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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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  • 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...
  • Nicklas Backstrom can't escape failed drug test

    Nicklas Backstrom can't escape failed drug test
    A failed drug test at the 2014 Sochi Olympics continues to shadow Nicklas Backstrom some nine months later. The Swedish hockey player thought he was at least partially exonerated by the International Olympic Committee, but the Hockey News has reported...
  • 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...
  • Olympic officials offer details on their vision for future of Games

    Olympic officials offer details on their vision for future of Games
    International Olympic Committee officials have unveiled their vision for the future of the movement in a series of proposals that will be voted on by members in December. "Agenda 2020" had been widely discussed in recent months, so there weren't many...
  • Amber Glenn looking for smooth skating

    Amber Glenn looking for smooth skating
    Amber Glenn has hit some ruts in the ice since she won the junior women’s title with two exceptional performances at last January’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships. How exceptional? In the free skate, she tossed off two triple-triple...
  • Los Angeles, other U.S. cities to submit Olympic proposals for 2024

    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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...