Finland captain Teemu Selanne kisses his bronze medal at the Bolshoy Ice Dome after defeating the U.S., 5-0.

Ducks' Teemu Selanne of Finland named Olympic hockey MVP

SOCHI, Russia — Teemu Selanne continued to rack up honors after he and his Finnish teammates won bronze medals at the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament.

Olympics closing ceremony live: Tchaikovsky and fireworks

Olympics closing ceremony live: Tchaikovsky and fireworks

The 2014 Winter Olympics closing ceremony has ended in Sochi, Russia. Tchaikovsky and fireworks marked the final moments of the proceedings Sunday.

The 2014 Winter Olympics closing ceremony ended with a blast of fireworks.

2014 Winter Olympics closing ceremony

Canada's Sidney Crosby scores past Sweden goalie Henrik Lundqvist as Sweden's Loui Eriksson looks on.

Sochi Olympics: Canada is golden again with win over Sweden in hockey

SOCHI, Russia — Sidney Crosby again proved that he’s a big-time, big-game scorer.

The U.S. four-man bobsled team won the bronze medal on Sunday.

Sochi Olympics: Russia wins gold, U.S. bronze in four-man bobsled

SOCHI, Russia -- Alexander Zubkov was given a daunting assignment for his home Olympics. His task: Take to Russian ice and make history, against drivers who have been beating him for years.

Gold medalist Jean Frederic Chapuis (green) leads the pack in the ski cross final on Thursday at the Sochi Olympics.

Arbitration panel dismisses appeals on legality of French skiers suits

SOCHI, Russia -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed appeals from Canada and Slovenia regarding the legality of the suits worn by the three French athletes who swept the medals in men's ski cross.

Gold medalist Alexander Legkov (3) is flanked team silver medalist Maxim Vylegzhanin (7) and bronze medalist Ilia Chernousov (8) as they celebrate a Russian sweep of the men's cross-country 50-kilometer mass start race Sunday at the Sochi Olympics.

Russians sweep men's cross-country 50-kilometer mass start race

SOCHI, Russia -- Alexander Legkov led a Russian sweep of the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race Sunday, giving the host nation its first gold medal in the sport at the Sochi Olympics.

Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr, who has tested positive for the blood-booster EPO, competes in the skiathlon competition at the Winter Games last week.

Johannes Duerr becomes fifth athlete to fail doping test at Sochi Olympics

SOCHI, Russia -- Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr was kicked out of the Sochi Olympics on Sunday after testing positive for EPO. It is the fifth doping case — and most serious so far — at the Winter Games.

Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, battling in the corner with Norway's Jonas Holoes during a gamer earlier in the Olympic hockey tournament, and Canada will play for the gold medal Sunday against Sweden.

Television schedule for the 2014 Sochi Olympics

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Finland captain Teemu Selanne, center, is congratulated by teammates Lauri Korpikoski (28) and Mikael Granlund (64) after scoring against goalie Jonathan Quick (32, foreground) and the United States in the second period of the bronze medal game on Saturday at the Sochi Olympics.

Teemu Selanne exits with Olympic bronze as Finland routs U.S., 5-0

SOCHI, Russia — If this is the last Olympic hockey tournament for 43-year-old Teemu Selanne— and he said three Olympics ago that he intended to retire from the international stage — the Ducks and Finland winger went out with a great flourish and a bronze medal.

The Russian team celebrates its gold medal.

Sochi Olympics: Russia wins gold in men's biathlon relay

Russia won gold in the men's 4x7.5-kilometer relay on Saturday, the final biathlon event of the Sochi Olympics.

The gold-medal winning team from the Netherlands.

Sochi Olympics: Netherlands wins gold in men's team pursuit

The Netherlands claimed its 22nd speedskating medal of the Sochi Olympics on Saturday, beating South Korea in the final of men's team pursuit with an Olympic record time.

The Koreans actually led early in the eight-lap race and were down by only 0.38 seconds at the midway point.

But the Dutch team of Sven Kramer, Jan Blokhuijsen and Koen Verweij simply had too depth and stamina for the Koreans, pulling away to win with a time of 3 minutes, 37.71 seconds. That broke the previous Olympic record of 3:39.95 set by the Dutch in the bronze-medal race at the Vancouver Olympics.

The Netherlands won its first Olympic title in pursuit after falling short with heavily favored teams in 2006 and 2010.

Poland took the bronze, rallying to beat Canada.


Vic Wild wins second gold medal of Games

U.S. falls to Canada, 1-0, in men's hockey semifinal game

Mikaela Shiffrin becomes the youngest to win gold in Olympic slalom

Vic Wild reacts after winning his second gold medal.

