Sochi 2014
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Posted: 2/27 12:56 PM
Updated: 2/28 12:15 AM

Major gift could help save Maine Winter Sports Center

The $100,000 donation from a Presque Isle native comes with a matching $400,000 grant and is the first step to replace a significant loss of funding.
Posted: 2/23 8:52 AM
Updated: 2/24 11:00 AM

IOC: Russia delivered all that was promised

The Sochi games conclude with a grand closing ceremony and Russia atop the medals table.

Posted: 2/24 12:00 AM
Updated: 2/24 8:49 AM

American athletes make their marks in Sochi

See photos of special winning moments from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and see short profiles of the nation's Olympians.

Posted: 2/23 12:56 PM
Updated: 2/23 12:58 PM

Sochi games will comfortably turn a profit for NBC

NBC used the Olympics to popularize streaming video, develop a cable sports network and launch entertainment programs.

More from Sochi

Posted: 2/23 10:56 AM

US officials defend team performance in Sochi

U.S. speedskaters were kept off the medal podium for the first time since 1984.

Posted: 2/23 9:54 AM
Updated: 2/23 1:58 PM

Sweden’s Backstrom fails doping test in Sochi

The Swedish Olympic Committee says Nicklas Backstrom tested positive for a substance found in an allergy medication he has taken for seven years.

Posted: 2/23 9:28 AM
Updated: 2/23 11:52 AM

Canada’s defense key to another gold medal in hockey

Canada shuts out Sweden 3-0 for its third gold medal in the last four Olympics.

Posted: 2/23 8:16 AM
Updated: 2/23 8:18 AM

Legkov leads Russian sweep of 50K race at Olympics

The sweep clinches the top spot in the overall medals table for Russia.

Posted: 2/23 7:54 AM
Updated: 2/23 11:57 AM

US wins bronze in four-man bobsled

Alexander Zubkov wins double bobsled gold for Russia.

  • Canada forward Jonathan Toews waves the Canadian flag after Canada beat Sweden 3-0 in the men's gold medal hockey game Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. AP

  • Russia's gold medal winner Alexander Legkov kisses the podium during the flower ceremony of the men's 50K cross-country race Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. AP

  • A man wearing a hat in the shape of the coat of arms of Russia whistles as he waits for the start of the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics Sunday in Sochi, Russia. AP

  • Doris Lipscombe watches team Canada warm up before playing Sweden in the gold-medal men's hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday in Sochi, Russia. ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • The driver of United States USA-1, Steven Holcomb, acknowledges the crowd after the team won the bronze medal during the men's four-man bobsled competition final Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Performers sing on stage before the start of the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics Sunday in Sochi, Russia. AP

  • Russia's Alexander Legkov celebrates winning the gold during the flower ceremony of the men's 50K cross-country race Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. AP

  • The team from the United States USA-1, with Steven Holcomb, Curtis Tomasevicz, Steven Langton and Christopher Fogt, celebrate after they won the bronze medal during the men's four-man bobsled competition final Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • The team from Russia RUS-1, with Alexander Zubkov, Alexey Negodaylo, Dmitry Trunenkov, and Alexey Voevoda, celebrate after they won the gold medal during the men's four-man bobsled competition final Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • A girl with a Russian flag painted on her face blows bubbles as she waits for the start of the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Sunday. AP

  • The driver of Russia RUS-1, Alexander Zubkov, acknowledges the crowd after they won the gold medal during the men's four-man bobsled competition final Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Canada goaltender Carey Price reaches for the rebound on a shot by Sweden during the third period of the men's gold medal hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics Sunday in Sochi, Russia. ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • A street performer poses for a picture with a fan in Olympic Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Saturday in Sochi, Russia. AP

  • Jonathan Toews of Canada skates with the Canadian flag after the gold medal men's hockey game Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. AP

  • USA Four-Man Bobsled

    Members: Steven Holcomb, Curtis Tomasevicz, Steven Langton and Christopher Fogt

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the four-man bobsled

    Details: Holcomb won the gold medal in the 4-man bobsled in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He also competed in the 2006 Olympics and won four world bobsled championships. Langton joined Holcomb in winning a bronze medal in the two-man competition in Sochi.

    Personal website: www.teamholcomb.com

    Twitter: @StevenHolcomb

  • Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine skiing

    Born: 1995

    Hometown: Eagle-Vail, Colo.

    Event: Slalom

    Sochi: Gold medal in women's slalom

    Details: Shiffrin won a world championship slalom gold medal and the World Cup slalom title in 2013. This will be her first Olympics. She joined the U.S. Ski Team three years ago. Shiffrin became the youngest skier ever to win an Olympic slalom championship.

