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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • IOC making future hosts sign non-discrimination clause

    IOC making future hosts sign non-discrimination clause
    Thomas Bach has been president of the International Olympic Committee barely a year, but he is beginning to turn the hidebound organization inside out. The latest move is philosophically the most significant so far, as long as the IOC backs its words...
  • USOC corrects DeVry tuition issue for bobsledder

    USOC corrects DeVry tuition issue for bobsledder
    Three years ago, the United States Olympic Committee announced a sponsorship deal with DeVry University to provide either full scholarships or discounted tuition in programs for Olympic athletes at the for-profit school and its Keller Graduate School of...
  • Planning a Family Ski Trip

    Planning a Family Ski Trip
    With South Florida’s winter weather in the 80s, it can be easy to forget that the rest of the nation is often a lot colder than we are. But wonderlands of snow exist in the rest of the country, and they are only a plane ride away. If the Sochi...
  • 2022 Olympic site choices now bad and worse

    2022 Olympic site choices now bad and worse
    The U.S. Olympic Committee could kick itself over not having submitted a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It might look like a slam dunk now. After Norway nixed the Oslo bid Wednesday, the competition to become host of that Winter Games is down to...
  • Olympic officials won't reopen 2022 bidding after Oslo withdraws

    Olympic officials won't reopen 2022 bidding after Oslo withdraws
    A day after Oslo dropped out of the bidding to host the 2022 Winter Games, Olympic officials said they would choose from the two remaining candidates rather than reopen the process. That means the either Beijing or Almaty, Kazakhstan, will be selected....