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Park City's Sarah Hendrickson may have missed out on a medal but she snagged the most romantic Valentine

Illinois figure skater Jason Brown asked Park City ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson to be his Valentine via Twitter Read more »

Feb. 15, 2014

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Pikus-Pace's last race garners admirers from Sochi to Utah

At The District Megaplex in West Jordan, hundreds of Noelle Pikus-Pace friends and family members gathered on Friday to watch her final run in the Olympics. She won a... Read more »

Feb. 15, 2014

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U.S. speedskating abandons new high-tech Mach 39 skin suits

After poor performances by the country's top skaters, U.S. speedskating is switching back to the old skin suits because of complaints and fear that they may actually... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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The best photos from Day 7 of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games

Here are Friday's best 14 photos from the Associated Press' photographers. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Noelle Pikus-Pace finally has her Olympic moment as she earns silver in skeleton

Noelle Pikus-Pace finished second in Friday's Olympic skeleton contest. Lizzy Yarnold, Great Britain, took the gold medal with a winning combined time of 3:52.89.... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Silver screen, silver medal: Friends, family rent out movie theater to watch Noelle Pikus-Pace race

There was an early morning showing of silver — silver medal, that is — at a movie theater at The District on Friday. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Olympic hosts should be applauded, not criticized

The whining of American journalists over accommodations, venues, transportation, food, tight security, and stray dogs, quite frankly, makes me sick. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Sochi 2014: U.S. medal count

A quick look at the medals U.S. athletes have won Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Mormons in the Olympics: Pikus-Pace takes silver in women's skeleton

Noelle Pikus-Pace took silver in the women’s skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday. Canada's Eric Nielson was 12th after two... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Salt Lake's Jared Goldberg finishes 11th, Park City's Ted Ligety 12th in super combined

Reigning world champion Ted Ligety was the latest veteran to miss the podium despite medal expectations. He has three more races in which to compete. Jared Goldberg of... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Cross-country skiiing: Domracheva wins 2nd biathlon gold at Sochi Games

Darya Domracheva's unmatched pace at skiing earned the Belarusian biathlete her second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics on Friday. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Putin visits U.S., Canada houses at Winter Games

Russian President Vladimir Putin is making the rounds of national houses in Sochi, and from the pictures posted by athletes to Twitter, the visits are something of a... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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American women's curling team facing up to early elimination

With an all-star cast, tons of experience and some decent form behind them, this was supposed to be the year the U.S. women made an impact at the Olympics. It hasn't... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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No repeat 'Miracle on Ice'? Russia not looking past the men's USA hockey team this time

The U.S.-Russia rivalry is renewed Saturday inside the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, though this time it's only a preliminary round game instead of a semifinal. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Figure skater Evgeni Plushenko on thin ice after Olympic dropout

Four days after being praised as a hero for helping Russia win its first gold at the Sochi Olympics, Evgeni Plushenko on Friday was taking criticism for dropping out... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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From a wheelchair in 2002 to 8th in 2014, Emily Cook is happy with Olympic finale

Emily Cook's first Olympics ended with her watching the women's aerials final from a wheelchair. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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USA bobsledder Johnny Quinn is Olympic's bathroom 'breakout' star

After the sleek USA-3 bobsled pulled into the finish, a broadcast assistant rushed over in search of the man who unintentionally became a worldwide phenomenon by... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Russia's Russian Rocket leads men's skeleton

Powering down his home track like a missile on ice, Russia's Alexander Tretiakov built a surprisingly large lead over Latvia's Martins Dukurs after the first two heats... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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High hopes fading as speedskaters are without a medal halfway through competition

Instead of breaking medal-count records, the U.S. speedskating team is explaining why its best skaters aren’t even close to the podium. Their explanation is that... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2014

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Joss Christensen leads U.S. slopestyle ski sweep in earning a victory dedicated to his dad

Park City's Joss Christensen may have been the last man added to the U.S. slopestyle team, but he was the unequivocal best in the sport's Olympic debut Thursday. The... Read more »

Feb. 13, 2014

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