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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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. Canada's goal isn't to 'Own the Podium'

    Associated Press

    Canada has retained its "Own the Podium" program in name only. The $117-million initiative met its target for the 2010 Winter Olympics at home in Vancouver when 14 golds were won by Canada -- more than any other country. More celebrations might...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  10. Switzerland focuses on 2022 Games

    Associated Press

    ITTIGEN, Switzerland -- Switzerland has reacted to Pyeongchang's victory as 2018 Winter Olympics host by stepping up its campaign to bid for the 2022 Games. The Swiss Olympic Committee believes South Korea's win Wednesday will improve Europe's cha...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  11. After two defeats, Pyeongchang celebrates

    Associated Press

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Hundreds of South Koreans gathered at a giant ski jump in Pyeongchang to celebrate the remote alpine town receiving the 2018 Winter Olympics on Thursday. The decision in a vote by the IOC brought a roar of delight, leap...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  12. FIS to seek Olympic status for ski halfpipe

    Associated Press

    Could 2014 be the year pipe skiers have been dreaming about?

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2010
  13. Jasey-Jay Anderson wins Olympic gold in Men's PGS

    Associated Press

    Amid rainy conditions, Anderson wins Canada's 12th gold medal.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2010
  14. Andreas Prommegger takes top seed in PGS at Vancouver Olympics

    Associated Press

    Side-by-side elimination rounds to begin late Saturday.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2010
  15. Canada's Ashleigh McIvor wins inaugural ladies Ski Cross Gold at ...

    Associated Press

    McIvor wins Canada's sixth Gold of the Games.

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2010
  16. Snowboard Halfpipe Bronze Medalist Scotty Lago leaves Olympics af...

    Associated Press

    Bronze Medalist caught in compromising photos while celebrating in Vancouver

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2010