Sochi Olympics: U.S.-born Vic Wild wins second gold medal for Russia

SOCHI, Russia — For snowboarder Vic Wild, the difference to make up after one run in the final of the parallel slalom — 0.12 seconds — was nothing like the deficit he faced the other day in the parallel giant slalom final, more than half a second.

The American-born Wild, now racing for Russia, powered down the course and defeated Zan Kosir of Slovenia to win another gold medal, by a margin of 0.11. It was his second gold medal in four days.

Had he competed here for the United States, Wild would have been the most successful American athlete at these Olympics.

Wild's wife, Russian snowboarder Alena Zavarzina, who won bronze in the women's parallel giant slalom, stood near the mixed zone, sharing an emotional moment with Wild's brother Mike.

"Can you believe this?" said his mother, Carol Wild-Delano. "I don't think he gets tired. I think it's adrenaline. He gets more and more focused each run."

She saw him after his first gold-medal performance, and said: "I haven't...


Third athlete fails doping test at Sochi Olympics

SOCHI, Russia -- A Ukrainian cross-country skier has failed a doping test, her country's Olympic committee said Saturday. It is the third positive result of the Sochi Games.

Marina Lisogor tested positive for trimetazidine, which is classified as a “specified stimulant” on the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list. Specified substances are considered more susceptible to inadvertent use and can carry reduced penalties.

The 30-year-old Lisogor competed in two cross-country events in Sochi, finishing far out of the medals.

According to the Ukrainian Olympic Committee, Lisogor said she did not knowingly take a banned substance.

Lisogor's failed drug test follows those of German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian bobsledder William Frullani.

All three drug-test failures are tied to stimulants. The IOC is conducting 2,453 drug tests in Sochi, a record for the Winter Games. The Olympic body also stores Olympic doping samples for 10 years to allow for retesting when...

Vic Wild claimed the gold medal in the men's snowboard parallel giant slalom (above) Wednesday and the parallel slalom on Saturday for Russia, the country he left the United States for in 2011.

Vic Wild, Julia Dujmovits take gold in snowboard parallel slalom

Vic Wild captured his second gold medal in four days when he won the Olympic debut of men's parallel slalom in snowboarding while Julia Dujmovits of Austria inched past Germany's Anke Karstens at the finish to win gold in the women's event Saturday.

The American-born Wild, who competes for Russia after marrying Russian snowboarder Alena Zavarzina, edged Zan Kosir of Slovenia by .11 of a second. Wild won the parallel giant slalom on Wednesday. Kosir, grabbed bronze in PGS, earned Slovenia's second snowboarding medal of the games.

Karl Benjamin of Austria won bronze. Benjamin appeared to have a spot in the finals locked up when Wild faltered during their first semifinal run. Wild trailed Benjamin by 1.12 seconds in the second heat but somehow made up the difference to win by inches.

Dujmovits trailed Karstens by 0.74 seconds heading into the second of the two final heats. Dujmovits nearly lost her edge twice during her last run, but kept her balance and tracked down Karstens.


Marit Bjoergen of Norway has won six gold medals, three in both the Winter Games at Sochi and Vancouver.

Sochi Olympics: Marit Bjoergen leads Norway sweep in 30K cross-country race

SOCHI, Russia -- Marit Bjoergen became the most decorated female Winter Olympian in history Saturday by leading a Norwegian sweep in the women's 30-kilometer cross-country ski race at the Sochi Games.

Bjoergen won her sixth Olympic gold, to go with three silvers and a bronze. Her career total of 10 puts her ahead of Russian cross-country skier Lyubov Egorova, who had six golds and three silvers.

Two other women — Stafania Belmondo of Italy and Soviet skier Raisa Smetanina — also have 10 medals in cross-country, but fewer golds.

The Norwegian women finally displayed their dominance of the sport on Saturday, as Bjoergen pulled away from teammate Therese Johaug heading into the stadium and sprinted alone to win her third gold of the Sochi Olympics.

She also won three gold medals in Vancouver.

Johaug took silver and Kristin Stoermer Steira got bronze. The three Norwegians pulled away after the 10-kilometer mark and then built a lead of more than a minute on the rest of the...

Germany's Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle competes in the biathlon before she tested positive for a banned substance.

Sochi Olympics: Two athletes test positive for banned substances

A German biathlete and an Italian bobsledder have been kicked out of the Sochi Olympics after becoming the first athletes to fail doping tests at the Winter Games.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle from Germany and William Frullani of Italy each tested positive for banned stimulants.

Sachenbacher-Stehle had competed in five events in Sochi but had not won any medals. Frullani had yet to compete.

Sachenbacher-Stehle, who won two gold medals and three silver medals in cross-country skiing at previous Winter Games, blamed the positive test on a nutritional supplement and said she had never knowingly taken performance-enhancing drugs.

“I am going through the worst nightmare that you can imagine, because I am unable to explain at all how there could be a positive test,” she said in a statement.

