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  • Meet U.S. Olympian Bozek at Special Olympics fundraiserApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    U.S. Olympian Megan Bozek will meet and pose for pictures with fans Friday at a fundraiser in Buffalo Grove to benefit Special Olympics. The event takes place at 6 p.m. at the Continental Restaurant, 788 Buffalo Grove Road in Buffalo Grove.

     
  • Buffalo Grove resident Megan Bozek proudly displays the silver medal she won on the Winter Olympics hockey team in Sochi at the Buffalo Grove Park District meeting on Monday where she was honored for her achievements.

    Bozek honored in Buffalo GroveMar 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Olympic silver medalist and Buffalo Grove resident Megan Bozek was honored Monday night at the Buffalo Grove Park District board of commissioners meeting. “Because of her success on the hockey team we wanted to honor her accomplishments.” Dan Schimmel, executive-director for the Buffalo Grove Park District said.

     
  • Olympian Megan Bozek, left, shows her silver medal to senior Lora Khalfin, as Bozek met with students and teachers Wednesday at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. The Stevenson graduate won the silver as a member of the U.S. women’s ice hockey team in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

    Olympian Megan Bozek returns to Stevenson HighMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Olympic hockey player and Stevenson High School alumna Megan Bozek returned to her alma mater Wednesday for the first time since winning a silver medal in Sochi. Bozek, of Buffalo Grove, received a standing ovation from more than 100 students, teachers, coaches and administrators when she took the stage in an auditorium.

     
  • Canadian Olympic women's team goalie Shannon Szabados practices with the Edmonton Oilers NHL hockey team in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Olympic women’s goalie practices with OilersMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Olympic champion women’s goalie Shannon Szabados took the ice with the Edmonton Oilers at practice Wednesday. The Team Canada goalie filled in at practice for the National Hockey League while the Oilers waited for Viktor Fasth to arrive after a trade with Anaheim.

     
  • Buffalo Grove has made banners to honor U.S. hockey player Megan Bozek, who won a silver medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

    Buffalo Grove plans to celebrate Olympian Megan BozekFeb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Buffalo Grove officials intend to honor Stevenson High School grad Megan Bozek, a U.S. women's hockey team player who received a silver medal in the Sochi Olympics. Buffalo Grove Village Manager Dane Bragg said the plan is to recognize Bozek and her family when they are available. He said the honor would come at a village board meeting.

     
  • The team from the United States USA-1, with Steven Holcomb, Curtis Tomasevicz, Steven Langton and Christopher Fogt, celebrate after they won the bronze medal during the men’s four-man bobsled competition final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

    Images: Winter Olympics, Sunday, February 23Feb 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • In this Feb. 9, 2014 photo Austria’s Johannes Duerr competes during the men’s cross-country 30k skiathlon at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Duerr has been kicked out of the Sochi Games after testing positive for EPO, the country’s Olympic committee said Sunday, Feb 23, 2014. It is the fifth doping case of the Olympics and the first involving the blood-boosting drug EPO. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Austrian Olympic Committee:Skier positive for EPOFeb 23, 2014 12:00 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.

     
  • Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States step onto the ice before performing in the figure skating exhibition gala at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

    Images: Winter Olympics, Saturday, February 22ndFeb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Images from Saturday at the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi.

     
  • In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 photo, Marina Lisogor of Ukraine gets up after finishing the women's 10K classical-style cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The Ukrainian Olympic Committee said Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, that Lisogor has failed a doping test. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    2 more Olympians test positive for drugsFeb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Adelina Sotnikova of Russia celebrates after placing first during the flower ceremony for the women’s free skate figure skating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Sotnikova placed first, followed by Kim and Kostner.

    Judging talk overshadows figure skating againFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Leave it to figure skating and judging, where winning can be obscured by whining. Any sport without a finish line or clock or some definitive standard is subject to skepticism about the results. It has happened at the Olympics before, and now it’s happened at Sochi after Adelina Sotnikova skated away with the gold medal, the first for a Russian woman in the individual event.

     
  • Women’s slalom gold medal winner Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States poses for photographers Friday at the Sochi Games.

    American teen wins Olympic slalomFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    American Mikaela Shiffrin won by more than a half-second to become, at 18, the youngest slalom champion in Olympic history. “It’s going to be something that I chalk up as one of my favorite experiences for the rest of my life,” she said. Shiffrin’s gold gave the United States five Alpine medals.

