2014 Sochi Olympic Games

CORRECTS IDENTITY AND HIS POSITION IN THE CURLING FEDERATION Russian Curling Federation senior vice-president Andrei Sozin speaks to the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Sozin says someone could have spiked Olympic bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky's food or drink because he tested clean less than a month ago. An IOC spokesman says Krushelnitsky has failed a doping test, which could hurt Russia's chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
February 20, 2018 - 9:58 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — After confirming that both of Alexander Krushelnitsky's doping samples tested positive for the heart drug meldonium, the officials in charge of the Russian team at the Pyeongchang Olympics sought to blame just about anyone other than the curler himself. Krushelnitsky...
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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada celebrate during the venue ceremony after winning the ice dance, free dance figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
February 20, 2018 - 8:44 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were golden in their final Olympic performance. The Canadian couple took the ice one last time and produced a dramatic interpretation of "Moulin Rouge," flawlessly executing their four-minute program that earned them the gold medal in ice...
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Team LeBron's LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, holds the MVP trophy after his team defeated Team Stephen at the NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. Team LeBron won 148-145. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
February 19, 2018 - 6:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new format for the NBA All-Star Game had a negligible impact on television ratings. Total viewership for the game was down slightly compared to last year, although it improved over 2014, the previous time the league's midseason showcase faced competition from the Winter Olympics...
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Switzerland's Lara Gut makes a jump during women's downhill training at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
February 19, 2018 - 3:20 pm
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Just the thought of being at the Olympics on Tuesday made Swiss ski racer Lara Gut smile broadly, and that had nothing to do with it being the last opportunity to train for the downhill, an event in which she earned a bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games. No, the reason for...
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From left, driver Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis of Germany and driver Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz of Canada celebrate during the two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. The two countries tied for a gold medal. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 19, 2018 - 10:53 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Canada set up yet another gold medal game against the United States in women's hockey, and had to share an Olympic title with Germany after a tie in the two-man bobsled.Ice dancers Tessa Virtue and...
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Gold medalist, Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka, looks at her time after finishing in the women's super-G at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
February 17, 2018 - 6:35 am
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — This made no sense to Ester Ledecka. Just simply couldn't be. Could. Not. Be. Which is why the part-time ski racer, part-time snowboarder from the Czech Republic stood so still, absolutely motionless and expressionless, for several moments after crossing the finish...
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A spectator wears a headband with Soohorang, the mascot of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, as she watches the men's curling matches at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
February 16, 2018 - 7:17 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Lindsey Vonn's first race at the Pyeongchang Olympics is the latest to be delayed because of strong winds. The start for the women's super-G has been pushed back by an hour to Saturday at noon local time (Friday at 10 p.m. ET). Vonn was drawn to be the first racer...
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FILE- In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Chloe Kim, of the United States, celebrates winning gold after the women's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Before Kim won gold in the snowboarding halfpipe event, her infectious personality and heartwarming origin story had already won her sponsorships from Toyota, Samsung, Visa and others. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
February 16, 2018 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A gold medal used to be the golden ticket for lucrative endorsements — think Mary Lou Retton on a Wheaties box. But in the age of social media, athletes are making a name for themselves well ahead of time. Even more so than in Rio in 2016 and Sochi in 2014, Pyeongchang athletes are...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file phot oemployees work in Russia's national drug-testing laboratory in Moscow, Russia. Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov says he is "sorry to all the clean athletes we cheated." The former Russian anti-doping laboratory director was speaking in correspondence to The Associated Press through his lawyer. Rodchenkov fled to the United States to expose the elaborate ruse to evade doping tests and he claims the Russians are still "lying and denying." (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)
February 16, 2018 - 11:19 am
An apology for Russia's doping scheme is now ready to be issued. Not by the state which ordered the systematic cover-up but by the chemist who helped Russian athletes trick the system. "I am very sorry to all the clean athletes we cheated," former Russian anti-doping laboratory director Grigory...
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Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal skis during the downhill portion of the men's combined at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
February 14, 2018 - 5:18 am
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Show time in the Olympic men's downhill is Thursday — four days later than planned. Calm air and cloudy skies are forecast for Jeongseon, where the snow surface is harder and faster after a pounding by strong winds since Sunday's original start date was postponed. "It...
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