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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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  • 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...
  • Krakow, Poland, says no to bidding for 2022 Winter Olympics

    For the second time in six months, a major city has pulled out of the running for the 2022 Winter Olympics. On Monday, officials in Krakow, Poland, published the results of a public referendum that saw 70% of voters say "no" to bidding for the Games....
  • 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...
  • 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,&...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NBC turnaround and Winter Olympics help lift Comcast earnings

    The NBC broadcast network, after trailing in the ratings for nearly a decade, could finish the TV season in first place among viewers prized by advertisers. Comcast Corp. executives Tuesday lauded the peacock network's performance, which helped power...
  • Sports cannot avoid conflict in Ukraine

    Sports cannot avoid conflict in Ukraine
    The conflict in Ukraine, where Russian forces have annexed Crimea, cannot help but spill over to the sports world. Last month, a Ukrainian skier withdrew from the Sochi Olympics and the Eastern European nation's team considered boycotting the...
  • South Korea to file complaint over judging in Kim defeat

    South Korea to file complaint over judging in Kim defeat
    A month after the much-debated victory by Russia's Adelina Sotnikova over South Korea's Yuna Kim in the women's figure skating final at the Sochi Olympics, the Korean Olympic Committee and Korean Skating Union will file a formal complaint about the...
  • Avalanche kills two at Sochi Olympics site

    Two women died in an avalanche Sunday at the mountain site where skiing and snowboarding events were held during the Sochi Olympics. Officials at Rosa Khutor announced that 80 cubic meters (about 2,800 cubic feet) of snow swept over the middle section...
  • G-7 leaders agree to freeze out Russia

    THE HAGUE — Leaders of seven of the world's largest economies on Monday agreed to freeze Russia out of the Group of Eight nations and threatened sanctions against key sectors of its economy if Moscow further invades or seeks to destabilize Ukraine....