     
  • Team Switzerland celebrates their 4-3 win over Sweden in the women’s ice hockey bronze medal game at Bolshoy Arena at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

    Swiss women beat Sweden 4-3 for hockey bronzeFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jessica Lutz broke a third-period tie with 6:17 to play and Switzerland rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat Sweden 4-3 and claim the bronze medal in Olympic women’s hockey on Thursday.

     
  • Stevenson High School student Tim Park, right, reacts to Thursday's stunning overtime loss by the U.S. women's hockey team, including alum Megan Bozek, in the Sochi Olympics.

    Stevenson students watch Bozek in gold medal gameFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Stevenson High School students had special incentive to watch Thursday's Olympic women's hockey match between the U.S. and Canada — they were hoping to see alum Megan Bozek win a gold medal. TVs in the hallways were tuned to the rivalry game during lunch periods throughout the Lincolnshire school, but the outcome would be silver, not golden.

     
  • Buffalo Grove native and Stevenson High School graduate Megan Bozek (9) wipes a tear as she stands with Monique Lamoureux of the United States (7) and Meghan Duggan (10) during the medal ceremony.

    Canada women stun U.S. in miracle comeback to win goldFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title. Canada trailed 2-0 before Brianne Jenner and Poulin scored in the final 3:26 of regulation, and Poulin had the game-winner with a power play goal at 8:10 of overtime.

     
  • Gracie Gold of the United States competes in the women’s short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

    Gracie Gold 4th in skating short programFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    SOCHI, Russia — Defending champion Yuna Kim of South Korea won the short program at the Sochi Olympics, and Russia’s 15-year-old sensation Julia Lipnitskaia fell. American champion Gracie Gold was fourth, with countrywomen Ashley Wagner sixth and Polina Edmunds seventh. Japan’s Mao Asada had four major mistakes and plummeted to 16th.

     
  • Gracie Gold of the United States waits in the results area after completing her routine in the women's short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

    Can U.S. women top Canada for hockey gold?Feb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Canada takes a 16-year Olympic winning streak into today's women's ice hockey final against the U.S. as it seeks a fourth consecutive gold medal. Canada hasn't lost in women's hockey at the Winter Games since 1998 in Nagano, Japan, and forwards Jayna Hefford, Hayley Wickenheiser and Caroline Ouellette can join former U.S. basketball player Lisa Leslie as the only female athletes to win gold in the same event in four straight Olympics.

     
  • Gracie Gold of the United States waits in the results area after completing her routine in the women's short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

    To medal, Gold will likely need others to falterFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    U.S. champion Gracie Gold is in striking distance of a medal with 68.63 points. But she will likely need a mistake from the leaders to move up to the podium. Gold turned out a clean free skate in the team event, and as she wrestled with frazzled nerves Wednesday, she wished she was doing her long program instead of her short,

     
  • Canada’s Jill Officer releases the rock during the women’s curling semifinal game against Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

    Canada, Sweden advance to women’s curling finalsFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Canada’s curlers gathered in a circle, hoisted their brooms into the air and jumped for joy. Sweden’s players linked arms in a huddle and squeezed tight as their tears flowed. After surviving tense semifinal games that sent emotions soaring at the Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi, Canada and Sweden will play for the gold medal in women’s curling for the second straight Winter Games.

     
  • The team from the United States USA-3, piloted by Jazmine Fenlator with brakeman Lolo Jones, high-five after their first run during the women’s two-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

    Williams, Jones officially become dual OlympiansFeb 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lauryn Williams and Lolo Jones have become the ninth and 10th Americans to compete in different sports at the Summer and Winter Olympics. Williams and Jones both raced for the U.S. in the women’s bobsled event that started Tuesday night.

     
  • USA-1 teammates Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams hold a comfortable lead over Canada-1 and USA-2 after two runs of women’s Olympic bobsled.

    USA-1 leads in Olympic women’s bobsled in SochiFeb 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    USA-1 teammates Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams hold a comfortable lead over Canada-1 and USA-2 after two runs of women’s Olympic bobsled. Americans Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans of Chicago are third, 0.56 seconds back.

     
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