What’s next for Winter Olympics after Sochi? – The Japan Times

The Japan TimesSOCHI, RUSSIA – The sheer cost, size and scale of the Sochi Olympics has outstripped anything done before. The question for future Winter Games is clear: Can anyone…

5 Ways the 2014 Winter Olympics Will Benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportWith the conclusion of the Sochi Olympics and the resumption of the NHL schedule, it’s time for the Pittsburgh Penguins who took part to put away either their medals…

Sochi hotels receive surge in bookings after Winter Olympics – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukKate Hopcraft, of Hotels.com, said: “Sport is such a powerful influence on our travel plans and our figures show the recent Winter Olympics have really put Sochi on the map.…

NHL notebook: Blue Jackets star Gaborik activated – Tribune-Review

Tribune-ReviewThe Columbus Blue Jackets activated forward Marian Gaborik off injured reserve after he missed the past 22 games, along with the Sochi Olympics, because of a broken collarbone. • The…

The fraudulent Dominica Winter Olympic team, Gary di Silvestri and Angelica … – Daily Mail

Daily MailIt has been revealed that the two founding members of Dominica’s Winter Olympic team, Gary di Silvestri and his wife, Angelica Morrone, in their late-40s, ‘scammed the Olympics and…

Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremony TV Ratings – Deadline.com

Deadline.comNo wonder! Al Michaels, Chris Collingsworth and “Mr Russian Expert” had absolutely no idea what was going on in that stadium…. No personal knowledge of Russian music, ballet, art, etc.…

Did this couple and their nation scam Sochi Olympics? – FOXSports.com

Did this couple and their nation scam Sochi Olympics?FOXSports.comHow do you make it to the Winter Olympics? The most tried-and-true answer is as old as the question itself: Train long…

So long, Sochi! Russia closes the most expensive Olympics ever – CBS News

CBS NewsSOCHI, Russia – Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity in Sochi on Sunday night with…

Opening ceremony director pokes fun at Olympic rings malfunction – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – The creative director of the opening and closing ceremonies has a sense of humor. Konstantin Ernst showed up for the closing ceremony news conference Sunday morning…

So Long, Sochi: The Olympic Best and Worst – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comWhen the Olympic flame is extinguished on Sunday night at Fisht Stadium, 98 gold medals will have been awarded, and 2,800 athletes from 89 countries will go home with memories…

Canada beats US 1-0 to reach gold-medal game – Boston.com

Boston.comCanada forward Benn Jamie (22) celebrates his goal against USA goaltender Jonathan Quick ( The Associated Press Canada forward Benn Jamie (22) celebrates his goal against USA goaltender Jonathan Quick…

Pussy Riot ‘attacked with horsewhips’at Sochi – Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesCossack militia attacked Russia’s Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the artists – who have feuded with Vladimir Putin’s government for years – tried to perform…

Russian Police Question Pussy Riot in Sochi – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSOCHI, RUSSIA — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s carefully controlled Winter Olympics are now running into unexpected, unscripted moments from protesters. On Tuesday, sporting their colorful red, pink and…

Czechs Beat Slovakia 5-3, Play US in Quarterfinals – ABC News

ABC NewsRoman Cervenka scored for a second time late in the second period to give the Czech Republic a four-goal lead, and it went on to beat Slovakia 5-3 on…

Members of Pussy Riot detained in Sochi; were planning anti-Putin song – CNN

CNNSochi, Russia (CNN) — Just six days to go in the Sochi Olympics, and the Games seemed to be going off without major political side effects. Not a hint of…

NHL’s Bettman Says 2018 Olympic Decision Could Come in 6 Months – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(See OLY for Olympic coverage.) Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) — A decision on whether National Hockey League players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea,…

Maze wins giant slalom for 2nd Sochi gold – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comKrasnaya Polyana, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) – Downhill co-champion Tina Maze of Slovenia won her second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday in the women’s giant slalom. Maze edged super-G…

Meryl Davis, Charlie White win ice dancing gold – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeSOCHI, Russia — For a couple of decades it seemed that Soviet ice dancing would be as unassailable as the Kremlin wall. The style had the classic Bolshoi sensibility,…