    Twitter: @MikaelaShiffrin

  • U.S. women's hockey team

    Sochi: Silver medal

    Tournament results: Preliminary round - USA 3, Finland 1; USA 9, Switzerland 0; Canada 3, USA 2; Semifinal round - USA 6, Sweden 1; Gold final - Canada 3, USA 2

    Coach: Katey Stone

    Players: Brianne McLaughlin, Molly Schaus, Jessie Vetter (goaltenders); Kacey Bellamy, Megan Bozek, Gigi Marvin, Michelle Picard, Josephine Pucci, Anne Schleper, Lee Stecklein (defensemen); Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne, Julie Chu, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan, Lyndsey Fry, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Kelli Stack (forwards).

    Twitter: usahockey

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Maddie Bowman, Halfpipe skiing

    Born: 1994

    Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, Calif. 

    Event: Halfpipe skiing

    Sochi: Gold medal in halfpipe skiing

    Details: Bowman has been a member of the U.S. freestyle ski team for three years. She won her first X Games gold medal in 2013 and took the AFP halfpipe title last year. The event is new to the Olympics in 2014.

    Twitter: maddiebowman

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Elana Meyers & Lauryn Williams, Bobsled

    Born: 1984 (Meyers), 1983 (Williams)

    Hometown: Douglasville, Ga. (Meyers), Rochester, Pa. (Williams)

    Event: Bobsled (Meyers, driver; Williams, brakeman)

    Sochi: Silver medal in twoman bobsled

    Details: Meyers won a bronze medal in the two-woman bobsled in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. She has also won two world championships in bobsled competitions in 2012 and 2013. Williams won a silver medal in the 100 meters at the 2004 Athens Games. She won World Cup gold in bobsled in Austria in January.

    Twitter: @eamslider24 (Meyers), @LaurynCwilliams

    Photo: The Associated Press
  • Jamie Greubel & Aja Evans, Bobsled

    Born: 1983 (Greubel), 1988 (Evans)

    Hometown: Newtown, Pa. (Greubel), Homewood, Ill. (Evans)

    Events: Bobsled (Greubel, drive; Evans, brakeman)

    Sochi: Bronze medal in two-man bobsled

    Details: Greubel was an alternate on for the U.S. Olympic Team in 2010. She won a silver medal in the 2012 world cup. Evans competed in both shot put and sprints at UNLVand the University of Illinois and competed in shot put in the 2008 Olympic trials. 

    Twitter: @JamieGreubel; AjaLEvans

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Ted Ligety, Alpine skiing

    Born: 1984

    Hometown: Park City, Utah

    Event: Giant slalom, super-G, super combined

    Sochi: Gold medal in ginat slalom

    Details: Ligety is 2006 Olympic gold medalist and four-time World Cup giant slalom champion. He has been a member of the U.S. Ski Team for 10 years and a on U.S. Olympic teams in 2006 and 2010.

    Personal website:www.tedligety.com

    Twitter: @tedligety

    Photo: The Associated Press

     

     

  • Alex Deibold, Snowboard cross

    Born: May 8, 1986

    Hometown: New Haven, Connecticut

    Details: Deibold, a graduate of Vermont's Stratton Mountain School, won the bronze medal in Sochi's snowboardcross event. He also stood on a podium at Sochi last winter in a 2013 FIS World Cup event, where he placed second.

    Personal website: alexdeibold.com

    Twitter: @adeibold

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  • Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Figure Skating

    Born: 1987 (Davis), 1987 (White)

    Hometown: West Bloomfield, Mich. (Davis), Ann Arbor, Mich. (White)

    Event: Ice dancing pairs

    Sochi: Gold medal in ice dancing; Bronze medal in the team competition

    Details: Davis and White have been skating together since 1997. They won the silver medal for ice dancing in the 2010 Olympics. They have also won two world championships and six U.S. Championships.

    Twitter: @Meryl_Davis, @CharlieaWhite

    Photo: The Associated Press

     

  • Steven Holcomb & Steve Langton, Bobsled

    Born: 1980 (Holcomb); 1983 (Langton)

    Hometown: Park City, Utah (Holcomb); Melrose, Mass.(Langton)

    Events: Two-man bobsled

    Sochi: Bronze medal in tw0-man bobsled

    Details: Holcomb won the gold medal in the four-man bobsled in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. He also competed in the 2006 Olympics and has won four world bobsled championships. Langton competed in 2010 but did not medal. The pair won thegold medal at the World Championships in Lake Placid in 2012.

