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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 ...

Ahn skates to more glory for Russia

Feb 22, 2014

Ahn skates to more glory for Russia

Viktor Ahn was already a Russian citizen. At the Sochi Olympics, he was embraced as a Russian hero. Ahn clapped as he crossed the finish line after leading Russia to Olympic gold in the 5,000-meter relay. His countrymen applauded right back, cheering the speedy ...

Feb 22, 2014

Park picks up third medal in Sochi

Park Seung-hi of South Korea won Olympic gold in women’s 1,000 meter short track, giving her a third medal at the Sochi Games. Park took over the lead from American Jessica Smith early in the race Friday night and stayed in front the rest ...

Feb 22, 2014

Sotnikova inspired by watching Mao

Newly crowned Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova has revealed that she had been inspired by Mao Asada in her journey toward Winter Games’ gold. Mao’s bid to give Japan a second figure skating gold in Sochi fell foul of her trademark triple Axel jump on ...

Feb 22, 2014

Pair caught doping during Olympics

A top German biathlete and an Italian bobsledder were kicked out of the Sochi Olympics on Friday in the first doping cases of the Winter Games. Former two-time Olympic gold medalist Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle tested positive for the stimulant methylhexanamine in both her “A” and ...

Feb 22, 2014

French biathlete sent to hospital

French biathlete Marie Laure Brunet collapsed during the women’s biathlon relay on Friday and was taken to a hospital for medical checkups. The 25-year-old lost consciousness during the opening leg of the 4×6-km relay and was carried off the course. Team doctor Thomas Lacroix ...