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IOC: Protests at Olympic sites are inappropriate

02/19/2014 1:19am
The IOC says it would be "wholly inappropriate" for the Russian punk group Pussy Riot to protest at Sochi Olympic sites.

US bobsledder calls Olympic selections 'corrupt'

02/19/2014 1:37am
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.

Disability access needs improvement at Sochi Games

02/19/2014 2:31am
After $51 billion, it should be easy to get around at the Olympics _ for everyone.

SOCHI SCENE: World tunes in

02/19/2014 2:47am
The Olympics are big business for television, and the Sochi Games are feeding a voracious appetite from networks around the world for live sports programming. Some numbers from IOC managing director of television and marketing services:

SOCHI SCENE: House of champions

02/19/2014 2:48am
The Holland Heineken House has always been one of the top party spots at the Olympic Games, with Dutch fans, athletes and sponsors getting together for raucous celebrations night after night.

Pussy Riot make comeback in Sochi during Olympics

02/19/2014 3:17am
Some marvel at their brazen nerve. Others condemn the young women as anarchic and enemies of the state.

SOCHI SCENE: 109 starters

02/19/2014 3:39am
With 109 listed starters in men's giant slalom, there are bound to be lots of crashes. The slow-mo replay folks are having a field day.

SOCHI SCENE: White peaks

02/19/2014 4:15am
Some days during the Winter Olympics, snow has been relatively sparse on the mountains above Sochi. Not Wednesday.

Kummer wins gold in women's parallel giant slalom

02/19/2014 4:36am
Patrizia Kummer of Switzerland has won gold in women's snowboarding parallel giant slalom.

Wild wins gold for Russia in parallel giant slalom

02/19/2014 4:42am
Former U.S. snowboarder Vic Wild has won gold for Russia in the parallel giant slalom.

Norway wins women's team sprint at Olympics

02/19/2014 5:10am
Marit Bjoergen gave Norway a dominant victory in the women's cross-country team sprint on Wednesday for her fifth career Olympic gold medal.

Finland wins men's team sprint at Olympics

02/19/2014 5:54am
Finland surprisingly won the men's cross-country team sprint at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday, taking advantage of a fall that slowed its two closest rivals in the final.

SOCHI SCENE: Russia's pressure

02/19/2014 6:03am
Is any group of athletes facing more pressure in Sochi than the host country's men's hockey team?

Bach praises `great dignity' of Ukrainian athletes

02/19/2014 6:11am
IOC President Thomas Bach has expressed his condolences to victims of the violence in Ukraine and praised Ukraine's Olympic athletes for continuing to compete at the Sochi Games.

Unrest 'worried' 1st Venezuelan Olympic skier

02/19/2014 6:12am
As he prepared to become Venezuela's first Alpine skier at an Olympics, Antonio Jose Pardo Andretta had plenty on his mind about the unrest back home.

FIS rejects German team sprint protest at Olympics

02/19/2014 6:27am
The International Ski Federation has rejected a protest by Germany over the results of the Olympic men's cross-country team sprint, which Finland won after the German anchor fell shortly before the finish.

SOCHI SCENE: Sticker shock in Sochi

02/19/2014 6:32am
Capitalism is alive and well at USA House in the Olympic Park.

SOCHI SCENE: Surf's up, Sochi

02/19/2014 6:32am
Leave it to a skier from California to perfectly capture the spirit of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

SOCHI SCENE: Thailand's other guy

02/19/2014 6:54am
Thailand only has two Olympians _ and one's getting most of the attention because she's also a pop star at home.

Ukraine crisis felt among athletes at Olympics

02/19/2014 7:08am
Others tried to keep it from him, but Dmytro Mytsak knew what had happened before he took to the slopes.


02/19/2014 7:16am
Vic Wild might compete under the Russian flag, but the roots for the White Salmon, Wash., native run deep.

SOCHI SCENE: Dutch 'royal' orchestra

02/19/2014 7:37am
It wouldn't be an Olympic speedskating competition without Kleintje Pils.

SOCHI SCENE: Russians getting worried

02/19/2014 7:41am
The prospect of missing out on the medal stand in men's hockey in Sochi is starting to set in on Russia fans and players.

SOCHI SCENE: Heartbreak in Russia

02/19/2014 8:16am
The Russian men's hockey team was supposed to be the star of the Sochi show. Instead, after a 3-1 loss to Finland on their home soil, Russia won't even get a medal for the third straight Olympics.

SOCHI SCENE: Olympic delicacy

02/19/2014 8:19am
Some of the most popular concession stands near the medals plaza in the Olympic Park sell crepes.

SOCHI SCENE: Sochi heats up

02/19/2014 8:34am
For an Olympics that was expected to be volatile from a political and security standpoint, the first 10 days of the Sochi Games were surprisingly quiet.

US warship deployed near Sochi runs aground

02/19/2014 8:46am
One of two U.S. warships dispatched to the Black Sea before the Sochi Winter Olympics remains in a Turkish port after running aground last week, the Navy said Wednesday.

Norway, Finland win cross-country team sprints

02/19/2014 8:51am
Marit Bjoergen ended a gold-medal drought that surprisingly had lasted 10 days. Finland then surprisingly ended one that had lasted 12 years.

Bubka calls for halt to violence in Ukraine

02/19/2014 9:03am
His eyes welling with tears and voice choking with emotion, Ukrainian pole vault great Sergei Bubka appealed Wednesday to both sides in his homeland's political crisis to halt the violence that has claimed dozens of lives and brought the country "to the brink of catastrophe."

