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  • Nordic sports soar on gold-medal high

    Bill Demong’s historic Winter Olympics gold medal stirred a buzz among recreational nordic skiing junkies throughout the country, especially in north-central Washington’s Methow Valley. Demong’s gold was the first for …


  • Game plan for 2014: Curl up on couch again for the action

    I’m sitting here in front of my TV, mesmerized by the red-hot curling action. Yes, I am referring to the lamest of Olympic sports (or so I once thought), with …


  • Goalie stops every U.S. scoring chance as Canada claims gold medal

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The frenzied crowd waved signs declaring, “Hockey is Canada’s Game.” The Canadians then took to the ice Thursday and proved that declaration true – at least …


  • Kim shatters scoring mark to win it all in women’s figure skating

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Kim Yu-na put one hand to her mouth and let the tears flow. All that pressure, so many expectations. The “Queen” took it all on and …


  • Ohno, Vonn take last stabs at glory

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – She breezes down the slopes, her blonde hair flapping. He scoots around the short track sporting that famous soul patch, navigating tight quarters in every speedskating …


  • Olympic report

    Women’s hockey In a showdown between the sport’s only powers, speedy 18-year-old Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice in the first period and Canada goaltender Shannon Szabados made it hold up in …


  • Legend in the making

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – One Olympic singles champion, Robin Cousins, says Kim Yu-na has the “it factor.” Another, Scott Hamilton, calls her a gift to the sport “from some other …


  • Suspense finally shows up in women’s hockey

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – This women’s hockey game shouldn’t need a mercy rule. If you sat through all those blowouts by the United States and Canada, here’s your reward: The …


  • Olympic report

    Hockey Swiss goalie Jonas Hiller kept the Americans scoreless by stuffing Zach Parise several times, but Parise finally broke through with two goals in the third period, the latter into …


  • Mancuso regains form

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Less than a month ago, Julia Mancuso finished 22nd in a World Cup downhill. The performance wasn’t all that different from most of her pre-Olympic races. …


  • South Korea’s Kim cool under pressure

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Like a true Bond Girl, Kim Yu-na knocked off her rivals. Nobody did it better.


  • The pride of Pakistan

    WHISTLER, British Columbia – Pakistan’s first Winter Olympian started skiing by strapping two planks of pine wood to his rubber boots with thick rubber bands, then zipping down a tiny …


  • Singer, prince, athlete

    WHISTLER, B.C. – Sometimes, the most intriguing Olympians are the ones who finish 78th and 67th, out of sight of NBC cameras, away from the media crush, nowhere near the …


  • Canadians rejoice

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir – all of Canada, even – might be celebrating this gold medal until the next Olympics. They have a lot of …


  • Game on for women

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – U.S. defenseman Kerry Weiland got a little ahead of herself Monday after the women’s hockey team beat Sweden 9-1 to reach the gold-medal game. After four …


  • Canadian blues

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Canada has raised the white flag in the face of a U.S. juggernaut, conceding that it won’t achieve its bold ambition of finishing atop the medals …


  • Dominator Kramer after another title

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Everyone else is racing for second place. At least, that’s what it feels like when speedskater Sven Kramer enters a long-distance event.


  • NBC’s ‘live’ coverage generally means it’s taped

    For those of you watching the Winter Olympics – and apparently there are millions of lost souls doing just that – you may have noticed, to paraphrase Gertrude Stein’s famous …


  • Remarks on Weir draw criticism

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Two broadcasters are facing criticism for derogatory comments made about American figure skater Johnny Weir. The Quebec Gay and Lesbian Council has demanded a public apology …


  • Olympic report

    Women’s hockey U.S. coach Mark Johnson celebrated the 30th anniversary of the “Miracle on Ice,” in which he scored two goals, and saw his team avenge its 2006 Olympic shootout …


  • Modern miracle

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The United States pulled off its biggest Olympic hockey upset since the Miracle on Ice, stunning Canada 5-3 on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals of …


  • U.S. women look to avoid Swedish repeat

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – In the relatively short history of women’s hockey in the Olympics, the United States has enjoyed many more successes than failures.


  • Lange stays perfect

    WHISTLER, British Columbia – Andre Lange stepped out of his bobsled, flexed his muscles and mugged for the cameras. Germany’s sliding star then held up four fingers.


  • Queen’s coronation?

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Soccer, baseball and speedskating are passions in South Korea. Kim Yu-na is an obsession. The 19-year-old Kim, dubbed “Queen Yu-na” by her adoring public, has raised …


  • Personal victory

    WHISTLER, B.C. – This is the way Bode Miller always wanted it to happen – and needed it to happen. An Olympic gold medal may be the ultimate evidence of …


  • Ice dancers in spotlight

    With a break in the men’s hockey tournament and no sign of Lindsey Vonn or Apolo Anton Ohno, the ice dancers will have center stage largely to themselves today. NBC …


  • Rochette’s mother dies

    Olympics: Joannie Rochette wiped her eyes and took a deep breath before stepping on the ice. Early Sunday, Rochette’s mother, Therese, died of a massive heart attack just a few …


  • Olympic report

    Speedskating The Netherlands’ Ireen Wust stunned the home team by winning a gold medal in the women’s 1,500 meters. Canada’s Christine Nesbitt, who took gold in the 1,000, had hoped …


  • Let the rivalries begin

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – It’s Rivalry Weekend at the Vancouver Olympics. The last time the Winter Games were held in Canada, the big head-to-head matchups were in figure skating. Now …


  • Not for the skittish

    WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia – As a rule, Daron Rahlves likes to scare himself at least once a day. No problem, dude, skicross has your back.

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