    Personal websites: www.teamholcomb.com

    Twitter: @StevenHolcomb; @StevenLangton

    Photo: The Associated Press

     

  • Andrew Weibrecht, Alpine skiing

    Born: 1986
     
    Hometown: LAke Placid, N.Y.
     
    Event: Super-G, downhill, super-combined
     
    Sochi: Silver medal in super-G
     
    Details: Also won a bronze medal in super-G at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
     
    Twitter: a_weibrecht
     
    Photo: The Associated Press
  • Bode Miller, Alpine skiing

    Born: 1977

    Hometown: Franconia, N.H.

    Event: Downhill, super-G, super combined

    Sochi: Bronze medal in super-G

    Details: Miller is a two-time World Cup overall champion, four-time World Champion and five-time Olympic medalist. He became a member of the U.S Ski Team 16 years ago and participated in the Olympics in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. With his bronze in Sochi Miller became the oldest man to win an Olympic Alpine medal.

    Maine connection: From Easton, N.H., Miller learned to ski at New Hampshire's Cannon Mountain and was a 1996 graduate of Carrabassett Valley Academy

    Twitter: @MillerBode

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Noelle Pikus-Pace, Skeleton

    Born: 1982
     
    Hometown: Provo, Utah
     
    Event: Skeleton
     
    Sochi: Silver medal
     
    Details: Has won five medals at the FIBT World Championships and also competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
     
    Personal website: www.noellepikuspace.com
     
     
    Photo: The Associated Press
  • Erin Hamlin, Luge

    Born: 1986
     
    Hometown: New Hartford, N.Y.
     
    Event: Singles
     
    Sochi: Bronze medal in women's singles
     
    Details: She is a three-time Olympian, the first female American luger to medal at any Winter Olympics and the first American of either gender to medal in singles competition.
     
    Personal website: www.erinhamlin.com
     
    Twitter: erinhamlin
     
    Photo: The Associated Press
  • Joss Christensen, Freestyle skiing

    Born: 1991
     
    Hometown: Park City, Utah
     
    Event: Slopestyle
     
    Sochi: Gold medal in men's slopestyle
     
    Details: Started skiing at age 4 and has been competing in the Dumont Cup and on the Dew Tour since 2010. This is his second year on the U.S. team.
     
     
    Photo: The Associated Press
  • Gus Kenworthy, Freestyle skiing

    Born: 1991
     
    Hometown: Telluride, Colo.
     
    Event: Slopestyle
     
    Sochi: Silver medal in men's slopestyle
     
    Details: Finished 5th at the 2014 WInter X Games in slopestyle and seventh in halfpipe.
     
    Personal website: www.guskenworthy.com
     
    Twitter: guskenworthy
     
    Photo: The Associated Press
  • Nick Goepper, Freestyle skiing

    Born: 1994
     
    Hometown: Lawrenceburg, Ind.
     
    Event: Slopestyle
     
    Sochi: Bronze medal in men's slopestyle
     
    Details: Has won two gold medals and one silver in X Games slopestyle competition.
     
    Twitter: NickGoepper
     
    Photo: The Associated Press
  • Devin Logan, Freestyle skiing

    Born: 1993
     
    Hometown: West Dover, Vt.
     
    Event: Slopestyle
     
    Sochi: Silver medal in women's slopestyle
     
    Details: Finished second at the U.S. Championships in halfpipe at age 15 and reached the podium 12 times in 2012 before suffering a serious knee injury.
     
    Personal website: www.devinlogan.com
     
    Twitter: dlogan
     
    Photo: The Associated Press
  • Kaitlyn Farrington, Snowboarding

    Born: 1989
     
    Hometown: Sun Valley, Ind.
     
    Event: Halfpipe
     
    Sochi: Gold medal in women's halfpipe
     
    Details: Claimed the bronze medal at the X Games in Aspen in January.
     
    Twitter: KaitlynFarr
     
    Photo: The Associated Press
  • Kelly Clark, Snowboarding

    Born: 1983
     
    Hometown: West Dover, Vt.
     
    Event: Halfpipe
     
    Sochi: Bronze medal in women's halfpipe
     
    Details: Won halfpipe gold at the 2002 Winter Olympics In Salt Lake City and bronze at the 2010 Games in Vancouver.
     
    Twitter: Kellyclarkfdn
     
    Photo: The Associated Press
  • Jamie Anderson, Snowboarding

    Born: 1990

    Hometown: South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

    Event: Slopestyle

    Sochi: Gold medal in women's slopestyle.

    Details: Anderson is a four-time gold medal winner in the Winter X Games.

