Sochi Olympics

T.J. Oshie scores a shootout goal at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014 in Sochi. (Photo credit: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Hartnett: With An Effort For The Ages, Oshie Now The Talk Of Sochi

Shootouts tend to be an uneventful solution to settle non-elimination games that remain deadlocked following one overtime period. Not Saturday. T.J. Oshie and others saw to that.

02/15/2014

Shani Davis after competing in the Men's 1000m speedskating event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 12, 2014. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Must Be The Suits? Struggling U.S. Speedskaters Get Permission To Switch

They were touted as the fastest speedskating suits in the world. Now the U.S. is dumping the high-tech attire after a dismal start to the Sochi Olympics.

02/14/2014

American Noelle Pikus-Pace celebrates after securing the silver medal in women's skeleton at the Sochi Olympics on Feb. 14, 2014. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

American Pikus-Pace Goes Into Retirement With Silver In Women’s Skeleton

Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold won the season’s first race on a technicality. The season’s last race, there was no argument. There’s also no arguing that America’s Noelle Pikus-Pace will retire happy.

02/14/2014

Alexander Ovechkin #8 of Russia passes the puck against Slovenia during the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pressure On Russians To Beat The U.S. Must Be Unbearable

The Russians believe this is the game that can wipe away the damage Jim Craig, Mike Eruzione, Jack O’Callahan and the rest of our boys did some 34 years ago.

02/14/2014

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

Ryan Callahan #24 of Team USA practices on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Arena on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Preview — How Far Can Team USA Go?

Major injuries and the larger European ice surface have added a further element of unpredictability to the already difficult task of forecasting the gold, silver and bronze medal winners in the men’s Olympic ice hockey tournament.

02/11/2014

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

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: (FRANCE OUT) Sage Kotsenburg of USA takes 1st place  during the Snowboarding Men's Slopestyle at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 08, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Kotsenburg Grabs First Gold For America On Treacherous Slopestyle Course

The kid they call “second-run Sage” didn’t waste time putting down the run of his life.

02/08/2014

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

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

Zach Parise poses after being named a candidate for the 2014 USA Hockey Olympic Team at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex on August 26, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Minnesota Wild Forward Zach Parise Named U.S. Olympic Hockey Captain

Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild was named captain of the U.S. men’s hockey team at the Sochi Olympics. Ryan Suter and Dustin Brown will serve as alternate captains.

01/31/2014

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Red, White And Doh! USA Opening Ceremony Outfits Cause A Fuss

U.S. Olympians will march into the Sochi Winter Games in a few weeks adorned head to toe in something that cannot be called unpatriotic but is already being labeled as a fashion faux pas on a global scale.

01/23/2014

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