Sochi 2014 Olympics

Record 8th Doping Case Emerges From Sochi Winter Olympics

Finland's forward Juhamatti Aaltonen (L) vies with Latvia's defender Ralfs Freibergs during a preliminary round game Latvia vs Finland of the IIHF International Ice Hockey World Championship in Helsinki on May 14, 2013.(Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)
Finland's forward Juhamatti Aaltonen (L) vies with Latvia's defender Ralfs Freibergs during a preliminary round game Latvia vs Finland of the IIHF International Ice Hockey World Championship in Helsinki on May 14, 2013.(Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON—Two months after the closing ceremony, the Sochi Olympics broke a Winter Games record Friday when a Latvian hockey player became the eighth athlete disqualified...




  • Biathlete Mykhaylo Tkachenko, representing Ukraine, enters the arena during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Paralympics at the Fisht Olympic stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Mar. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    At the Sochi Paralympics, a Plea for Peace and Ukraine’s Independence

    SOCHI, Russia— In the fading light in the mountains above Sochi, the athletes and flags from Russia and Ukraine appeared side by side Saturday, united... Read more

  • Miroslav Haraus of Slovakia, right, and his guide Maros Hudik race to win 2nd place in the men's downhill, visually impaired event at the 2014 Winter Paralympic, Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    Ukraine’s First Medalist at Sochi Appeals for Peace

    SOCHI, Russia— Ukraine’s first medalist of the Sochi Paralympics dedicated her achievement Saturday to Ukrainian independence and appealed for peace with Russia. Olena Iurkovska won... Read more

  • FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, a skier passes by the Olympic rings at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Overshadowed by the international crisis over Ukraine, Russia welcomes the sporting world back to Sochi this week for the Winter Paralympics that will be snubbed by some politicians and will struggle to match the successful Winter Olympics that ended less than two weeks ago in the Russian Black Sea resort. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, FILE)

    Ukraine Will Compete in Sochi Paralympics

    SOCHI, Russia—Ukraine will compete in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi despite Russia’s military moves in Crimea. The Ukrainian Paralympic Committee decided against boycotting the games,... Read more

  • Unidentified gunmen wearing camouflage uniforms block the entrance of the Crimean Parliament building in Simferopol, Ukraine, Saturday, March 1, 2014. The discord between Russia and Ukraine sharpened Saturday when the pro-Russian leader of Ukraine's Crimea region claimed control of the military and police and appealed to Russia's president for help in keeping peace there. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Sochi Paralympic Officials Monitor Crimea Crisis

    LONDON— The International Paralympic Committee says it is monitoring the tensions between Russia and Ukraine as athletes arrive in Sochi for the Paralympics. The discord... Read more

  • A file photo of Martins Rubenis at the Luge World Cup. (Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images)

    An Olympic Hero’s Spiritual Journey

    Martins Rubenis is a two-time Olympic medalist, a famed alternative-music DJ, and a man with a sense of purpose that carries far beyond the luge... Read more

  • Gold medal winners from Canada Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, poke their heads under the flag as silver medal winners from the United States Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams, and bronze medal winners from the United States Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans pose for pictures after the women's bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    US Olympic Sliders Hope Sochi Success Carries Over to 2018 Korea Games

    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia—An hour after his last race at the Sochi Olympics, U.S. bobsled driver Steven Holcomb stood near the finish line of the sliding... Read more

  • Canada forward Sidney Crosby, far right, stands with teammates for the Canadian national anthem after beating Sweden 3-0 in the men's gold medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Canada’s Hockey Olympic Gold Could Last for NHL Players

    SOCHI, Russia— Steve Yzerman was stuck in an elevator while the maple leaf flag was raised to the Bolshoy Ice Dome rafters Sunday. The architect... Read more

  • Canada forward Sidney Crosby goes to join his teammates as they celebrate after the men's gold medal ice hockey game against Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Canada won 3-0 to win the gold medal. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )

    Jonathan Toews, Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz Score as Canada Beats Sweden

    SOCHI, Russia—Sidney Crosby skated in alone on Henrik Lundqvist, faking Sweden’s goalie to the ice with a textbook-quality deke and sliding a perfect backhand into... Read more

  • Performers create the Olympic rings during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )

    Closing Ceremony Olympics 2014: Farewell, Sochi! Russia Closes Costliest Olympics

    SOCHI, Russia— Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night... Read more

  • The Canadian Men’s Ice Hockey team celebrates its gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Feb. 23, 2014. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

    Canada Wins Sochi 2014 Gold Over Sweden in Men’s Ice Hockey: Three Takeaways

    Canada convincingly won their second straight Olympic gold medal in men’s ice hockey after beating Sweden 3–0 at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia... Read more

  • Finland goaltender Tuukka Rask greets USA forward Patrick Kane after Finland beat the USA 5-0 in the men's bronze medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    US Hockey Finishes With a Whimper

    SOCHI, Russia—There wasn’t much happiness for the U.S. hockey team after bowing out of the bronze medal game Saturday. At least they didn’t break any... Read more

  • Russia's gold medal winner Alexander Legkov is flanked by Russia's silver medal winner Maxim Vylegzhanin, left and Russia's bronze medal winner Ilia Chernousov during the flower ceremony of the men's 50K cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Russia Clinches Medals Title

    SOCHI, Russia— Alexander Legkov’s victory in the men’s 50-kilometer cross-country race Sunday clinched the overall medals title for the host nation at the Sochi Games... Read more

  • Team Canada celebrates their 1-0 victory over the USA in the men's semifinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Canada vs Sweden Olympic Hockey Final: Time, Channel, Livestream

    Canada faces Sweden in the men’s gold medal game at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia–where and when can you watch the game? As with... Read more

  • Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen skis during the first run of the men's slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony 2014: Start Time, TV Channel for Final Event (No Live Stream)

    The Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Sochi, Russia, is Sunday. It will be aired on NBC at 8 p.m. ET, but will be live from Sochi at... Read more

  • Norway's gold medal winner Marit Bjoergen, left, congratulates Norway's bronze medal winner Kristin Stoermer Steira and Norway's silver medal winnerTherese Johaug, right, after the women's 30K cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Sochi Olympics 2014: Day 16 Highlights

    SOCHI, Russia— The Norwegian women revived their cross country skiing dominance at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday and the Dutch added two more speedskating gold... Read more

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    As the Sochi Games Wind Down

    SOCHI, Russia — For organization, the Sochi Games deserve a solid 7 marks out of 10. Unless, of course, you had to shower in cold,... Read more


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