Winter Olympics 2014

International Olympic Committee president pushes for politics-free Sochi games

IOC President Thomas Bach urges international politicians not to use Sochi games to promote their political platforms.

Concussion specialist may begin new era in Sochi

Jeff Kutcher, a Michigan-based neurologist, is prepared to tell NHL and U.S. ski team athletes that they can't go for a medal if they have concussions at the Olympics.

Is Gracie America's golden girl for Sochi?

Move over, Yuna Kim and Mao Asada. America has Gold.


Lolo Jones back at Olympics, savoring the moment

Jones, a two-time Olympic hurdler, is now part of a small group of American athletes to compete in both the Summer and Winter Games. She will be representing the U.S. in Sochi on the women's bobsled team. These Olympics represent a fresh start for Jones after failing to claim medals in the past and being a controversial figure in both the media and on her team.

Shaun White goes for the gold — twice — in Sochi

Shaun White heads to Sochi as arguably the most famous athlete competing: "It's going to push me to do things I never would've done before," he said.

Russian activist posts Sochi corruption file

An interactive website launched Monday by anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny paints a vivid picture of the suspected cost overruns and conflicts of interest at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

NHL won't commit to Olympics beyond Sochi Games

Sochi could be the final Olympic appearance for dozens of NHL players.

Napier content with life after war and Olympics

John Napier used to race for America. And he used to fight for America. These days, he misses both.

NBC signs Vonn for stateside Olympic role

Ski champion Lindsey Vonn will be working for NBC during the Winter Olympics, though she won't be traveling to Sochi.

From Hoosier to freeskier: Nick Goepper's journey to Olympics

Nick Goepper's road to the Olympics really began on the doorsteps of rural Indiana, where he rang doorbells, handed out flyers to share his dream and offered to do odd jobs for neighbors for a buck or two.

U.S., Russian military leaders discuss counterterrorism tactics for Sochi

The top U.S. and Russian military leaders have discussed security at the Sochi Olympics, including the possibility of sharing technologies used by American forces to counter roadside bombs, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Rio 2016 Olympic budget rises dramatically

The operating budget for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 was announced at $2.9 billion by organizers on Thursday, an increase of 27 percent over the figure submitted in the 2009 bid.

Lindsey Vonn won't make trip to Sochi for NBC coverage

LeBron James highlights strong U.S. basketball roster

 With LeBron James sticking around and some of the NBA's best players joining him, the U.S. basketball team could be better than ever.


Threat of attacks on Sochi considered a hoax

European Olympic authorities, whose countries have faced terrorist threats and attacks in the past, largely shrugged off the new menacing messages as a hoax, a marginal phenomenon that security experts say is common ahead of big events.

Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.

Sochi still scrambling to sell Olympics tickets

With less than three weeks to go until the opening ceremony, hundreds of thousands of tickets remain unsold, raising the prospect of empty seats and a lack of atmosphere at Russia's first Winter Olympics.

Cool Runnings, part two: Jamaican team to bobsled in Sochi

This is the first time since 2002 that a Jamaican team will compete in Olympic bobsledding.

Behind Olympics' facade: A crumbing Sochi

The Winter Olympics were intended to showcase Russia's resurgence from the collapse of the Soviet Union two decades ago. Many residents, weary from years of living in the midst of Russia's biggest construction project in modern history, say they have yet to see any improvement in their lives and point to an array of negative effects.

Russians study Islamic video threatening Olympics

Russia's counter-terrorism agency says it's studying a video posted by an Islamic militant group that asserted responsibility for suicide bombings that killed 34 people last month and is threatening to strike the Winter Olympics in Sochi.