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Sochi opening: Let Putin's games begin

...compete with the cinematic splendor of the London Olympics or the pyrotechnic extravaganza of Beijing, but then again, the Winter Games are usually more low-key.No matter. All Putin needs is an event that tells the world "Russia is back."It's...
Injured Lindsey Vonn skipping Sochi Olympics

Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars.The 29-year-old skier from Vail, Colo., announced her decision Tuesday, exactly one...
An Olympic city that did it right this one."We love our winter sports," Hilton said. "We're active with our winter venues. Some day, if the Winter Games look to come back to us, we've got the infrastructure and citizens to host another great games."
Luge dreams live on in family of Georgian who died

...athletes: three Alpine skiers and figure skater Elene Gedevanishvili, a veteran of the 2006 and 2010 Winter Games.Georgia began participating in the Olympics as an independent country in 1994 and has not yet won a medal at the Winter Games.
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Today In Sports History

...1-2 in an Olympic event, the men's slalom, at the Winter Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. The Soviet Union beats Czechoslovakia...Vonetta Flowers give the United States 21 medals in the Winter Games. Flowers becomes the first black athlete in history...
Olympic short track concludes with 3 finals

...victory would give Ahn a record fifth short track gold and make him the first skater to win all four different events at the Winter Games.Eight years ago in Turin, Ahn won gold in the 1,000, 1,500 and 5,000 relay, and bronze in the 500 skating...
Arctic Winter Games officials hail Fairbanks plans

...500 people have expressed interest in volunteering, but only 900 had officially signed up online to volunteer.The winter games are expected to consist of 2,500 athletes competing in 20 sports. The athletes will represent nine circumpolar...
Let's hope athletes take a stand in Sochi gay "propaganda."Some of that is understandable, given we're only months away from the start of the Winter Games - too short a timeframe to pull the mammoth event from Sochi and award it to another city, at least without delaying...
6 cities in running for 2022 Winter Olympics

LONDON - The race for the 2022 Winter Olympics is on -a six-city contest featuring two former Summer Games hosts, a cross-border bid and a pair of candidates from the former Soviet Union.
Fairbanks seeks interpreters for Arctic Winter Games

...who come here."Chapin speaks English and Russian and works as an interpreter for Ice Alaska.She is working with the winter games to bring in volunteer interpreters for each language spoken by participating contingents: Alaska, multiple regions...


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