Thomas Bach

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

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

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

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