Mar 11, 2014 — The long, cold winter did its best, but the ice cover on the lakes appears to have begun breaking up. So they likely won't touch a recorded record set in 1979.
Feb 11, 2014 — German Natalie Geisenberger's winning margin of 1.139 seconds was the largest at the Olympics since 1964, the sport's first year at the games. The American Hamlin says of her medal, "It's surreal, really."
Jan 23, 2014 — The Ralph Lauren-designed uniform to be worn by U.S. athletes during next week's opening ceremony in Sochi has been described as "hideously ugly."
Jan 23, 2014 — It's a picture that's been swirling around the Web: side-by-side toilets in the men's room at one of the Winter Olympics sites in Russia. Should overly sensitive sorts just calm down? Or is this a symbol of an Olympics where much of the money has been figuratively flushed?
Dec 30, 2013 — An explosion Monday tore apart a bus, killing more than a dozen people and injuring many others. It followed Sunday's bombing at a train station in the same city, Volgograd. Suspicion is falling on Chechen extremists who want to create a separate Islamist state.
Dec 26, 2013 — As the Winter Olympics in Sochi approach, Russian officials are freeing some high-profile prisoners. Critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin say he's just trying to burnish his nation's reputation.
Oct 25, 2010 — Despite early signals to the contrary, the International Olympic Committee has decided not to decide to break the last gender barrier at the Olympics. Female athletes have been trying to get ski jumping on the Olympic schedule for a decade.
Feb 23, 2010 — The rivalries being broadcast on NBC right now rival anything Shakespeare can hand down. A South Korean gold medal winner seething on the podium because he has to share it with Apollo Ohno. A Russian figure skater right out of central casting look...
Jan 22, 2014 — After word spread that Jamaica's two-man bobsled team had qualified for the Olympics but didn't have money to go to Russia, Internet donors stepped in — even contributing in Dogecoin, the peculiar digital currency.
Jan 13, 2014 — Organizers of the Winter Games are preparing to serve up quite a bit of the hearty, deep-red Russian soup. Which is kind of ironic, says Russian food writer Anya von Bremzen, since borscht carries with it complicated political implications. And not all borschts are created equal, she warns.