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SOCHI SCENE: Hard on himself

02/20/2014 12:14am
Even Stefan Luitz called himself an idiot.

SOCHI SCENE: Eat healthy, shoot cleanly

02/20/2014 12:35am
Two days after winning her first career medal at the Sochi Games, Tiril Eckhoff helped Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and the rest of the Norwegian biathlon team to an historic gold medal in the first Olympic mixed relay on Wednesday.

IOC: Attack on Pussy Riot was `unsettling'

02/20/2014 12:44am
The International Olympic Committee says images of the attack on the Pussy Riot punk group in Sochi are "very unsettling."

Hoefl-Riesch to race Olympic slalom despite cold

02/20/2014 2:26am
Defending champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch will race in Friday's Olympic slalom despite being slowed by a cold and breathing problems.

SOCHI SCENE: A valuable beard

02/20/2014 2:26am
Soon, Australia will no longer have to fear the beard.

SOCHI SCENE: Reflecting on the games

02/20/2014 2:36am
The goggles used by Olympians up on the mountains offer great opportunities for photographers to capture reflections, effectively using a mirror to crate two photos in the space of a single one.

SOCHI SCENE: Keeping the focus

02/20/2014 3:05am
A video of the punk band Pussy Riot being assaulted by Russian authorities under a sign that reads "Sochi 2014" is garnering worldwide attention. A Ukrainian skier has pulled out of the Olympics as a political statement against the violence in Kiev. A gay activist drew headlines earlier in the week after being led away from Olympic Park.

USA-1 driver Holcomb says injured leg improving

02/20/2014 3:12am
USA-1 driver Steven Holcomb ran a few steps on his injured leg before loading into his bobsled as he prepared for this weekend's Olympic four-man event.

After Sochi, what's next for Winter Olympics?

02/20/2014 3:17am
The sheer cost, size and scale of the Sochi Olympics has outstripped anything done before. The question for future Winter Games is clear: Can anyone _ should anyone _ try to top that?

Teen Shiffrin chases gold in slalom, her specialty

02/20/2014 3:44am
Mikaela Shiffrin came to the Sochi Games hoping for two medals. Didn't matter one bit that she's only 18 or that she's at her first Olympics.

Lamb frustrated with US Speedskating leadership

02/20/2014 4:12am
With the Winter Olympics winding down, there's more dissension for U.S. Speedskating.

SOCHI SCENE: No to arm bands

02/20/2014 4:27am
The IOC's reluctance to allow competitors to wear black arm bands, or any other individual badge, to honor fallen loved ones might seem on the surface to be insensitive. That's hardly the intent, the Olympic committee says.

Speedskater Bokko scoffs at Koss' second-guessing

02/20/2014 4:39am
Norway's speedskaters withdrew from the men's 10,000 meters at the Sochi Olympics to prepare for the team pursuit, a move second-guessed by four-time gold medalist Johann Olaf Koss.

Bjorndalen, Wickenheiser elected to IOC

02/20/2014 5:13am
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen and Canadian women's hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser have been elected to the IOC.

5 things to know about the Sochi Olympics

02/20/2014 5:26am
Fast five, Thursday edition: Five things you'll want to know about the 2014 Winter Olympics.

SOCHI SCENE: British curling fixation

02/20/2014 5:44am
Curling fever has gripped Britain _ again.

SOCHI SCENE: American moment

02/20/2014 6:03am
Everyone wants to get their picture taken in front of the Olympic rings in Sochi. The U.S. men's hockey team is no different.

Norway wins gold medal in Nordic combined team

02/20/2014 7:06am
After failing to win a medal at the Vancouver Olympics, the country that spawned Nordic combined more than 125 years ago made quite a comeback in Sochi.

ISU looking at making speedskating more exciting

02/20/2014 7:08am
The International Skating Union is looking to make Olympic speedskating more exciting for fans, and it's considering things like mass start events and mixed team pursuit races.

Swiss women beat Sweden 4-3 for hockey bronze

02/20/2014 7:38am
Jessica Lutz broke a third-period tie with 6:17 to play and Switzerland rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat Sweden 4-3 and claim the bronze medal in Olympic women's hockey on Thursday.

French sweep medals in skicross at Sochi Games

02/20/2014 7:43am
Just shy of an elegant and historic finish in a sport where both are in short supply, France's Jonathan Midol provided a comic reminder Thursday that in skicross, order comes from chaos, not the other way around.

SOCHI SCENE: Switzerland celebrates bronze

02/20/2014 7:58am
The way the Switzerland women's hockey team was euphorically celebrating their victory, and the way the Swedes were crestfallen in defeat, you would have thought that the two teams were playing in the Olympic gold medal game.

SOCHI SCENE: Forever in blue jeans

02/20/2014 8:42am
When Nik Zoricic began his skicross career, he didn't have the right pants, so he wore blue jeans to the mountain.

