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  • Olympics: Amanda Kessel gets back up to speed for U.S. women's hockey

    Olympics: Amanda Kessel gets back up to speed for U.S. women's hockey
    SOCHI, Russia — It wasn’t an official game, just a spirited and quick-paced scrimmage Tuesday for the U.S. women’s hockey team against Germany on the Olympic practice rink. But it was as close as Amanda Kessel has come to playing a...
  • After a rocky few days, Sochi lurches toward functionality

    After a rocky few days, Sochi lurches toward functionality
    SOCHI, Russia — It was 2:30 a.m. and the stranger on the other side of the door wanted into my hotel room. "How many cards do you have?" he kept asking in broken English. The lock rattled and eventfully broke. Still hazy from sleep, I did all...
  • Salt Lake the best Winter Olympic host choice

    Salt Lake the best Winter Olympic host choice
    The International Olympic Committee’s latest indulgence to wretched excess ended Sunday with the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. The IOC sat idly by while Russia passed anti-gay legislation that mocked the Olympic...
  • Sochi Games about transformation, lasting or not

    Sochi Games about transformation, lasting or not
    SOCHI, Russia — Thomas Bach, the German who now is International Olympic Committee president, was chairman of the IOC bid city evaluation commission two decades ago when Sochi first became interested in hosting the Winter Olympics. "I came here...
  • Sochi Olympics: Amid reports of violence back home, Ukraine wins gold in biathlon

    Sochi Olympics: Amid reports of violence back home, Ukraine wins gold in biathlon
    SOCHI, Russia — This has been a tough week for the Ukrainian athletes at the Sochi Olympics. Sports have seemed far less important amid reports of bloody clashes between the government and opposition demonstrators back home. So Valj Semerenko...
  • Closing ceremony lacks block-party atmosphere

    Closing ceremony lacks block-party atmosphere
    SOCHI, Russia — The closing ceremony was intended to celebrate the new face of Russia. And after a month of intense scrutiny over human rights violations, stray dogs, unfinished hotels and terrorism threats, that face looked largely relieved...
  • For Russia, winter sports center may be good value for huge Olympic expense

    For Russia, winter sports center may be good value for huge Olympic expense
    SOCHI, Russia – Among the many points of contention about the 2014 Winter Olympics has been the staggering cost associated with them, a reported $51 billion – and counting. In answering a question about the spending at a Monday press...
  • Canadian PSA: 'The Olympics have always been a little gay'

    As the Sochi Olympics kick off, Russia’s anti-gay legislation has drawn high-profile protests from athletes, heads of state and the court of public opinion, but perhaps none is as imaginative as "Luge," by the Canadian Institute of Diversity and...
  • IOC late to kick butts - including its own - on Rio Olympics mess

    IOC late to kick butts - including its own - on Rio Olympics mess
    If the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics turn out to be the organizational disaster they look like today, the International Olympic Committee will have only itself to blame. Thursday, when IOC President Thomas Bach announced a near-emergency series of measures...
  • Sports Comment: Navy's Pemper one of best

    A little of this and a little of that: Is there a better basketball coach in the Patriot League than Navy’s women’s coach Stefanie Pemper? I doubt it. More than a few coaches across the nation could take a cue from her steady leadership....
  • Sweden's Valentina Wallner ordered to cover Olympics helmet tribute

    SOCHI, Russia -- Swedish women’s hockey goaltender Valentina Wallner has been told she can’t display a picture of her late mentor and compatriot Stefan Liv on the helmet she will wear during the tournament here. She had the portrait added to...
  • Baseball and softball could inch closer to inclusion in 2020 Olympics

    Baseball and softball could inch closer to inclusion in 2020 Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — The International Olympic Committee could take another step this week toward getting baseball and women’s softball back into the Olympics as well as adding squash for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. New IOC president Thomas...