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The Olympic Bolshoy stadium in the background, and Iceberg stadium for figure skating and short track speed skating events during the 2014 Olympic Games, are illuminated in the Olympic park in the coastal cluster in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Lesya Polyakova, File)

US eyeing Olympic security after Russia attacks

HONOLULU (AP) — The White House says the United States would welcome “closer cooperation” with Russia on security preparations for the Winter Olympics following a pair of deadly attacks that sparked fears about the terrorism […]

12/30/2013

A Volgograd resident walks crying in Volgograd, Russia early Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)

Russian bombings kill 31, raise Olympic fears

MOSCOW (AP) — Two suicide bombings in as many days have raised concerns that separatist militants have begun a terrorist campaign in Russia that could stretch into the Winter Olympics in February. Russian authorities and […]

12/30/2013

Second placed Brittany Bowe of the U.S skates in the ladies' 1000-meter Division A event at the World Cup speed skating stage in Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexei Filippov)

Starting from scratch at US speedskating trials

Everyone is starting from scratch at the U.S. Olympic speedskating trials. It doesn’t matter if you’re two-time gold medalist Shani Davis or an obscure long shot — you have to earn your way onto the […]

12/26/2013

Sept. 30, 2013: Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek at the 2013 Team USA Media Summit, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)

Figure skating champ Lysacek out of Sochi Games

Evan Lysacek woke up every morning praying this would be the day the excruciating pain in his left hip — “like you’re being electrocuted” — would subside. And every day when he stepped on the […]

12/10/2013

In this Nov. 19, 2013 photo, Dan Imler of SCP Auctions shows Jessie Owens gold medal from the 1936 Olympics at the SCP Auctions in Laguna Nigel, Calif. One of the four Olympic gold medals won by track and field star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games is set to go on the auction block. (AP Photo/Raquel Dillon)

Owens’ Olympic gold medal sells for record $1.4M

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million in an online auction. SCP Auctions said Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner […]

12/08/2013

Aug. 14, 1936, Jesse Owens competes in one of the heats of the 200-meter run at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. (AP Photo/File)

Jesse Owens’ Olympic medal up for auction

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Amid the jerseys and baseball bats held in a secure room at SCP Auctions, there’s a piece of sports memorabilia that speaks to much more than athletic prowess: an Olympic […]

12/02/2013

Reigning Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn, center, is helped off the slope at Copper Mountain, Colo.  (AP Photo/Maris Van Slyke, File)

Vonn partially tears repaired right knee ligament

Lindsey Vonn partially tore one of the reconstructed ligaments in her surgically repaired right knee in a training crash that at the very least puts her preparation for the Sochi Olympics on hold. What is […]

11/20/2013

From left, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, U.S. astronaut Rick Mastracchio and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station (ISS), pose with an Olympic torch prior to the launch of a Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. The crew will take the Olympic torch to space as part of the ongoing Olympic torch relay. The torch will be brought back along with the station's current crew. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Olympic torch blasts into space ahead of Games

MOSCOW (AP) — A rocket carrying the Olympic flame successfully blasted off Thursday from earth ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. NASA Live TV showed the rocket, emblazoned with the pale blue Sochi 2014 […]

11/06/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach meet at the Bocharov Ruchei residence at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)

Putin promises no discrimination against gays at Olympics

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin promised Monday that gay athletes and guests at the Winter Olympics in Sochi will feel at ease, seeking to assuage fears fueled by a recent Russian law banning […]

10/28/2013

United States gymnast Simone Biles competes on the uneven bars during an all-around final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

Biles of US wins gymnastics all-around at worlds

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Simone Biles made everyone forget the United States came to the world championships without the defending and Olympic champions, edging teammate Kyla Ross to win the all-around gold medal on Friday. […]

10/04/2013

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