Monday, February 10, 2014
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen had just become the oldest Winter Olympic individual gold medalist — at age 40 — when he was hugged by a fellow Norwegian whose records he might soon overtake.
Growing up in a household of three sisters and competing in the same freestyle skiing discipline might have led to sibling rivalry, but that wasn't the case with the Dufour-Lapointes of Canada.
Risk-taking Austrian tyro Matthias Mayer overcame a poor upper section to storm to Olympic gold in the blue riband Winter Games event of the men's downhill on Sunday.
Sven Kramer leaped on the top step of the medal stand, unleashed a scream for the Dutch fans and defiantly pointed both index fingers.
Jamie Anderson gave the United States a gold-medal sweep in the first Olympic slopestyle snowboarding competition, while Jenny Jones took bronze to give Britain its first ever medal in any snow sport.
Ireen Wust gave the Netherlands its second straight gold medal at the Olympic speedskating oval by winning the women's 3,000 meters Sunday.
Switzerland's Dario Cologna on Sunday powered to victory in the men's skiathlon at Sochi 2014, hanging on for the second Olympic gold of his career in an enthralling final sprint.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports instead of terrorism, gay rights and coddling despots.
Olympic officials are defending the use of TV rehearsal footage to cover up a glitch in Sochi's opening ceremony and the choice of a final torchbearer who had posted a racially offensive tweet about President Barack Obama.
One of the greatest goaltenders of all time and an innovative figure skater who won three straight Olympic pairs titles lit the cauldron together Friday night at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Games.