AP PHOTOS: Russian forces whip Pussy Riot members

02/19/2014 9:07am
Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the group tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics. One Cossack appeared to use pepper spray, another whipped several group members while others ripped off their masks and threw the guitar in a garbage can. Cossacks trace their history in Russia back to the 15th century. Serving in the czarist cavalry, they spearheaded imperial Russia's expansion and were often used as border guards. Under communism, they virtually disappeared, but have since resurfaced, particularly in the south.

Olympic Results: Men's giant slalom

02/19/2014 9:18am
This was the race Ted Ligety knew he should win.

SOCHI SCENE: Russia dejected, Finland hungry

02/19/2014 9:20am
After Russia's men's hockey loss in the quarterfinals to Finland, most of Russia's players rushed through a mixed zone with TV cameras and reporters without stopping, waving off requests to verbalize their disappointment in losing their medal chances in the Sochi Games.

Bode Miller out of slalom after tweaking left knee

02/19/2014 9:25am
Bode Miller's Sochi Olympics are over, one race earlier than he had hoped.

Sweden tops Slovenia 5-0, advances to hockey semis

02/19/2014 9:38am
With Henrik Lundqvist in goal, Sweden never seems to be short-handed.

Russia knocked out of Olympic hockey by Finns, 3-1

02/19/2014 10:28am
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.

SOCHI SCENE: Spills and thrills

02/19/2014 10:35am
They wanted to call themselves Olympians. Now, some of them have the bumps and bruises to prove it.

Sablikova wins another gold in women's 5,000

02/19/2014 10:36am
Martina Sablikova really wanted this gold medal.

SOCHI SCENE: Jason Brown's patriotic attire

02/19/2014 10:45am
American figure skater Ashley Wagner describes teammate Jason Brown as "the most patriotic man I have ever met."

Mr. President, was your seat facing the rink?

02/19/2014 10:59am
Right from the start of the tournament, the only way to envision the Russians winning a gold medal in hockey was to close both eyes and keep them shut.

Russian fans lament hockey team's Olympic loss

02/19/2014 11:18am
When it was all over, when the mighty Russian men's hockey team with the big stars and the massive expectations failed to earn a medal for the third straight Winter Olympics, thousands of their demanding fans streamed out of the shiny new arena and squinted as their eyes caught the setting sun.

SOCHI SCENE: Another Finn Surprise

02/19/2014 12:01pm
Nikita Kriukov had just lost out in a fight for a gold medal against a Finnish skier at the Sochi Olympics, when the Finns made his day even worse.

Bjoerndalen sets record with Norway's relay win

02/19/2014 12:05pm
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.

NBC's Hughes stays home to explain skating

02/19/2014 1:22pm
NBC has built a formidable team of former ice champions to talk about current ones in Sochi, but has left one of them _ 2002 women's figure skating gold medalist Sarah Hughes _ back in the United States to try something new.

Canada rallies past US for women's bobsled gold

02/19/2014 1:37pm
They called it the Battle Royale. Kaillie Humphries and Elana Meyers spent part of the summer training alongside one another, getting ready to spend this winter battling each other.

Kim wins short program, Lipnitskaia falls to 5th

02/19/2014 2:22pm
Anxiety and energy. Conviction and courage.

No medal in Sochi, but Lolo Jones is satisfied

02/19/2014 2:25pm
She scrambled to find her camera before the flower ceremony began. Lolo Jones wasn't going to miss any of it.

Canada holds off Latvia 2-1 in Olympic thriller

02/19/2014 2:28pm
Canada put shots by the dozens on Kristers Gudlevskis, and Latvia's kid goalie stopped nearly everything in a performance that grew from sensational to a bit supernatural.

Canada's John Tavares out for rest of Olympics

02/19/2014 2:32pm
Canada forward John Tavares will miss the rest of the Olympics with a leg injury, dealing a blow to the defending champions' depth.

US tops Czechs 5-2, will face Canada in semifinals

02/19/2014 2:34pm
The United States' hockey team is getting exactly what it wanted. Another shot at Canada.

Russia's snowboard couple medals together in Sochi

02/19/2014 2:40pm
Vic loves Alena. Alena loves Vic.

Russia ousted in Olympic men's hockey quarterfinal

02/19/2014 5:37pm
The home team is out of the Olympic men's hockey tournament.

BYU study shows impact figure skating has on athletes' bodies

02/19/2014 8:59pm
Scientists have studied the impact Olympic sports of ski jumping and aerials have on athletes' bodies, but findings from the work conducted by BYU and the United States Figure Skating Association are fascinating.

US teams win silver, bronze in women's bobsledding

02/19/2014 10:47pm
For the Americans, there was plenty of history to savor. It was the first time two U.S. women's bobsleds medaled at the Olympics.

US teams win silver, bronze in women's bobsledding

02/19/2014 10:47pm
For the Americans, there was plenty of history to savor. It was the first time two U.S. women's bobsleds medaled at the Olympics.

Ligety wins gold in men's giant slalom skiing

02/19/2014 10:51pm
Carving turns like nobody else, Ted Ligety established a huge first-run lead and then comfortably held on to win the giant slalom at the Sochi Games on Wednesday, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing.

Ligety wins gold in men's giant slalom skiing

02/19/2014 10:51pm
Carving turns like nobody else, Ted Ligety established a huge first-run lead and then comfortably held on to win the giant slalom at the Sochi Games on Wednesday, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing.

'I'm kind of bummed,' says Reiter of disappointing finish in Sochi

02/19/2014 11:01pm
Despite a disappointing loss, American snowboarder Justin Reiter was encouraged by the reaction of fans.