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NHL won't discuss 2018 Winter Games while in Sochi

...They all seem to want to keep having an opportunity to play for gold on the world's stage every four years."The Olympic Games is obviously a pinnacle of sports and it represents a lot," Canadian forward John Tavares said. "I think it's...
Russian Sotnikova wins gold, Kim silver

...Olympic goal had come true."It's the Olympics. And it was a long way for me," she said. "To compete at the Olympic Games, I dreamed of any medal, but frankly speaking, I wanted a gold one."Lipnitskaia was fifth."I wanted to skate...
Baseball-softball join together for Olympic bid

ROME - After striking out twice, baseball and softball officials are counting on a combined bid to get back into the Olympics.
Today In Sports History

...McIntire weakened in the 13th and lost 1-0 to the Pirates on an unearned run, finishing with a four-hitter. 1936 - The Olympic Games open in Berlin. The opening ceremonies were presided over by Adolf Hitler.1941 - New York Yankees pitcher Lefty...
Jacques Rogge to meet with wrestling leader

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Facing a wave of criticism from around the world, IOC President Jacques Rogge will meet with the head of wrestling's governing body to discuss ways the sport can fight to save its place in the Olympics.
Martin wins stage 11 of Tour, Froome keeps lead

...Tour, an undulating time trail in Grenoble. He also finished second behind Bradley Wiggins in the time trial at the Olympic Games last year in London.The ride Wednesday started in Avranches, whose website dates the town's origins to Celts...
Rogge says cycling will remain in Olympics

...Tour de France titles."It would be unfair to penalize the huge majority of clean athletes by banning UCI from the Olympic Games and we believe there are a number of ways by which cheaters can be kicked out of the sport," Rogge said in an email...
Tsonga edges past Benneteau at Paris Masters

...schedule and trying to avoid the same kind of injuries which forced him out of tournaments late last year."Aside from the Olympic Games, the scheduling has been terrific for me," he said. "I haven't played that many tournaments and I've tried...
Body slam for wrestling: Sport cut from Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - For wrestling, this may have been the ultimate body slam: getting tossed out of the Olympic rings.
Alaskan earns an Athens trip

Homer's Stacey Borgman is going to the Olympics.


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