Skier out of Olympics, citing violence in Ukraine

02/20/2014 9:03am
A Ukrainian skier has withdrawn from the Olympics in response to the deaths of anti-government protesters in her country.

Swiss women beat Sweden 4-3 for Olympic bronze

02/20/2014 9:14am
The losing didn't bother the Swiss women's hockey team, even as it was slogging through the round-robin without a victory and finishing last in its group.

Almaty bid promises low-cost games for 2022

02/20/2014 9:24am
Almaty has most of the venues already in place to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and would spend only a fraction of what Russia invested in the Sochi Games, leaders of the bid from Kazakhstan said Thursday.

Bubka: armband decision made `after consultation'

02/20/2014 9:57am
Ukrainian Olympic chief Sergei Bubka said he has "great sympathy" with the desire of his athletes to wear black armbands to remember those killed in the political unrest in Kiev.

Tokyo 2020 chairman critical of Mao Asada

02/20/2014 10:01am
The head of Tokyo's 2020 Olympic organizing committee has criticized Japanese figure skater Mao Asada's performance in the women's short program at the Sochi Olympics.

Sweden, Finland renew rivalry in hockey semifinals

02/20/2014 10:25am
Sweden coach Par Marts got his first chance to publicly reflect on his prediction that added another layer to a long-standing rivalry with Finland on and off the ice.

Canada wins gold in women's Olympic curling

02/20/2014 11:30am
Her gold medal-clinching rock wasn't even halfway to the house when Canada skip Jennifer Jones put her hands to her face, soaked in the moment, then jumped up with her broom hoisted in the air.

SOCHI SCENE: Sotnikova flies to gold

02/20/2014 12:12pm
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a gold medal winner.

SOCHI SCENE: American disbelief

02/20/2014 1:19pm
The American women's hockey team was 3:26 seconds away from its first Olympic gold medal since 1998. Then everything went wrong.

Alex Ovechkin's father recovering from surgery

02/20/2014 1:22pm
Russia's stunning elimination from the Olympic hockey tournament was followed by somber family news for Alex Ovechkin, whose father is recovering from heart surgery after falling ill in Sochi.

How Adelina Sotnikova won gold

02/20/2014 1:37pm
Adelina Sotnikova won the women's figure skating gold medal at the Sochi Olympics pretty much because of one extra triple jump.

Column: Sochi Games finally get their "wow" moment

02/20/2014 2:09pm
As Adelina Sotnikova finished her gold medal-winning skate, only the Olympic ice felt nothing, because it is cold and hard. Russian hearts _ passionate, patriotic and on this night bursting with warmth _ melted for their new champion.

Russian Sotnikova wins gold, Kim silver

02/20/2014 2:46pm
Russia's cupboard was so bare of world-class female figure skaters that the sport's most dominant nation had to turn to the kids a few years ago.

Canada women beat US 3-2 in OT for Olympic gold

02/20/2014 2:46pm
The puck skittered the length of the ice on its way toward the empty Canadian net before clanging off the post and stopping in front of the crease.

SOCHI SCENE: 'Bad day'

02/20/2014 3:06pm
"Inches. Inches. Bad day." _ USA forward Jocelyne Lamoureux, on the puck that hit the post late in a gold medal game her team would eventually lose, 3-2 in overtime, to Canada.

Wagner plans to stick around for 4 more years

02/20/2014 3:12pm
Ashley Wagner marvels at how far coach Rafael Arutyunyan has pushed her in the past month. She can only imagine what she might accomplish in four years.

US women lose hockey gold in heartbreaking fashion

02/20/2014 3:46pm
A two-goal lead blown in the final four minutes. A long shot that clanged off the post of an empty net. Two perplexing penalties in overtime, setting up a golden goal for Canada.

Olympic hockey outcome so far: Harper 1, Obama 0

02/20/2014 4:15pm
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is ready for the icy cold one President Barack Obama promised him.

Chris Fogt talks about representing the US in 2 different uniforms

02/20/2014 6:15pm
Chris Fogt represented the U.S. wearing camouflage in Iraq and red, white and blue in Sochi.

Meet 'Nutricia,' the U.S. Olympic nutritionist

02/20/2014 8:39pm
Meet Alicia Kendig the woman responsible for making sure U.S. athletes are putting the right stuff into their bodies.

Utah physical therapist travels to Sochi to care for mogul skiers

02/20/2014 11:00pm
When the moguls take a toll on the U.S. skiers they go to one man — Utah's Doug Flint.

Bowman takes gold in women's halfpipe skiing

02/20/2014 11:41pm
Sarah Burke's parents looked up the hill and saw the halfpipe workers making one last trip down in the formation of a heart.

Bowman takes gold in women's halfpipe skiing

02/20/2014 11:41pm
Sarah Burke's parents looked up the hill and saw the halfpipe workers making one last trip down in the formation of a heart.