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  1. 2014 Paralympics come to close

    Associated Press

    SOCHI, Russia -- Triumphant in the midst of global condemnation, Vladimir Putin clinked his champagne flute with leading sports officials, toasting the success of his pet project in Sochi. Under chandeliers in ornate surroundings, the wine was fl...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  2. Vladimir Putin stops by Heineken House

    Associated Press

    SOCHI, Russia -- President Vladimir Putin had just watched his country's ice dance team take Russia's first gold of the Sochi Olympics. What better way to celebrate than by heading to one of the top party venues in town? Putin headed over to the H...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  3. Yes, even Captain Kirk is weighing in on Sochi

    Associated Press

    SOCHI, Russia -- Sochi: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the bobsled USA-1. If the American bobsled team finds itself in a jam at the Sochi Games, it appears they can call on Capt. James Tiberius Kirk to get them out of it. William ...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  4. Moooo-ve over! Cows disrupt traffic at Games

    Associated Press

    SOCHI, Russia -- You're speeding up and down a highway in the foothills of the Caucasus, heading back to Olympic Park, when suddenly -- SCREECH. The car slams to a halt. A cow is meandering smack in the middle of the road. AP reporters spotted ...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  5. Organizers: 80 percent of Sochi tickets sold

    Associated Press

    SOCHI, Russia -- Sochi Olympic organizers say more than 80 percent of tickets to events have been sold. Russian spectators, who were allocated 70 percent of the total available, have faced lengthy lines in Sochi to collect their tickets. Ticket...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  6. Senator's plea: Save the yogurt!

    Associated Press

    ALBANY, N.Y. -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is calling on the Russian government to allow Chobani Greek yogurt to be delivered to Sochi for U.S. Olympic athletes and NBC Studios employees. Schumer said Tuesday that a shipment of Chobani ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  7. Daniela Bauer loses out on Sochi bid

    Associated Press

    SOCHI, Russia -- Austrian freestyle skier Daniela Bauer has lost her legal bid for selection to the Sochi Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it dismissed Bauer's appeal against a refusal by the Austrian Olympic committee and ski fed...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  8. Mitt Romney says Olympics should be safe

    Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney believes the 2014 Sochi Olympics should be safe, despite threats of terrorism in Russia. "Well there's no such thing as 100-percent security anywhere in the world," Romney told The Associated P...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  9. Record 88 countries to compete in Sochi

    Associated Press

    SOCHI, Russia -- Athletes from 88 countries are set to compete in Sochi, a record for the Winter Olympics. The IOC released the final list of national Olympic committees that will be participating in the Sochi Games, which open Friday. The prev...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  10. 2013 Dew Tour Mountain Championships --- White finishes second in...

    Associated Press

    Shaun White fell on his first run, tweaked his ankle and finished a surprising second in the halfpipe at the Dew Tour on Saturday, the first qualifying event for the Sochi Olympics

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  11. Julien to assist Babcock on Team Canada

    Associated Press

    CALGARY, Alberta -- Mike Babcock will return as coach of Canada's Olympic hockey team. He will have Ken Hitchcock, Lindy Ruff and Claude Julien as assistants at next year's Sochi Games. Julien is the only newcomer from the staff that led Canad...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  12. Vermes, Moore elected to U.S. soccer Hall of Fame

    Associated Press

    Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes has been elected to the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame along with Joe-Max Moore, another former forward on the American national team.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  13. Rio de Janeiro addresses hotel shortage for World Cup

    Associated Press

    Rio de Janeiro is hosting the World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, so local officials are scrambling to solve a chronic hotel bed shortage in creative ways.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  14. Ryan Lochte gets 6-episode reality show

    Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES - Olympic champion swimmer Ryan Lochte is diving into the world of reality television with a six-episode series debuting in April. Airing on E!, "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?" will follow the 28-year-old swimmer as he prepares for the 20...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  15. U.S. forward Abby Wambach voted FIFA world's best women's player

    Associated Press

    Abby Wambach has been voted FIFA Women's World Player of the Year, becoming the first American to win the award in a decade.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  16. Wigan signs Honduran midfielder Roger Espinoza from Sporting KC

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    Premier League club Wigan has signed Honduras midielder Roger Espinoza from Major League Soccer's Sporting Kansas City.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2013