2014 Winter Olympic Games

By Mo Krochmal | From New York, curating covers at Sochi

Analyzing why Russia went out with a whimper in hockey

From the beginning of the men’s hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia never looked like a team ready to live up to the expectations heaped upon it as the host nation in these Olympics.<p>There was a gross absence of offense, questionable personnel decisions, a lack of chemistry between stars and no …

Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics day 11 – as it happened

It's all over! And this is what you missed!<p>Today’s medalists<p><b>Alpine skiing:</b> Tina Maze won the women’s giant slalom for Slovenia, with Austria’s Anna Fenninger sevond and Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg taking bronze. Read all about it here.• <b><br>Snowboard:</b> France scooped gold in the men’s snowboard cross …

Postcard from Sochi: The poignant world of Olympic pins

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U.S. Alpine teen phenom Mikaela Shiffrin makes Olympic debut in giant slalom

Alpine Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 11<p>Alpine Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 11<p>United States' Mikaela Shiffrin passes a gate in the first run of the …

These moments of defeat pale to Bogataj’s agony

A-A+<p>The opening sequence, in many ways, defined sports television in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. On Saturday afternoon, pretty much every Saturday …

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Must-see Photos From Day 11 of the Sochi Olympics

Paul Gilham / Getty Images<p>Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States compete during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance during the Sochi …

Russian volunteers smuggle Sochi strays to a new life far from Olympics host city

TUAPSE, Russia — The purple Chrysler PT Cruiser sped through the night, barreling around rain-slicked hairpin curves on a clandestine rescue mission. It was 3 a.m. Ahead glared the harsh lights of a security check point. Sochi was 60 miles behind. This was the outer edge of the “Ring of Steel” …

Russians, Americans Use Internet to Save Sochi’s Stray Dogs

Stray dogs are a common sight in Sochi, the Winter Olympics host city.<p>They are everywhere - begging for food at outdoor restaurants and foraging for …

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Russian banya a treat at the Sochi Olympics

1 / 12<p>Bathhouse master Ivan Tkach, right, walks through the outdoor sauna area at the British Banya bathhouse, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Krasnaya …

Sochi's Olympic Cathedral May Be Its Holiest White Elephant

On Jan. 7, exactly a month before the Winter Games in Sochi began, Russian President Vladimir Putin stopped by the host city’s new cathedral to …

Russians are great sports, even in hockey loss to Americans

They had spent nearly three hours pouring their hearts across the sticky floor of the smoky basement bar.<p>They had cheered, groaned, cursed, crushed empty cigarette packs in frustration, danced past empty vodka bottles with glee, and chanted in baritone for their beloved Russia.<p>Then they</b> …

Sochi 2014: Dominant Dutch Speedskating Makes More History with Another Sweep

From the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics, the Dutch speedskaters have been amazing, getting a pair of medal sweeps early on at the long-track oval. Then, they moved on to staggering, as golds, silvers and bronzes piled up like the chips of a poker player on a hot streak.<p>But now, their …

Will Putin's $50 Billion Bet on Sochi Pay Off?

SOCHI, Russia — After the Olympic Winter Games were awarded to Sochi in 2007, Russia's president Vladimir Putin said of his country: "This is an acknowledgment of its growing capabilities, first and foremost in the economic and social spheres."<p>The ongoing games, meant to celebrate a new, …

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Jamaican bobsled team looks for ‘Cool Runnings’ pt. 2

SOCHI, RUSSIA – The Jamaican bobsled team, which is competing in the Winter Games for the first time in a dozen years, is looking to capture some of …

Olympic Medal Count 2014: Day 9 Results and Medal Tally Standings from Sochi

Another stirring day at the 2014 Winter Olympics presented another batch of winners through four medal events.<p>On a Sunday that was far from lazy for athletes competing in Sochi, a healthy mixture of big names and underdogs shared the podium to honor some of the world's top athletes. After …

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Persona Non Grata: Ann Curry's Former ‘TODAY’ Boss Bans Her From Covering Winter Olympics In Sochi

Gays are not the only ones considered persona non grata in Sochi.<p>RadarOnline.com has learned that Ann Curry, once the darling of NBC’s Olympics …

Olympics: Best photos from Day 8 in Sochi

TORONTO – As Day 8 comes to an end, here’s a look back at the best photos from the sixth day of medal competition at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, …

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