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A closer look at where the US Olympics medals came from

The United States may have set a record for number of participants sent to the Winter Games in Sochi, but it can be said that the overall results were not as satisfying, as almost half of America's medals came from 'X Games' sports, not 'traditional' ones.

Dear Sochi, thank you!

I writing to thank you for being such a great host at during the 2014 Winter Olympics. To be honest my friends and family were worried about my visit to your town and I also have to admit that I bought terrorism and medical evacuation insurance just to be on the safe side. My mom said she was glad I did as well.

Sochi theme park designed to entice visitors to return

When the Olympics are over, Russian officials hope visitors will return to Sochi. One component of that plan is a Disney-style theme park that was partially open during the games.

Mikaela Shiffrin had the golden recipe in slalom

Shiffrin is skiing at a level that is unmatched in history. She has the maturity that allows her to ski both strategically and tactically under pressure. She did it at the World Championships last year and she has done it again here in Sochi. Show More Summary

After Olympics, Russians hope culture of volunteerism remains

The volunteers at the Olympics are everywhere, they dot the streets, buses, the venues and the Olympic Park.

Russia's Sotnikova had the golden formula

Alice Cook analyzes the outcome of the ladies figure skating finals at the Olympics.

Kim Yu Na in lead for women's figure skating, but her competition is close

They call Kim Yu Na ?the queen? for a reason. The South Korean skater ruled the ice four years ago in Vancouver, and appears to have no intention of relinquishing her crown.

Ted Ligety proves he's king of giant slalom

So what is the magic sauce for Ligety, ?I?m a student of the sport. I analyze the top skiers and I focus on what I can do to go faster. I want to win and I want to keep winning.? Stated Ligety after he became the second American to win two Olympic gold medals. Show More Summary

David Wise scores gold in skiing halfpipe

David Wise (Northstar, Calif.) won the gold medal in men's ski halfpipe competition at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park Tuesday evening. It was a half pipe clinic and Wise was the professor. The gold crowns him sking half pipe king and just become part of a long list of achievements including 3x X Games gold medalist

Steven Holcomb, Steve Langton make American history in bobsled

US bobsledders Steve Holcomb and Steve Langton made American history on Monday, winning the first American medal in two-man since 1952.

Snowboard technician Curtis Bacca is the wax whisper at Olympics

Curtis Bacca has been the magic sauce behind gold medals, world cup wins and X Games Champions for the two decades as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard technician for big names like, Kyle Rasmussen, Shawn Palmer, and two time Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott. Bacca is one of the few american born "wax techs" to have such honors.

It's more like the spring Olympics in Sochi

The weather for the Winter Olympics at the 2014 Games in Sochi has been perfect spring weather with temperatures up as high as 60 degrees. It is affecting the snow quite a bit. The men's mogul coarse was a sea of slush and the landings on the jumps had big holes punched into the soft snow.

Emily Cook has her best finish in women's aerial freestyle

Belmont?s Emily Cook, competing in the women?s aerial freestyle skiing final, took a spill in the second round of the competition Friday, ending her quest for an Olympic medal.

Plushenko withdrawal illustrates need for alternate system in skating

Olympic skating needs an "alternate" system that allows an athlete to take the place of a countryman who can't compete, writes Alice Cook.

Coach Bill Enos leads US snowboarders to new heights at Olympics

Enos fits seamlessly into the snowboarding world. His persona fits perfectly into the free spirited snowboard culture because he and it are one in the same. He can flip between conversations of the latest video game to the philosophy of perk performance as easily as from toe side edge to heel side edge on a snowboard. Show More Summary

Today at the Olympics: A sweep for US freeskiers, US men's hockey begins play against Slovakia

It was a historic moment for US freeskiing, as Americans Joss Christensen (gold), Gus Kenworthy (silver), and Nicholas Goepper (bronze) swept the podium in the men?s slopestyle event in Sochi on Thursday

Alice Cook: It was a classic battle in pairs skating competition

As fresh and as fun as the American teams are, they could not match the experience, strength, consistency and classic style of the resurrected super power of pairs skating.

Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir finish Olympics on a high note

The Skating Club of Boston pairs skaters performed their free skate program on Wednesday.

Quincy native gets firsthand look at Sochi's transformation

Paul Noonan really likes living, speak and just being in Russia. Ever since he came here on student exchange program well in high school he has had a connection to this place. Now working on the logistic crew for NBC he is enjoying his five month work assignment in Russia. Show More Summary

Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir set personal record in pairs short program

Local skating pair Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir began their quest for individual medals with a bang on Tuesday, competing in the short program of the Olympic pairs competition.

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