Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Meryl Davis and Charlie White claimed America's first Olympic figure skating ice dance gold with a world record performance Monday but Jamaica's heart-warming run to Russia suffered a predictably sobering end.
With the gold medal on the line, Severin Freund made his final jump, then hoped it would be enough to give Germany victory in the team large hill ski jumping competition Monday at the Sochi Olympics.
Pierre Vaultier of France held off hard-charging Nikolay Olyunin of Russia to win gold in men's Olympic snowboardcross on Tuesday.
It may not have been gold but for Japan's Taku Takeuchi, team ski jumping bronze on Monday was an emotional reward after a severe illness landed him in hospital just weeks before the Olympics.
Tina Maze sealed a second gold of the Sochi Games on Tuesday, inspired by the Slovenian ice-hockey team and vindicating a change of coaches just a month before the Olympics started.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Meryl Davis and Charlie White can add the Olympic figure skating ice dance gold to their two world titles in Sochi on Monday while Polish ski jumper Kamil Stoch targets a rare golden sweep.
Thick fog lingering over the mountains Monday caused the biggest weather disruptions of the Sochi Olympics so far, with a biathlon race and a snowboard event both postponed until Tuesday.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud caused a sensational upset in the demanding men's super-G on Sunday, pipping Olympic favorites including U.S. ski star Bode Miller for the gold.
One of the closest races in Olympic speedskating history came down to a final lunge of the skate — then a few more agonizing seconds to figure out who won.
Russia blasted American referee Brad Meier Saturday for disallowing a goal that would have given them a lead late in their Olympic Games hockey clash they eventually lost to the U.S. in a shootout.