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    As Sochi Olympics end, were security fears overwrought?

    8:42 PM, Feb 23, 2014

    In the weeks leading up to the Winter Olympics, Western fears about Russia's ability to protect the games from a terrorist attack reached fever pitch.

    12 Olympic events the USA has never won

    6:02 AM, Feb 18, 2014

    For The Win lists those 11 sports and ranks them based on which will be the hardest to win.

    What do figure skaters do with all those stuffed animals?

    10:47 AM, Feb 17, 2014

    After an amazing performance on the ice, many fans throw flowers and other gifts on the ice in appreciation. But what do the skaters do with them?

    U.S. is behind in medal count, but USOC isn't worried

    5:04 PM, Feb 16, 2014

    Four years ago in Vancouver, the U.S. Olympic team turned in its best performance in history with 37 medals, the most ever won by any nation at a single Winter Games.

    Romney: Sochi Olympic games have wasted billions

    4:33 PM, Feb 16, 2014

    The Winter Olympic Games at Sochi have wasted tens of billions of dollars that would be better spent fighting poverty, Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, said Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press.

    Russia takes over medal count lead, USA behind 2010 pace

    8:25 PM, Feb 15, 2014

    At least Russian fans had a bit of good news after the team's crushing loss to the Americans in men's ice hockey. They could go to bed chanting, "We're No. 1!"

    Plushenko withdraws from Olympic figure skating

    10:18 AM, Feb 13, 2014

    Evgeni Plushenko has withdrawn from the men's figure skating competition at the Sochi Olympics for medical reasons.

    Tina Maze's downhill gold 'means everything' to Slovenia

    7:34 AM, Feb 13, 2014

    When Tina Maze sped down the mountain in Wednesday's downhill, she made history in multiple ways, winning Slovenia's first gold medal at a Winter Games and its fourth medal here, most in the country's history.

    Bob Costas and his red eyes are getting replaced by Matt Lauer

    3:06 PM, Feb 11, 2014

    An injury is forcing one of the biggest stars of the Olympics to the sidelines, at least temporarily.

    No medal for Shaun White in men's halfpipe final

    12:36 PM, Feb 11, 2014

    Shaun White failed to repeat his gold medal run at the Olympics, finishing fourth on Tuesday.

    How to adopt a stray dog from Sochi

    3:06 PM, Feb 10, 2014

    If you want to adopt a stray dog from Sochi, the first thing you should probably do is get on a plane to Sochi.

    Curling 101: What is this Olympic sport?

    5:12 AM, Feb 10, 2014

    It's not as flashy as the ski jumpers or as elegant as the figure skaters. But since returning to official Winter Olympic competition in 1998, curling has picked up a bit of a cult following in the U.S., even if most TV viewers don't understand what's going on.

    Brennan: Gracie Gold already dreaming of another Olympic medal

    5:12 PM, Feb 9, 2014

    Gracie Gold has been waiting for this moment since she announced herself to a skating nation at last year's U.S. nationals in Omaha, finishing second to Ashley Wagner but stealing the show.

    Russian Open Games aims to push positive image of LGBT folks

    5:09 PM, Feb 9, 2014

    In the face of mounting anti-gay pressures, the Russian LGBT Sport Federation will host a gay-friendly sport event in Moscow later this month to boost gay pride and provide a positive image of LGBT Russians.

    USA strikes gold first, crowds mixed

    10:50 PM, Feb 8, 2014

    Five medals gold down, 93 more to go. The first full day of competition at the Sochi Olympics featured an unexpected snowboard gold, a medal shutout for the home team, sweet figure skating redemption and seemingly more interest abroad in these Games, than at home.