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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Russia celebrates as curtain falls on Sochi Winter Games
Sochi's US$50 billion Olympics, closely interwoven with President Vladimir Putin's image and plagued by controversy in the build-up, closed Sunday with bold praise and Russia supreme on top of the medals table.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end
Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.
Matt breaks record as doping hits Sochi
Mario Matt became the oldest Olympic skiing champion on Saturday when he won a chaotic men's slalom while the penultimate day of the Sochi Games saw a fourth positive dope test.
Selanne double as Finns crush US for bronze
Teemu Selanne scored twice as Finland crushed the U.S. 5-0 to claim the bronze medal in the men's hockey tournament at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday.
A leading Austrian cross country skier has been thrown out of the Sochi Olympics after testing positive for EPO, in the fifth doping case to hit these Winter Games, organizers and the Austrian team said Sunday.
Sochi's US$50 billion Olympics close Sunday with Russia hailing a Games closely wrapped up in the image of President Vladimir Putin and the country seizing first place in the medals table.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Ukraine win gold, Canada beat US in hockey
Ukrainian athletes won an emotional first gold of the Sochi Games for their violence-wracked nation on Friday as defending champions Canada saw off the United States in a tight ice hockey semifinal.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper aimed to collect Friday on a wager for beer with U.S. President Barack Obama after Canada's women's and men's Olympic ice hockey teams beat U.S. squads.
Russia's Sotnikova, Lipnitskaia the future of skating
Olympic champions Adelina Sotnikova and Julia Lipnitskaia were on Friday hailed by their Russian coaches as the future of women's figure skating.
Norway's Bjoergen takes record sixth cross-country gold medal
Norwegian cross country skier Marit Bjoergen on Saturday sealed her status as one of the greatest Olympic athletes in history, winning a record sixth gold in the women's 30km mass start at the Sochi Games.
  
  
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