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  • With Sochi Olympics approaching, a history of Winter Olympic medals

    More than 2,500 medals have been awarded in the history of the Winter Olympics, which began with 1924 Games in Chamonix, France. Norway is the overall leader with a total of 303, followed by the United States (254) and Germany (209). Norway is the...
  • Americans Andrew Weibrecht, Bode Miller medal in super-G at Sochi

    Americans Andrew Weibrecht, Bode Miller medal in super-G at Sochi
    SOCHI, Russia -- Kjetil Jansrud won the fourth consecutive Olympic super-giant slalom gold medal for Norway, topping an early run by eventual bronze medalist Bode Miller U.S. and then watching a late charge fall just short by silver medalist Andrew...
  • Sage Kotsenburg of U.S. wins 1st gold of Sochi Olympics in slopestyle

    Sage Kotsenburg of U.S. wins 1st gold of Sochi Olympics in slopestyle
    SOCHI, Russia -- He came to these Olympics determined to stay his chilled-out, snowboarding self at the pressure-packed Winter Games and, in his own words, continue to “march to his own beat.” With that attitude and special flair, 20-year-...
  • 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...
  • Sochi Olympics: Marit Bjoergen leads Norway sweep in 30K cross-country race

    Sochi Olympics: Marit Bjoergen leads Norway sweep in 30K cross-country race
    SOCHI, Russia -- Marit Bjoergen became the most decorated female Winter Olympian in history Saturday by leading a Norwegian sweep in the women's 30-kilometer cross-country ski race at the Sochi Games. Bjoergen won her sixth Olympic gold, to go with...
  • Sochi Olympics: U.S. women are routed in curling

    Sochi Olympics: U.S. women are routed in curling
    SOCHI, Russia — Things are not going well for U.S. curling. The women's team set an Olympic record Tuesday, but not a good one. It gave up a seven-point end (like baseball's innings) leading to the mercy rule being called in a 12-3 loss to...
  • Sochi Olympics: Kikkan Randall falters in cross-country skiing

    Sochi Olympics: Kikkan Randall falters in cross-country skiing
    SOCHI, Russia — No one had to tell Kikkan Randall that a historic opportunity had slipped away. The cross-country skier entered Tuesday's sprint free event as a heavy favorite and was hoping to end a 38-year medal drought for the U.S. in the...
  • Some of Obama's ambassador picks are no Shirley Temples

    As an adult, Shirley Temple Black shed her signature ringlets, became a Republican fundraiser and went on to a career as a respected diplomat in the Nixon, Ford and George H.W. Bush administrations. Even her boss, Henry Kissinger, was impressed, calling...
  • At Disney's Epcot: cinematic tour of the world

    At Disney's Epcot: cinematic tour of the world
    Through the years, I have watched the movies from the various countries at Walt Disney World's Epcot. Canada, China, France and Norway each have a film that showcases their respective lands. But recently, in a first, I saw all of them in the same day...
  • Norwegian teen tattoos McDonald's receipt on his arm, confirms Big Mac Index

    Norwegian teen tattoos McDonald's receipt on his arm, confirms Big Mac Index
    An 18-year-old Norwegian, Stian Ytterdahl, of Lørenskog, Norway, was coerced by friends to tattoo a McDonald's receipt on his right forearm. And yikes ... McDonald's really is expensive in Norway. Ytterdahl told Norwegian newspaper Romerikes Blad that...
  • Teen gets McDonald's receipt tattooed on his arm

    Teen gets McDonald's receipt tattooed on his arm
    A teen from Norway held up his end of a bet by getting his McDonald's receipt tattooed on his arm.  Stian Ytterdahl, 18, was reportedly being punished by his friends for being "too active with the ladies," Gawker.com reports. He was given the option...
  • New NATO head selected; former Norway PM boosted his defense budget

    New NATO head selected; former Norway PM boosted his defense budget
    LONDON – NATO named a new leader Friday, tapping a former Norwegian prime minister as it seeks to shore up the alliance amid fears of a new Russian expansionism. Jens Stoltenberg will take the reins from current NATO Secretary General Anders...