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.
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.
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.
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.
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.