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World Champion Skier Gus Kenworthy Comes Out as Gay

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Smashed It! How Olympians Won Social Media in 2014

Russian Seeks Trademark on Four-Ring Glitch Logo from Sochi

Two U.S. Paralympians Taken to Hospital

Alana Nichols and Stephani Victor were conscious and responsive, the US Paralympic team said. There was no further word on their injuries.

Paralympian in Good Spirits After Dramatic Crash

Tyler Walker, a downhill Paralympic skier from Colorado, was air-lifted off the Sochi mountains after a bad crash on Saturday, but kept his sense of humor on his Facebook page.

Russian Skier Says Sochi Fall Paralyzed Her

A Russian Olympic skier says she is paralyzed following an accident during the Sochi games.


Sochi in Pictures: Closing Ceremony

Russia wraps up the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics with dazzling performances and a handoff to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Games.

Then and Now: Olympic Venues, After the Games

A look at what happened to Olympic venues after the games are over. Some become beautiful destinations, while others are completely abandoned.

Closing Ceremony Draws Russia's Big Moment to a Close

In a pageant of culture and pride, Russia says goodbye to its Olympics.

Never Too Early: Athletes to Watch for 2018 Games

We break down our top 18 U.S. athletes to watch come the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.


See You in Four Years! Russia Hands Off to South Korea

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics completed today with the closing ceremony.

IOC Chief Says Russia Delivered on its Promise at Sochi Games

IOC chief says Russia delivered on its promises for the Sochi Games.


Remembering Sochi in 25 Happy Faces

Forget the agony of defeat. We’re showcasing the thrill of victory with Olympic athletes’ happy faces.

Closing Ceremony: Handing the Olympics Off to 2018 Host

The transfer of the Olympic flag marks the beginning of the countdown to 2018.

Winter Games Wrap Up with Grand Finale

Russian officials have promised to deliver a “fresh look” at Russian culture in Sunday’s closing ceremony, which will bring the curtain down on the 2014 Winter Olympics.


Closing Ceremony Features Best of Russia

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony featured many pieces of Russian culture.


Team USA Says Goodbye To Sochi

Team USA bid Sochi farewell on Sunday during the 2014 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies.

Closing Ceremony: Athletes Enter the Stadium As One

A mass of Olympians on the floor of Fisht Stadium.


Russian Pride Lights Up Closing Ceremony

Russia showcased its nation's pride in lights during Sunday's Olympic Closing Ceremony.

Russia Shows Sense of Humor at Closing Ceremony

Russia pokes fun at the Olympic ring malfunction during the opening ceremony of the Sochi Games.


Putin Attends Sochi Closing Ceremony

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on Sunday in Sochi, Russia.

Closing Ceremony: Russia Highlights Some of Its Biggest Names

Plushenko, Ahn and the gold medal-winning Sotnikova are among those carrying the Russian flag into Fisht Stadium.


Olympic Closing Ceremonies Commence in Sochi

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics come to a close on Sunday.

Closing Ceremony Promises a Journey Through Russian Culture

The first scene is all about water. Later, the familiar rituals of the end of the games.

Watch Live: Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremony

The Olympics will conclude at the place they opened, Fisht Stadium.

Julie Chu 'Humbled' to Carry Flag at Closing Ceremony

Four-time Olympian Julie Chu was chosen by her fellow athletes to represent Team USA as the flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony.

Good as Gold: Russia Tops the Medal Count at Sochi Olympics

Bragging rights for the hosts in Sochi.


Gold! Canada Bests Sweden in Hockey Final

Team Canada earned themselves another gold in Sunday's men's ice hockey final against Sweden.

The 14 Best Athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Here are the 14 athletes who excelled in Sochi.


Holcomb Leads USA's Four-Man Bobsled to Bronze

Team USA earned a bronze medal at the four-man bobsleigh event on Sunday.

What Will Happen to the Stray Dogs of Sochi?

The Olympics are over. What's next for the stray dogs of Sochi?


Face-Off: Canada and Sweden Battle for Hockey Gold

Canada takes on Sweden in the gold medal ice hockey game on Sunday.

Canada Wins Hockey Gold, Defeats Sweden 3-0

Canada defeated Sweden 3-0 in men's hockey Sunday in Sochi, Russia.

U.S. Wins Bronze in Four-Man Bobsled

Russia won the Olympic gold medal in four-man bobsled, while the United States took bronze.

So Long, Sochi: Olympic Moments That Will Outlive the Flame

What we'll remember most from Sochi 2014.

Austrian Skier Fails Doping Test, Fifth Positive Result of Games

IOC officials say increased drug testing is working.


The Highs and Lows of Sochi in Pictures

The 2014 Winter Games are nearly over, but the highs, the lows and the breakout moments from Sochi will be difficult, if not impossible, to forget.

