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  • Athletes made the Sochi Winter Olympics special

    Athletes made the Sochi Winter Olympics special
    The winter weather was warm, as expected. The "dangerous face water" — as my Tribune colleague Stacy St. Clair famously tweeted — was an unexpectedly disgusting orange. The war waited until the Olympics ended, when Russian President Vladimir Putin, called "The Man Without a Face," in the title of a recent biography, invaded neighboring Ukraine.
  • Factbox - Reuters Sportswoman of the Year Ireen Wust

    Factbox on Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust, who was named Reuters Sports Women of the Year for 2014. EARLY DAYS Born on April 1 1986 in Goirle, in the south of the Netherlands. Wust began skating at age 11 and showed her Olympic potential in the youths...

    Wust skates among the greats after Sochi

    Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust's haul of five medals in Sochi equaled the biggest individual tally at a single Winter Games and cast her amongst the Olympic greats, but it offered no guarantees about her funding to carry on. The 28-year-old was lauded with...

    Factbox: Short track speedskater Viktor Ahn

    Factbox on short track skater Viktor Ahn, who returned to the Olympic ice in Sochi to win three gold medals for adopted country Russia, taking his overall tally to six. * Born in Seoul, South Korea on Nov. 23 1985. * Took up short track speed skating at...

    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...