Sochi 2014
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Posted: 2/23 8:52 AM
Updated: 2/24 11:00 AM

IOC: Russia delivered all that was promised

The Sochi games conclude with a grand closing ceremony and Russia atop the medals table.
Posted: 2/23 12:56 PM
Updated: 2/23 12:58 PM

Sochi games will comfortably turn a profit for NBC

NBC used the Olympics to popularize streaming video, develop a cable sports network and launch entertainment programs.

Posted: 2/23 10:56 AM

US officials defend team performance in Sochi

U.S. speedskaters were kept off the medal podium for the first time since 1984.

Posted: 2/23 9:54 AM
Updated: 2/23 1:58 PM

Sweden’s Backstrom fails doping test in Sochi

The Swedish Olympic Committee says Nicklas Backstrom tested positive for a substance found in an allergy medication he has taken for seven years.

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Posted: 2/23 9:32 AM
Updated: 2/23 11:52 AM

Canada’s defense key to another gold medal in hockey

Canada shuts out Sweden 3-0 for its third gold medal in the last four Olympics.

Posted: 2/23 8:17 AM
Updated: 2/23 11:57 AM

US wins bronze in four-man bobsled

Alexander Zubkov wins double bobsled gold for Russia.

Posted: 2/23 8:16 AM
Updated: 2/23 8:18 AM

Legkov leads Russian sweep of 50K race at Olympics

The sweep clinches the top spot in the overall medals table for Russia.

Posted: 2/23 2:31 AM
Updated: 2/23 2:34 AM

Austrian cross-country skier kicked out for doping

Johannes Duerr is the fifth athlete to be ousted.

Posted: 2/22 1:16 PM
Updated: 2/22 2:50 PM

US embarrassed with loss, no hockey medal

Finland wins the bronze 5-0 as Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask makes 27 saves. .

  • Canada forward Jonathan Toews waves the Canadian flag after Canada beat Sweden 3-0 in the men's gold medal hockey game Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. AP

  • Russia's gold medal winner Alexander Legkov kisses the podium during the flower ceremony of the men's 50K cross-country race Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. AP

  • A man wearing a hat in the shape of the coat of arms of Russia whistles as he waits for the start of the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics Sunday in Sochi, Russia. AP

  • Doris Lipscombe watches team Canada warm up before playing Sweden in the gold-medal men's hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday in Sochi, Russia. ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • The driver of United States USA-1, Steven Holcomb, acknowledges the crowd after the team won the bronze medal during the men's four-man bobsled competition final Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Performers sing on stage before the start of the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics Sunday in Sochi, Russia. AP

  • Russia's Alexander Legkov celebrates winning the gold during the flower ceremony of the men's 50K cross-country race Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. AP

  • The team from the United States USA-1, with Steven Holcomb, Curtis Tomasevicz, Steven Langton and Christopher Fogt, celebrate after they won the bronze medal during the men's four-man bobsled competition final Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • The team from Russia RUS-1, with Alexander Zubkov, Alexey Negodaylo, Dmitry Trunenkov, and Alexey Voevoda, celebrate after they won the gold medal during the men's four-man bobsled competition final Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • A girl with a Russian flag painted on her face blows bubbles as she waits for the start of the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Sunday. AP

  • The driver of Russia RUS-1, Alexander Zubkov, acknowledges the crowd after they won the gold medal during the men's four-man bobsled competition final Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Canada goaltender Carey Price reaches for the rebound on a shot by Sweden during the third period of the men's gold medal hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics Sunday in Sochi, Russia. ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • A street performer poses for a picture with a fan in Olympic Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Saturday in Sochi, Russia. AP

  • Jonathan Toews of Canada skates with the Canadian flag after the gold medal men's hockey game Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. AP

  • USA Four-Man Bobsled

    Members: Steven Holcomb, Curtis Tomasevicz, Steven Langton and Christopher Fogt

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the four-man bobsled

    Details: Holcomb won the gold medal in the 4-man bobsled in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He also competed in the 2006 Olympics and won four world bobsled championships. Langton joined Holcomb in winning a bronze medal in the two-man competition in Sochi.

