics last winter, then was banned from her sport -- has taken her case to an international court. The skier filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport on...
  • IOC agenda no revolution but important change for Olympics

    IOC agenda no revolution but important change for Olympics
    MONACO – When the International Olympic Committee announces its intention to make major changes, the temptation is to recall the words of both late Chicago alderman Paddy Bauler and John Lennon. It was Bauler who famously said, "Chicago ain’...
  • IOC moves to support gay rights in Olympics

    IOC moves to support gay rights in Olympics
    MONACO – Nine months after a Sochi Winter Olympics embattled by the host country’s anti-gay legislation, the International Olympic Committee took a philosophical stand Monday against future intolerance surrounding an Olympic Games. "There is...
  • Olympic officials take first step in reforms

    Olympic officials take first step in reforms
    International Olympic Committee members began a much-anticipated meeting Monday by adopting the first portion of a historic reform package. “The Olympic Agenda 2020 is like a jigsaw puzzle,” IOC President Thomas Bach said at the start of the...
  • Los Angeles, other U.S. cities to submit Olympic proposals for 2024

    Los Angeles and three other American cities that want to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics faced a Monday deadline to submit their technical proposals to the U.S. Olympic Committee. All of the candidates --including Boston, San Francisco and Washington,...
  • Olympic officials adopt reform package more quickly than expected

    Olympic officials had planned to spend two days discussing and voting on a long list of reforms contained in their "Olympic Agenda 2020," but they needed only Monday to unanimously approve the 40 recommendations. Strong support for the package at a...
  • Fast break: IOC quickly approves reforms it needs more time to sort out

    Fast break: IOC quickly approves reforms it needs more time to sort out
    MONACO — It happened midway through the second phase of a process planned for three phases over a day and a half. A handful of the 96 International Olympic Committee members in Monaco actually opposed one of the items their president, Thomas Bach,...
  • NHL overtime format could see changes, and expansion is a hot topic

    NHL overtime format could see changes, and expansion is a hot topic
    The NHL ushered in 2014 with its Winter Classic outdoor game on New Year's Day, drawing a record crowd of 105,491 to Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor to see the Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, and celebrate the game's cold-weather...
  • 2014 Top 10 Sports Stories: La Cañada High's Kate Hansen introduces nation to luge, dance routine

    2014 Top 10 Sports Stories: La Cañada High's Kate Hansen introduces nation to luge, dance routine
    From Russia to Denver to Fresno and several local places in between, 2014 proved to be an interesting year for several La Cañada Flintridge individuals and high school teams. Although many of the stories deserve recognition, a select few stood out...