For the past 118 years, the Modern Olympics have given us some of the most incredible moments in sports history. Paring them down to a mere five was a monumental task.
Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night with a farewell show.
Jonathan Toews scored in the first period, captain Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the tournament and Canada defended its Olympic men’s hockey title Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Sweden.
Teemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 26-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi Games.
For the rematch, Canada skipped the overtime and shelved the theatrics. One slick goal and 60 minutes of stifling defensive hockey kept the Canadians firmly on top of the U.S. and moved them to the brink of gold again.
Normally so composed, so in control, so not-very-teenlike on and off the slopes, Mikaela Shiffrin suddenly found herself in an awkward position halfway through the second leg of the Olympic slalom.
Garth Snow is angry, and understandably so. But the words that came out of his mouth on Thursday regarding the shocking injury that ended John Tavares’ Olympics and, more importantly, his season with the Islanders, were misguided.
If you take an honest look at Canada’s 1-0 victory over the United States in the Olympic hockey tournament semifinal, the difference seemed to be a lot more than one goal.
“Are the IIHF or IOC going to reimburse our season-ticket holders now? It’s a joke,” Snow said. “They want all the benefits from NHL players playing in the Olympics and don’t want to pay when our best player gets hurt.”
Erik Karlsson scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots, lifting Sweden over Finland 2-1 on Friday and into the gold-medal game at the Sochi Olympics.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is ready for the icy cold one President Barack Obama promised him. With their countries facing off in a pair of Olympic hockey games this week, more than just the puck is on the line.
With 24 American and Canadian players returning from the Vancouver Olympics’ decisive game, which famously ended with Sidney Crosby’s overtime goal, there’s no shortage of motivation.
As the heartbroken Americans skated off with the silver medal, Shane Lynch, a fourth-grader at the Pearl River school, was proud of not only his country, but his school, too.
Sarah Burke’s parents looked up the hill and saw the halfpipe workers making one last trip down in the formation of a heart.
Russia’s cupboard was so bare of world-class female figure skaters that the sport’s most dominant nation had to turn to the kids a few years ago. Among those youngsters was Adelina Sotnikova.