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The competing nations' flags enter the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics closing ceremony on Feb. 23, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Winter Olympics Draws To A Close In Sochi

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.

02/23/2014

Canada's Sidney Crosby scores against Sweden's Henrik Lundqvist during the Winter Olympics' gold medal game Feb. 23, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Canada Tops Sweden, Lundqvist To Win Hockey Gold

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.

02/23/2014

President Barack Obama gets a beer and a pork chop as he visits the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 13, 2012. (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Down Case Of Beer In Hockey Bet With Canadian Prime Minister

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.

02/21/2014

Jonathan Quick  (Photo by Pool/Getty Images), Sidney Crosby (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Drop That Puck! U.S. Set To Meet Rival Canada In Sochi Semis

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.

02/21/2014

U.S. women's hockey player Josephine Pucci attended St. Margaret's School in Pearl River, N.Y. (credit: Getty Images)

Despite U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Loss, Pearl River School Proud Of Alum

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.

02/20/2014

John Tavares of Canada injured against the boards during win over Latvia on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Islanders’ Tavares Done For Season After Tearing MCL In Sochi

Oh no, Canada! Oh no, Nassau! The Islanders have lost their star and captain for the rest of the season because of a major knee injury at the Sochi Games.

02/20/2014

Maria Lamb competes in the Women's Speed Skating 5000m at the Adler Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014. (Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

Maria Lamb Blasts US Speedskating Leadership After Last-Place Finish

“The skinsuit issue is honestly just the tip of the iceberg,” Lamb said Wednesday. “Over the last few years, a few of us have raced better in spite of the organization rather than because of it.”

02/20/2014

T.J. Oshie celebrates after scoring on a shootout against Sergei Bobrovski of Russia on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Oshie Fever Alive And Well Heading Into US-Czech Republic Quarterfinal

His cover is blown. T.J. Oshie, the mild-mannered forward who morphed into Superman against Russia, won’t sneak up on anyone again soon, let alone against the Americans’ next opponent on Wednesday.

02/19/2014

Ted Ligety celebrates during the Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom at the 2014 Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

American Ted Ligety Dominates For Gold In Olympic Giant Slalom

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.

02/19/2014

(Al ‘Hughes’ Dukes Photography)

Boomer & Carton: Olympian Nick Goepper Stops By With His Bronze Medal

At the tender age of just 19 years old, Nick Goepper has an Olympic bronze medal on his already impressive resume.

WFAN–02/19/2014

US goalie Jonathan Quick makes a save on a shot from Russia's Ilya Kovalchuk on February 15, 2014 in Sochi. (Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Quick Gets Start In Goal For US Quarterfinal; Canada Tabs Price

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.

02/18/2014

Bronze medalist Alex Deibold of the United States celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Snowboard Cross Final at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

American Alex Deibold Takes Bronze In Men’s Snowboardcross

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.

02/18/2014

Brianna Decker of the United States celebrates her goal with Kendall Coyne and Amanda Kessel in the third period against Sweden on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

US Women Dominate Sweden, Advance To Gold Medal Hockey Game

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.

02/17/2014

U.S. skier Bode Miller cries after the Men's Alpine Skiing Super-G at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 16, 2014. (Photo by Alexander Klein/AFP/Getty Images)

Bode Miller Defends Interviewer After Being Brought To Tears In Sochi

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.

02/17/2014

Thick fog shrouding the mountains at the Sochi Olympics forced organizers to postpone events on February 17, 2014. Coaches at the Laura biathlon course said the biggest problem was not so much the fog as the poor quality of the snow. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

Thick Fog Wreaks Havoc On Schedule At Sochi Olympics

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.

02/17/2014

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