Winter Olympics 2014
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After 17 days of global sport and spotlight, Sochi ended the spirited chants of "Ro-ssi-ya! Ro-ssi-ya!" and started cleaning up.
A day after a crippling 1-0 loss to Canada in the men's hockey semifinals, the U.S. hockey team fell flat in an embarrassing 5-0 loss in the bronze medal game against Finland.
Sweden and Canada are the last two Olympic champions in men's hockey, and they've both gone undefeated so far in Sochi.
A Latvian hockey player and a Ukrainian cross-country skier failed drug tests at the Sochi Olympics and brought the number of doping cases at the games to four.
At a figure skating exhibition in Sochi, athletes show off the artistry behind their sport.
The Austrian veteran added a safe second run to his fantastic first run, and won the Olympic slalom Saturday night to become the oldest Alpine gold medalist in Winter Games history.
Canada beat the Americans 1-0, relegating them to the third-place game on Saturday against Finland. It will be a tough mental and physical test for the guys in red, white and blue. The Finns will be more rested and perhaps more ready to bounce back from their 2-1 loss to Sweden.
Differences in time zones and national cultures mean vastly varied Olympic experiences for views.
The U.S. gets another shot at Canada on the ice in the men's hockey semifinal, and the IOC laughs off wolf video prank.
Street performers fill the Olympic Park.
Bogdana Matsotska wants to leave the Olympics immediately to join protesters in the camp known as Maidan in Kiev's Independence Square, but said she has been unable to book a flight home.
The U.S. women's hockey team has lost late in the last four Olympics, but never in such preposterously heartbreaking fashion as this 3-2 defeat on Thursday night.
After winning Olympic medals, the U.S. women's bobsledders turn toward the future, wondering who will be in the driver's seats in 2018.
France's last podium sweep in any Olympics came on men's vault during the 1924 Summer Games in Paris. Nine decades later in a sport barely out of its infancy, the bleu, blanc and rouge will drape across the medal stand once again.
Ukrainian skier Bogdana Matsotska has withdrawn from the Sochi Games in response to the violence in her country.
Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period, and the Americans went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday to earn a spot in the semifinals for the third time in four Olympics.
In a 3-1 win, Finland beat Russia during the quarterfinals of Olympic men's hockey on Wednesday, denying the Russian team the chance to medal in the Sochi Games.
Shea Weber scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 6:54 to play, and Canada survived an enormous scare from Latvia to advance to the Olympic men's hockey semifinals with a 2-1 victory Wednesday night.
While most of the world has turned its attention to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, riots and protests continue in other parts of the world with the latest in Kiev, Ukraine.