| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:20 PM
MOSCOW — Clouds of dust. Piles of rubble. Muddy roads and construction sites.
Oleg Rubezhansky looks around Sochi and says: "We live like in a besieged town during the war."
His Russian city is not under attack, it is scrambling to finish...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:46 PM
By the time that the Olympic caldron is lighted for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the torch relaying the symbolic flame of the competition will have been to the top of Europe's highest mountain, plunged to the depths of the world's deepest lake,...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Ted Ligety finished last ski season by winning six of eight races and repeating as world champion in the giant slalom.
On Sunday, he began a new season in fitting style.
The American racer won the GS in Soelden, Austria, by 0.79 seconds over Alexis...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Russia's preparations for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics have hit another bump in the road.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has provisionally suspended accreditation for the laboratory that will oversee drug testing during the Games, demanding that ...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:02 AM
There has been no shortage of skepticism about whether Sochi can pull things together for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics, but at least one group of athletes has given the Russian city a thumbs up.
This week, the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:13 AM
A top Russian sports official has questioned the timing -- but not the content -- of his country's new anti-gay legislation.
The law threatens prosecution for anyone who spreads "propaganda" of "nontraditional" relationships in the presence of minors....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:27 AM
With less than three months to go before the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the principal drug-testing laboratory in Russia could lose its international accreditation.
The World Anti-Doping Agency is investigating the Moscow facility -- which handled testing...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:51 PM
WASHINGTON — The terrorist threat to Americans is greater overseas than at home and is significantly lower than before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, continuing a years-long trend, U.S. officials told a Senate committee Thursday.
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:26 AM
So, how does Tiger Woods feel about his girlfriend calling him a dork?
Last week, skier Lindsey Vonn appeared on Katie Couric's talk show and told a national television audience that the world's top-ranked golfer is "dorky goofy" in private.
| Oct 19, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The first snow of the season has fallen on the mountains where the 2014 Sochi Olympics take place early next year. It's only a dusting, but it's a welcome sight for organizers.
According to FIS, the international ski federation, a light storm hit the...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:29 AM
California legislators are jumping into the fray over new Russian laws seen as an infringement of the rights of gays and lesbians.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and others have signed on to support a resolution to be...