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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. 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
  4. 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
  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. 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
  9. 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
  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. Evan Lysacek has surgery for sports hernia

    Associated Press

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek still hopes to compete at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships after having surgery to repair a sports hernia. Lysacek will be off the ice for about six weeks following Tuesday's surge...

    Blog | November 22, 2012
  12. IOC's Killy says Sochi work is on track

    Associated Press

    MOSCOW -- The head of an inspection group from the International Olympic Committee says Russia is making substantial progress in preparations for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Jean-Claude Killy made the comments Tuesday at the conclusion of a t...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  13. 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