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Sochi 2014: 10 weird Winter Olympics figure skating expressions – in pictures

So much for figure skating being a graceful sport; some of these competitors look downright terrifying. Here are 10 of the strangest facial expressions caught on camera by photographers in Sochi<p>• Check out some of our other ‘10best’ galleries from the Games: 10 great motion blur photos – 10 great …

Sochi in Pictures: Highlights From Day 13

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Duhatschek: Team Canada sets sights on gold after thrilling victory over U.S.

So everybody finally got the game they wanted, in all of its open-ice glory - Canada and the United States, in the men's Olympic hockey semi-finals, and it lived up to all the hope and the hype. The pace was supercharged, the skill on display breathtaking. More than anything, it was a fearless …

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Russia Made A Brilliant Olympic Ring Malfunction Joke At The Closing Ceremony

The organizers of the Sochi Olympics have a pretty good sense of humor.<p>At the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, the finale of the opening dance routine featured dancers forming the Olympic rings. The top right ring remained unopened in a self-deprecating homage to the infamous malfunction during the …

Medal game is often a mental one at the Olympics

SOCHI, Russia — Twelve hours wasn't nearly long enough to ease their pain.<p>The morning after losing in overtime to rival Canada, the U.S. women's hockey players talked about the anguish of walking away from the<p>Sochi Olympicswith silver medals around their necks.<p>"We didn't train as hard as we did for …

Women’s hockey will ‘never’ be axed from Olympics, official vows

Unlike four years ago, when the International Olympic Committee talked openly about eliminating women's hockey from the Games, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel "guaranteed" that women's hockey was no longer on the Olympics endangered list and, in fact, said it was his goal …

Team Canada lineup vs. Latvia: Matt Duchene, P.K. Subban to sit

Matt Duchene and P.K. Subban will be out of the lineup when Canada takes on Latvia in quarterfinal play on Wednesday.<p>Team Canada coach Mike Babcock already announced on Tuesday that he will be going with Carey Price in net.<p>What we did not know was how the constantly changing forward lines and …

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American Bobsledder's Awesome Reaction To Winning A Silver Medal Included A Snow Angel

Lauryn Williams and Elana Meyers could not hold off Team Canada in the final heat of the women's bobsled, but that didn't mean the Americans were disappointed winning the silver medal.<p>Long after the event had ended and before the international feed cut off, Williams and Meyers mingled with American …

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What's It Like to Go Last at the Olympics?

Health news<p>Remember in college, when you had a final on the last day of exams? Everyone else on campus seemed to be goofing off, partying or packing up to head home. And there you were, stuck in the library.<p>That’s kind of what it’s like to have an event in the second half of the second week of the …

Team Canada scratching Subban and Duchene for Olympic opener

P.K. Subban and Matt Duchene are Team Canada's scratches for its Olympic opener today against Norway.<p>Coach Mike Babcock said Subban and Duchene will both play against Austria in Canada's second game on Friday.<p>Team Canada ran the same lines during a noon skate at Bolshoy Ice Dome's training rink …

U.S. And Canadian Women's Hockey Brings Plenty Of Heat To The Ice

Wednesday, the American women's hockey team meets its arch rival Canada on the ice in Sochi at the Winter Olympics. It's an early round game, but when it comes to these two teams, which are expected to meet in the gold medal game, there's no such thing as a low-stakes match.<p>When they meet on the …

21 Photos Proving Luge Is the Least Photogenic Olympic Sport

If you're the type of person who fears double chin in photos, then the sport of luge is definitely not for you.<p>Thanks to the magic of sports …

Jennifer Jones and Canadian rink remain unbeaten in Olympic curling

The Canadian women's curling rink eked out an 9-6 victory over Britain on Wednesday to improve to 3-0 in round-robin play at the Sochi Olympics.<p>The Canadians, skipped by Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, and the British foursome skipped by Eve Muirhead, waged a tight battle throughout the game.<p>Canada had …

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18 Of The Most Eye-Catching Costumes From The Olympic Figure Skating Team Event

With competition underway and the first medals already handed out in Olympic figure skating in Sochi, fans of the games' most glamorous sport have already gotten down to business evaluating the on-ice fashions on display during the inaugural team event.<p>Ahead of the individual figure skating events …

Russian TV Doctored The Opening Ceremony Video So It Looked Like The Olympic Rings Didn't Malfunction

Rossiya 1, the Russian state television station that broadcasts the Olympics, used a doctored video during the Opening Ceremony that didn't show the Olympic rings malfunctioning, producers admitted to Nataliya Vasilyeva of the AP.<p>They said it was "important to preserve the imagery of the Olympic …

Meet Canada's newest Olympic sweethearts! Sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe from Montreal instantly captured the hearts of Canadians after sweeping both the gold and silver medals at the women's moguls competition in Sochi. Find out what the winning duo says about their enormous victory and how they stay inspired: http://ow.ly/ttl50

Olympic Bobsledder Who Had To Bust Down His Bathroom Door Gets Stuck In An Elevator

Sochi's creaky infrastructure had been particularly unkind to American bobsledder Johnny Quinn.<p>Two days after getting locked in his bathroom in the Olympic Village and having to bash his door down, Quinn said he got stuck in an elevator on Monday.<p>He was with teammate Nick Cunningham and engineer …

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The Winter Olympics I Can Never Forget

Ah, the Winter Olympics are here once again. Every four years I am reminded of the first time I paid attention to them, the games held in Innsbruck, Austria in February 1976.<p>Although I was too young to comprehend it, the Munich massacre of the summer games held in 1972 introduced me to the …

Under the radar: 8 things to watch for in Sochi - Russia Beyond

The build-up’s been going on for seven years, and with the Sochi Olympics now just days away, newspapers around the world are bursting with previews and risk assessments on a few select topics.<p>With men’s hockey and terrorism threats dominating the coverage, here’s a rundown of some of the less …

Sochi Has Been Poisoning Stray Dogs Before The Olympics

Sochi has a sizeable stray dog population.<p>Alexei Sorokin, the owner of the company hired to cull the population, defended the practice in an interview with ABC. He said the dogs are incubators for disease and could potentially disrupt the games by attacking tourists and even interfering with …

Olympic Skier Wears Mariachi-Inspired Race Suit for Mexico

International teams about to enter the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi have been unveiling their outfits, proving that this is a year for some really creative sportswear. Among the Olympians wearing inventive attire is Mexican alpine skier Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe who recently revealed his …

2014 Winter Olympic Hockey Alternates with Best Chance to See the Ice in Sochi

A number of notable NHL stars were excluded from the rosters of the 12 teams competing for gold in men's ice hockey at the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics. The omission of Bobby Ryan from Team USA and Martin St. Louis from Team Canada garnered nearly as many headlines as the official unveiling of …