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Olympics

Jaywalking: Name game

Monday, June 30, 2014

Lunchtime on the farm has taken on a new look recently. Typically, my father and I congregate around noon for about a half-hour break to eat a sandwich and some fresh vegetables while watching the noontime newscast. But since the start of the World Cup about three weeks ago, we have also spent the break watching some of the games that begin at noon. I’ve got to give my father … 0

A detailed primer for Americans on how to watch the World Cup

Friday, June 13, 2014

This week sports fans around the globe will turn their attention to the most watched athletic event in the world — the soccer World Cup. In remote villages and urban centers, close to 1 billion fans will stop what they are doing and find the nearest accessible television set. Except in the United States. While the enthusiasm for soccer here has grown, its … 0

NBC: Olympic viewers show prevalent second-screen use

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NEW YORK — Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday. NBC closely studies how Americans follow the action partly because the Olympics are a … 0

US tops Czechs 5-2, will face Canada in semifinals

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The United States’ hockey team is getting exactly what it wanted. Another shot at Canada. Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the Americans went on to dominate the … 0

Canada holds off Latvia 2-1 in Olympic thriller

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Canada put shots by the dozens on Kristers Gudlevskis, and Latvia’s kid goalie stopped nearly everything in a performance that grew from sensational to a bit supernatural. Late in the third period, Canada finally replaced … 0

No medal in Sochi, but Lolo Jones is satisfied

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — She scrambled to find her camera before the flower ceremony began. Lolo Jones wasn’t going to miss any of it. She wasn’t going to let her American teammates down. Not now. And as Elana … 0

Carrying hopes of a nation, Russia makes unexpected hockey exit

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — A hockey team loses. A nation mourns, curses and cries. Russia’s men’s hockey team suffered a 3-1 loss to Finland on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Winter Olympics tournament, eliminating the host country from medal contention. For some Russians, these Winter Games were … 0

Canada rallies past US for women’s bobsled gold

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — They called it the Battle Royale. Kaillie Humphries and Elana Meyers spent part of the summer training alongside one another, getting ready to spend this winter battling each other. They shared a coach. They … 0

Team USA’s Oshie becomes an overnight sensation

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia - T.J. Oshie was hardly a recognizable name when the Olympics began. Even die-hard hockey fans probably knew little of Oshie beyond basic details about his career. Not anymore. With Team USA advancing to the semifinals on Friday against Canada, Oshie has become one of these … 0

Canada, Britain reach men’s Olympic curling final

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — If there’s to be a changing of the guard in men’s curling, it will have to wait a little while longer. Canada maintained its grip on the Olympic title by reaching the gold-medal game with … 0

Once again, Canada stands in way of US dream

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia - Before departing for the Olympics, the U.S. women’s hockey team received a few visitors at their training facility in Bedford, Mass. Members of Team USA’s 1998 gold medal team stopped by to share stories and words of encouragement. “They just wanted to tell us that … 0

Bjoerndalen sets record with Norway’s relay win

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Ole Einar Bjoerndalen couldn’t avoid being in the spotlight, certainly not after becoming the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time and receiving personal congratulations from the king. The softly-spoken Norwegian tends to keep … 0

Sablikova wins another gold in women’s 5,000

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Martina Sablikova really wanted this gold medal. Not even the Dutch were going to keep her off the top step of the podium. Sablikova defended her Olympic title in the women’s 5,000 meters Wednesday, chasing … 0