    Personal website: www.itsjamieanderson.com

    Twitter: @Jme_Anderson

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarding

    Born: 1993

    Hometown: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

    Event: Slopestyle

    Sochi: Gold medal in men's slopestyle

    Details: Kotsenburg has won two siver medals and a bronze medal in the X Games.

    Twitter: @sagekotsenburg 

    Photo: The Associated Press

     

  • Ashley Wagner, Figure Skating

    Born: 1991

    Hometown: Alexandria, Va.

    Event: Figure skating, team, singles

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the team competition

    Details: Wagner is a two-time U.S. national champion.

    Twitter: @AshWagner2010

    Photo: The Associated Press

     

  • Julia Mancuso, Alpine downhill

    Born: 1984

    Hometown: Squaw Valley, Calif.

    Event: Apline skiing

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the women's super combined

    Details: Mancuso has captured more major championship medals than any other American woman with eight – three Olympic (one gold and two silver medals) and five World Championship. She has been a member of the U.S. Ski Team for 14 years and was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

    Personal website: www.juliamancuso.com

    Twitter: @JuliaMancuso

     

  • Simon Shnapir, Figure Skating

    Born: 1987

    Hometown: Sudbury, Mass.

    Event: Figure skating, pairs

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the team competition

    Details: Shnapir is a two-time U.S. national champion

    Twitter: @SimonShnapir

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Hannah Kearney, Freestyle Skiing

    Born: 1986

    Hometown: Norwich, Vt.

    Event: Moguls

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the women's moguls

    Details: Kearney won the gold medal 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. She has also won six world titles, two in overall freestyle and four moguls championships.

    Twitter: @HK_Ski

    Photo: The Associated Press

     

  • Gracie Gold, Figure Skating

    Born: 1995

    Hometown: Springfield, Mo.

    Event: Figure skating, team and single

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the team competition

    Details: Gold is a World Junior silver medalist and the 2014 U.S. National Champion.

    Twitter: @GraceEGold

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Marissa Castelli, Figure Skating

    Born: 1990

    Hometown: Cranston, R.I.

    Event: Figure Skating, team and pairs

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the team competition

    Details: Castelli is a two-time U.S. national champion.

    Twitter: @MarissaCastelli

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Jason Brown, Figure Skating

    Born: 1994

    Hometown: Highland Park, Ill.

    Event: Men's figure skating

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the team competition

    Details: Brown is a U.S. national silver medalist

    Twitter: @jasonbskates 

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Jeremy Abbott, Figure Skating

    Born: 1985

    Hometown: Aspen, Colo.

    Events: Men's figure skating

    Sochi: Bronze medal in the team competition

    Details: Abbott is a four-time U.S. Champion. 

    Twitter: @jeremyabbottpcf

    Photo: The Associated Press

     

  • Russell Currier, Biathlon

    Born: June 18, 1987

    Hometown: Stockholm

    Details: Graduated from Caribou High School in 2006. He trains with the Maine Winter Sports Center and had two top-10 World Cup finishes in 2011.

    Personal website: www.russellcurrier.blogspot.com/

    Twitter: @RussellCurrier

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  • Gustav Nyquist, Men's ice hockey

    Born: September 1, 1989

    Hometown: Halmstad, Sweden

    Details: Nyquist plays professionally for the NHL's Detroit Red Wings. He joined Sweden’s Olympic hockey team as a forward to replace an injured Detroit Red Wings teammate, Johan Franzen.

    Maine connection: Nyquist played for the University of Maine's Black Bears for three seasons, most recently in 2010-2011, before signing with the Red Wings after his junior year.

    Photo: John Ewing/Staff Photographer

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  • Lowell Bailey, Biathlon

    Born: July 15, 1981

    Hometown: Lake Placid, New York

    Details: 2014 marks Bailey's third trip to the Winter Olympics as a biathlete.

    Maine connection: Bailey trains at the Maine Winter Sports Center, and his mother lives in Brunswick.

    Website: http://lowellbailey.com/

    Photo: The Associated Press

  • Tim Burke, Biathlon

    Born: July 15, 1981

    Hometown: Paul Smiths, New York

    Details: Tim competed in the 2006 and 2010 games, and at the 2013 World Championships he won the silver medal in the 20 km Individual competition, the second American man ever to win a World Championship medal.

    Maine connection: Burke trained at the Maine Winter Sports Center.

    Website: http://timburke.us/

    Photo: Reuters

  • Annelies Cook, Biathlon

    Born: August 1, 1984

    Hometown: Saranac Lake, New York

    Details: 2014 will be Cook's first trip to the Olympics.

    Maine connection: Cook trains at the Maine Winter Sports Center.

    Website: http://anneliescook.wordpress.com/

    Photo: The Associated Press

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