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Paralympic Skier Melts Sochi Medal to Make Engagement Ring

Vincent Gauthier-Manuel (Tom Pennington/Getty Images) By Max Meyer Olympians may do many unusual things with their medals, but it’s safe to say that French Paralympian Vincent Gauthier-Manuel used his to perform the most romantic gesture. The skier melted his silver medal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics to make an engagement ring for his girlfriend. While it is an unbelievable […]

2014 Sochi Olympic Games: Shiffrin Wins Gold In Slalom

American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history as the youngest winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal, during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

2014 Sochi Olympic Games: Mikaela Shiffrin In The Giant Slalom

American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin gives an impressive Giant Slalom run during her Olympic debut at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.

2014 Winter Olympics Sochi: Snowboard Cross: Jacbellis wins

After winning a quarterfinal, Lindsey Jacobellis (USA) wipes out in a semi, ending her chances for Gold.

2014 Winter Olympics Sochi: Freestyle Halfpipe: Bowman wins

Scoring 89.00 in her second run, Maddie Bowman claims gold for the USA.

German former champ, Italian athlete test positive for drugs in Sochi

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MICHAEL DALDER/FILES (Reuters) – Germany’s two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian four-man bobsleigh member William Frullani were thrown out of the Sochi Olympics on Friday after testing positive for drugs. Sachenbacher-Stehle, who was competing in the biathlon in Sochi but did not win a medal, tested positive for the stimulant methylhexanamin with the second sample […]

Countdown To Sochi: Winter 101

On the elite level, tuning and waxing skis and boards can make the difference between on the podium and off. We break it down in this week’s Winter 101.

Countdown To Sochi: Train Like A Champion

Nick Gismondi gets some pre-game practice and tips of his all-time favorite sport, ice hockey, with Anže Kopitar.

Countdown To Sochi: Countdown Conversation

Alana Nichols is vivacious, athletic, an elite ski racer, and happens to be paralyzed from the waist down. In this week’s Countdown Conversation, our host, Jenny Cavnar talks about her journey and how she’s handled her new reality.

Countdown To Sochi: Where’s The Torch?

In its final days the torch once again went to the highest of heights, topping a mountain before descending into the beach city of Sochi.

Countdown To Sochi: Reliving The Glory

The early days of ski racing produced some national heroes for their respective countries. In this week’s Reliving the Glory we learn about Austrian alpine skier Toni Sailer, who was known as the “Blitz from Kitz.”

Bad news for Putin as Sochi satire floods Internet

(Reuters) – Vladimir Putin’s dreams of glory at the Sochi Winter Olympics are drowning in a sea of online satire poking fun at everything from the toilets to threats of a bomb attack. The Twitter account @SochiProblems, with comments on issues ranging from supposed spray-painting of the grass to signs banning fishing in the toilets […]

White out of slopestyle as Sochi opening nears

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE (Reuters) – The Sochi Olympics were dealt a blow two days before the opening ceremony when American snowboarding star Shaun White pulled out of the slopestyle event due to safety concerns, highlighting the real dangers athletes face in extreme winter sports. The news came as organizers scramble to deal with teething problems […]

Miller ready to win ‘every race’ in Sochi

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CHRISTIAN HARTMANN “I’m ready. My skiing in general is pretty solid. It was the idea to keep getting stronger and come to the Olympics ready to win in every race,” said the 36-year-old World Cup veteran, who will be competing at his fifth Winter Games in Russia. Miller, who missed the entire 2012-13 season to treat lingering knee […]

Factbox: Bobsleigh at the Sochi Winter Games

(Reuters) – Here are the main facts about bobsleigh at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The competition: There are three gold medals up for grabs in the men’s four-man, two-man and two-woman events. The competition consists of four runs held over a two-day period. Medals are awarded based on the total time over the four runs, […]

Countdown To Sochi: Reliving the Glory: Soviet Union Hockey

The Soviet Union has arguably the most decorated Olympic hockey history. In this week’s Reliving the Glory we find out which was the first team to bring down the mighty Soviet hockey team.

Countdown To Sochi: Where Is The Torch?: Going Into February

115 stops, numerous modes of transportation, including deer and dolphin, and almost 14,000 torchbearers, but we’re not done yet, find out where else it’s gone in this week’s Where’s the Torch? presented by Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes.

Countdown To Sochi: Train Like A Champion: Slopestyle

Our corespondent Nick Gismondi thought that since Slopestyle is such a new sport, he might have a chance to make Team USA. Does he have what it takes to make his own Olympic debut with the new sport?

