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U.S. sweeps in ‘style’

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - A newly minted American medalist was sharing his thoughts - something about making history - when a certain song ringing out from fans in the stands stopped him midstream.

February 13, 2014 | | Olympics


Figure skating great Plushenko hangs up skates

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - From wild cheers to stunned silence, the Sochi Olympics said goodbye Thursday to one of figure skating's all-time greats.

February 13, 2014 | | Olympics


‘Cowgirl’ lassos halfpipe gold

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - It was one of those Olympic-style pauses. Two minutes. Three minutes. To the four women sitting on the bench at the bottom of the halfpipe, it felt even longer.

February 12, 2014 | | Olympics


Americans struggle early

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - What a stunning sight: Shani Davis gliding around the speedskating oval, head down in defeat, staring glumly at the ice.

February 12, 2014 | | Olympics


Sweden rolls, Swiss rally late

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Sweden scored early and often. Switzerland waited until the last minute.

February 12, 2014 | | Olympics


Downhill gold goes to two

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - When Slovenia's Tina Maze and Switzerland's Dominique Gisin were both timed in 1 minute, 41.57 seconds in the women's downhill at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday (American hopeful Julia Mancuso was eighth) each was awarded a gold medal.

February 12, 2014 | | Olympics


Off night for White in halfpipe

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Maybe it was all too much. Or maybe just one of those bad nights. That debate will last a long time.

February 11, 2014 | | Olympics


More medals for Norway

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The most decorated country in Winter Olympic history earned four more medals Tuesday, and the most famous snowboarder in the world had his hopes for a third straight gold in the halfpipe dashed.

February 11, 2014 | | Olympics


White ‘antsy’ before chasing history

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Shaun White says he's antsy about his upcoming chance to make history on the halfpipe and, in a shoutout to his fans, thanks them for supporting his decisions.

February 10, 2014 | | Olympics


Hoefl-Riesch wins 2nd gold in super-combined

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Different American, same result for Maria Hoefl-Riesch - another Olympic gold in the super-combined.

February 10, 2014 | | Olympics


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


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‘Super bacteria’ found in Rio’s Olympic waters

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A drug-resistant "super bacteria" that's normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro's Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists said Monday.

December 16, 2014 | | Olympics


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