The Sochi Winter Games pushed the extremes, introducing new sports and new names -- such as teenagers Mikaela Shiffrin and Adelina Sotnikova -- as older athletes made room for soaring and tumbling youngsters.
In the run-up to the Sochi Olympics, political risk experts predicted any threat to athletes and spectators would come from the restive Caucasus immediately to the east. As it turns out, violence to the west -- in Ukraine -- has instead seized global headlines.
Should Luke Steyn defy the odds to win Zimbabwe’s first Winter Olympics medal, the Alpine skier says that the landlocked African nation should leapfrog Norway and the U.S. to lead the medals table at the Sochi Games.
Cameron Bolton was approaching a jump when he clipped Italy’s Omar Visintin in the Olympic men’s snowboard cross semifinal. The Australian fell on his face before getting hit by another Italian, Luca Matteotti.
The U.S. men’s ice hockey team defeated the host Russians in a shootout at the Sochi Winter Games as Austria’s Anna Fenninger overcame warm weather and a difficult course to win the women’s Super-G ski race.
Sochi Olympic officials have rescheduled tomorrow’s men’s Super-G ski race, moving up the start time by an hour in an attempt to deal with temperatures that are creating a slushy covering on the mountain.