Winter Olympics 2014: NBC TV schedule, event listings for Tuesday (Feb. 18) in … – Penn Live

Winter Olympics 2014: NBC TV schedule, event listings for Tuesday (Feb. 18) in …Penn LiveWinter Olympics 2014: NBC TV schedule, event listings for Tuesday (Feb. 18) in Sochi. 0210_mancuso.jpg. Julia…

Meryl Davis, Charlie White win gold – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — Through 17 years of grueling practices, of defeats and victories, Meryl Davis and Charlie White insist they’ve never considered parting ways. A perfect pairing, they were nearly…

Meryl Davis, Charlie White win USA’s first ice dancing gold medal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia — Meryl Davis and Charlie White stood atop the podium, unable to stop grinning or sneaking peeks at the scoreboard. Believe it. That really is a gold…

USA women blast Sweden, head to final – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – The stage is almost set for yet another gold medal matchup after the U.S. women’s hockey team blasted Sweden 6-1 in Monday’s semifinal game. If Canada…

US women’s hockey crushes Sweden to reach gold medal game – CBS News

CBS NewsThe U.S. has medaled in every Winter Games since women’s hockey was added in 1998, and just once – with a loss to Sweden in the 2006 semifinals –…

Winter Olympics 2014: casualties highlight dangers of the high-risk Games – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThe perils of these high-speed, high stakes Winter Olympic Games keep coming after being highlighted in horrific fashion by the plight of the Russian Maria Komissarova, who was on Sunday…

Olympics: US grabs two medals in super-G, Ted Ligety falters – Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake TribuneKrasnaya Polyana, Russia • The light was right, the course was still decent. But one little bump knocked Ted Ligety right into the danger zone at the Sochi…

Best, Worst and Weirdest from Sochi So Far – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comHard to believe, but the Sochi Olympics are halfway over. Dozens of medals have been handed out, and the games have already delivered one unforgettable moment after another. Here’s a…

NBC Olympics host Bob Costas to return to Winter Games primetime coverage … – kjrh.com

kjrh.comAfter nearly a week sidelined by an eye infection, NBC Olympics host Bob Costas is set to return to primetime coverage. NBC announced Sunday that Costas would be back at…

Highlights from Day 9 of the Sochi Olympics – Washington Post

Washington PostPhotos: Photos from Sochi, Day 9: U.S. skiers medal in super-G, hockey player has a hat trick, plus women’s snowboard cross and more. By Associated Press February 16, 2014,…

Andrew Weibrecht, Bode Miller medal in super-G – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneSOCHI, Russia – Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud took gold Sunday in the men’s Super-G at the Sochi Olympics, while Americans Andrew Weibrecht and Bode Miller also reached the podium. Weibrecht…

Sochi Olympics hockey TV: Oshie builds highlight reel in US-Russia – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMore later on the wild happenings of the Russia-U.S. hockey game, seen on NBC Sports Network during the early-morning of the West Coast. But after all the hype…

US Speedskating gambles on new suit, loses big – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comSOCHI, Russia — When U.S. Speedskating hooked up with Under Armour to develop a new high-tech speed skinsuit that would revolutionize the sport at the Sochi Olympics, the vision was…

Austria’s Anna Fenninger wins gold in super-G; USA shut out – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The U.S. ski team remained stuck on one alpine medal in the Sochi Olympics as European stars, as expected, dominated the women’s super-G Saturday. Austria’s…

Russians criticize figure skater Plushenko for dropping out of Sochi Olympics – Fox News

Fox NewsRussians are turning on legendary figure skater Evgeni Plushenko — their own countryman — a day after he dropped out of the Sochi Olympics for medical reasons. Plushenko’s strong…

5 favorite moments from Thursday at the Sochi Olympics – CNN

CNNSweden’s Alexander Majorov performs during the men’s short program figure skating on Thursday, February 13. We know the Winter Olympics mostly through the power of television, as a spectacle in…

Russian skater Evgeny Plushenko pulls out of Winter Olympics and retires – The Guardian

The GuardianPlushenko, a huge crowd favourite, was competing at his fourth Olympics. His controversial inclusion in the team came after he was second in the Russian national championship, which was…