Winter Olympics 2014

Maze, Gisin win gold in women's Olympic downhill

The Dutch ruled in speedskating again, with Stefan Groothuis taking the gold in the 1,000 meters and upsetting two-time Olympic champion Shani Davis of the U.S.

Column: Shaun White's grand grab for gold comes up empty

The reign was over before Shaun White raised a hopeful finger signaling he was No. 1 as he crossed the finish line of the halfpipe. The judges weren't going to give him this one, and even he seemed to recognize that. Too many mistakes, and a gnarly trick pulled off to perfection by a rider known as I-Pod took care of that.

Germany's Carina Vogt wins first gold medal in Olympic ski jumping

Based on training sessions in the Caucasus Mountains above Sochi, the battle for the Winter Olympics' first-ever gold medal in women's ski jumping was between Sara Takanashi and Daniela Iraschko-Stolz. Carina Vogt had other ideas.

NBC's Bob Costas sitting out with eye infection

With both eyes reddened by an infection, NBC's Bob Costas said Tuesday he will sit out the network's prime-time Olympics coverage for at least one night. "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer will take his place in Sochi.

TUESDAY: 5 things to know about the Sochi Olympics

Shaun White is eager for his chance at making history in the halfpipe contest, but conditions are deteriorating with warm temperatures in Sochi.

Missouri's Emily Scott advances to quarterfinals in 500m short track speedskating

Emily Scott, who made the transition from inline to ice five years ago to compete in the Olympics, finished second in her heat Monday with a time of 45.210 seconds.

US hockey team seeks its own historic achievement

David Backes realizes every U.S. Olympic hockey team inevitably ends up in the vast shadow of the 1980 Miracle on Ice squad, which stunned the Soviet Union and eventually won gold in Lake Placid.

An antsy Shaun White thanks fans, looks ahead to halfpipe at Olympics

Shaun White could become the seventh athlete to win three straight golds in an individual Winter Olympics sport.

5 things to know about the Sochi Olympics

Ski jump training had to be canceled after warmer temperatures softened the snow.

Julia Mancuso of U.S. wins 4th Olympic Alpine medal

For years, Julia Mancuso's skiing accomplishments — and there were many — were overshadowed by Lindsey Vonn's. When it comes to Olympic Alpine events, though, no American woman comes close.

Your guide to using social media and apps to experience the Sochi Olympics

These behind-the-scenes photos from athletes, Twitter lists for each sport and accounts with snarky commentary will make your second-screen experience a lively one.

LIVE REPORT: Coverage from Sochi

Sports columnist Cathal Kelly is covering the Olympics in Sochi — everything from bobsled to what's buzzing in Russia on a given day.

Grim talk turns to gold for now at Olympics

Five Olympians won gold medals on Day 2, including American snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg.

Team USA's Bode Miller looks for Olympic gold in downhilll skiing

The 36-year-old Miller hopes to hit his peak in the men's downhill skiing competition.


Germany's Felix Loch leads after 2 runs of Olympic luge

Loch entered these games as an overwhelming favorite to become third men's luger in history to defend his Olympic crown.

Sage Kotsenburg's new trick takes the gold in slopestyle

Sage Kotsenburg used a new trick — one he'd never tried — to claim his first Olympic gold medal in slopestyle snowboarding.

Julia Lipnitskaia has Russian national team in dominant position

Fifteen-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia had the look of an Olympic champion on Saturday night, dazzling the home crowd with a near-perfect routine in the women's short program.

Canada's Dufour-Lapointe sisters grab top spots in Olympic moguls

Justine Dufour-Lapointe knocked off the best moguls skier in the world to win Olympic gold.

Missouri Olympian Emily Scott speedskates to Sochi

Endless support allows Missouri speedskater Emily Scott to achieve her dream of competing in the Winter Olympics. 

UPDATE: Sochi Olympics kick off with grand opening

For people who don't know much about Russia, the ceremony's director, Konstantin Ernst, promised "relatively simple metaphors." Most of Friday's performance will instead lean on Russia's rich classical music traditions, with piano virtuoso Denis Matsuev performing and opera soprano Anna Netrebko singing the Olympic anthem.