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Blog Post Archive

Let’s Dance for the Gold Medal in Ice Dance

It’s the final night of the ice dance competition, and the race for gold is on between two couples: Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White vs. Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

Fog Delays Men’s Snowboard Cross

The men’s snowboard cross event was cancelled on Monday due to fog. A rescheduled date wasn’t announced.

Putin Dazzles at Canada House, Sochi

Vladimir Putin stopped by Canada House on Saturday night where we was "treated like a rock star" by around 300 Canadians, who took to calling him "Vlad," said Stephane Roy, of Quebec City, who was there.

Grabbing the Souvenir of Sochi

There's been some groaning about the souvenir shortage in Olympic Park -- what to bring home to show your pals you schlepped all the way to Russia?

Kazakhs, Seeking Olympics, Parade Their Medalist

The energy at Kazakhstan House—a brightly decorated, high-ceilinged room where the country entertains—was at a frenzied pitch this weekend. Figure skater Denis Ten, winner of Kazakhstan’s first (and so far only) medal, was making the rounds.

Czech Republic’s First Snowboard Medalist Adds Facial Flourish

Eva Samkova not only landed the first-ever snowboard medal for the Czech Republic on Sunday, the gold in women’s snowboard cross. She was also the only competitor with a mustache.

Oshie Gets Star Status in Sochi

Team USA's T.J. Oshie, the shootout star of Saturday's epic hockey game against Russia "isn't turning into Prince Charming" among all the public adoration, Oshie's teammate (and Sochi roomate) David Backes said Sunday.

A Pin Goes Back in the U.S.S.R.

An Olympic visitor rummaged through a bag of the kind of pins commonly traded by Olympic visitors, but she sounded an unfamiliar advertisement: “President! President!”

Curling Gets Glamorous

Tucked in an unremarkable corner of Sochi’s Olympic Park is a squatty building containing Baikal, the one restaurant here with flattering lighting, chic décor and a hostess cold enough to rival Manhattan glamazons. Huddled in small groups were the rainmakers behind one of the most unlikely sports sensations: curling.

Can’t Find Olympic Gear? How About Some Knockoff Olympic Gear?

Official Sochi 2014 gear is hard to come by around the Olympics. Olympic-ish gear, on the other hand, is easier to find for anyone willing to stray from the beaten path.

U.S. Skaters Regroup, Prepare for Battle

America's blonde troika of figure skaters regrouped in Sochi this weekend after a training stint in Austria and took aim at the Russian favorite for the ladies' singles gold, 15-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia.

Video: How to Engrave an Olympic Medal

The Journal got a behind the scenes look at how an Olympic medal is engraved.

Russians Cry Foul on Twitter After Hockey Loss

Edward Snowden used to be the most controversial American in Russia. Now it's referee Brad Meier. Here are some translated Russian tweets.

Live Blog: U.S. Beats Russia 3-2 in Shootout

The Journal provides analysis of the U.S. men's hockey team's 3-2 shootout win against Russia.

Get Your Hotel Room for Jeter’s Induction While They Last

Days after Derek Jeter announced that the 2014 season will be his last, the hotels in Coopertown are already being booked. For 2019. As in five years from now, which is a long time away to plan a vacation that will mostly consist of sobbing, for such are the tender emotions evoked when discussing the Yankees shortstop.

Olympic Hockey Live Blog: U.S. vs. Russia

The Journal provides analysis of the Olympic men’s hockey game between the U.S. and Russia.

U.S.-Russia Olympic Curling: Hockey’s Canary in the Coal Mine

Ahead of Saturday’s anticipated men’s hockey game between Russia and the U.S., the countries faced off in another sport on ice on Friday night: curling.

Meredith Vieira: NBC’s Latest Olympic Stand-In for Bob Costas

Meredith Vieira will host NBC’s primetime and late-night coverage from Sochi Friday, making her the replacement for the replacement of Bob Costas.

Anybody Have a Razor for the U.S. Alpine Team?

There are two things that unify the U.S. Men's alpine team right now -- they don't have any medals and they have a lot of facial hair.

Get Your Hotel Room for Jeter’s Induction While They Last

You’d joke about all the feting that’s about to happen, but it’s already begun: Days after Derek Jeter announced that the 2014 season will be his last, the hotels in Coopertown are already being booked. For 2019. As in five years from...Show More Summary

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