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  • Sochi Olympics: David Wise of U.S. makes history with ski halfpipe gold

    Sochi Olympics: David Wise of U.S. makes history with ski halfpipe gold
    SOCHI, Russia — For Christy Wise and her younger brother David, it wasn't enough just to watch the movie "Mary Poppins." The kids from Reno wanted to live it and decided to jump off the roof with an umbrella. Christy's twin sister, Jessica, wisely...
  • Sochi Olympics: David Wise of U.S. wins gold in freestyle ski halfpipe

    Sochi Olympics: David Wise of U.S. wins gold in freestyle ski halfpipe
    SOCHI, Russia — David Wise soared through sleet and snow and ended up with gold — a mighty nice present to bring home to his daughter. Skiing with a heart-shaped rock he got from his wife and in front of a crowd waving pictures of his 2-...
  • Pierre Vaultier wins gold in snowboard cross; Alex Deibold gets bronze

    Pierre Vaultier wins gold in snowboard cross; Alex Deibold gets bronze
    Pierre Vaultier of France held off hard-charging Nikolay Olyunin of Russia to win gold and Alex Deibold of the U.S. took bronze in men's snowboardcross at the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday. Vaultier fended off several advances by Olyunin in the final,...
  • Eva Samkova takes gold medal in Sochi women's snowboard cross

    Eva Samkova takes gold medal in Sochi women's snowboard cross
    SOCHI, Russia -- Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic dominated women's snowboardcross on Sunday, posting three wire-to-wire victories on her way to Olympic gold. The 20-year-old Samkova was easily the fastest in qualifying and never trailed in the...
  • Winter Olympics: Will Figure Skating's Young Darling Charm Sochi's Edgy Games?

    The Winter Olympics are pushing snowboarding and other extreme sports as a way to boost the audience, but ladies figure skating remains one of the biggest draws on TV. Competition is as intense as ever this year, but it will be hard to top the days of...
  • Sochi Olympics: TV makes slopestyle a uniquely 21st century event

    If you're launching a new sport in this country and hope people will watch, there's one thing you definitely don't want: its biggest potential star to drop out just before the competition begins. And there's one thing you definitely do want: big wins...
  • Sochi Olympics: Kaitlyn Farrington pulls surprise in women's halfpipe

    Sochi Olympics: Kaitlyn Farrington pulls surprise in women's halfpipe
    SOCHI, Russia — The cowgirl got the gold. Kaitlyn Farrington, the 24-year-old daughter of ski bums in Sun Valley, Idaho, produced the run of her life Wednesday night at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. What resulted was a newly minted Olympic...
  • Shaun White, other riders shredding halfpipe with complaints

    Shaun White, other riders shredding halfpipe with complaints
    SOCHI, Russia — Improvements were made to the much-maligned halfpipe at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park but not enough to satisfy the leading Olympic snowboarders. The high-profile extreme sports stars had extreme reactions after a practice session...
  • Sochi Olympics: Freestyle skier Maggie Voisin withdraws after injury

    Sochi Olympics: Freestyle skier Maggie Voisin withdraws after injury
    SOCHI, Russia -- Freestyle skier Maggie Voisin, the youngest member of the U.S. team at the Sochi Olympic Games, was forced to pull out of the upcoming slopestyle event. The 15-year-old injured an ankle in training when falling off a rail feature in a...
  • Connecticut's Olympic Hopefuls

    Connecticut's Olympic Hopefuls
    This month all eyes are on Sochi — the Russian resort city on the Black Sea that is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. As exciting as it is to cheer on the world’s elite athletes competing in this quadrennial event, let’s be honest:...
  • Men's halfpipe

    Men's halfpipe
    When: Feb. 18. Best of the U.S.: Aaron Blunck, Lyman Currier, Torin Yater-Wallace and David Wise. Best of the rest: Canadians Mike Riddle Justin Dorey and Kevin Rolland of France. U.S. chances to medal: Wise, a three-time X Games champion, is...
  • Men's slopestyle

    Men's slopestyle
    When: Feb. 6, 8. Best of the U.S.: Chas Guldemond, Sage Kotsenburg. Best of the rest: Mark McMorris of Canada would be favored but suffered a broken rib in a fall at the X Games. He still hopes to compete in Sochi. U.S. chances to medal: With...