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  1. Russian biathlete Irina Starykh gets two-year doping ban

    Russian biathlete Irina Starykh has been banned for two years for doping, the International Biathlon Union says.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2014
  2. espnW -- Figure skater Julia Lipnitskaia celebrates sweet 16 birt...

    We celebrate skating phenom Julia Lipnitskaia's 16th birthday and #ThrowbackThursday with a classic social-media moment starring the figure skater from the Sochi Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2014
  3. espnW -- The Winter Games are over, but what are we leaving behin...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    For all the pre-Games speculation, the actual Sochi Olympics put some of our worries at ease. But what still lingers in Bonnie D. Ford's mind are the issues the event, and the journalists covering it, will leave behind.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  4. espnW -- U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin stays focused on gold

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Focus on her goal helped U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin become the youngest winner of an Olympic slalom gold. At 18 and in her first Olympics, she didn't let a small slip during her second run derail her dream.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2014
  5. espnW -- Sport of figure skating again leaves fans speculating ab...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    While many figure skating experts didn't take issue with Thursday's women's figure skating podium, the underlying issue is the sport has left itself plenty of room to speculate about manipulation.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  6. espnW -- An emotional Olympic debut for women's freestyle ski hal...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Emotions were running high at the Olympic debut of women's ski halfpipe, as athletes, family and friends honored the memory of freeskiing pioneer and advocate Sarah Burke.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  7. espnW -- U.S. figure skaters don't reach podium, but already eyei...

    Jim Caple

    For the second consecutive Olympics, no American stood on the podium in women's figure skating. But the three U.S. athletes here, Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner and Polina Edmunds, already have their sights set on 2018.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  8. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Quick Takes: USA vs. Canada

    Wayne Drehs

    After falling short of the gold medal in three straight Olympics, the United States was less than four minutes away from winning it for the first time since 1998, when the Canadians scored two late goals before winning in sudden-death overtime 3-2.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  9. espnW -- Competing in her fourth Olympics, USA Hockey's Julie Chu...

    Wayne Drehs

    USA Hockey's Julie Chu has had her share of Olympic disappointment, but now, in her fourth Games, she is determined to grab that elusive gold .

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  10. Buzz That Was -- Ted Ligety wins historic gold medal, and David L...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Ted Ligety made up for "choking" earlier in the Olympics by winning the giant slalom, and our good mood was enhanced by Tony Romo trying to talk titles, David Letterman trying to talk to a snowboarder and Vladimir Putin watching the Russian hockey loss.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  11. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Victor Wild -- from Russia with love

    Ann Imse

    When American-born snowboarder Victor Wild slices around the slalom gates at Sochi, leaning out and nearly touching the snow, he'll finally be within reach of an Olympic medal -- but only because he's racing for Russia.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2014
  12. espnW -- 10 fun facts about U.S. men's hockey player T.J. Oshie

    Melissa Isaacson

    Blues teammate David Backes disagrees with the notion T.J. Oshie possesses a slow heartbeat with his calm demeanor on the ice, comparing him to a Jack Russell terrier.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2014
  13. espnW -- Canada, United States do not disappoint in preliminary O...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The new Olympic format gave fans a chance to see hockey powers face off early in the tournament. Canada and the United States did not disappoint, even if one team needed the early victory more.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  14. espnW -- Ski jumpers' Olympic debut further proves overdue inclus...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    After years of fighting for inclusion, women ski jumpers finally hit the Olympic stage Tuesday night. And while they each yearned for individual success, they all understood the universal message sent by their performances.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  15. espnW -- Kikkan Randall's latest Olympic podium bid falls short

    Jim Caple

    It was supposed to be a day when Kikkan Randall stood on the Olympic cross-country podium and helped shine a spotlight on her sport. Instead, it was a day of near-misses and disappointment.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014
  16. espnW -- Julia Mancuso adds to Olympic medals with bronze in supe...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Julia Mancuso had struggled through the early part of the World Cup season, and said she had to basically scrap it and hit reset over the holidays. On Monday, as usual, she skied her best when it mattered most to the wider world outside the snow fences.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014