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Olympic fans show off in Sochi

02/12/2014 12:19am
Alex Cabrero took some time in Sochi to see how fans are participating in this year's Olympic Games.


02/12/2014 12:37am
Sochi 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 12:42am
For a nation that's never won a medal in snowboarding, Japan sure looked awfully strong.

SOCHI SCENE: Rings over Russia

02/12/2014 12:54am
The 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.

Corruption sting follows Indian athletes to Sochi

02/12/2014 1:35am
The 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.

SOCHI SCENE: Above it all

02/12/2014 2:00am
Far beyond even the nosebleed seats, far above the highest Olympic mountain, here is what the Sochi Winter Games look like from space.

SOCHI SCENE: The value of gold

02/12/2014 2:30am
So how much is a gold medal really worth to the athlete who wins one in Sochi?

SOCHI SCENE: Russia watches

02/12/2014 3:20am
Russian parents and teachers have been given an unusual task by their government: get their kids to watch more TV.

SOCHI SCENE: Olympic pinterests

02/12/2014 3:27am
A pin shortage in Olympic Park should be over soon. So say organizers and the IOC.

Women's ski jumping set for a bright future

02/12/2014 3:32am
With the first women's ski jumping gold medal finally awarded at the Olympics, the next question is where to from here for the sport?

5,000 champion Kramer to skip 1,500 meters

02/12/2014 3:50am
Speedskater 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.

Georgia: Olympic guests must not visit Abkhazia

02/12/2014 3:51am
Georgia 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.

Kumaritashvili remembered by IOC, luge officials

02/12/2014 4:17am
The 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.

SOCHI SCENE: Casting a shadow

02/12/2014 4:24am
Unusual photo alert: Associated Press photographer Charlie Riedel captures a fan wrapped in an American flag arriving at the ski venue of the Sochi Olympics.

SOCHI SCENE: Quad after quad

02/12/2014 4:26am
Kevin Reynolds' workouts are exhausting.

5,000 champion Kramer to skip 1,500 meters

02/12/2014 5:13am
Speedskater Sven Kramer has decided that chasing four gold medals at the Sochi games would simply be too much.

SOCHI SCENE: Ring story

02/12/2014 5:13am
No, the different-colored Olympic rings don't correspond to specific continents.

Goalie Jonathan Quick to start Sochi opener for US

02/12/2014 5:15am
Jonathan 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.

SOCHI SCENE: Winter Games, sunny skies

02/12/2014 5:31am
Sochi'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.

Goalie Price to start Canada's 1st Olympic game

02/12/2014 5:50am
Goalie Carey Price will start Canada's Olympic opener against Norway on Thursday, and Roberto Luongo will start Friday against Austria.

SOCHI SCENE: Crosby Crosses

02/12/2014 6:10am
Sochi Games interesting photo alert: Sidney Crosby _ Pittsburgh Penguin, Canadian, 2014 Olympian _ crosses the street. In Russia. In full hockey gear.

Arielle Gold injured in halfpipe training

02/12/2014 6:17am
U.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.

SOCHI SCENE: I-Pod likes Kate Moss

02/12/2014 8:22am
Memo to Kate Moss: Switzerland's new gold medalist halfpipe snowboarder likes you.

SOCHI SCENE: Help across countries

02/12/2014 8:28am
It was diplomacy, playing out on the snow: An American who helped a Russian finish his Olympic race has drawn praise from the IOC.

Sochi activists sent to prison for 3 years

02/12/2014 8:39am
An 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.

SOCHI SCENE: Gotta be the gloves

02/12/2014 8:46am
Even 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.

SOCHI SCENE: Hamlin's medal

02/12/2014 8:49am
Erin Hamlin spent more than half her life waiting to become an Olympic medalist.

2 golds: Maze, Gisin tie in Sochi Olympic downhill

02/12/2014 8:55am
Slovenia'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.

SOCHI SCENE: Cardio climb

02/12/2014 9:06am
Loading 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.

Frenzel wins Olympic gold in Nordic combined

02/12/2014 9:14am
After dominating Nordic combined for the past two years, Eric Frenzel wasn't about to have a letdown on his sport's biggest stage.

Austria protests doping test eve of Olympic race

02/12/2014 10:01am
The 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.

Foreign-language banners now allowed in Sochi

02/12/2014 10:06am
Want 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.

Life's a beach at the Winter Olympics

02/12/2014 10:19am
Forget the parkas and stocking hats. Sunscreen and shades are the must-have items at the Sochi "Winter" Games.

SOCHI SCENE: 'We belong'

02/12/2014 10:36am
American 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.

Germany's Wendl and Arlt win doubles luge

02/12/2014 10:51am
On Russian ice, Germany is making itself at home.

SOCHI SCENE: Good Hair Day

02/12/2014 11:28am
For Magnus Krog of Norway, the secret to getting an Olympic medal is all in the hair.

SOCHI SCENE: Shooting Star Sumann

02/12/2014 11:39am
Coming to Sochi, Christoph Sumann knew these were going to be his last Olympics.

Groothuis gold ends years of misery, depression

02/12/2014 12:48pm
Exhausted, Stefan Groothuis sat on an infield bench and started choking up as he saw one challenger after another falter.

Volosozhar and Trankov of Russia win pairs gold

02/12/2014 1:23pm
Maxim Trankov hopes young figure skaters all over Russia will take inspiration from what he and Tatiana Volosozhar accomplished at the Olympics.

Karlsson leads Sweden past Czechs in hockey opener

02/12/2014 1:39pm
Erik Karlsson's impressive Olympic debut demonstrated why Sweden has more than enough talent to win it all.

US sounds out IOC on possible 2024 Olympic bid

02/12/2014 2:21pm
U.S. Olympic leaders are sounding out international officials in Sochi about a potential American bid for the games _ and the feedback is positive.

Farrington edges Bright for women's halfpipe gold

02/12/2014 2:42pm
It 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.

Swiss beat Latvians 1-0 with 7.9 seconds left

02/12/2014 2:51pm
Switzerland 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.

Davis looks ahead after surprising Olympic loss

02/12/2014 3:08pm
Shani Davis went from sure thing to nothing in 2 1/2 laps.

Online offerings transform Olympic experience

02/12/2014 3:25pm
The 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.

A look at timing for Winter Olympic sports

02/12/2014 3:52pm
When 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.

Pikus-Pace balances skeleton, motherhood

02/12/2014 8:50pm
Utah resident Noelle Pikus-Pace is both a mother and an Olympic athlete, and balances both.

Utah native manages Olympic Athletes' Village

02/12/2014 11:00pm
Utah native Dan Merkley manages the Athletes' Village for the Sochi Winter Olympics.