    Personal website: www.teamholcomb.com

    Twitter: @StevenHolcomb

  • Alex Deibold, Snowboard cross

    Born: May 8, 1986

    Hometown: New Haven, Connecticut

    Details: Deibold, a graduate of Vermont's Stratton Mountain School, won the bronze medal in Sochi's snowboardcross event. He also stood on a podium at Sochi last winter in a 2013 FIS World Cup event, where he placed second.

    Personal website: alexdeibold.com

    Twitter: @adeibold

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  • Ashley Wagner, Figure Skating

    Born: 1991

    Hometown: Alexandria, Va.

    Event: Figure skating, team, singles

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the team competition

    Details: Wagner is a two-time U.S. national champion.

    Twitter: @AshWagner2010

    Photo: The Associated Press

     

  • Simon Shnapir, Figure Skating

    Born: 1987

    Hometown: Sudbury, Mass.

    Event: Figure skating, pairs

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the team competition

    Details: Shnapir is a two-time U.S. national champion

    Twitter: @SimonShnapir

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Gracie Gold, Figure Skating

    Born: 1995

    Hometown: Springfield, Mo.

    Event: Figure skating, team and single

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the team competition

    Details: Gold is a World Junior silver medalist and the 2014 U.S. National Champion.

    Twitter: @GraceEGold

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Marissa Castelli, Figure Skating

    Born: 1990

    Hometown: Cranston, R.I.

    Event: Figure Skating, team and pairs

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the team competition

    Details: Castelli is a two-time U.S. national champion.

    Twitter: @MarissaCastelli

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Jason Brown, Figure Skating

    Born: 1994

    Hometown: Highland Park, Ill.

    Event: Men's figure skating

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the team competition

    Details: Brown is a U.S. national silver medalist

    Twitter: @jasonbskates 

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Jeremy Abbott, Figure Skating

    Born: 1985

    Hometown: Aspen, Colo.

    Events: Men's figure skating

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the team competition

    Details: Abbott is a four-time U.S. Champion. 

    Twitter: @jeremyabbottpcf

    Photo: The Associated Press

     

  • Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarding

    Born: 1993

    Hometown: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

    Event: Slopestyle

    Sochi: Gold medal in men's slopestyle

    Details: Kotsenburg has won two siver medals and a bronze medal in the X Games.

    Twitter: @sagekotsenburg 

    Photo: The Associated Press

     

  • Gustav Nyquist, Men's ice hockey

    Born: September 1, 1989

    Hometown: Halmstad, Sweden

    Details: Nyquist plays professionally for the NHL's Detroit Red Wings. He joined Sweden’s Olympic hockey team as a forward to replace an injured Detroit Red Wings teammate, Johan Franzen.

    Maine connection: Nyquist played for the University of Maine's Black Bears for three seasons, most recently in 2010-2011, before signing with the Red Wings after his junior year.

    Photo: John Ewing/Staff Photographer

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  • Heather Richardson, Speedskating

    Born: 1989

    Hometown: High Point, N.C.

    Events: 500 and 1,000 meters.

    Details: Richardson competed in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. She is also the 2013 World Sprint Champion and has won 35 medals in the world cup competition.

    Personal website: www.speedskatingheather.com

    Twitter: @hlynnrichardson

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Brian Hansen, Speedskating

    Born: 1990

    Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.

    Event: 1,000 meters

    Details: Hansen won the silver medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics Games in the men's team pursuit.

