02/12/2014 12:19amAlex Cabrero took some time in Sochi to see how fans are participating in this year's Olympic Games.
02/12/2014 12:37amSochi 2014, extraordinary imagery file: Check out this sequence by Associated Press photographer Charles Krupa showing France's Marie Marchand-Arvier crashing into a safety fence during her run at the women's downhill on Wednesday. After lying on the snow for several moments, she rose and was helped off the course.
02/12/2014 12:42amFor a nation that's never won a medal in snowboarding, Japan sure looked awfully strong.
02/12/2014 12:54amThe grandeur of Olympic Park is obvious in its celebration of the Winter Olympics _ from the circle of flags surrounding Medals Plaza near the Olympic flame to the iconic rings everywhere, including the facade of Bolshoy Ice Dome and the button of each curling house.
02/12/2014 1:35amThe taint of corruption followed India's Olympic athletes everywhere in Sochi. They were not allowed to enter the Olympic stadium marching under the Indian flag. They were warned the national anthem would not play if they won any medals.
02/12/2014 2:00amFar beyond even the nosebleed seats, far above the highest Olympic mountain, here is what the Sochi Winter Games look like from space.
02/12/2014 2:30amSo how much is a gold medal really worth to the athlete who wins one in Sochi?
02/12/2014 3:20amRussian parents and teachers have been given an unusual task by their government: get their kids to watch more TV.
02/12/2014 3:27amA pin shortage in Olympic Park should be over soon. So say organizers and the IOC.
02/12/2014 3:32amWith the first women's ski jumping gold medal finally awarded at the Olympics, the next question is where to from here for the sport?
02/12/2014 3:50amSpeedskater Sven Kramer has decided to withdraw from the 1,500 meters next Saturday to fully concentrate on the 10,000 for his second gold of the games.
02/12/2014 3:51amGeorgia on Wednesday called on foreign visitors to the Winter Olympics to keep out of Abkhazia, a Russia-aligned breakaway territory just south of Sochi along the Black Sea coast.
02/12/2014 4:17amThe fourth anniversary of Nodar Kumaritashvili's death was remembered Wednesday with a moment of silence from luge's top officials, along with a pledge to build "a lasting memorial" in his native Georgia.
02/12/2014 4:24amUnusual photo alert: Associated Press photographer Charlie Riedel captures a fan wrapped in an American flag arriving at the ski venue of the Sochi Olympics.
02/12/2014 4:26amKevin Reynolds' workouts are exhausting.
02/12/2014 5:13amSpeedskater Sven Kramer has decided that chasing four gold medals at the Sochi games would simply be too much.
02/12/2014 5:13amNo, the different-colored Olympic rings don't correspond to specific continents.
02/12/2014 5:15amJonathan Quick was sitting and stretching before practice when U.S. hockey coach Dan Bylsma skated toward him. Bylsma leaned over and told him he was starting against Slovakia in the Americans' Olympic opener Thursday.
02/12/2014 5:31amSochi's seaside weather is making scarves and overcoats unnecessary. AP photographer Morry Gash even caught this woman lying in the sun outside the Swiss House.
02/12/2014 5:50amGoalie Carey Price will start Canada's Olympic opener against Norway on Thursday, and Roberto Luongo will start Friday against Austria.
02/12/2014 6:10amSochi Games interesting photo alert: Sidney Crosby _ Pittsburgh Penguin, Canadian, 2014 Olympian _ crosses the street. In Russia. In full hockey gear.
02/12/2014 6:17amU.S. snowboarder Arielle Gold pulled out of the Olympic halfpipe contest Wednesday after injuring her shoulder in training, a few minutes before she was scheduled to compete.
02/12/2014 8:22amMemo to Kate Moss: Switzerland's new gold medalist halfpipe snowboarder likes you.
02/12/2014 8:28amIt was diplomacy, playing out on the snow: An American who helped a Russian finish his Olympic race has drawn praise from the IOC.
02/12/2014 8:39amAn activist who shed light on the environmental impact of Olympic construction in Sochi was ordered Wednesday to serve three years in prison for spray-painting a fence.
02/12/2014 8:46amEven though the Olympic-winning snowboard didn't have his name on it, Jake Burton found a way to get his hands in on the action.
02/12/2014 8:49amErin Hamlin spent more than half her life waiting to become an Olympic medalist.
02/12/2014 8:55amSlovenia's Tina Maze and Switzerland's Dominique Gisin took different paths on an Olympic downhill filled with flats and turns, jumps and bumps, across slender trees' shadows, along snow that was icy at the top, soft at the bottom.
02/12/2014 9:06amLoading up on carbs with Russian bread and potatoes for a long Olympic day has consequences. There's one way to burn those extra calories: Walk the world's longest bobsled track.
02/12/2014 9:14amAfter dominating Nordic combined for the past two years, Eric Frenzel wasn't about to have a letdown on his sport's biggest stage.
02/12/2014 10:01amThe Austrian Olympic Committee has filed a complaint with the IOC after Alpine skier Elisabeth Goergl was drug-tested the night before the women's downhill at the Sochi Games.
02/12/2014 10:06amWant to bring a "Go USA!" banner to an Olympics stadium in Sochi? You can do it legally now that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has amended his own decree, relaxing a previously draconian law of what's prohibited at sports venues in Russia.
02/12/2014 10:19amForget the parkas and stocking hats. Sunscreen and shades are the must-have items at the Sochi "Winter" Games.
02/12/2014 10:36amAmerican figure skating pair Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay didn't expect to medal at the Sochi Games in a loaded field with strong duos from Russia, China and Germany. But they say that's not the point.
02/12/2014 10:51amOn Russian ice, Germany is making itself at home.
02/12/2014 11:28amFor Magnus Krog of Norway, the secret to getting an Olympic medal is all in the hair.
02/12/2014 11:39amComing to Sochi, Christoph Sumann knew these were going to be his last Olympics.
02/12/2014 12:48pmExhausted, Stefan Groothuis sat on an infield bench and started choking up as he saw one challenger after another falter.
02/12/2014 1:23pmMaxim Trankov hopes young figure skaters all over Russia will take inspiration from what he and Tatiana Volosozhar accomplished at the Olympics.
02/12/2014 1:39pmErik Karlsson's impressive Olympic debut demonstrated why Sweden has more than enough talent to win it all.
02/12/2014 2:21pmU.S. Olympic leaders are sounding out international officials in Sochi about a potential American bid for the games _ and the feedback is positive.
02/12/2014 2:42pmIt 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.
02/12/2014 2:51pmSwitzerland has had some success in Olympic hockey, thriving as underdogs. As a heavy favorite, the Swiss needed a lucky break Wednesday to avoid being pushed to overtime by lightly regarded Latvia.
02/12/2014 3:08pmShani Davis went from sure thing to nothing in 2 1/2 laps.
02/12/2014 3:25pmThe Sochi games are the first Olympics worldwide where more hours of video are available online than on television, rapidly transforming the way people experience the event.
02/12/2014 3:52pmWhen 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, each was awarded a gold medal.
02/12/2014 8:50pmUtah resident Noelle Pikus-Pace is both a mother and an Olympic athlete, and balances both.