Countdown To Sochi: The Hartford Ski Spectacular

The Hartford Ski Spectacular is the largest winter sports festival for people with disabilities. We went to Breckenridge, CO to talk with organizers, first timers, and Paralympians to see what the festival is all about.

Countdown To Sochi: Slopestyle Course Construction

Earlier this winter, we traveled to Copper Mountain and learned just what it took to make a championship level sloepstyle course.

Countdown To Sochi: Winter 101: Alpine Paralympics

The Paralympics will start two weeks after the Olympics finish. In this week’s Winter 101 we explain the finer details of Paralympic alpine skiing.

Countdown To Sochi: Winter 101: Ski & Snowboard Cross

Four athletes racing down the hill, taking bumps and jumps as they come, all while trying to avoid crashing into the person speeding less than a foot on either side of them. In this week’s Winter 101 we break down ski and snowboard cross.

Countdown To Sochi: Heath Calhoun

One minute Heath Calhoun was proudly fighting in the U.S. military. The next, he had to reevaluate his whole life after losing both his legs in action. Calhoun was down, but not out. See how the Paralympics gave this former military man a new hope.

Countdown To Sochi: Countdown Conversation: Elena Hight

This week Jenny was on location at beautiful Copper Mountain Resort to talk with professional snowboarder Elena Hight for a Countdown Conversation presented by BMW. Hight talks about her 2010 Olympic experience and what drew her snowboarding.

Countdown To Sochi: Reliving The Glory with Andrea Mead Lawrence

Andrea Mead Lawrence was the first American skier, male or female to bring home two golds in one Olympics. Covering TImes magazine and making Olympic history at the age of only 15. We tell you her story in this week’s Reliving the Glory.

Countdown To Sochi: Train Like A Champion: Devin Loga

She’s the only American woman attempting to make the Olympic free skiing team for both half pipe and slope style. We sent our correspondent Nick Gismondi out to try and keep up with free skier Devin Loga.

Countdown To Sochi: Where’s The Torch?

What do crystal, nightingales, and World War II have in common? Find out on this week’s Where’s the Torch? presented by Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes.

Hoax threats before games play on Sochi security fears

CREDIT: REUTERS/ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK (Reuters) – At least five European countries’ Olympic committees and the United States received letters in Russian on Wednesday making a “terrorist threat” before the Sochi Games, but Olympic chiefs said they posed no danger. Despite the assurances, the letters to committees in Italy, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia and Slovakia briefly caused alarm and underlined nervousness […]

White opts out of X Games due to Sochi

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS (Reuters) – Olympic snowboarding champion Shaun White has decided not to compete at this week’s X Games in Aspen in order to focus on his preparations for the Sochi Winter Games, ESPN reported on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Californian, who won gold in the men’s halfpipe at each of the past two Winter Olympics, will represent […]

Countdown To Sochi: Train Like A Champion: Blind Biathlon

Believe it or not, this week in our Train Like A Champion, Nick Gismondi lets someone else drive his car. Visually impaired Paralympic biathlete Shawn Cheshire teaches him a thing or two about cross-country skiing- blindfolded!

Countdown To Sochi: Winter 101: Dedicated to Curling

Canada tends to reign supreme when it comes to curling. If the US wants to be a more consistent challenger in international play, they’ll need more practice time on dedicated ice sheets.

Countdown To Sochi: Woodward At Copper Grand Re-Opening

Woodward at Copper is a premiere off-hill training facility for free ski and snowboard athletes. The Woodward Remix debuted the facility’s half-million dollar renovations and brought in several world class athletes to help celebrate.

Russian Cossacks patrol Sochi Olympics

CREDIT: REUTERS/VASILY FEDOSENKO (Reuters) – Cossacks in their traditional lambswool hats and coats with epaulettes will be patrolling the Russian resort of Sochi for next month’s Winter Olympics. Russia has imposed a security clampdown in Sochi to try to ensure the safety of the Games which are a sworn target of Moscow’s most wanted man, […]

Countdown to Sochi: Train Like a Champion: Blind Biathlon

Believe it or not, this week in our Train Like A Champion, Nick Gismondi lets someone else drive his car. Not just anyone else, but visually impaired Paralympic biathlete Shawn Cheshire. And she teaches him a thing or two about cross-country skiing- blindfolded!

Countdown to Sochi: Where Is the Torch?: More Russia To Come

In it’s final month before it hits Sochi the torch visits more Russian cities, including a stop in a town known for it’s crocodile statue. Crocodiles are known for being very intelligent and never getting sick.