    Personal website: www.brianhansen2014.com

    Twitter: @BrianTHansen

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Shani Davis, Speedskating

    Born: 1983

    Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

    Event: 1,000 meters

    Detail: Davis is the first black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual sport in the Winter Olympic Games. He won the gold in the 1,000 speedskating event in the 2006 Olympics. He also won the silver medal in the 1,500 meter even in the games. He followed that performance by winning gold in the same events in the 2010 Olympic Games.

    Personal website: www.shanidavis.org

    Twitter: @ShaniDavis

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Lindsey Jacobellis, Snowboarding

    Born: 1985

    Hometown: Danbury, Conn.

    Event: Snowboardcross

    Details: Jacobellis is a sliver medalist in the 2006 Winter Olympics. She is also a three-time world champion and has won seven gold medals in the Winter X Games.

    Personal website: www.lindseyjacobellis.com

    Twitter: @LindsJacobellis

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Jamie Anderson, Snowboarding

    Born: 1990

    Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

    Event: Slopestyle

    Sochi: Gold medal in women's slopestyle.

    Details: Anderson is a four-time gold medal winner in the Winter X Games.

    Personal website: www.itsjamieanderson.com

    Twitter: @Jme_Anderson

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Arielle Gold, Snowboarding

    Born: 1996

    Hometown: Steamboat Springs, Colo.

    Event: Halfpipe

    Details: Gold is a two-time bronze-medalist in the Winter X Games.

    Twitter: @arielletgold

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Kelly Clark, Snowboarding

    Born: 1983

    Hometown: Dover, Vt.

    Event: Halfpipe

    Details: Clark won a gold medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics and a bronze in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. She is also a five-time gold medalist in the Winter X Games.

    Twitter: @Kellyclarkfdn

    Photo: The Associated Press

     

  • Nick Baumgartner, Snowboarding

    Born: 1981

    Hometown: Iron River, Mich.

    Events: Snowboardcross

    Details: Baumgartner competed in the the 2010 Winter Olympics. He also won a gold medal in the 2011 Winter X Games and a silver in the 2012 Winter X Games.

    Personal website: www.nickbaumgartner.com

    Twitter: @nickbaumgartner

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Danny Davis, Snowboarding

    Born: 1988

    Hometown: Highland, Mich.

    Event: Halfpipe

    Details: Davis won the gold medal in the snowboard superpipe in the Winter X Games in January.

    Twitter: @theDDeadshow

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Shaun White, Snowboarding

    Born: 1986

    Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

    Event: Haflpipe

    Details: White is a two-time gold medal winner in the halfpipe, competing in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics. He holds the record for the most gold medals won in the X Games.

    Personal website: www.shaunwhite.com

    Twitter: @shaun_white

    Photo: The Associated Press

     

  • Sarah Hendrickson, Ski Jumping

    Born: 1994

    Hometown: Park City, Utah

    Events: Ski jumping

    Details: Hendrickson won a world championship in 2013 and a U.S. championship in 2011.

    Twitter: @schendrickson

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Noelle Pikus-Pace, Skeleton

    Born: 1982

    Hometown: Orem, Utah

    Events: Skeleton

    Details: Pikus-Pace was a competitor in the 2010 Winter Olympics and has won five world championship medals.

    Twitter: @noellepikuspace

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • J.R. Celski, Speed Skating

    Born: 1990

    Hometown: Lakewood, Calif.

    Event: 1,500 meters

    Details: Celski won two bronze medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

    Personal website: www.jrcelski.com

    Twitter: @jrcelski

     

     

  • Keri Herman, Freestyle Skiing

    Born: 1983

    Hometown: Bloomington, Minn.

    Event: Slopestyle Skiing

    Details: Herman is a four-silver-medal Winter X Games winner. She also won a bronze medal in the 2011 World Championship.

    Twitter: @KeriHerman

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Heidi Kloser, Freestyle Skiing

    Born: 1992

    Hometown: Vail, Colo.

    Event: Moguls

    Details: !n 2013 Kloser won a career-best second-place finish in Kreischberg, Austria. She then went on to earn three more top 10 placements throughout the season.

