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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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  • Medal game is often a mental one at the Olympics

     Medal game is often a mental one at the Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — Twelve hours wasn't nearly long enough to ease their pain. The morning after losing in overtime to rival Canada, the U.S. women's hockey players talked about the anguish of walking away from the Sochi Olympics with silver medals...
  • USA-1 overcomes tough sledding to win bobsled bronze

    USA-1 overcomes tough sledding to win bobsled bronze
    SOCHI, Russia — Down near the bottom of the track, shooting out of Turn 15, Steve Holcomb glanced at a time clock just off to the side. Bobsled pilots are not supposed to let their focus wander — not at 80-plus mph — but Holcomb...
  • Russians might use volunteers to fill empty seats at Sochi Olympics

    With organizers reporting that 30% of tickets remain unsold for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Russian President Vladimir Putin has told volunteers they might be allowed to fill the empty seats. "Why should places go empty?" Putin was quoted as saying by R-...
  • Opening Ceremony: Commentators already threaten to ruin Olympics

    Opening Ceremony: Commentators already threaten to ruin Olympics
    NBC didn’t air the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs choir covering“Get Lucky” or T.a.T.u’s defiantly gay-friendly performance. But Friday night’s telecast of the opening ceremony for the 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi...
  • Putin arrives in Sochi to inspect Olympic venues, test ski slope

    Putin arrives in Sochi to inspect Olympic venues, test ski slope
    MOSCOW -- Russian┬áPresident Vladimir Putin arrived Friday in Sochi, where he intends to inspect the venues for the upcoming Winter Olympics, his spokesman said. “In the coming days, the president will examine in detail all the [five] venues of the...
  • Sending the Russians just the right Olympic message

    Sending the Russians just the right Olympic message
    The official presidential delegation to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics the White House announced this week sends just the right message. Intolerance is not acceptable. If the decision to have neither President Barack Obama nor first lady Michelle...
  • Sochi Olympics: Jamie Anderson wins slopestyle gold medal for USA

    Sochi Olympics: Jamie Anderson wins slopestyle gold medal for USA
    SOCHI, Russia -- It was a gold-medal sweep for U.S. snowboarders in the slopestyle event this weekend at the Winter Olympics. Whereas Sage Kotsenburg's trip to the top of the podium was unexpected, Jamie Anderson was one of the favorites on the women'...
  • Sochi Olympics: Anastasiya Kuzmina wins gold in women's biathlon

    Sochi Olympics: Anastasiya Kuzmina wins gold in women's biathlon
    SOCHI, Russia -- Anastasiya Kuzmina won the Olympic gold medal in the women's 7.5-kilometer sprint Sunday, defending her title from the Vancouver Games four years ago. The Slovakian shot flawlessly and finished in 21 minutes, 6.8 seconds for her third...
  • Johannes Duerr becomes fifth athlete to fail doping test at Sochi Olympics

    SOCHI, Russia -- Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr, who placed eighth in the Sochi Olympics skiathlon, has tested positive for performance-boosting EPO, the Austrian Olympic Committee said on Sunday. Duerr, 26, is the fifth athlete to test...
  • Kings' Matt Greene: Anything can happen in Olympics hockey

    Kings' Matt Greene: Anything can happen in Olympics hockey
    The great part of watching the Olympics -- be it the Summer Games or Winter Games -- is that I find myself enjoying every event that is on at that exact time. Whether it's bobsledding, team ice dancing or the biathlon, I can't help but get hooked into...
  • Sochi Olympics: Kaitlyn Farrington wins gold in women's halfpipe

    SOCHI, Russia -- It wasn't supposed to end up this way, but Kaitlyn Farrington is glad it did. The U.S. snowboarder defeated favorites Kelly Clark and Torah Bright to win the gold medal in women's halfpipe at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday. Her...