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Russia Ice Hockey Coach Out After Olympic Failure

(MOSCOW) — Russia ice hockey coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov is leaving his job after the home team’s disappointing quarterfinals exit at the Sochi Olympics. The International Ice Hockey Federation says Russia is looking for a new coach before the world championship in May in Belarus. Show More Summary

U.K. Ministers to Boycott Paralympics in Sochi

Not even a feel good event like the Paralympics can bridge the widening chasm between Russia and the West. British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted Sunday that U.K. ministers would steer clear of the event so long as the host country, Russia, was mobilizing thousands of troops across Ukraine. Show More Summary

Quiz: Are You An Expert On the Sochi Olympics?

From Team USA’s nail-biter against the Russian hockey team, to Bob Costas’s infected eye, the 2014 Winter Olympic was full of memorable moments on and off the slopes. But how closely were you watching? Do you remember how many medals...Show More Summary

U.S. Fourth In Sochi Medal Count

The competition at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi came to a close Sunday, leaving behind a spate of disappointing defeats and surprising victories in its snow-sprayed wake. With 13 golds and 33 overall medals, the host nation Russia emerged as the decisive victor of the games. Show More Summary

Team USA Will Go Home Without Men’s Hockey Medal

Team USA was soundly defeated Saturday in the bronze medal hockey game versus Finland, losing 5-0 to the Fins. The game started off with a scoreless first period before Finland scored two goals in 11 seconds in the second, according to the Bleacher Report. Show More Summary

An Olympic First: The Judges Got It Right in Figure Skating

When Adelina Sotniknova took to the ice in the ladies final on Thursday, she knew she was in a good position to win a medal. Second after the short program, Sotnikova was only 0.28 points behind the reigning Olympic champion, Korea’s Yuna Kim – practically a tie. Show More Summary

U.S. Teen Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Olympic Slalom Gold

(KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia) — Invoking the sort of recovery skills that Bode Miller made famous, American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history Friday as the youngest ever winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal. The 18-year-old...Show More Summary

U.S. and Canada Face Off in Closely-Watched Olympic Hockey Game

The U.S. and Canada are facing off in the men’s hockey Olympic semifinals Friday, a day after Canada’s women’s hockey team beat the U.S. in overtime to win its fourth-straight Olympic title. Though it’s not the game for the gold medal,...Show More Summary

Under Armour and U.S. Speedskating Extend Partnership

Seriously, the suits aren’t the problem. U.S. Speedskating has extended its partnership with Under Armour for another eight years, the two announced Friday, despite initial questions as to whether Under Armour’s uniforms were the reason the U.S. Show More Summary

For USA Hockey, A Second Chance To Trump Canada

Not like that. Please, don’t say the U.S. women’s hockey team lost a gold medal, against Canada, like that. They did. If the men f0llow suit Friday, that’s too much heartbreak to handle. For the U.S. women’s hockey team, this date was long circled on the calendar: Feb. Show More Summary

Canada Women’s Hockey Beats U.S. for Gold

The U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team lost to its rival Canada in overtime on Thursday, giving Canada gold-medal bragging rights. Marie-Philip Poulin scored the winning goal to give Canada a 3-2 victory after the teams tied 2-2 during regulation. Show More Summary

Bowman of U.S. Claims Gold in Women’s Ski Halfpipe

(KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia) — This one was for Sarah. Braid spinning in the chilly mountain air, Maddie Bowman of the U.S. soared to the first-ever gold in women’s Olympic halfpipe skiing, edging Marie Martinod of France in the final on a night the sport paid tribute to late Canadian freestyle skiing icon Sarah Burke. Show More Summary

Russian Sotnikova Wins Gold, Kim 2nd

(SOCHI, Russia) — Adelina Sotnikova gave Russia its first Olympic gold medal in women’s figure skating with a stunning upset of defending champion Yuna Kim of South Korea on Thursday at the Sochi Games. Sotnikova was considered the host nation’s No. Show More Summary

Russia Has Its First Ladies Figure Skating Gold, But It’s Not Lipnitskaya

Four years ago, it was Yuna Kim who carried the weight of a nation’s hopes on her slim shoulders as she glided onto Olympic ice for the first time, hoping to bring back Korea’s first ever gold in the event. She had set a record in the short program, and her country expected nothing less with her free skate. Show More Summary

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