    Twitter: @HeidiKloser

    Photo: The Associated Press

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  • Hannah Kearney, Freestyle Skiing

    Born: 1986

    Hometown: Norwich, Vt.

    Event: Moguls

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the women's moguls

    Details: Kearney won the gold medal 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. She has also won six world titles, two in overall freestyle and four moguls championships.

    Twitter: @HK_Ski

    Photo: The Associated Press

     

  • Lanny Barnes, Biathlon

    Born: April 26th, 1983

    Hometown: Durango, Colorado

    Details: Lanny and her twin sister Tracy competed together on the 2006 Olympic team. Though Lanny had fallen ill and missed the qualifying races for the 2014 team, her sister Tracy performed well enough to earn a spot on the team, then ceded her position so that Lanny could compete in Sochi.

    Maine connection: Barnes has trained at the Maine Winter Sports Center.

    Website: twinbiathletes.com

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Annelies Cook, Biathlon

    Born: August 1, 1984

    Hometown: Saranac Lake, New York

    Details: 2014 will be Cook's first trip to the Olympics.

    Maine connection: Cook trains at the Maine Winter Sports Center.

    Website: http://anneliescook.wordpress.com/

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Kris Freeman, Cross-country skiing

    Born: October 14, 1980

    Hometown: Concord, N.H.

    Details: Sochi marks Freeman's fourth trip to the Olympics as a member of the cross country team.

    Maine connection: Freeman trained at the Maine Winter Sports Center.

    Website: http://krisfreeman.net

    Twitter: @TeamFreebirdXC

    Photo: Reuters

  • Nick Goepper, Freestyle Skiing

    Born: 1994

    Hometown: Lawrenceburg, Ind.

    Event: Slopestyle skiing.

    Details:  In 2013, Goepper took X Games Aspen gold, third at FIS World Championships and won the slopestyle AFP title. In 2012 he won a silver medal at X Games in Aspen, Colo.

    Twitter: @NickGoepper

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Emily Bamford, Giant slalom and slalom

    Born: 1993

    Hometown: Melbourne, Australia

    Details: Bamford, a student at Bates College, will represent Australia at her first Olympic Games this winter.

    Maine connection: Bamford attended Bates College in Lewiston and competed on its NCAA Division 1 ski team in 2012 and 2013.

    Twitter: @embamford

    Photo: Courtesy of Bates College

  • Patrick Deneen, Freestyle Skiing

    Born: 1987

    Hometown: Cle Elum, Wash.

    Event: Moguls

    Details: Deneen competed in the 2010 Olympics. He has advanced on the World Cup circuit, earning eight World Cup podiums spots and wrapping up the season ranked third in 2013.

    Personal website: www.patrickdeneen.com

    Twitter: @Patrick_Denee

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Jimmy Howard, Hockey

    Born: March 26, 1984

    Details: The current goaltender for the Detroit Red Wings, Howard will be in Sochi as the goaltender for the U.S. Olympic hockey team.

    Maine connection: Howard was the goaltender for the University of Maine Black Bears from 2002 until 2005.

    Photo: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY

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  • Tim Burke, Biathlon

    Born: July 15, 1981

    Hometown: Paul Smiths, New York

    Details: Tim competed in the 2006 and 2010 games, and at the 2013 World Championships he won the silver medal in the 20 km Individual competition, the second American man ever to win a World Championship medal.

    Maine connection: Burke trained at the Maine Winter Sports Center.

    Website: http://timburke.us/

    Photo: Reuters

  • David Wise, Freestyle Skiing

    Born: 1990

    Hometown: Reno, Nev.

    Event: Halfpipe skiing.

    Details: This will be Wise's first trip to the Olympics. He has won four medals in the X Games and a world championship.

    Personal website: www.david-wise.com

    Twitter: @mrDavidWise

    Photo: The Associated Press

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