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Russia wins team figure skating

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - A master showman and four-time Olympic medalist, Evgeni Plushenko knows brilliance on the ice.

February 09, 2014 | | Olympics


Thursday’s highlights Pre-opening events

Competition at the Sochi Olympics started even before Friday's formal opening ceremony because 12 men's and women's medal events have been added since the Vancouver Games four years ago. About 6,000 athletes and team members, a record for the Winter Olympics, will come for 98 medal events.

February 06, 2014 | | Olympics


Lolo Jones gets fresh start as U.S. Olympic bobsledder

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Lolo Jones is telling the story about how she became a bobsledder, her words becoming difficult to decipher as she tries to keep herself from crying.

February 04, 2014 | | Olympics


Russians face high stakes in Olympic men’s hockey

Sidney Crosby and Canada are traveling halfway around the world in search of another golden moment. Sweden, Finland and the U.S. team arrive in Sochi brimming with NHL talent and intending to depart with medals.

January 30, 2014 | | Olympics


Golds ready to take brother/sister act to Sochi

If Ken Gold can be honest for a minute, he never saw this coming. He just didn't think it was possible for his son Taylor and his daughter Arielle to share the same room with each other, let alone the same sport.

January 29, 2014 | | Olympics


Tough drug-testing net in place for Sochi Olympics

LONDON (AP) - Go ahead - just try to get away with it. If you're willing to take the risk, you'll pay the price.

January 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Olympics


Shaun White goes for the gold twice in Sochi

The question hovers over Shaun White - not so much the way a black cloud might linger but more like a whiff of smoke he casually can bat away.

January 28, 2014 | | Olympics


Sochi set to welcome the world amid storm clouds

By STEPHEN WILSON

January 28, 2014 | | Olympics


NHL won’t commit to Olympics beyond Sochi Games

The NHL has not decided whether to let its players participate in the Olympics beyond this year, casting doubt on who will be competing for hockey gold in four years.

January 28, 2014 | By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer | Olympics


‘Flying Tomato’ shows all sides in documentary

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The attention-grabbing moment in a new Shaun White documentary is not easy viewing.

January 22, 2014 | | Olympics


US head coach praises Vonn’s Olympic decision

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (AP) - The head coach of the U.S. women's ski team has praised Lindsey Vonn for taking "a very hard decision" and skipping the Sochi Olympics in February because of her injured right knee.

January 08, 2014 | | Olympics


Examining the good and the bad of Sochi Olympics

LONDON (AP) - Today marks the 1-month countdown to the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a defining moment on the world stage for Russia and Vladimir Putin.

January 07, 2014 | | Olympics


Video shows off White’s new halfpipe trick

Shaun White's adding a new twist for Sochi.

December 27, 2013 | The Associated Press | Olympics


Wrestling wins spot in 2020 Games

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Wrestling, a sport as ancient as the games themselves, is back in the Olympics after seven months in limbo and even more determined to keep its place for centuries to come.

September 09, 2013 | | Olympics


Oracle Team USA wins Race 4 of America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After a rough week of unprecedented penalties and three straight losses, defending America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA finally had something to smile about following a high-speed romp around San Francisco Bay.

September 09, 2013 | | Olympics


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Articles by Section - Olympics


Djokovic wins debut in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Novak Djokovic opened the defense of his Dubai Championships title with a straight sets victory over Denis Istomin, while second-seeded Juan Martin del Potro had to retire from his first-round match on Tuesday.

February 25, 2014 | | Olympics


The host’s real Olympic challenge

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - By the busload, the world's athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi's airport and took off for home Monday, fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounced a smashing success and that the Olympic movement's chief enthusiastically labeled a victory for the region and the host nation. "Yes! We did it!" one Olympic volunteer exulted as she darted into the night.

February 24, 2014 | | Olympics


Legacy of past Winter and Summer Games

LONDON (AP) - For athletes and spectators at Sochi, it's time to pack up. But for the host cities, the real challenge begins with the end of the Olympics. How do they continue to use the expensive stadiums after the party's over? What happens to the athletes' villages? What is the legacy of the games? Here's a look at what some past Summer and Winter Games sites around the world look like post-Olympics.

February 24, 2014 | | Olympics


Canada beats Sweden 3-0 for hockey gold

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Sidney Crosby skated in alone on Henrik Lundqvist, faking Sweden's goalie to the ice with a textbook-quality deke and sliding a perfect backhand into the net.

February 23, 2014 | | Olympics


Costly & successful Sochi Olympics end

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.

February 23, 2014 | | Olympics


Canadians deny U.S. in rematch

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - For the rematch, Canada skipped the overtime and shelved the theatrics.

February 22, 2014 | | Olympics


US looks to return to podiums in figure skating

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The Olympic men's figure skating gold medalist is 19 years old. The women's champion is 17.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


Canada comes back to beat US

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The puck skittered the length of the ice on its way toward the empty Canadian net before clanging off the post and stopping in front of the crease.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


Several medal winners celebrate historic firsts

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - It was a day of firsts.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


US-Canada rivalry resumes today

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - For hockey fans, it should be a fantastic Friday.

February 21, 2014 | | Olympics


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