Monday, February 24, 2014
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
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.
Olympic champions Adelina Sotnikova and Julia Lipnitskaia were on Friday hailed by their Russian coaches as the future of women's figure skating.
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.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Adelina Sotnikova won Russia's first ever women's Olympic figure skating gold in dramatic circumstances on Thursday as defending champion Kim Yu-na was dumped into the silver medal position.
Kim Yu-na said she was swamped with emotions when she realized she had been dethroned as Olympic champion despite a flawless performance in Sochi — but admitted she was “relieved it was over”.
A two-goal lead blown in the final four minutes. A long shot that clanged off the post of an empty net. Two perplexing penalties in overtime, setting up a golden goal for Canada.
South Koreans still love Kim Yu-na. The judges, however, are another matter.