Sochi recap: Cross-country skiing, men’s skiathlon

Dario Cologna, whose favorite status was in doubt after an injury slowed him through the World Cup season, made the decisive move on the torturous uphill before the finish and held on for gold, while Russia endured another fourth-place result. &helli...

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Sochi recap: Women’s ice hockey, Sweden-Japan

Sweden overcame a stubborn Japan side to record a 1-0 victory that puts them top of Group B. Asserholt grabbed the only goal. Date: 9-Feb Sport: Women’s Ice Hockey Event: Sweden-Japan Score: Sweden 1 Japan 0 What happened: Group B of the Women...

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Sochi Recap: Speedskating, men’s 500 meters

The Orange Country (The Netherlands) had a clean sweep of the 5000m speed skating today. Sochi saw Sven Kramer prove his mettle by winning the contest back to back. Clocking 6.10.76 seconds, he broke his own Olympic record to achieve the … Co...

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Best/worst, Sochi medal projections vs. reality: Feb. 8

Norway had a big day Saturday but not as big a day as projected. Canada and the USA had a couple of surprises, and yet they’re right on pace. How? Read on … Norway Projected: 2g, 2s, 1b = 5 … Continue reading →...

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Sochi recap: Freestyle skiing, women’s moguls

The Canadian Dufour-Lapointe sisters are the moguls of women’s moguls. They finished 1-2, just ahead of defending champion Hannah Kearney. Date: 8- Feb Sport: Freestyle skiing Event: Women’s moguls Medalists: Justine Dufour-Lapointe (...

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Sochi recap: Team figure skating, pairs long program

Russia and Canada will be dueling to the wire in this event, while the USA is still in great shape for bronze. Date: 8- Feb Sport: Figure skating Event: Team event, pairs free skate How U.S. fared: Give Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir this &he...

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Sochi recap: Ski jumping, men’s normal hill qualifying

Not much suspense in this one. The top 10 in the world get a bye, though they can jump for practice. Date: 8- Feb Sport: Ski jumping Event: Men’s normal hill, qualifying round How U.S. fared: Anders Johnson got through with ease, finishing ...

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Sochi recap: Men’s luge, first two runs

Not too many surprises in men’s luge at the halfway point. Germany’s Felix Loch, the favorite, leads ahead of ageless Russian Albert Demchenko and Italian Armin Zöggeler. Germany’s David Möller had a rough time in 14th. Event: ...

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