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Russia forced into must-win hockey game at Winter Games

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Russia is having a tough time winning on the Olympic ice, and the Netherlands can't seem to lose.

February 16, 2014 | | Olympics


Winter Games action heats up

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - A pair of skiers from Switzerland collected gold medals at the Sochi Games on Friday, and a teenager from Japan overcame a pair of falls to become the first Asian man to win an Olympic title in men's figure skating.

February 15, 2014 | | Olympics


Crosby, Canada feeling confident

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Sidney Crosby is pretty sure Canada shook off all of its jet lag in its Olympic hockey opener.

February 13, 2014 | | Olympics


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


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Articles by Section - Olympics


No medal in Sochi, but Lolo Jones is satisfied

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - She scrambled to find her camera before the flower ceremony began. Lolo Jones wasn't going to miss any of it.

February 19, 2014 | | Olympics


Politics, police & pucks

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The politics got a little hotter. The slopes got a lot slushier.

February 18, 2014 | | Olympics


Wise wins on halfpipe for another American gold

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - David Wise considers himself a dad and husband first, a freestyle skier second.

February 18, 2014 | | Olympics


USA-1 leads in Olympic bobsled, Lolo Jones 11th

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - The crash didn't break them, it bonded them.

February 18, 2014 | | Olympics


US and Canada to start goaltenders Quick and Price

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The U.S. and Canada have chosen to sit the goaltenders that played in the 2010 gold-medal game at the Vancouver Olympics.

February 18, 2014 | | Olympics


Figure skating’s main Olympic event finally here

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Julia Lipnitskaia is back in Sochi.

February 18, 2014 | | Olympics


Disallowed goal heats up Russian hockey fans

MOSCOW (AP) - After a heated U.S.-Russia hockey match at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday, many Russian spectators have decided the cold war is back - and not just on the ice.

February 17, 2014 | | Olympics


Unbeaten men’s hockey teams prepare for big finish

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Canada, Sweden and the U.S. men all made it through the first week of the Olympic hockey tournament without a loss. Their reward is an extra day off before the medal chase begins.

February 17, 2014 | | Olympics


US women coast past Sweden 6-1 in Olympic hockey

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - The work began before the U.S. women's hockey team reached the medal round, before it arrived in Sochi, before the roster was even selected.

February 17, 2014 | | Olympics


Belarus has big day at Sochi Olympics

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - It was Belarus day Monday at the Sochi Olympics.

February 17, 2014 | | Olympics


Davis, White of US win Olympic ice dance gold

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Through 17 years of grueling practices, of defeats and victories, Meryl Davis and Charlie White insist they've never considered parting ways.

February 17, 2014 | | Olympics


Holcomb and Langton win 2-man bronze for US

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - The first thing Steven Holcomb noticed when he crossed the finish line Monday night was that the Russian fans were wildly cheering.

February 17, 2014 | | Olympics


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