A Brazilian athlete paralyzed from the neck down while training for last month’s Sochi Olympics is getting English lessons through the organizers of the 2016 Rio Olympics to help her communicate with U.S. doctors taking care of her.
T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues has the National Hockey League’s second-best selling jersey since scoring four shootout goals for the U.S. Olympic hockey team in a win against host Russia at the Sochi Winter Games.
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.
U.S. individual figure skaters left the Olympics without a medal for the first time in more than three-quarters of a century, costing the athletes million-dollar annual earning potential and the American program a building block for the future.
Canadians around the world crowded into bars yesterday, many before the crack of dawn, as Sidney Crosby and the men’s ice hockey team defeated Sweden 3-0 and became the first team in 22 years to defend their Olympic title.