Leading after the first run, Ligety sped down the Rosa Khutor course in a two-leg combined time of 2 minutes, 45.29 seconds, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing.
At the tender age of just 19 years old, Nick Goepper has an Olympic bronze medal on his already impressive resume.
The Americans plan to start Jonathan Quick — not Ryan Miller — on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Sochi Games. They’ll play either the Czech Republic or Slovakia.
Deibold edged teammate Taylor Jacob then sprinted to bronze, the painful memories of when he served as a wax technician — grunt work really — for the Olympic team after failing to qualify evaporating in the process.
Jesse Vetter needed just eight saves to help the Americans clinch no worse than a silver medal. The U.S. has medaled in every Winter Games since women’s hockey was added in 1998.
The interview, conducted after Miller won a bronze medal in the men’s super-G ski race, turned to his emotions given the passing of his younger brother, Chelone, who died last year.
The fog rolled in over the mountains Sunday night and showed no sign of dissipating by Monday afternoon. That prompted organizers to call off the men’s biathlon mass-start race and men’s snowboardcross almost simultaneously.
Evgeni Plushenko’s Olympics are over. His competitive career, too. The Russian star retired Thursday just after he withdrew from the men’s event at the Sochi Olympics for medical reasons.
Don’t worry, Team USA. The shredder kids have your back. Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper swept the podium Thursday, putting on a spectacular show to boost America’s lagging medal count.
If you’re tuning into the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, it’s hard not to wonder what these Olympic venues will look like in ten years. While we wait for the answer, check out these abandoned Olympic venues you can still travel to.
It will be crucial for the U.S. to get off to a flying start in their opening game against Slovakia, as the top four teams at the end of the preliminary round will automatically advance to the quarterfinals.
There would be no third gold medal in the 1,000 meters. No medal of any color. It was a stunning defeat for one of the greatest speedskaters ever.
Forget the parkas and stocking hats. Sunscreen and shades are the must-have items at the Sochi “Winter” Games.
Meghan Agosta scored twice and assisted on Hayley Wickenheiser’s goal to lead Canada to a 3-2 victory over the United States on Wednesday in a tense preview of the expected gold-medal match.
It’s only been a few days, but I miss the NHL. And I think if you canvas fans around the league, they would prefer to not have to wait three weeks to watch games on television or go to games in person.