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2014 Winter Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics
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Top 2014 Winter Olympics Articles

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  • 2014 Olympics opening ceremony live: The grand finale

    2014 Olympics opening ceremony live: The grand finale
    The opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Games ended with a massive fireworks show in Sochi's Olympic Park that reportedly set off car alarms and rattled windows. The spectacular fireworks show followed the Olympic torch being carried into Fisht...
  • Sochi Olympics: Russian hockey dream fizzles in loss to Finland

    Sochi Olympics: Russian hockey dream fizzles in loss to Finland
    SOCHI, Russia -- Before the Olympic hockey tournament began, Russian superstar Alexander Ovechkin joked that if his country were to prevail at the sport it once dominated internationally, “it means gold only costs $50 billion,” the price tag...
  • 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...
  • Johannes Duerr becomes fifth athlete to fail doping test at Sochi Olympics

    SOCHI, Russia -- Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr was kicked out of the Sochi Olympics on Sunday after testing positive for EPO. It is the fifth doping case — and most serious so far — at the Winter Games. “It is a black day...
  • 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...
  • Sochi Games about transformation, lasting or not

    Sochi Games about transformation, lasting or not
    SOCHI, Russia — Thomas Bach, the German who now is International Olympic Committee president, was chairman of the IOC bid city evaluation commission two decades ago when Sochi first became interested in hosting the Winter Olympics. "I came here...
  • Closing ceremony lacks block-party atmosphere

    Closing ceremony lacks block-party atmosphere
    SOCHI, Russia — The closing ceremony was intended to celebrate the new face of Russia. And after a month of intense scrutiny over human rights violations, stray dogs, unfinished hotels and terrorism threats, that face looked largely relieved...
  • 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...
  • Kostner gets tough draw in women's short program

    Kostner gets tough draw in women's short program
    SOCHI, Russia¬† - Carolina Kostner drew the short straw. The 2012 world champion from Italy skates Wednesday’s Olympic short program immediately after Russian sensation Yulia Lipnitskaya, when the roar from the crowd undoubtedly will still be...