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02/15/2014 1:01am
If Martin Johnsrud Sundby needs a morale boost after his disappointing race at the Sochi Olympics, he shouldn't look to his mother.

SOCHI SCENE: Japan's other skaters

02/15/2014 1:11am
While Yuzuru Hanyu was becoming the first Japanese man to win an Olympic figure skating title Friday night, his countrymen were doing pretty well, too.

SOCHI SCENE: Canada's lament

02/15/2014 1:20am
Another Olympics, another Canadian man not on the top of the medals stand.

SOCHI SCENE: 'Disaster' course

02/15/2014 2:24am
How to know when an alpine skiing course is hard: When only 31 of 49 athletes who start can even finish the course.

IOC: Activist not jailed for criticism

02/15/2014 2:28am
The International Olympic Committee says it's has been assured that a Russian activist's three-year prison sentence was not related to his criticism of the environmental impact of Olympic construction in Sochi.

Olympics a test for ambitious developing countries

02/15/2014 2:42am
Playing host to the Olympics or World Cup can showcase an ambitious country's rise and cast a harsh light on its weaknesses.

Men's super-G start moved up due to warm weather

02/15/2014 2:50am
The starting time for the men's super-G at the Sochi Olympics on Sunday has been moved forward one hour to 10 a.m. (0600 GMT) due to a forecast of more warm weather.

SOCHI SCENE: Intensity ramps up

02/15/2014 3:10am
Fighting may be frowned upon in Olympic hockey. But there's nothing wrong with a good little skirmish every once in a while.

Top US women's bobsled damaged after training run

02/15/2014 3:11am
The top U.S. Olympic women's bobsled sustained damage to its front end at after a fast training run Saturday.

Hanyu's historic gold for Japan no flash in pan

02/15/2014 3:33am
Unlike when Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang made a major Olympic breakthrough for Asian men, Yuzuru Hanyu's historic gold medal for Japan in figure skating looks less a flash in the pan and more of a significant shift in his sport's center of gravity.

SOCHI SCENE: Check yes or no

02/15/2014 3:37am
Give Jason Brown credit _ he knows how to get a girl's attention.

So far silence from Olympians on anti-gay laws

02/15/2014 4:19am
A campaign to draw attention to Russia's anti-gay laws isn't gaining traction among Olympic athletes, who so far have avoided saying or doing anything to protest the measures.

China's Zhou wins Olympic 1,500 short track gold

02/15/2014 5:30am
Zhou Yang of China won the women's 1,500-meter short track gold medal, successfully defending the Olympic title she won four years ago.

Fenninger wins Olympic super-G; Hoefl-Riesch 2nd

02/15/2014 5:40am
The super-G was running so extreme that seven of the opening eight racers slid, tumbled, careened and glided off the course, unable to finish.

Russians claim gold, silver in 1,000 short track

02/15/2014 5:43am
Viktor Ahn of Russia won the gold medal in men's 1,000 short track, with teammate Vladimir Grigorev taking the silver.

Chan uncertain if he will keep skating

02/15/2014 5:46am
Patrick Chan didn't get what he came to Sochi for, that elusive Olympic men's figure skating gold medal that Canada never has taken home.

SOCHI SCENE: Bolshoy is Olympic hockey cathedral

02/15/2014 5:49am
Of all the gleaming, breathtaking venues in Sochi's Olympic Park, the Bolshoy Ice Dome still stands above the rest. And for good reason.

SOCHI SCENE: USA fans on their own

02/15/2014 6:12am
Ben Brushoff and Tony Carlson walked into Bolshoy Ice Dome for the men's hockey game between the United States and Russia all decked out in stars and stripes. They didn't have much company.

US back to old suits hoping turn to things around

02/15/2014 6:15am
U.S. speedskaters were looking to rebound from an awful start at the Sochi Olympics by slipping back into old suits that should have been made obsolete by new high-tech gear.


02/15/2014 6:15am
Lydia Lassila wants her home country to get all wet.

Olympics: Earth's most political apolitical event

02/15/2014 6:21am
Each time an Olympics approaches, the ideal is articulated once more: The true spirit of the games, those who oversee them say, brings humanity together to promote amity and athletic excellence. It is most certainly not a place for the affairs of nations and vested interests to play out on a global stage.

Sweden wins women's Olympic cross-country relay

02/15/2014 6:27am
When Charlotte Kalla started her anchor leg of the women's cross-country relay, the two leaders were 25 seconds ahead and four-time Olympic champion Marit Bjoergen was chasing close behind.

SOCHI SCENE: Finnish tears

02/15/2014 6:45am
The first real upset of the women's hockey tournament also brought the first tears.

Olympic men's hockey: Slovenia stuns Slovakia 3-1

02/15/2014 7:04am
Slovenia is not satisfied with just showing up to play hockey at the Olympics for the first time. Its players want to win.

SOCHI SCENE: 'I hope so'

02/15/2014 7:17am
Russian president Vladimir Putin spent the moments before his country's highly anticipated hockey showdown with the United States in a relaxed seaside cafe, sipping coffee and chatting with Olympic executives.

SOCHI SCENE: Putin catches some hockey

02/15/2014 7:31am
He warmed up with figure skating and a visit to the U.S. and Canadian houses. Now it's time for Russian President Vladimir Putin's main event _ a men's hockey showdown between Russia and the United States.

