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  • Report: Thorpe to reveal he is gay Jul 12, 2014 5:54 PM
    Australian media report five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe will reveal he is gay in a television interview with English talk show host Michael Parkinson, to be broadcast in Australia on Sunday.

     
  • Phelps still yearns to win May 15, 2014 6:08 PM
    Michael Phelps is trying some new things: A more relaxed approach. A lighter workload. A willingness to accept that things aren’t going to be perfect every day. He insists that one thing hasn’t changed at all: His desire to win.

     
  • Prosecutor accuses Pistorius at end of questioning Apr 15, 2014 2:22 PM
    Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial, the chief prosecutor insisted Tuesday that he intentionally shot his girlfriend to death after they argued and — in a final exchange — urged the Olympic athlete to take responsibility for the Valentine’s Day killing.

     
  • Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement Apr 14, 2014 5:42 PM
    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26.

     
  • Prosecutor: Pistorius' story doesn't add up Apr 11, 2014 6:06 PM
    The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial Friday tried to shred his version of events on the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, saying they do not add up and go completely against how people would react in the situation the double-amputee Olympian has described. Instead, chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel said the “only reasonable explanation” for what happened was that Pistorius fatally shot Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet door from around three meters away as they argued.

     
  • Jamaican sprinter banned for doping Apr 10, 2014 2:51 PM
    A Jamaican disciplinary panel on Thursday banned former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell from athletics for 18 months after the veteran sprinter tested positive for a banned stimulant last June.

     
  • U.S. beats Russia in Paralympics hockey final Mar 15, 2014 5:22 PM
    Lining up on the Sochi ice to receive their gold medals, members of the American ice sledge hockey team anticipated abuse from the Russian crowd. It never came. Just cheers and applause. However serious the Ukraine-related tensions between the U.S. and Russia are in the backdrop of these Winter Paralympics, they weren’t evident in the Shayba Arena on Saturday.

     
  • Skier’s Indiana hometown cheers his Olympic medal Feb 26, 2014 9:13 AM
    Hundreds of students and others filled the high school gymnasium in slopestyle skier Nick Goepper’s southeastern Indiana hometown to celebrate his Olympic bronze medal win. The rally Tuesday at Lawrenceburg High School came hours after the 19-year-old Goepper arrived back home nearly two weeks after he and two other Americans swept the slopestyle medals in Sochi. Goepper told the crowd he was proud to hear Lawrenceburg announced as his hometown at the Olympics and other events. He says he hopes other young skiers in the Midwest are inspired by his story of skiing at the small Perfect North Slopes near his home until he was 15 and practicing on AstroTurf in his backyard during the summer. Goepper says he hopes to compete in future Winter Olympics.

     
  • Olympian Jason Brown honored, thanks supporters at Highland Park High Feb 25, 2014 9:29 PM
    Figure skater Jason Brown’s enthusiasm that connected with spectators at the Sochi Winter Olympics was evident Tuesday when he stopped in his hometown of Highland Park for a elebration of his achievements. Brown, 19, who won a bronze medal in the team competition and placed ninth on the individual side in his Olympics debut, attended two pep assemblies before a combined 2,000 pupils at Highland Park High School.

     
  • Canada’s Olympic hockey win could be NHL farewell Feb 24, 2014 4:56 PM
    The NHL is thinking seriously about abandoning the Olympics, which has hosted the world’s best since 1998. For all the excitement, attention and phenomenal hockey in Sochi, several owners still seethe at their multimillion-dollar investments playing for free — and sometimes getting injured — while their arenas sit empty for three weeks in February. But most players believe nothing can replace the Olympics.

     
  • Austrian Olympic Committee:Skier positive for EPO Feb 23, 2014 1:32 AM
    Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr has been kicked out of the Sochi Games after testing positive for EPO, the country’s Olympic committee said Sunday. It is the fifth doping case of the Olympics and the first involving the blood-boosting drug EPO.

     
  • Images: Winter Olympics, Sunday, February 23 Feb 23, 2014 5:28 PM
    The 2014 Olymics in Sochi, Russia held closing ceremonies after the final day of events that included the men's hockey, bobsledding and cross-country skiing. Canada defeated Sweden 3-0 for the gold medal in hockey and USA-1 won the bronze in four-man bobsledding.

     
  • 2 more Olympians test positive for drugs Feb 22, 2014 4:45 PM
    A Latvian hockey player and a Ukrainian cross-country skier failed drug tests at the Sochi Olympics, bringing to four the number of doping cases at the games. The International Olympic Committee said early Sunday that Vitalijs Pavlovs and Marina Lisogor were both expelled from the games.

     
  • Images: Winter Olympics, Saturday, February 22nd Feb 22, 2014 4:27 PM
    Images from Saturday at the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi.

     
  • Highland Park medalist Jason Brown still smiling as Olympics wind down Feb 22, 2014 8:00 AM
    Still celebating his bronze-medal win in team figure skating, Highland Park's Jason Brown talks candidly about his Olympic victory and his love of the sport in this exclusive Q&A. "The outpouring of support from my community has been more than I could have ever imagined."

     
  • It’s Canada vs. Sweden for men’s hockey gold Feb 21, 2014 4:52 PM
    Before the Olympics started, the only thing holding Team Canada back from being the overwhelming favorite in men’s hockey was its goaltending. On Friday in the semifinals against Team USA, goalie Carey Price was brilliant with 31 saves in Canada’s 1-0 win that sent the Canadians into Sunday’s gold medal game against Sweden. Six Blackhawks will play for the gold (Duncan Keith, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp for Canada, and Niklas Hjalmarsson, Marcus Kruger and Johnny Oduya for Sweden).

     
  • Russia 1st, U.S. 2nd in 5,000-meter relay Feb 21, 2014 5:17 PM
    Viktor Ahn was already a Russian citizen. At the Sochi Olympics, he was embraced as a national hero by his adopted country. Ahn clapped as he crossed the finish line after leading Russia to Olympic gold in the 5,000-meter relay in short track speedskating.

     
  • Two Olympians kicked out for doping Feb 21, 2014 5:12 PM
    A top German biathlete and an Italian bobsledder were kicked out of the Sochi Olympics on Friday in the first doping cases of the Winter Games.

     
  • Canada beats U.S. 1-0 to reach gold-medal game Feb 21, 2014 2:21 PM
    Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament. Canada advanced to the gold-medal match Sunday against Sweden, which beat Finland 2-1 in the earlier semifinal at Bolshoy Ice Dome.

     
  • Medal hopes on line in U.S. men's hockey clash Feb 20, 2014 8:07 PM
    It's the matchup everyone has wanted to see: U.S. against Canada in men's hockey with a medal on the line. The winner of Friday's semifinal game won't win the gold medal, but it gets to play for it on Sunday against the winner of Sweden-Finland. This will also be for bragging rights among the Blackhawks with Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Duncan Keith playing for Canada and Patrick Kane for the Americans.

     
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