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Russia closes curtain on Sochi Olympics in grand fashion

Feb 24, 2014

Russia closes curtain on Sochi Olympics in grand fashion

Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night with a farewell show that handed off the Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang, South Korea. “Russia delivered all what ...

Japanese medalists from the 2014 Winter Olympics

Feb 24, 2014

Japanese medalists from the 2014 Winter Olympics

February 21 Women’s ski halfpipe, bronze medal Ayana Onozuka Ayana Onozuka | AFP-JIJI Kyodo “All the work I put in has come to fruition. If it weren’t for all the support of those around me, I absolutely wouldn’t be here now…I feel I’m still ...

Japan's eight-medal haul delivered several Olympic success stories

Feb 23, 2014

Japan's eight-medal haul delivered several Olympic success stories

Despite a number of disappointments, Japan still made history at the Sochi Olympics, which concluded on Sunday. Although solid medal favorites such as women’s ski jumper Sara Takanashi and women’s figure skater Mao Asada failed to medal, Japan still managed eight medals, a Japan ...

Japanese speedskaters miss medal as Dutch beat all comers

Feb 23, 2014

Japanese speedskaters miss medal as Dutch beat all comers

Japan missed out on a medal in women’s speedskating team pursuit on Saturday at the Sochi Olympics. Japan, which won the silver medal four years ago at the Vancouver Games, was defeated by host Russia in the bronze-medal race, while the Netherlands won gold, ...

Matt captures gold in slalom

Feb 23, 2014

Matt captures gold in slalom

An Austrian was the heavy favorite to capture the men’s slalom on Saturday. Just not this Austrian. Mario Matt was a surprise winner as he became the oldest Alpine champion in Olympic history, edging pre-race favorite and teammate Marcel Hirscher. Leading after the first ...

Dutch close Olympic speedskating with 2 more golds

Feb 23, 2014

Dutch close Olympic speedskating with 2 more golds

The final day of speedskating at the Sochi Olympics was nothing more than a victory lap for the mighty Dutch. The Netherlands capped its dominant performance with two more gold medals Saturday in team pursuit, bringing the nation’s haul to a staggering eight golds ...

Finland routs U.S. to claim hockey bronze

Feb 23, 2014

Finland routs U.S. to claim hockey bronze

Teemu Selanne led his team around the ice, with a bronze medal draped around his neck, after he finished off his sixth Olympics with a sweet victory. If the Finnish Flash is retiring and hanging up his skates after the NHL season, he picked ...

Wild nabs second snowboarding title in Sochi

Feb 22, 2014

Wild nabs second snowboarding title in Sochi

Russia’s American-born snowboarder Vic Wild completed a historic double at the Winter Olympics on Saturday by claiming parallel slalom gold. Wild had already won the parallel giant slalom title on Wednesday but wasn’t prepared to settle for just that with the 27-year-old insisting it ...

Feb 22, 2014

Snowboarder Takeuchi disqualified in parallel slalom

Tomoka Takeuchi’s pursuit of a second individual medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics ended in the second round of the women’s snowboard parallel slalom on Saturday. The 30-year-old Takeuchi, who won silver in Wednesday’s parallel giant slalom, was disqualified on her second run of ...

Shiffrin sets new mark with title

Feb 22, 2014

Shiffrin sets new mark with title

Alpine skiing Normally so composed, so in control, so not-very-teenlike on and off the slopes, Mikaela Shiffrin suddenly found herself in an awkward position halfway through the second leg of the Olympic slalom. Guilty, perhaps, of charging too hard as she swayed this way ...