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  • Sweden's Valentina Wallner ordered to cover Olympics helmet tribute

    SOCHI, Russia -- Swedish women’s hockey goaltender Valentina Wallner has been told she can’t display a picture of her late mentor and compatriot Stefan Liv on the helmet she will wear during the tournament here. She had the portrait added to...
  • Marielle Thompson leads 1-2 finish for Canada in women's ski cross

    Marielle Thompson leads 1-2 finish for Canada in women's ski cross
    SOCHI, Russia -- Marielle Thompson and Kelsey Serwa finished 1-2 for Canada in women's ski cross on Friday, giving their country bookend gold-silver performances in Olympic freestyle skiing. Freestyle opened Feb. 8 with sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-...
  • Sochi Olympics: Finland wins men's cross-country team sprint

    Sochi Olympics: Finland wins men's cross-country team sprint
    SOCHI, Russia — Finland surprisingly won the men's cross-country team sprint at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday, taking advantage of a fall that slowed its two closest rivals in the final. Sami Jauhojaervi was able to pull ahead after Germany's...
  • Sochi Olympics: Norway wins women's cross-country team sprint

    Sochi Olympics: Norway wins women's cross-country team sprint
    SOCHI, Russia — Marit Bjoergen gave Norway a dominant victory in the women's cross-country team sprint on Wednesday for her fifth career Olympic gold medal. Bjoergen opened up a sizeable gap for Norway on her first of three laps in the final and...
  • Britain advances to men's curling semifinals with win over Norway

    Britain advances to men's curling semifinals with win over Norway
    SOCHI, Russia — Britain advanced to the semifinals of the men's Olympic curling tournament by beating Norway 6-5 in a tiebreaker Tuesday that went to the final shot. British skip David Murdoch made a superb double takeout with the last rock to...
  • Sweden wins gold medal in men's cross-country 10-kilometer relay

    Sweden wins gold medal in men's cross-country 10-kilometer relay
    SOCHI, Russia -- Sweden completed a double in Olympic cross-country relays Sunday when its men's team successfully defended its title in the 4-by-10-kilometer event. A day after its women's team earned a narrow come-from-behind victory, Swedish anchor...
  • Sochi Olympics: Sweden wins gold in women's cross-country relay

    Sochi Olympics: Sweden wins gold in women's cross-country relay
    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Charlotte Kalla erased a 25-second deficit on the final leg and won a three-way sprint at the end to give Sweden the Olympic gold in the women's 4x5-kilometer cross-country relay. Heavy pre-race favorite Norway failed to win...
  • Dario Cologna wins his second gold medal at Sochi Olympics

    Dario Cologna wins his second gold medal at Sochi Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — Dario Cologna, skiing in short sleeves on another warm and sunny day, won his second gold medal at the Sochi Olympics on Friday with a dominant performance in the 15-kilometer classical-style cross-country race. The Swiss led by...
  • A rare tie in women's Olympic downhill doubles the golden glow

    A rare tie in women's Olympic downhill doubles the golden glow
    SOCHI, Russia — The women's Olympic downhill at Rosa Khutor did not end Wednesday with American Julia Mancuso winning her fifth Olympic medal and second of these Games. It did not end with race favorite Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany winning her...
  • Swedish film ratings for gender bias mark down many blockbusters

    Swedish film ratings for gender bias mark down many blockbusters
    From the land that gave the cinema world Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman comes a plan for pressuring filmmakers to correct decades of gender stereotyping and sexism. Four independent Swedish cinemas, in collaboration with the state-funded Swedish Film...
  • EU to Denmark: Drop that cinnamon roll! Or at least the spice level

    EU to Denmark: Drop that cinnamon roll! Or at least the spice level
    The European Union "nanny state" strikes again, this time at a breakfast favorite in Denmark. New EU food safety rules limit the amount of cinnamon that can be used in pastries because of new concern about excessive consumption of a naturally...