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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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  • 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,...
  • Viktor Tikhonov dies at 84; Soviet coach who lost in 'Miracle on Ice'

    Viktor Tikhonov, the stern hockey coach who led the Soviet Union's "Big Red Machine" to three Olympic gold medals and eight world championships but was on the losing side when Herb Brooks' American college kids pulled off the "Miracle on Ice" at the...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...