Austrian Dropped from 50-Kilometer Race After Failing Drug Test

Johannes Duerr is the fifth athlete to fail a drug test at the Sochi Games, according to Olympic officials.

IOC Chief: 'Every Big Event Has a Security Risk'

In an interview with NBC’s Bob Costas, Thomas Bach also says the Sochi Games will provide a catalyst for Russian winter sports.

What to Watch on Day 16: Top Events in Sochi

The men's four-man bobsled, 50-kilometer cross-country skiing race and men's gold-medal hockey game precede the closing ceremony.

Crashes, Dances, Slips, Zips: Top 10 Viral Videos from Sochi

From too much bear to not enough under there, take a look at viral hits from the Winter Games.

Superman Appears at Olympics 'Aerobics Class'

Javier Fernandez's mock strip tease turned superhero skit is a crowd pleaser during the figure skating gala exhibition in Sochi.

U.S. Goalie Rips Team After Bronze-Medal Flop

U.S. men’s hockey goalie Jonathan Quick had some choice (and confusing) words for his team after their drubbing.


Sochi in Pictures: Highlights From Day 15

See the most stunning images from the fourteenth day of competition in the Sochi Winter Olympics.


Slalom Skiers Tackle the Gates

Mario Matt of Austria became the oldest Alpine champion in Olympic history at 34.

No Bronze for U.S. in Hockey After Loss to Finland

Bronze is up for grabs in Saturday's hockey game between the United States and Finland.

What Happens to Olympic Venues After the Torch Goes Out?

Venues like the Bolshoy Ice Dome and Fisht Stadium have dazzled athletes and fans alike in Sochi. But what will become of them? A look at past Olympic venues may provide a clue.

Austrian Becomes Oldest Ever Alpine Gold Medalist

Austria’s Mario Matt, 34, won gold in the men’s slalom to become the oldest-ever Olympic Alpine skiing gold medalist. The United States’ Ted Ligety missed a medal after skiing out on his final run.

After the Gold: Olympic Medalists Struggle With Real Life

Winning gold is the dream of any Olympian, but what happens next can be daunting. For many, regular life becomes a struggle.


Bronze Ain't Bad! Austrians Celebrate Medals in Parallel Slalom

Benjamin Karl celebrates his bronze medal in men's Snowboard Parallel Slalom with compatriot Julia Dujmovits, the gold medallist in the women's event.

American-Born Snowboarder Wins Parallel Slalom Gold for Russia

Vic Wild of Russia won the gold medal in the men's snowboard parallel slalom at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday.

Groups Want Human Rights Guarantees from Future Olympic Hosts

The groups, outraged by anti-gay laws in Russia, want 'fairer future Olympics.'

All Aboard: Some Americans in Sochi Opt to Stay on the Sea

Some Americans say concerns about security and readiness led them to book rooms on cruise ships.

Watch Livestreams for All of Day 15's Events

Watch every minute of Saturday’s Olympic events online, including the figure skating gala.

Medal or Finnish-ed? U.S. Men Try to Ice Hockey Bronze

The Finns will be more rested, so "we'll see what kind of character we have," says U.S. defenseman Brooks Orpik.

What to Watch Saturday in Sochi: Bobsleds, Biathlon, Slalom

American Steven Holcomb begins defense of his four-man bobsled title with the first two of four total runs.

Video: Ukraine Team Opts for Silence After Gold

Ukraine's women's biathlon team refuses to celebrate its victory, given the deadly riots at home.

High Stakes Hockey: In Canada vs. USA 'Loser Keeps Bieber'

Yes, this billboard really exists. Find out who's behind the fictional bet between the U.S. and Canada.


Sochi in Pictures: Highlights From Day 14

See the most stunning images from the fourteenth day of competition in the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Only Silver? Why Second Place Feels Worse Than Third

Of course every Olympic athlete wants to win gold. But if they can’t, it might be best to skip to bronze.

Canadian PM Sweeps Suds Bets with Obama

Stephen Harper can expect two cases of home-brewed beer from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Oh No, Canada! Americans Fall to Rival in Men's Hockey

A rematch of the 2010 gold-medal game, this time in the semifinals, goes to Canada again.

Ashley Wagner on Skating: 'Get Rid of Anonymous Judging'

America’s figure skating team on Friday diplomatically defended the controversial calls that separated the top two winners in the women's event, while questioning the system that initiated the controversy.


Hockey Fans Mean Business in Semifinal Showdown

Fans get in the rivalry spirit for the USA-Canada ice hockey semifinal on Friday.

She's Golden: American Teen Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Olympic Slalom

Eighteen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin is the youngest American skier to win an Olympic gold medal.


