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  • Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony

    Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony
    For the last 18 days, I've been chronicling TV's coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics, dutifully watching all manner of downhill ski races, luge runs and short-track heats. What effect this has had on me I'll leave to an imminently convening team of Austrian psychiatrists (Austria, winners of 17 medals, including three golds in Alpine skiing, of which one was Mario Matt's improbable win in the slalom). It was certainly an odd paradox, some of the most death-defying physical acts in the world understood through an act of extreme couch-potato-ing.
  • USA 1 overcomes tough sledding to win bobsled bronze at Winter Games

    USA 1 overcomes tough sledding to win bobsled bronze at Winter Games
    SOCHI, Russia — Down near the bottom of the track, shooting out of Turn 15, Steve Holcomb glanced at a time clock just off to the side. Bobsled pilots are not supposed to let their focus wander — not at 80-plus mph — but Holcomb...

    Sliding history writ in silver and bronze at Sochi Olympics

    Sliding history writ in silver and bronze at Sochi Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia -- The United States didn't strike gold at the Sanki Sliding Center, but it made a lot of history. From Erin Hamlin's first-ever American medal in singles luge to Steven Holcomb's drought-ending bobsled runs, the sliding sports accounted...

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

    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. Do svidaniya, world! Zubkov was uncatchable. He drove Russia...

    Sochi Olympics: Steven Holcomb hanging tough in four-man bobsled

    Sochi Olympics: Steven Holcomb hanging tough in four-man bobsled
    SOCHI, Russia — U.S. bobsled pilot Steven Holcomb planned to sleep well Saturday night, but he wouldn't say the same for his German competitors. Holcomb's four-man crew sits in fourth place after the first day of competition, just one-hundredth of...