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Kaitlyn Farrington competes in the women's snowboard halfpipe at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 12, 2014. (Photo by Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

American Kaitlyn Farrington Wins Gold In Women’s Halfpipe

Farrington, who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, had spent most of the run-up to the games playing second-fiddle to Kelly Clark, the 2002 Olympic champion.

02/12/2014

Erin Hamlin of the United States celebrates winning bronze medal in the Women's Luge Singles on Day 4 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on Feb. 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Hamlin Takes Home First Medal Of Any Kind For U.S. In Women’s Singles Luge

Finally, Olympic gold for Germany’s Natalie Geisenberger. Finally, Olympic anything for Erin Hamlin and the United States.

02/11/2014

General view of the halfpipe before the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Semifinal on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

50 Degrees On Wednesday? Sochi Quickly Turning Into The Slushy Olympics

Rising temperatures are turning the Winter Olympics into the Warm Olympics, forcing athletes to adapt.

02/11/2014

The Olympic and Russian flags fly during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Russian Athletes Issue Stern Challenge To World: Beat Us … If You Can

A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports instead of terrorism, coddling despots and gay rights.

02/07/2014

David Moeller of Germany in action during a Men's Singles Luge training session ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia on February 7, 2014 in Sochi.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

It’s Upon Us! 5 Things To Know About The Sochi Olympics

Want to get ready for the games? Here are five things you’ll want to know about the 2014 Winter Olympics.

02/07/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin walks onto the stage to deliver a speech during a welcoming event of the International Olympic Committee ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, on Feb.  4, 2014. (ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Sochi Opening Ceremony Figures To Be All About Putin’s Quest For Relevance

All Vladimir Putin needs is an event that tells the world “Russia is back.” The Sochi Olympics opening ceremonies will be a message meant for millions around the world — and meant for his countrymen, too.

02/06/2014

Russia's Maxim Trankov and Russia's Tatiana Volosozhar perform during the Figure Skating Pairs Team Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 6, 2014. (DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Tied For 5th Place After First Night Of Team Figure Skating In Sochi

Meryl Davis and Charlie White comforted and cheered their fellow Americans on a tough first night of competition for the U.S. in the new Olympic event of team figure skating.

02/06/2014

Russian president Vladimir Putin meets upcoming Olympic Games volunteers in Sochi on January 17, 2014. (Photo by Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

With Games Fast Approaching, Sochi City Hall Orders Killing Of All Stray Dogs

A pest control company which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years told The Associated Press on Monday that it has a contract to exterminate more of the animals throughout the Olympics.

02/03/2014

Russian president Vladimir Putin meets upcoming Olympic Games volunteers in Sochi on January 17, 2014. (Photo by Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian Counter-Terrorism Agency Studies Islamic Militant Group’s Video Threatening Olympics

Russia’s counter-terrorism agency says it’s studying a video posted by an Islamic militant group that asserted responsibility for suicide bombings which killed 34 people last month and is threatening to strike the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

01/20/2014

Shaun White of the USA celebrates.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Shaun White Hopes To Complete Historic Olympic 3-Peat At Sochi Games

The two-time Olympic halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White will lead the U.S. team into Sochi for next month’s Winter Games.

01/19/2014

Sidney Crosby (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Penguins Star Sidney Crosby To Captain Team Canada At Sochi Olympics

Sidney Crosby will captain the Canadian hockey team at the Olympics Jonathan Toews and Shea Weber will serve as alternate captains, Hockey Canada announced Sunday.

01/19/2014

Team Canada celebrates following its 3-2 overtime victory over Team USA in the gold medal game of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb. 28, 2010. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Silverman: Olympic Hockey May Be Superb, But It Simply Makes No Sense

The fact that the Olympic hockey tournament takes place in the middle of an NHL season basically defies explanation. Too many things can happen, and none of them are good.

01/08/2014

Jaromir Jagr (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images); Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers, Islanders And Devils Send Total Of 15 Players To Sochi Olympics

In addition to the players they have on Teams USA and Canada, the Tri-State Area NHL locals will be sending 10 additional players to the Games, representing Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.

01/07/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Rick Nash (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Isles’ Tavares, Rangers’ Nash Named To Stacked Canadian Olympic Squad

Team Canada on Tuesday announced its men’s hockey team for next month’s Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and to say it’s loaded with talent would be the understatement of the new year.

01/07/2014

Islanders wing Kyle Okposo, right, tangles with Edmonton’s Ladislav Smid on Oct. 17, 2013, at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Okposo Is Forcing His Way Onto U.S. Olympic Team

With 19 points, he has more than any other American skater. Among NHL leaders, only Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos and Henrik Sedin have more. He is Kyle Okposo, the former No. 7 overall pick in the 2006 draft.

11/06/2013

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