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This undated photo provided by the Russian freestyle federation shows Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova at an unknown location. Russian officials said Komissarova broke and dislocated her spine during an Olympic training accident at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 and was taken into emergency surgery. (AP Photo/Russian freestyle federation)

Russian skicross racer has successful surgery

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova of Russia underwent a 6½-hour operation on her broken and dislocated spine following a training accident Saturday. Russian freestyle ski federation spokesman Mikhail Verzeba said […]

02/15/2014

United States' Sage Kotsenburg takes a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semifinal at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Grim talk turns to gold for now at Olympics

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things. IOC President Thomas Bach had said it’s “time that it finally starts.” […]

02/08/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Team USA Hockey in Sochi

The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are under way and one of the sports that we are looking forward to is hockey and Southern California is represented well. Between the Kings and Ducks, we have […]

02/07/2014

Maggie and Michael sound bite

Travel writer reviews Sochi in light of Olympics

L.A. Times travel writer Christopher Reynolds has been to Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Games. He talks about it with Maggie and Michael:  

02/06/2014

A man poses for a photo beneath the Olympic rings at Olympic Park, prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

2014 Olympics terror threat and toothpaste bombs

WASHINGTON (AP)–  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned Wednesday that terrorists may try to smuggle explosives on Russia-bound planes using toothpaste tubes. The threat was passed on to airlines that have direct flights to […]

02/06/2014

A photo of a police leaflet of Ruzanna Ibragimova stating that she is at large in the city of Sochi. (AP Photo/Natalya Vasilyeva)

Sochi forces hunt for 3 potential suicide bombers

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month. Police leaflets seen […]

01/21/2014

Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

US skeleton team selected for Sochi Olympics

For Katie Uhlaender and Noelle Pikus-Pace, memories of the 2010 Olympics are not exactly ones to savor. Uhlaender was grieving her father’s death and dealing with injuries. Pikus-Pace missed a medal by a mere one-tenth […]

01/18/2014

In this Dec. 8, 2013 file photo, Lindsey Vonn races during the women's World Cup super-G skiing event at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

Injured Lindsey Vonn skipping Sochi Olympics

Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars. The 29-year-old from Vail, Colo., announced her decision Tuesday, exactly one month […]

01/07/2014

Russian soldiers patrol the Battle of Stalingrad memorial in Volgograd, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)

Heavy police and troop presence in bomb-hit Russian city

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Eerily empty buses lumbered through the streets, police weighed down with body armor warily watched pedestrians near a fast-food restaurant, and members of Cossack units stood guard at bus stops. Volgograd […]

12/31/2013

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

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