Sochi Winter Games 2014

female athletes competing at the Winter Games in Sochi

Amy Purdy & Derek Hough

Amy Purdy wins Sochi Paralympic medal, heads to LA for DWTS debut

Para-snowboarding took place for the first time in the history of the Paralympic Winter Games today and American snowboarder Amy Purdy captured a bronze medal. After the medal ceremony tonight, Purdy will catch a flight to Los Angeles to prepare for her next competition, a shot at the mirrorball on the reality television show “Dancing with …

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Luger Erin Hamlin - Bronze medalist

Bronze Medalist Erin Hamlin Partners with USA Luge Slider Search

Erin Hamlin is a three-time Olympian and the first female American luger to medal at any Winter Olympics, as well as the first American of either gender to medal in singles competition. Hamlin, a New York state native, came to Sochi to make amends for disappointment in Vancouver in 2010, when she was widely considered …

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women's ski jump

Women Ski Jumpers Take a Giant Leap Forward

Who says women’s can’t fly? An historic day was finally realized at the Olympic Games and Whitney Childers was there to see it first-hand. KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Try as she might, Jessica Jerome couldn’t convince her eyes and her mind that Tuesday night’s inaugural Olympic women’s ski jumping event was just another competition on …

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Team USA 2014

Meet the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team

The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially the XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, are scheduled to take place from 7 to 23 February 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Eighty-eight nations are sending athletes to the Winter Games but the U.S. has the largest delegation with a 230-member team. Are there any athletes from your …

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Team USA Uniforms

Betsy Ross cover your eyes: Olympic uniforms unveiled

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are only two weeks away so it’s time we got a look at Team USA’s festive wardrobe. Betsy Ross – you might want to cover your eyes. The Ralph Lauren designed Opening Ceremony uniforms are… well, wildly patriotic.  Unveiled today, the outfits hark back to that most American of crafts, the …

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Figure Skater

Swizzles, Axels and Camels – Figure Skating Terms You Need to Know

Do you know all about swizzles, axels and camels? If not, read on… Jumps are an important part of competitive figure skating.  There are triples, doubles and quads.  There are Toe Loops,  Flips, Salchows, Axels,  Lutzs and Sequence Jumps. Each is identified by the take-off edge and the number of revolutions completed. Get ready for Sochi …

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Vonn to miss Sochi

US skier Vonn will not compete in Sochi Olympics due to knee injury

US skier Vonn will not compete in Sochi Olympics, to have knee surgery (via Fox Sports) Updated Jan 7, 2014 10:37 AM ET   Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars. The 29-year-old skier from Vail, Colo., announced her decision …

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