Team Effort: Dutch Speed Skaters Pursue Double Gold

The Dutch look to finish off a record-setting performance in Sochi on Friday with the men's and women's speed skating team pursuit.

Ukraine Takes Rare Gold in Sochi Amid Bloodshed at Home

The gold is only the second in Ukrainian history at the Winter Olympics.

Canada Wins Olympic Gold in Men's Curling

Canada took the gold medal in men's curling against Great Britain Friday, a day after the ladies' team did the same against Sweden.

Italian Bobsledder Kicked Out of Olympics for Doping

The first doping cases at the Olympics come with just two days to go.

U.S. Speedskating, Under Armour Extend Partnership Through 2022

Suit controversy aside, the two sides have extended their partnership for eight years.


'Loser Keeps Bieber': Pop Star Slammed in Hockey Billboard

The stakes are escalating ahead of today's men's hockey semifinal showdown between the U.S. and Canada.

U.K. Men's Curling Team Gets Royal Support

A prince is rooting for Britain's curling team.


Fired Up! Sweden Advances to Gold Medal Round

Sweden beat Finland in the men's ice hockey semifinal on Friday to advance to the gold medal round.

What Happens to Sochi After the Olympics?

Find out what happens to Olympic stadiums after the Games end and what Sochi hopes will come from the near $50 billion spent to construct these facilitates.


Ski Cross Course Proves Too Much for Some Skiers

Chile's Stephanie Joffroy suffers a bad crash during the women's ski cross quarterfinals on Friday.

Julie Chu to Be U.S. Flag Bearer at Olympics Closing Ceremony

Four-time Olympic medalist Julie Chu was named the U.S. flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony at the Sochi Games.

Petition Supporting Yuna Kim Sees Record Signatures

More than 1 million people have signed an online petition for an “open investigation” of the figure skating judging process.


Flying High: Ski Cross Athletes Soar Skywards

Freestyle skiing women's ski cross took place on Friday where Team Canada earned two medals for their country.

Watch All the Drama From the Women's Hockey Final

Every dramatic moment and every heart-breaking goal from Thursday's USA-Canada women’s hockey final.

Must See: Side-By-Side Video of Controversial Figure Skating

In the wake of Thursday’s free skate results, here's a side-by-side comparison video aligning the programs of silver medalist Yuna Kim and hotly-debated gold medal winner Adelina Sotnikova.

Olympic-Sized Empty Nest for Skater's Mom

Canada Wins Gold, Silver in Women's Ski Cross

Canada dominated the podium.

German Athlete Fails Doping Test, First Reported Case in Sochi

A hearing is set before a disciplinary panel of the International Olympic Committee.

Wagner Stunned by Ladies' Free Skate Results

American Ashley Wagner’s voice was among a chorus of experts and former champions who expressed shock at Thursday’s results.


Sochi in Pictures: Highlights From Day 13

See the most stunning images from the thirteenth day of competition in the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Puck Blinds Team USA GM in One Eye

Injuries sustained from a puck to the face have left Team USA and Nashville Predators GM David Poile without vision in his right eye.

Maple Leaf Miracle! Canadian Comeback Topples U.S.

Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title.


Shock and Awe: Skaters Perform Emotional Final

Russia's Adelina Sotnikova pulled through to win gold in the women's free skate figure skating finals on Thursday as the program was full of emotion.

Watch Live: U.S. Women Battle Canada for Gold in Hockey

The two bitter rivals will face off for the fourth time in five Olympic gold-medal games dating to women's hockey's Olympic debut in 1998.

Sotnikova Shocks World, Wins Figure Skating Gold

Adelina Sotnikova of Russia became the new ladies' figure skating Olympic champion in front of a home crowd. Vancouver gold medalist Yuna Kim finished second. With her bronze medal, Carolina Kostner becomes Italy's first woman to medal in figure skating.

American Maddie Bowman Takes Halfpipe Gold

American Maddie Bowman made history at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park when she won the first gold medal in women's freeski halfpipe. Marie Martinod of France won silver, and Ayana Onokuza of Japan won bronze.


Ultimate Rematch: U.S. Vies for Gold Against Rival Canada

The U.S matched up against Canada on Thursday for the Sochi 2014 ice hockey women's gold medal game.


Canada Proves Unbeatable, Makes Olympic History in Curling Final

Canada completed the first undefeated women's Olympic curling tournament in history on Thursday by defeating Sweden and taking home the gold.

Canada Wins Gold in Women's Curling

Canada beat Sweden 6-3 on Thursday to win the Olympic women's curling gold medal for the first time since 1998.


U.S. Women Look to Repeat Freeski Halfpipe Gold

Team USA attempts to land freestyle skiing halfpipe gold again on Thursday in the women's event.