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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 ...

Canada beats U.S. 1-0 to reach gold-medal game

Feb 22, 2014

Canada beats U.S. 1-0 to reach gold-medal game

For the rematch, Canada skipped the overtime and shelved the theatrics. One slick goal and 60 minutes of stifling defensive hockey kept the Canadians firmly on top of the U.S. and moved them to the brink of gold again. Jamie Benn scored in the ...

Ukraine captures first gold in Sochi

Feb 22, 2014

Ukraine captures first gold in Sochi

Four teammates stood proudly behind the Ukraine flag, smiles beaming, celebrating their country’s first gold medal at the Sochi Olympics. Parliament paused in the deeply divided Ukraine to mark the occasion. After days of deadly anti-government protests, and as government and opposition leaders worked ...

Sweden defeats Finland in hockey semifinals

Feb 21, 2014

Sweden defeats Finland in hockey semifinals

Erik Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots, lifting Sweden over Finland 2-1 on Friday and into the gold-medal game at the Sochi Olympics. The 2006 Olympic champions will face the United States or Canada ...

Takeuchi seeks second medal

Feb 21, 2014

Takeuchi seeks second medal

Snowboarder Tomoka Takeuchi, who took the silver medal in the women’s parallel giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Games on Wednesday, hopes to grab another medal in Saturday’s parallel slalom, despite a patchy history in the event. The first Japanese female boarder to win ...

Canada takes top two spots in women's ski-cross final

Feb 21, 2014

Canada takes top two spots in women's ski-cross final

Marielle Thompson narrowly edged out Canadian compatriot Kelsey Serwa to win the Olympic women’s ski cross title at the Sochi Games on Friday. The two Canadians, who seized control of the race from the start, gave their country a third gold and silver double ...