Winter Olympics 2014

White headlines U.S. snowboarding team

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White in the halfpipe will get a chance at a rare three-peat — and then some — when the Winter Games begin next month in Russia.

Crosby to captain Canada at Olympics

Sidney Crosby will captain the Canadian hockey team at the Olympics. After the Pittsburgh Penguins star scored the gold-medal-winning overtime goal against the United States in Vancouver four years ago, he's the natural choice in Sochi. Along with leading the NHL in scoring, the 26-year-old center is the face of the league and hockey in Canada.

Gay Russian protester detained at Olympic relay

Photos uploaded by his friends show Pavel Lebedev pulling out a rainbow flag and then being detained by Olympic security personnel, who wrestle him to the snow as they wait for police to arrive.

Speedskater Shani Davis has 'something to prove' in Sochi

U.S. athlete Shani Davis has a shot at becoming the first male speedskater to win the same event at three straight Winter Games.

IOC member criticizes U.S. choices for including gay athletes in delegation

"The games should not be an occasion and a stage to promote rights that sports supports daily," Mario Pescante said at an Italian Olympic Committee meeting in Milan on Wednesday.

Violence continues in volatile areas surrounding Sochi

A shootout between security forces and militants in the volatile Russian region of Dagestan killed five people, authorities said.

U.S. freestyle skiers finish 2nd and 3rd in men's, women's World Cup moguls

Patrick Deneen and Bradley Wilson claimed silver and bronze for the U.S. men, and Heidi Kloser and Hannah Kearney followed suit for the women.

Lindsey Vonn's surgery successful

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn announced on her Facebook page that she had surgery on her right knee.


Skier Mancuso regains confidence

American Julia Mancuso finally is confident on skis again, with the Sochi Olympics only four weeks away.

Davis, White win 6th straight US ice dance title

A record sixth straight U.S. ice dance title. A personal best at the national championships, with the highest score possible for their free skate routine.

Weather cancels Olympic snowboard qualifiers

Race officials at the U.S. Grand Prix decided to cancel the snowboard halfpipe and slopestyle finals because of deteriorating snow conditions and dangerously high wind.

Kaetlyn Osmond wins Canadian figure skating title

Kaetlyn Osmond won her second straight Canadian women's figure skating title Saturday to earn a spot in the Sochi Olympics.

Osmond wins Canadian figure skating title

Kaetlyn Osmond won her second straight Canadian women's figure skating title Saturday to earn a spot in the Sochi Olympics.

Killings in Russia heighten Sochi safety concerns

Russia is still on edge following two suicide bombings in late December in Volgograd, also in southern Russia, which killed 34 people and wounded many more.

With Lindsey Vonn out, pressure on U.S. skiers grows

Julia Mancuso, runner-up to her teammate in the downhill at the Vancouver Games, said they're missing LindseyVonn not just for her results but also for inspiration.

India's Olympians will compete independently of their country

The Indian Olympic Association was suspended by the International Olympic Committee in December 2012 for electing tainted officials.

Natives gain huge lead as U.S. pairs skating opens in Boston

When Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir took the ice Thursday in their hometown for the pairs short program, they staked to a huge lead of 6.63 points.

U.S. figureskater eyes Olympics in final season

Major international competitions have long vexed Jeremy Abbott, who finished a disappointing ninth at the 2010 Olympics.

Bobsledder Lolo Jones determined to disprove doubters

Lolo Jones is one of the best-known members on the U.S. bobsledding team — for reasons that have nothing to do with bobsledding. That said, she's hoping to prove critics she can be a valuable member of the team.

U.S. ski team coach: Vonn made right decision about Sochi Olympics

U.S. ski team coach Alex Hoedlmoser said that Lindsey Vonn made the right choice to withdraw from the upcoming Sochi Olympics. Hoedlmoser worried that Vonn could have further damaged her knee had she continued to compete.