Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Furiously fast and fluid, Felix Loch is an Olympic gold medalist again.
The streets of one town on the snowy Japanese island of Hokkaido are festooned with pink banners in support of one of its daughters — 17-year-old Sara Takanashi, who is bidding to make Olympic history in the first women's ski-jump.
Anastasiya Kuzmina became the first woman in biathlon to successfully defend an Olympic title by winning gold in the 7.5-kilometer sprint Sunday at the Sochi Games.
Russia has appealed a jury's decision to let a Norwegian cross-country skier keep his bronze medal at the Sochi Olympics despite impeding Maxim Vylegzhanin in the final sprint of the men's skiathlon.
Taiwanese athlete Lien Te-an (連德安) set his personal best record during the men's singles luge competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia yesterday.1 Comment
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.