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.
For hockey fans, it should be a fantastic Friday.
It almost sounds like a sightseeing tour through Moscow: Start with the Bolshoi, keep the speed up through Gorky Park, be careful around Red Square and cruise past the Kremlin.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Kim Yu-na can become just the third woman to win back-to-back Olympic figure skating titles on Thursday when she takes a slender lead into the decisive free skate in Sochi.
If this is it for NHL players at the Olympics, it's a good way to go out.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
David Wise considers himself a dad and husband first, a freestyle skier second. That might be why he also became an Olympic champion.
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.