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  • A cultural guide to the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony

    February 7, 2014 9:26 PM

    MOSCOW (AP) - Wondering about some of the Russian culture featured Friday in the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics? Here's a guide to the history, literature and art that made up a big part of the show. WAR AND PEACE For most, this enormous book is more doorstopper than... more »
  • U.S. Navy heads toward Winter Olympics

    January 31, 2014 8:00 PM

    WASHINGTON- The first of two U.S. Navy ships that'll patrol the Black Sea near the Sochi, Russia Winter Olympic Games is headed in that direction. The USS Mount Whitney left Gaeta, Italy Friday and the USS Taylor leaves Naples, Italy on Saturday. The ships are deploying to the Black... more »
  • Go USA made in China

    December 16, 2013 7:26 PM

    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO- The U.S. Olympic Committee has another wardrobe malfunction since the outside of some mittens say "Go USA" but the inside says "Made in China." The mittens are sold to raise money for Winter Olympic athletes. The gaff comes two years after the USOC was criticized... more »
  • 'Miracle On Ice' jersey going to auction in NYC

    January 25, 2013 10:18 AM

    NEW YORK - It's one of the greatest sporting moments of the 20th century: the winning goal Mike Eruzione scored against the Soviet hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics. Now the 58-year-old "Miracle On Ice" captain is parting with his iconic No. 21 USA jersey, hockey stick and other... more »
  • Utah wants Winter Games again

    December 3, 2012 7:23 PM

    Utah and Salt Lake City plan to make another bid for the Winter Olympics after having hosted in 2002. It's considered a long shot bid for the 2026 games since other U.S. cities argue its their turn. Denver and the Reno-Lake Tahoe area want to make a bid, as well.... more »
  • Biden security breach at winter games

    February 17, 2010 8:16 PM

    A man using false credentials got within yards of Vice President Joe Biden last week when he attended the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. The man was not named but got about 12 rows away from Biden and was stopped and escorted away. He tried... more »

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