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Shaun White's Slopestyle Withdrawal Puts Huge Pressure on Halfpipe Result

Shaun White is already an Olympic hero and one of the luminaries in the world of extreme sports, but his late withdrawal from the slopestyle competition on Feb. 5 means his result in the halfpipe will be more scrutinized than ever. If he fails to take gold, get ready for a lot of finger pointing.<p>As …

Slopestyle

Sochi 2014: ice hockey team-by-team guide

Can Canada retain Olympic men’s hockey gold? Will hosts Russia grab a first gold since the end of the Soviet Union?<p>Twelve teams qualified for the 2014 tournament in Sochi for the Olympics. The NHL will be on hold while Canada tries to defend the gold medal it won by the skin of its teeth in 2010 – …

Here Are The Gold Medal Favorites In Every Single Olympic Event

Norway, thanks to dominance in endurance skiing sports, is the favorite to win the most golds. But the U.S. isn't far behind.<p>We compiled the gold medal favorites in all 98 events using the odds from the gambling site Bovada (as well as SkyBet where Bovada didn't list the odds).<p>To jump straight to a …

Skiing
Ice Hockey

Abbott, Wagner to do short programs in team event

SOCHI, Russia -- Ashley Wagner and Jeremy Abbott will do at least the short program phase of the new team figure skating event at the 2014 Olympics, according to Tribune sources.<p>USA Today reported Tuesday that Wagner and Abbott will be replaced in the free skate by Gracie Gold and Jason Brown, …

Figure Skating

Winter Olympics 2014: Team USA names Zach Parise men's hockey captain

Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild has been named the captain of Team USA's men's hockey team for the upcoming Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia.<p>After speculation that it would be Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter that would be named captain of the American men's hockey team, it is Suter's …

Zach Parise named Team USA's captain for 2014 Olympics

Zach Parise will be the captain of the U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team for the 2014 Olympics.<p><b>More NHL: Scores | Standings | League Leaders | Odds</b> …

Team USA

Why America Will Dominate Bobsledding at Sochi 2014

Germany has dominated Olympic bobsledding for years, winning eight gold medals at the past five Games. How do you beat them? Hire BMW to build your sled. In 2011, the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation asked the automaker to develop the fastest bobsled ever built.<p>Engineers used technology similar …

Bobsled

Speedy Svindal sets sights on gold | Reuters

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - With his scintillating form, Aksel Lund Svindal’s combination of skill and mental strength make him the man to beat on the slopes in Sochi.<p>Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal waits next to the famous Streif, the men's Alpine skiing downhill course at the Hahnenkamm mountain of the …

10 secrets of the 2014 Sochi Olympics

<b>1. “This may not be a banner Olympic year.”</b><p>When Russia was awarded the 2014 Winter Olympics, it was seen as a significant opportunity for the country …

Summer Olympics

Inside Lolo Jones' Road to the Winter Olympics in Sochi

Two-time summer Olympian Lolo Jones joined an elite list of athletes who have appeared in both the Summer and Winter Games when she was named to the …

U.S. military to be on standby

Amid the recent security and terrorist concerns involving the Sochi Olympics, the U.S. is preparing a contingency plan to keep American athletes and …

2014 Winter Olympics: Jamaican bobsleigh team return after 12 years

• Squad will be at Sochi Games, despite funding concerns • Story that inspired the hit film Cool Runnings continues<p>The Jamaican bobsleigh team will end a 12-year absence from the Winter Olympics after confirming their qualification for the two-man competition at next month's Sochi Games.<p>And the …

Jamaican bobsled team likely Olympic-bound, if they can afford it

Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, it's bobsled time! ... maybe.<p>The Jamaican bobsled team is back for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Well, maybe.<p>A two-man team of Winston Watts, an Olympic veteran who competed at the 2002 Salt Lake Games, and brakeman Marvin Dixon, appear set to qualify for the …

Is It Really That Easy to be an Olympic Bobsledder?

Track and field star Lolo Jones may earn a spot on the Olympic bobsled squad after only one year of training. Was Cool Runnings right about how easy …