Factbox: Reaction to Vonn missing Sochi Olympics

(Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn’s decision to pull out of next month’s Sochi Olympics because of a knee injury left a big hole in the U.S. ski team and brought an outpouring of support on Tuesday. Here is some of the reaction to her announcement: “It’s hard to swallow that @lindseyvonn won’t be competing in Sochi, […]

Devastated Vonn out of Sochi Games with injury

CREDIT: REUTERS/ROBERT PRATTA (Reuters) – Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn, one of the biggest attractions in winter sport, will miss next month’s Sochi Games because she requires surgery on her injured knee. The 29-year-old American broke the news on her Facebook page on Tuesday. “I am devastated to announce I will not be able to compete in […]

U.S. hoping experience can lift them to Sochi gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS (Reuters) – Ryan Miller, the most valuable player at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, and Stanley Cup MVP Patrick Kane will head to Sochi looking for gold after being named to the U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team on Wednesday. The U.S. roster includes 13 Olympians, who lost to Canada in the gold medal […]

Sochi Social: Christmas Tweets

And we get a visit from Santa in this week’s Sochi Social.

Countdown To Sochi: Winter 101: Super Combined

In this week’s Winter 101 we explain one of the least understood alpine skiing disciplines…the super combined.

Sochi Social: Movember

Olympic athletes show off their moustaches, as they try to rise awareness for men’s health issues during the month of- ‘Movember’.

Universal Sports Update: Sochi Dope Testing Trouble

The WADA is looking into problems reported at the Russian Anti-doping lab that will handling the testing for the Olympic games in Sochi.

Sochi Social: Twittering about Trankov’s pants

It’s not uncommon for athletes to have their own Twitter accounts. But Russian pairs skater Maxim Trankov’s PANTS have their own Twitter page, with almost 400 followers. We talk about all the action his pants are getting in the social media world.

Sochi Social: Ted Ligety & The Rookie

Even in the midst of their intensive training, Olympic hopefuls still take time to tweet, post and update their social media. During Sochi Social we bring our viewers the highlights, and lowlights, of their social media exploits. In this episode, keep up with all of the athlete’s tweets and posts as Alpine Skier Ted Ligety gives new teammate Kieffer Christianson the “rookie haircut” treatment.

10 Reasons To Countdown To Sochi with US

Featuring the most compelling stories leading up to the Winter Games, “Countdown to Sochi” airs every Wednesday from October 30 to February 5 at 8 PM ET only on Universal Sports Network. The 15-week show will showcase Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls through exclusive interviews and profiles, and will also have extensive coverage of winter sports […]

Countdown To Sochi Preview

Countdown to Sochi is a weekly show capturing the most compelling stories, including athlete profiles, features and coverage of the winter sports competitions, leading up to the 2014 Sochi games. Premieres October 30, 2013 – Watch every Wednesday through February 5.

Sponsors in branding battle for Sochi

A view from a helicopter shows the Fisht Olympic Stadium (C) and other Olympic venues under construction for the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi March 7, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Nina Zotina Official Olympic sponsors are being beaten by non-affiliated rivals in the race for brand awareness ahead of next year’s Sochi Winter Olympics and the 2016 Summer Games […]

Universal Sports Update: Sochi bans rallies

President Putin bans all rallies before Olympic games, sighting security concerns, as others suspect it’s for fear of pro-homosexuality protests.

Universal Sports Update: Sochi Games

After the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, Winter Olympics Sochi Games organizers promises high security.

Ohno rules out Sochi, says career is over

Bronze medallist, US Apolo Anton Ohno, shows the number 8 as he celebrates his eighth Olympic medal at the end of the Men’s 5000 m relay short-track final at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, during the 2010 Winter Olympics on February 26, 2010. (AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK) By Julian Linden NEW YORK, April 24 […]

Skaters chase world gold with eye on Sochi

By Steve Keating March 11 (Reuters) – Precious medals, valuable momentum and coveted Olympic berths will all be on the line this week at the world figure skating championships with skaters looking to lay down their markers ahead next year’s Sochi Winter Games. London, a southern Ontario university town just north of Detroit, will provide […]

2013 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Sochi: Men’s Ski Cross: John Teller is top American

John Teller (USA) finished the Qaurter final heat in 4th place and finished the overall competition 14th. Teller finished 1st last month at the ski cross in Megeve.

2013 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup: Sochi: Men’s Ski Cross: Norberg wins gold

Victor Oehling Norberg (SWE) won the men’s final heat in a race that was close all the way to the finish line. Norberg sits in 5th in the overall standing is 166 points behind leader Alex Fiva (SUI).


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