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

    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. “It is a black day...
  • Ukrainian biathletes are a unifying force of hope at Sochi Olympics

    Ukrainian biathletes are a unifying force of hope at Sochi Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia -- They had stood crammed together against metal barriers for nearly two hours in the gusting cold, strangers squeezed into neighbors, a mass of wildly varied dialects and different colored flags. The temperature dropped, the wind grew,...
  • Third athlete fails doping test at Sochi Olympics

    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...
  • Sochi Olympics: Amid reports of violence back home, Ukraine wins gold in biathlon

    Sochi Olympics: Amid reports of violence back home, Ukraine wins gold in biathlon
    SOCHI, Russia — This has been a tough week for the Ukrainian athletes at the Sochi Olympics. Sports have seemed far less important amid reports of bloody clashes between the government and opposition demonstrators back home. So Valj Semerenko...
  • Sochi Olympics: Two athletes test positive for banned substances

    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...
  • Jimmy Kimmel's fake wolf video gets a laugh from IOC spokesman

    Jimmy Kimmel's fake wolf video gets a laugh from IOC spokesman
    U.S. luge star Kate Hansen and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel pulled off a hoax -- a wolf supposedly walking down the hallway in a dorm at the Sochi Olympics -- that created a worldwide stir, but a spokesman for the International Olympic Committe took the...
  • NHL's return to Olympics on hold; women's game will be back

    NHL's return to Olympics on hold; women's game will be back
    SOCHI, Russia -- While the issue of NHL players’ continued participation in Olympic hockey tournaments remains unsettled, one agreement apparently was reached by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel...
  • There's a secret Starbucks in Sochi, Russia, but no plain coffee

    There's a secret Starbucks in Sochi, Russia, but no plain coffee
    A Dumb Starbucks in Los Angeles, and now a secret Starbucks in Sochi, Russia.  NBC has set up its own personal Starbucks kiosk on its media grounds. But this Starbucks isn't just another outlet of the Seattle-based coffee giant. The 15 baristas, who...
  • Romney praises Olympics security, says he won't run for president

    Romney praises Olympics security, says he won't run for president
    WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney, who led the 2002 Winter Olympics in the United States, said Sunday that security threats in Sochi have not been overblown but that the Russians have shown they could keep the Games “reasonably safe.” “...
  • Sochi Olympics' warm weather adds challenging element to Games

     Sochi Olympics' warm weather adds challenging element to Games
    SOCHI, Russia — After taking a few practice runs down the halfpipe at the Sochi Olympics earlier this week, Hannah Teter had some concerns. To say the least. "I couldn't do any of my tricks," the American snowboarder said. "It was just the worst...
  • LGBT activists to protest Sochi Olympics as national tour hits L.A.

    LGBT activists to protest Sochi Olympics as national tour hits L.A.
    Gay rights activists have planned a protest Friday afternoon in downtown as the U.S. Olympic Committee brings the Road to Sochi Tour to Los Angeles. The group organizing the event, GetEQUAL, said in a news release that the demonstration will be peaceful...