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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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...