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  1. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Army Captain Chris Fogt helps Team USA win...

    Wayne Drehs

    Chris Fogt was part of the USA-2 sled that crashed and finished last in Vancouver. Since that disappointment, he had counted the days until Sochi. Even in the year he spent on duty in Iraq as an Army captain, his mind thought of his other mission: to win an Olympic medal.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2014
  2. 'Relaxation Room' not exactly relaxing

    Wayne Drehs

    SOCHI, Russia -- It took me nearly three weeks, but I found the strangest place Friday afternoon, and it couldn't have been any more needed. Or bizarre. Tucked away into a quiet corner on the second floor of the Main Press Center is the "Relaxatio...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  3. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- USA wins speedskating medal on final try

    Wayne Drehs

    It had taken almost two weeks -- thirteen days to be exact -- for any of the 25-member American speedskating team to medal. And it finally happened on their last chance. Silver.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2014
  4. espnW -- In what was supposed to be its Olympic moment, U.S. wome...

    Wayne Drehs

    Since the moment the final buzzer sounded in Vancouver four years ago, the U.S. women's team pointed to Thursday's game against Canada as the moment everything would change. What happened instead was just shocking.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. espnW -- Mikaela Shiffrin handles Olympic debut with unflappable ...

    Wayne Drehs

    What the U.S. team accomplished in Tuesday's giant slalom will largely go unnoticed, but it may very well be one of its most important moments of the Games. Its 18-year-old prodigy, Mikaela Shiffrin, handled her Olympic debut with unflappable ease.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  8. espnW -- U.S. women's hockey team earns another shot at Olympic g...

    Wayne Drehs

    The United States' Olympic semifinal against Sweden was less of a hockey game and more of a pothole to avoid. Now, the Americans can focus on what they've wanted from the very beginning: another chance the gold medal that has eluded them since 1998.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2014
  9. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Curling finds unlikely fan in Vernon Davis...

    Wayne Drehs

    After discovering an unlikely passion for the sport of curling, All-Pro tight end Vernon Davis has become the unofficial captain of Team USA.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014
  10. U.S. women ready for semis after 'painful' video session

    Wayne Drehs

    SOCHI, Russia -- When asked on Sunday about the mental approach of the U.S. women's hockey team on the eve of its semifinal showdown against Sweden, forward Hilary Knight hardly minced words. "I'd hate to be the other team right now," Knight said....

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  11. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Questions, confusion surround U.S. speedsk...

    Wayne Drehs

    The U.S. speedskating team came into Sochi with high expectations, but amid questions and confusion about racing suits and pre-Olympics preparation, they are still looking for their first medal.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2014
  12. My trek to the 'End of Russia'

    Wayne Drehs

    SOCHI, Russia -- Perhaps the best perk of my job is the opportunity to visit exotic places I would otherwise never get to see. In nearly 14 years at ESPN, I've climbed through the pyramids in Cairo and stood beneath Iguazu Falls in Brazil. Stories ha...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  13. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Are high-tech suits a reason for U.S. spee...

    Wayne Drehs

    U.S. speedskaters have experienced nothing but disappointment at Adler Arena during these Games. So why exactly did 1,000-meter favorites Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe fall out of medal contention? Some think it's gotta be the suits.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2014
  14. Big finish for Pikus-Pace, Uhlaender?

    Wayne Drehs

    SOCHI, Russia -- Two American women with inspiring stories are both in medal contention halfway through the women's skeleton competition, setting up the possibility of an emotional finish Friday. Noelle Pikus-Pace, 31, who retired after the Vancou...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  15. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Shani Davis without answers after 1,000 me...

    Wayne Drehs

    He was looking for the historic three-peat, but in the men's 1,000 meters, speedskater Shani Davis found disappointment, confusion and frustration.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  16. espnW -- Erin Hamlin delivers one of those unpredictable, unforge...

    Wayne Drehs

    A few weeks ago, most of America had never heard of Erin Hamlin. But after her historic bronze-medal finish in singles luge Tuesday, the country will. It is one of those Olympic moments you can never predict.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2014