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Bjoerndalen becomes most decorated Winter Olympian ever

Feb 20, 2014

Bjoerndalen becomes most decorated Winter Olympian ever

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen couldn’t avoid being in the spotlight, certainly not after becoming the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time and receiving personal congratulations from the king. The softly-spoken Norwegian tends to keep his thoughts and his emotions in check rather than in ...

Finland ends Russia's hockey dream

Feb 20, 2014

Finland ends Russia's hockey dream

The Russians dutifully shook the Finns’ hands and then skated to the center of a rink built to showcase their return to Olympic hockey dominance. When they raised their sticks in a mournful salute, they got more whistles than cheers from their devastated fans. ...

Norway victorious in women's team sprint

Feb 19, 2014

Norway victorious in women's team sprint

Marit Bjoergen gave Norway a dominant victory in the women’s cross-country team sprint on Wednesday for her fifth career Olympic gold medal. Bjoergen opened up a sizeable gap for Norway on her first of three laps in the final and only extended the lead ...

Feb 19, 2014

IOC nixes Ukraine request to wear black armbands

Ukraine’s Olympic Committee said the IOC has rejected a request for its athletes at the Sochi Games to wear black armbands honoring those who died in violent protests in Kiev. The committee stated on its website it wants to “share deep pain over the ...

American Ligety nabs giant slalom gold

Feb 19, 2014

American Ligety nabs giant slalom gold

Ted Ligety won the giant slalom at the Sochi Games with a dominating performance Wednesday, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing. Leading after the first run, Ligety sped down the Rosa Khutor course in a two-leg ...

Feb 19, 2014

Olympic selections 'corrupt,' says U.S. bobsledder

A U.S. bobsledder who was not chosen for the Sochi Games calls the selection process “corrupt” and questions why Lolo Jones received a spot on the women’s Olympic roster. Chuck Berkeley, who made the 2010 Vancouver Games team and was on the World Cup ...

Sweden routs Slovenia, punches ticket to semifinals

Feb 19, 2014

Sweden routs Slovenia, punches ticket to semifinals

Henrik Lundqvist made 19 saves for his second shutout of the Sochi Games and Carl Hagelin scored twice, helping Sweden rout upstart Slovenia 5-0 Wednesday to advance into Olympic hockey semifinals. The 2006 Olympic champions will face the winner of the Russia-Finland game Friday ...

Feb 19, 2014

Rain causes cancellation of Nordic combined ski jump training

Ski jump training for the Nordic combined large hill team event at the Olympics was canceled Wednesday because of the condition of the landing area following steady rain. Rain fell throughout Tuesday’s individual final won by Norway’s Joergen Graabak. It softened the landing area ...

Wise captures halfpipe gold

Feb 19, 2014

Wise captures halfpipe gold

David Wise considers himself a dad and husband first, a freestyle skier second. That might be why he also became an Olympic champion. Soaring through sloppy snow and sleet, Wise won the first gold medal in the young sport of halfpipe skiing Tuesday, outclassing ...

Maze matches feat from 1972 Sapporo Olympics

Feb 19, 2014

Maze matches feat from 1972 Sapporo Olympics

This, Tina Maze can say now, was what she had in mind all along: An Olympic performance that hadn’t been seen in 42 years. So what if she struggled for race after race on the World Cup circuit, unable to duplicate her record-setting season ...