There has now been no clean Winter Games since 1998 in Nagano, Japan.

The International Olympic Committee announced that there would be 2,453 tests administered at...


Figure skating official: 'I'm not hiding anything'

SOCHI, Russia — Ottavio Cinquanta of Italy, president of figure skating’s international federation, was unaware of a controversy over the results in the Olympic women’s event that ended Thursday with Adelina Sotnikova of Russia beating defending champion Yuna Kim of South Korea.

Alexander Lakernik of Russia, head of the three-member technical panel that helped determine those results, knew the decision had become a “big issue” but insisted such questions were to be expected.

That two leading officials of the International Skating Union would react in that way illustrates a gap between perception and reality that the federation makes no attempt to reduce. Its failure to give explanations for even those parts of the judging that are the most objective, such as which mistakes lower a spin’s base level, further undermines the sport’s shaky credibility.

Both spoke exclusively to the Tribune on Friday, Cinquanta by telephone, Lakernik at his hotel in...

The U.S. and Canada get in a scrum in front of Canada's net.

Sochi Olympics: Canada defeats U.S., 1-0, in men's hockey semifinal

SOCHI, Russia—Canada will have the opportunity to defend the gold medal it won four years ago at Vancouver, a chance it earned Friday with a thoroughly sound defensive effort that stifled a fast and prolific U.S. team in the Sochi Olympic hockey semifinals.

A second-period goal by Jamie Benn, who wasn’t invited to Canada’s Olympic orientation camp last summer but played his way onto the team, held up as the difference in a 1-0 victory by Canada at the Bolshoy Ice Dome. Benn redirected a pass from defenseman Jay Bouwmeester past a helpless Jonathan Quick and Benn’s teammates protected the lead with discipline and energy.

Canada will face Sweden for the gold medal on Sunday. Sweden defeated Finland, 2-1, in Friday’s first semifinal. The U.S. will face Finland for the bronze on Saturday.

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No men’s hockey team has won two straight Olympic gold medals since the old Soviet teams in 1984 and 1988.

The U.S. and Canada had met...

Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates her victory in the Olympic women's slalom competition.

Mikaela Shiffrin becomes youngest to win gold in Olympic slalom

SOCHI, Russia -- U.S. skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin survived a near crash on her second run Friday to become, at 18, the youngest winner of the Olympic slalom.

Shiffrin claimed the gold medal with a two-run time of 1 minute 44:54 at Rosa Khotur.

“It is tough to describe my feelings,” she said. “This has been a dream of mine for a very long time.”

Shiffrin defeated two of her Austrian idols for the gold. Marlies Schild, who at 32 was trying to become the oldest woman to win the slalom, finished .53 back for the silver while Austrian teammate Kathrin Zettel won the bronze.

Shiffrin, from Eagle-Vail, Colo., had a .49 lead after winning the first run and skied last among the leaders in the second run.

By the time she reached the start gate, though, her cushion had been extended by 1.34 seconds over Schild.

Shiffrin needed only a solid, steady run to clinch the gold but nearly lost it all midway down the course when she “sat down” on her skis around a gate...


Sochi Games: Viktor Ahn wins men's 500-meter short-track speedskating

SOCHI, Russia — Viktor Ahn of Russia won Olympic gold in the 500 meters Friday, giving the short track star his seventh career medal in the only event he had never won at the games.

Ahn rallied to take the lead from Wu Dajing of China on the last lap after Liang Wenhao of China crashed out. Born in South Korea, he became a Russian citizen in 2011.

Ahn pumped both arms and yelled as he crossed the line first, triggering a wild celebration from the mostly Russian fans at Iceberg Skating Palace.

Wu earned silver and Charle Cournoyer of Canada took bronze.

Ahn earned a record fifth short track gold and became the first skater to win all four individual short track events at the Olympics.


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Mikaela Shiffrin completes her gold-medal run in the women's slalom.

Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold in women's slalom

SOCHI, Russia — Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history Friday as the youngest ever winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal after making an astonishing recovery midway through her second run.

The 18-year-old American showed impressive balance and agility to protect her lead from a near-flawless first run to win in 1 minute, 44.54 seconds.

She finished 0.53 seconds faster than veteran Marlies Schild of Austria, one of Shiffrin's childhood favorites. Schild has now got a slalom medal at three straight Olympics without winning gold.

Kathrin Zettel of Austria took bronze, trailing 0.81 behind Shiffrin.

Shiffrin hesitated to celebrate as she completed her run, and only seemed sure she had won when Schild and Zettel came across the finish area to raise her arms in triumph.

She took the record for youngest Olympic slalom champion, male or female, from Paoletta Magoni of Italy, who won gold at the 1984 Sarajevo Games when she was 19.

Shiffrin completed a full set of slalom honors...