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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Bode Miller quickly tries to put downhill ...

    Wayne Drehs

    In a sport where truly anything can happen on any given day, Bode Miller has long been the ultimate who-knows-what-to-expect athlete. On Sunday in his first race at the Sochi Olympics, he ended up on the wrong side of his risk-taking moves.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2014
  15. Searching for answers during Sochi bus ride

    Wayne Drehs

    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- When the Sochi Olympics volunteer offered me a free Coke, I knew it was a bad sign. I had seen this trick three days earlier, when I checked into my hotel and my room wasn't ready. Apparently, the old I'll-give-you-some...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  16. One-word mantra for Games? Patience

    Wayne Drehs

    SOCHI, Russia -- I knew something was wrong when the woman asked me to sit down and then suggested a complimentary cup of tea or coffee to help kill the time. It was just after 1 a.m. local time, and after a 24-hour, three-airplane trek from Chicago,...

    Blog | February 04, 2014