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PHOTOS: Norwegian cross-country skier races in shorts, short sleeves

Norwegian cross-country skier Chris Jespersen raced Friday's men's 15km cross-country Classic in shorts and a short-sleeve shirt because Sochi.<p><b>More</b> …

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How It Really Feels at the Olympics in Sochi

It is at times unfinished, other times exceedingly harsh, and always under watch. But, God, is it beautiful.<p><b>Late yesterday afternoon</b>, I sat atop a high Caucasian peak eating the best beef stroganoff ever and thought, "These Olympics have just been grand." There have been fabulous storylines such as …

Lizzy Yarnold wins Sochi Winter Olympics gold for Britain in skeleton

Take off the headphones. Walk slowly out of the changing rooms. Click-clack across the wooden decking. On to the track. Off with the galoshes and then the outerwear, always in the same order. Bend down to the sled, then 16 explosive strides in less than five seconds. Fix your eyes on the first …

Struggling U.S. team wants answers

SOCHI, Russia -- They were touted as the fastest speedskating suits in the world.<p>Looks like they might be slowing down the Americans.<p>The new …

Gold Medalist Is The Perfect Sportsman, Waits 28 Minutes To Shake Hands Of Last-Place Finishers

Moments like this are what the Olympics are all about.

Skater Ashley Wagner Jokes About Her Score Reaction with a Valentine's Day Card

American figure skater Ashley Wagner became the first meme of the 2014 Sochi Olympics with her disappointed face after receiving her short program score during the women's team competition.<p>Wagner showed she has a sense of humor about the whole thing by sharing this Valentine's Day card.

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Olympian Sean Greenwood Does a Barrel Roll at 74 MPH

Sean Greenwood of Ireland may have just earned the honor of best recovery at the Olympics.<p>The 26-year-old athlete was competing in the men's skeleton …

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Joe Fleming on Twitter: "Lauryn Williams pushes for pilot Elana Meyers during a bobsled training run #SochiSMG (USAT) http://t.co/TaE1kFXOhT"

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Romancing the Stone: Explaining the Appeal of Curling in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia — You can understand the appeal of speedskating. It’s blade against ice, a mix of raw power and an odd grace. Or figure skating — impossible beauty, the suspense of the leap. Or the new extreme sports, which defy Olympic history and physics itself.<p>But curling. Let’s talk about curling.<p>…

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Mike Eruzione remembers when US hockey knocked off the Soviets in the 'Miracle on Ice'

Everybody loves an underdog story, especially when it comes to sports at the highest level.<p>You could easily argue it doesn’t get much better, from an underdog point of view, than the US Men’s Olympic hockey team's unlikely victory over the Soviet Union at the Winter Games in Lake Placid, N.Y., back …

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Sochi in Pictures: Highlights From Day Nine

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Brazil's bobsled team shockingly walks away from horrific crash

We need to outfit our entire society with bobsled helmets, because those things can apparently withstand anything.<p>The Brazilian bobsled pair of Fabiana Santos and Sally Mayara Da Silva suffered this terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad crash during training on Sunday at the Winter Olympics.<p>They …

Rowan Cheshire may be ruled out of Sochi 2014 after accident

The chances of 18-year-old British freestyle skier Rowan Cheshire taking part in her first Winter Olympics hung in the balance after she was discharged from hospital on Monday following an accident in training.<p>Cheshire, one of the so-called Team GB "fridge kids" who have captured the imagination in …

Under Armour defends suits as U.S. speedskaters go cold

SOCHI -- The debate over U.S. Speedskating's puzzling, medal-free performance at the Sochi Games has grown to engulf its primary sponsor, Baltimore-based apparel company Under Armour, which supplied the U.S. team with a new skin suit, the "Mach 39," to controversial effect.<p>Prior to the Games, Under …

No Country Has Ever Done What The Dutch Are Doing In Speed Skating At The Olympics

This level of dominance, and the sheer volume of medals in a single sport, is unprecedented in the 90-year history of the Winter Olympics.<p>The Dutch were always the world's most dominant speed skating nation, but what they're doing this year is different.<p>Olympic historic Bill Mallon broke down the …

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Biathlon ends in closest photo finish humanly possible

Yikes! This biathlete nearly loses gold with a premature celebration.<p>Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen (in the dark outfit) won gold in the men's 15km mass start biathlon on Tuesday, beating out France's Martin Fourcade in an insane sprint to the finish line.<p>The finish was so close Svendsen and Fourcade …

Lauryn Williams' Duo Is Leading Olympic Women's Bobsled

Lolo Jones is in 11th place after two of four runs.<p>Lauryn Williams, a 100-meter world champion in 2005 and a 2012 Olympic 4x100-meter relay gold medalist, and her teammate Elana Meyers are in first place after the first two of four heats at the women’s bobsled event at the Sochi Winter Olympics. …

Vanessa-Mae celebrates 67th place in Winter Olympics giant slalom

As Vanessa-Mae, she has sold 10m albums and made a vast fortune on her way to establishing herself as one of the world's most successful violinists. As Vanessa Vanakorn, she was somewhat less distinguished on Tuesday, finishing in 67th place out of 67 finishers in the women's giant slalom.<p>But Mae, …

Ukrainian Olympic team denied Kiev commemoration, according to report

Riots in Ukraine have prompted athletes to make a stand.<p>Anti-government rallies in Kiev have left 25 people dead and hundreds injured due to clashes with police. The Ukraine Olympic team want to honor those who died, but according to one report they have been denied by the International Olympic …

Russian Men’s Hockey Team Crashes Out of Olympics

The Russian men’s hockey team—widely seen as the jewel in the host country’s crown at the Sochi Olympic games—has been eliminated after a dispiriting …