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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


Olympic flag arrives in Rio, marking race to 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The Olympic flag touched down on Brazilian soil on Monday, marking the start of four years of preparations ahead of the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.

August 13, 2012 | | Olympics


USA wins Olympic medal count

LONDON (AP) - Most medals, most gold medals. The U.S. got what it wanted from these Olympics.

August 12, 2012 | | Olympics


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Articles by Section - Olympics


Tokyo prepares for 2020, and new sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is preparing for a strenuous workout with the next Summer Olympics headed her way.

August 23, 2016 | | Olympics


US romps to men’s Rio basketball gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The trip wasn't always easy, though they arrived at their expected destination.

August 21, 2016 | | Olympics


Team USA dominates Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The U.S. Olympic Team made itself right at home in Rio.

August 21, 2016 | | Olympics


Lochte admits: ‘immature behavior’

NEW YORK (AP) - American swimmer Ryan Lochte said he over-exaggerated what happened at a Rio de Janeiro gas station and acknowledged it was his "immature ...

August 21, 2016 | | Olympics


US men’s basketball finds Spain on road to gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The U.S. men's basketball team expected this.

August 19, 2016 | | Olympics


US women fall in 5 sets in volleyball semis to Serbia

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Leaning over, hands on her knees and cheering at every chance, injured U.S. star Foluke Akinradewo could only watch. The ...

August 19, 2016 | | Olympics


Park leads by 1 shot over Lewis in women’s golf

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Stacy Lewis made 11 birdies on Thursday to match the low score at Olympic Golf Course with an 8-under 63, putting ...

August 19, 2016 | | Olympics


Ashton Eaton ties Olympic record, but it’s Bolt’s show again

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Ashton Eaton retained his title as the best all-around athlete in the world by tying the decathlon Olympic record and, within ...

August 19, 2016 | | Olympics


US wards off physical Hungary in semifinal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It got physical, very physical, and that's just fine with the U.S. women's water polo team.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


2 Lochte teammates in robbery probe pulled off plane by authorities

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Two Olympic swimmers were taken off their flight from Brazil to the U.S. on Wednesday by local authorities amid an ...

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


US men’s team sweeps into semis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - John Speraw ran along the sideline about as close as he could to actually being in the action, cheering Aaron Russell ...

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


Walsh Jennings, Ross take bronze

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Devastated. Unable to sleep. Cursing and crying and blaming herself after falling short of her goal to win a fourth consecutive ...

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


Women’s golf returns to Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Inbee Park could tell right away Wednesday that this was not an ordinary golf tournament.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


Bolt challenged in wild night on track

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It's no easy thing to push Usain Bolt, even in an Olympic warm-up race.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


US routs Argentina, moves into men’s semis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The nail-biters ended for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.

August 18, 2016 | | Olympics


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