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…

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…

US men’s team humiliated in Sochi – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeSOCHI, Russia — It took a generation but Finland’s hockey team finally got even for having to play the role of the no-name opponents in the Miracle on Ice…

Finland shuts out lifeless US to win bronze medal – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — Teemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 27-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi…

Linda Robertson: Miami’s Eddy Alvarez finds silver lining in 5000 short-track … – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comSOCHI, Russia — Eddy Alvarez had spent more time on his backside than his blades during the Winter Olympics. At the treacherous short-track speedskating oval, which often resembled a demolition…

Bondy: Controversy cloaks skating again, online petition demands action – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsSOCHI, Russia – Eyebrows were already arched when Yulia Lipnitskaya flopped on her bottom and still managed to stay ahead of Ashley Wagner, who didn’t. But then…

Winter Olympics: Canada scores two late goals then beats Team U.S. in … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsSOCHI, Russia — It was almost midnight by the Black Sea, and black was the perfect color for the occasion. The medal ceremony from hell was unfolding…

Adelina Sotnikova wins figure skating gold over Kim Yu-na – Washington Post

Washington PostPhotos: View Photo Gallery: Nordic combined, men’s ski cross and women’s hockey highlight the day. SOCHI, Russia — With its 15-year-old figure skating darling falling for a second time…

In women’s hockey gold-medal game, Canada hands US a loss that will be hard … – Washington Post

Washington PostPhotos: View Photo Gallery: Nordic combined, men’s ski cross and women’s hockey highlight the day. SOCHI, Russia — Victory was close enough to start clock-watching, to sneak a peek…

US tops Czechs, will face Canada in Olympic hockey semis – CBS News

CBS NewsSOCHI, Russia — Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the United States went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday, earning…

USA’s offense explodes again in win against Czechs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – Questions about whether Team USA put enough scorers on its Olympic roster have been answered after the Americans moved into the semifinals with a 5-2 quarterfinal…

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…

Nolan made Latvia believe in upset – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — There won’t be any miracles in Buffalo this season, but Ted Nolan sure has pulled one off here in Sochi, coaching Latvia into its first Olympic quarterfinal…

Seattle remains darling of potential NHL expansion – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)SOCHI, Russia – Last week, NHL commissioner Bill Daly once again tantalized hockey fans in Seattle, calling it “intriguing marketplace from the league’s perspective” if and when the…

Pussy Riot band members released after being detained in Sochi – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI — Two members of the punk band Pussy Riot have been released by police after they were questioned about a theft. Nadezha Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina walked out…

Gary Bettman: NHL decision on 2018 possible in six months – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – Commissioner Gary Bettman reiterated the league’s position that the NHL’s decision about continuing its Olympic participation in 2018 in South Korea will be made some time…

Meryl Davis, Charlie White of US win Olympic gold in ice dance – Fox News

Fox NewsSOCHI, Russia – Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the gold medal in ice dance Monday, the first Olympic title in the event for the United States. Tessa Virtue…

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,…

Davis, White of US win Olympic ice dance gold – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleSOCHI, Russia (AP) — 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,…

Meryl Davis, Charlie White become first Americans to win Olympic ice dancing gold – Washington Post

Washington PostSOCHI, Russia — Back in fourth grade, when they were first paired together at the local ice rink, Meryl Davis was so shy she could hardly look Charlie White…

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…

How Many Dead Relatives Can NBC Bring Up Before The Olympics Are Through? – Vanity Fair

Vanity FairThose of you thinking that Bob Costas would be the last person you would see crying on the air during these Olympics, good news! Mmmmno. The good news is…

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…

NBC Pushes Too Far in Bringing Bode Miller to Tears – New York Times

New York TimesBode Miller had just tied for a bronze medal in the men’s super-G at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Sunday and it was time to be interviewed.…

Winter Olympics 2014 events delayed by Sochi fog; US pins ice dancing hopes … – CBS News

CBS NewsSOCHI — Mother Nature took center stage early Monday in Sochi, with thick fog affecting two events. The men’s biathlon 15km mass start — a Russian favorite — was…

SOCHI SCENE: Winter, or San Francisco? – ABC News

SOCHI SCENE: Winter, or San Francisco?ABC NewsEither that or San Francisco. A dense fog bank rolled in over the snowboardcross course Monday morning, forcing organizers to cancel qualifying and head…

Drew Doughty’s OT goal lifts Canada past Finland – ESPN

ESPNAssociated Press. SOCHI, Russia — Drew Doughty scored with 2:28 left in overtime to lift Canada to a 2-1 win over Finland on Sunday in the final preliminary round game…

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,…

Phil Kessel has hat trick as US sails to quarterfinals – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — Phil Kessel scored two of his three goals in the opening five minutes and became the first U.S. player to record an Olympic hat trick in more…

Some Olympians turning over social media accounts to sponsors – Fox News

Some Olympians turning over social media accounts to sponsorsFox NewsSOCHI, Russia – Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to…

Phil Kessel show gives USA men’s hockey team a win and bye – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – Phil Kessel is the hottest hockey scorer in this galaxy and the next. Not Sidney Crosby, not Alex Ovechkin, not Pavel Datsyuk, not even American T.J.…

Olympians’ social media messages sometimes come directly from sponsors – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Olympians’ social media messages sometimes come directly from sponsorsMinneapolis Star TribuneSOCHI, Russia — Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts…

Electric win for the Americans – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — At one point, U.S. coach Dan Bylsma looked around for T.J. Oshie and couldn’t find him anywhere. It was after a rare miss from the shootout specialist,…