Author Archives: Cynthia Hobgood

About Cynthia Hobgood

Washington, DC-based digital communications professional, independent writer, and photographer. Recovering full-time sports journalist.// An equal opportunity sports fanatic, I have a soft spot in my heart for Winter games after covering Salt Lake City 2002. I had no idea what I was getting myself into being a credentialed journalist at the Olympics. But it was surely a highlight of my career, involving a lot of writing, countless events, practically no sleep, and ending with pneumonia two weeks later. Soon after I transitioned to part-time sports coverage while in grad school and have focused a bit more on digital communications in recent years, while still dabbling in some independent sports coverage, including women's soccer. //Find me on Twitter: @hobwriter

Sochi recap: Men’s four-man bobsled

It wasn’t easy, but Steve Holcomb drove USA-1 to the bronze medal today, marking the 28th and final medal for the United States in Sochi. It also gave the U.S. its seventh overall medal at the Sanski Sliding Center (luge, … Continue reading ...

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Sochi recap: Men’s four-man bobsled, runs 1 and 2

USA-1 pilot Steven Holcomb came into the day hoping to become the first U.S. driver to win consecutive gold medals in 82 years. But a calf injury sustained during competition in the two-man, in which he won the bronze, left … Continue reading ...

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Sochi recap: Short-track, men’s 5,000 meters relay

It was a silver lining for a disappointing Sochi experience for the United States short track speed skating team in literally the very last chance for the United States to find the medal podium. Of course, in a crowded field … Continue reading...

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Sochi recap: Short-track, women’s 1,000 meters

American Jessica Smith came up just short of an individual medal for the U.S., finishing just off the podium. Korean skaters Seung-Hi Park and Suk Hee Shim won gold and bronze to give Korea a total of seven short-track medals … Continue readin...

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Sochi recap: Short track, men’s 500 meters

J.R. Celski came up short in his last attempt at an individual medal in Sochi, failing to qualify for the final that was won by Victor Ahn, who had quite a debut competing for Russia in the Olympics. Date: 21-Feb … Continue reading →...

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Sochi recap: Alpine skiing, women’s slalom

At age 18, Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest woman to win an Olympic slalom gold medal, surviving a near-fall to best two veteran Austrians by half a second. The expected winner coming into Sochi, Shiffrin appeared practically immune the pressure ...

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Sochi recap: Women’s bobsled

Once again the United States was denied bobsled gold in Sochi, as Kaillie Humphries and Heather Morse defended the 2010 gold medal to win again in Sochi. But double medalists should ease pain for the Americas. Elana Meyers and Lauryn … Continu...

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Sochi recap: Women’s bobsled, runs 1 and 2

The U.S. is in position to take home two medals with Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams leading after two runs. Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans sit in third place, with Jazmine Fenlator and track star Lolo Jones in 11th. Williams … Continue reading ...

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