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Sochi Olympics: 10 defining moments

Sochi Olympics: 10 defining moments

Let the Games begin. Thousands of athletes from over 80 different countries are ready to descend on Sochi as the 2014 Winter Olympics begin in Russia.
Countries unite to disrupt terror threats to Sochi Olympic Games

Countries unite to disrupt terror threats to Sochi Olympic Games

U.S. authorities are working with Russia and other countries to try to disrupt possible threats related to the Sochi Olympics, in addition to the toothpaste tube terror concern, a U.S. intelligence source said.
Observers ask: Is Sochi ready?

Observers ask: Is Sochi ready?

Never judge a book by its cover -- and never judge a major sports event before it has begun.
9 juicy travel nuggets about Sochi

9 juicy travel nuggets about Sochi

As one of the warmest cities in Russia -- a country with no shortage of snowy terrain -- Sochi seems an unusual place to host the Winter Olympics. But that's not all that's notable about it.
Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics by the numbers

Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics by the numbers

The 22nd Winter Olympic Games open in Sochi, Russia, on Friday. Here's a look at some key facts and figures related to what appears to be among the most expensive Olympics ever:
Sochi: Athletes, fans set for Russia's Winter Olympics spectacle

Sochi: Athletes, fans set for Russia's Winter Olympics spectacle

After all the consternation over security, the controversy over gay rights and the ridicule over poor preparations, the Sochi Games are here.
Fanny Smith: Ski cross champion defies odds in quest for Olympic gold

Fanny Smith: Ski cross champion defies odds in quest for Olympic gold

When Fanny Smith lines up at the start gates in Sochi later this month, she will do so with form and, perhaps, the fates in her favor.
Sochi 2014: Snow fest or snooze? 10 reasons to love the Winter Games

Sochi 2014: Snow fest or snooze? 10 reasons to love the Winter Games

If the Winter Olympics leave you cold, then we are here to help. Ahead of Friday's opening ceremony in Sochi, let us thaw your icy hearts with 10 reasons why you should watch the snow men and ice queens compete at the Games.
Sochi 2014 confidential: Take a tour of Olympic Village

Sochi 2014 confidential: Take a tour of Olympic Village

-- Amid security anxieties, indignation over Russian politics, the furore over unfinished media accommodation and astronomic costs, one key component of the Winter Olympics has been all but forgotten: the thousands of athletes streaming into So

Shot-putter loses gold medal after positive drug tests

The International Olympic Committee has stripped a female shot-putter from Belarus of her gold medal after she tested positive for an anabolic agent during the London Olympics.
U.S. women beat Japan to claim gold in Olympic soccer final

U.S. women beat Japan to claim gold in Olympic soccer final

The United States avenged its defeat in last year's FIFA Women's World Cup final by beating Japan 2-1 to defend its Olympic title at London's Wembley Stadium on Thursday.
Oscar Pistorius, an inspiration and a question

Oscar Pistorius, an inspiration and a question

Oscar Pistorius, the South African amputee who is running in the 2012 Olympics on prosthetic legs, might be surprised to learn he is part of a history that traces back 3,500 years.
Olympics Day 11: Golds up for grabs in cycling, athletics, gymnastics

Olympics Day 11: Golds up for grabs in cycling, athletics, gymnastics

Athletes are battling for 21 gold medals in 10 different sports Tuesday, with a day of drama promised in the Olympic Stadium -- site of the track and field events -- and in the velodrome and the gymnastics arena.
Wambach leads U.S. into Olympic semifinal against Canada

Wambach leads U.S. into Olympic semifinal against Canada

 The United States women's soccer team remains on course to defend its Olympic title after reaching the semifinals on Friday, while rivals Brazil and Great Britain crashed out.
As a strong-willed child, Gabby Douglas charted her own destiny

As a strong-willed child, Gabby Douglas charted her own destiny

In the end, Gabby Douglas' massive gamble paid off. Like many young girls, she sat glued to the TV during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, mesmerized by the dazzling gymnasts flipping their way to glory.