Saturday, February 15, 2014
Alpine ski stars Ted Ligety and Alexis Pinturault were under pressure Friday in the Olympic super-combined as Russia struggled to come to terms with the shock retirement of figure skating icon Yevgeny Plushenko.
Dario Cologna, skiing in short sleeves on another warm and sunny day, won his second gold medal at the Sochi Olympics on Friday with a dominant performance in the 15-kilometer classical-style cross-country race.
Martin Fourcade has a long way to go to match Ole Einar Bjoerndalen's record of seven Olympic gold medals in biathlon. He's off to a good start, though.
Sweden ended China's unbeaten run in men's Olympic curling with a tense 6-5 victory in overtime, and Canada produced its best performance of the tournament to defeat Norway 10-4 on Friday.
Men's gold. Women's gold. Doubles gold. And now, team relay gold.
Four of the favorites in Olympic men's hockey started the Sochi Games with wins.
Friday, February 14, 2014
World champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov put Winter Games hosts' Russia back on the top of Olympic pairs figure skating as they reclaimed the title on front of an emotional crowd on Wednesday night.
It was one of those Olympic-style pauses. Two minutes. Three minutes. To the four women sitting on the bench at the bottom of the halfpipe, it felt even longer.
Taiwan's Wu Ching-kuo, an executive member of the International Olympic Committee, has had the rare opportunity to meet with Russia's head of state in the runup to the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, Wu's office said yesterday.