SOCHI SCENE: USA, Russia gets tense

02/15/2014 7:36am
Icy stares, bone-crunching checks, even a skirmish or two in front of the net.

SOCHI SCENE: Designs by Weir

02/15/2014 7:44am
Johnny Weir is celebrating Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu's gold medal win in Sochi and the threads that helped get them there.

SOCHI SCENE: Explaining the net rule

02/15/2014 8:20am
It appeared Russia took a 3-2 lead on the United States in Saturday's preliminary men's hockey game when Fedor Tyutin's slapshot from the point beat Team USA goalie Jonathan Quick.

SOCHI SCENE: Fast friends

02/15/2014 8:41am
They've always been fast, but not always fast friends.

Halfway into Olympics, US ski racers have 1 medal

02/15/2014 9:03am
As Julia Mancuso and other Alpine skiers from the United States muddled their way through some less-than-auspicious results in pre-Olympic races on the World Cup circuit, the team's thinking _ well, the hope, really _ was that they'd get in gear at the Winter Games.

SOCHI SCENE: Russia's wines, seeking respect

02/15/2014 9:40am
Vodka is the czar of Russian drinks _ ubiquitous, powerful and sometimes crude. Russia's wines are like a provincial nobleman, little-known but aspiring to refinement.

SOCHI SCENE: Who is T.J. Oshie?

02/15/2014 9:44am
On an American men's hockey team with plenty of stars, T.J. Oshie often gets lost in the crowd. He was one of the last players picked for the roster and never has had a 20-goal season in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues.

US Speedskating gambles on new suit, loses big

02/15/2014 11:08am
When U.S. Speedskating hooked up with Under Armour to develop a new high-tech skinsuit that would revolutionize the sport at the Winter Olympics, the vision was gold, silver and bronze.

Utah man chosen as English announcer for Sochi

02/15/2014 11:16am
A Utah sports announcer was chosen as the English announcer for the bobsled, luge and skeleton events at the Sochi Olympics.

Putin in Sochi: a disciplined show

02/15/2014 11:26am
So far during the Winter Olympics, Vladimir Putin hasn't shown off his pecs, scuba-dived to a treasure site or engaged in any sort of the he-man stunts he's known for.

Russia's Tretiakov wins gold in Olympic skeleton

02/15/2014 11:26am
One year after a giant meteor streaked across Russia's sky, Alexander Tretiakov flashed by.

Midway through, Sochi Games delivering for Putin

02/15/2014 12:03pm
No protests. No real problems.

SOCHI SCENE: Curling's biggest fan

02/15/2014 12:08pm
Princess Anne of Britain, Prince Hakan of Norway and Prince Albert of Monaco have been among the VIPs at the Olympic curling tournament this week.

SOCHI SCENE: Taylor Kitsch's great seat

02/15/2014 12:13pm
Taylor Kitsch had one of the best seats in the house to witness the U.S. beat Russia 3-2 in a heart-pounding shootout Saturday at the Sochi Games.

Brodka upsets big names in 1,500, Davis falters

02/15/2014 12:50pm
One of the closest races in Olympic speedskating history came down to a final lunge of the skate _ then a few more agonizing seconds to figure out who won.

AP PHOTOS: Halftime in Sochi

02/15/2014 1:00pm
Four shootout goals lead the U.S. men's hockey team past Russia 3-2. Poland's Zbigniew Brodka of nabs gold in men's 1,500-meter speedskating. And Sweden wins Olympic gold in women's 4x5K cross-country relay.

Hiller shuts out Czechs, Switzerland wins 1-0

02/15/2014 1:47pm
Although Switzerland has scored just two goals in three games at the Olympics, Jonas Hiller hasn't allowed any at all _ not even to Jaromir Jagr on his 42nd birthday.

Stoch wins Olympic gold double in ski jumping

02/15/2014 2:43pm
Kamil Stoch considers himself fortunate to have won his second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics, overcoming what he called a "tragic" final jump Saturday to claim a narrow victory over Japanese veteran Noriaki Kasai.

Oshie latest success story from tiny Minn. town

02/15/2014 5:42pm
As T.J. Oshie was leading the U.S. men's team to a dramatic 3-2 shootout win over Russia in Sochi on Saturday, his tiny Minnesota hometown was celebrating the Olympic success of yet another of its hockey players and wondering if he'd be the latest to medal.

Oshie's 4 shootout goals lead US past Russia 3-2

02/15/2014 6:18pm
T.J. Oshie brainstormed while he skated to center ice, desperately trying to come up with one last move to end an epic shootout. He had already taken five shots at Sergei Bobrovsky, and the Russians were still even.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

02/15/2014 6:21pm
The 2014 Winter Olympics is in full swing, bringing athletes from all around the world to compete in Sochi, Russia. Check out our ongoing photo gallery.

The local Irish skier Conor Lyne

02/15/2014 11:11pm
Conor Lyne skied with the green and orange of Ireland, but graduated from Logan High School and lives in Cache Valley.

Ted Ligety talks with Dave McCann after his super combined run

02/15/2014 11:40pm
After Ted Ligety fell short of the gold and his goal he sat down and talked to KSL's Dave McCann.