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USA goaltender Jonathan Quick comes out of the crease to defend the goal in the third period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
U.S. and Canada to start goaltenders Quick and Price
Feb. 18, 2014
The U.S. and Canada have chosen to sit the goaltenders that played in the 2010 gold-medal game at the Vancouver Olympics.
The team from the United States USA-1, piloted by Elana Meyers with brakeman Lauryn Williams, brake in the finish area after their second run during the women's two-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
USA-1 leads in Olympic bobsled, Lolo Jones 11th
Feb. 18, 2014
An American track star is two runs from Olympic history. No, not her. Lauryn Williams, who had never pushed a bobsled or even sat inside one until just six months ago, and teammate Elana Meyers lead in USA-1 at the halfway point of women's Olympic bobsled.
David Wise of the United States celebrates after winning a gold medal in the men's ski halfpipe final at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Reno's David Wise wins on halfpipe for another American gold
Feb. 18, 2014
David Wise considers himself a dad and husband first, a freestyle skier second. That might be why he also became an Olympic champion. Soaring through sloppy snow and sleet, Wise won the first gold medal in the young sport of halfpipe skiing Tuesday, outclassing a field in Sochi that had trouble with the slow, waterlogged conditions.
Slovenia's Tina Maze makes a turn in the second run of the women's giant slalom to win the gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Olympics Roundup: Day of politics and power on the slopes
Feb. 18, 2014
The politics got a little hotter. The slopes got a lot slushier. On a day when the mountain courses seemed better suited for the crawl or butterfly but posed no obstacle to Tina Maze, the Sochi Olympics took a more overt political turn.
Violinst Vanessa Mae, starting under her father's name as Vanessa Vanakorn for Thailand, makes a turn in the first run of the women's giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Violinist Vanessa-Mae completes giant slalom run
Feb. 18, 2014
Easing her way down the Olympic giant slalom course, pop violinist Vanessa-Mae completed Tuesday's first run with the slowest time of the 74 skiers who finished.
Vladimir Luxuria, center, a former Communist lawmaker in the Italian parliament and prominent crusader for transgender rights, is led away by friends to attend a women's ice hockey match after posing for photos on the Olympic Plaza at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Luxuria was soon after detained by police upon entering the Shayba Arena.
IOC defends Monday's removal of gay activist
Feb. 18, 2014
The IOC says the Italian gay rights activist who was removed from Olympic Park was "escorted from there peacefully" and not detained.
USA forward T.J. Oshie scores the winning goal against Russia goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky in a shootout during overtime of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
NHL says it won't discuss 2018 Winter Olympics
Feb. 18, 2014
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league's possible participation in the 2018 Olympics hasn't been and won't be discussed during the Sochi Games.
In a photo provided by NBC Olympics, NBC's Bob Costas prepares for broadcast at an anchor desk in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Costas plans to make his return to NBC on Monday after being off the air for a week with an eye infection.
Olympic Viewing: Twizzles, aerials and Costas
Feb. 17, 2014
Highlights from television coverage of the Sochi Olympics.
Germany's gold medal winner Eric Frenzel, right, and Japan's silver medal winner Akito Watabe ski during the cross-country portion of the Nordic combined at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Frenzel to start Nordic combined large hill
Feb. 17, 2014
Normal hill gold medal winner Eric Frenzel of Germany will start Tuesday's Nordic combined large hill final despite a virus.
In a photo provided by NBC Olympics, NBC's Bob Costas prepares for broadcast at an anchor desk in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Costas plans to make his return to NBC on Monday after being off the air for a week with an eye infection.
Costas returns to Olympic coverage
Feb. 17, 2014
Bob Costas returned as host for NBC's prime-time Olympic coverage Monday night, if still not exactly clear-eyed, at least with a sharpened sense of respect for the colleagues and crew who covered for him during a six-day absence.
Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States acknowledge the crowd after completing their routine in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
Meryl Davis, Charlie White of US win Olympic ice dance gold
Feb. 17, 2014
Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the gold medal in ice dance Monday, the first Olympic title in the event for the United States.
Vladimir Luxuria, a former Communist lawmaker in the Italian parliament and prominent crusader for transgender rights, is detained by police after entering the Shayba Arena at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
Gay-rights activist detained at Olympic Park
Feb. 17, 2014
An Italian gay-rights activist has been detained by Russian police as she entered Shayba Arena at the Olympic Park to watch a hockey game.
Men's super-G joint bronze medal winner Bode Miller of the United States is consoled by his wife, Morgan, at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Bode Miller: ‘Crazy emotional moment’ after bronze-medal performance
Feb. 17, 2014
American skier Bode Miller is responding to criticism of an NBC post-race interview by saying it was a "crazy emotional moment."
Belarus' Darya Domracheva celebrates winning the gold medal in the women's biathlon 12.5k mass-start, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Belarus has big day at Sochi Olympics
Feb. 17, 2014
It was Belarus day Monday at the Sochi Olympics. A Belarussian woman made Olympic history by becoming the first female ever to win three biathlon titles at the same games, and one of her teammates captured the men's freestyle skiing aerials competition to complete a gold-medal sweep on the event.
Shani Davis of the U.S. takes a breather after competing in the men's 1,500-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
Roundup: For American skaters, old suits don't help
Feb. 15, 2014
Zbigniew Brodka won Poland's first gold medal in the men's 1,500 meters, finishing 0.003 seconds ahead of Koen Verweij of the Netherlands. It was one of the closest 1,500 finishes in Olympic history.

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