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Olympics

Boston’s Olympic chief confident in bid

Sunday, March 22, 2015

BOSTON — It would be one thing to persuade the International Olympic Committee to choose Boston over other powerhouse world cities to host the 2024 Summer Games. But it’s quite another to win over a skeptical populace in its own backyard. “We have to dream big,” Richard Davey, the chief executive of Boston 2024, the group spearheading the city’s bid, said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. Since … 0

Dallas Seavey wins Iditarod in year marked by uncertainty

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NOME, Alaska — If ever there was uncertainty about the outcome of the world’s most famous sled dog race, it was this year. Warm weather and a lack of snow in much of Alaska forced organizers of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to forge an untested route, utilizing the state’s extensive system of frozen rivers. Many wondered: Would the new trail make … 0

Marketing agreement an obstacle in US 2024 bid

Monday, July 28, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city’s newly formed organizing committee. It’s one of … 0

Canada avoids upset, faces U.S. in semifinals

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The Canadians are going to the Olympic hockey semifinals! Congratulations, boys. For a while there, it looked like they might be going home. By foot. Team Canada narrowly avoided becoming part of Latvian lore - for an ice hockey player, a very bad place to … 0

US women take silver, bronze in bobsled

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The first time Aja Evans took a run down the bobsled track - a sensation she likens to being stuffed in a garbage can and pushed of a cliff - she wasn’t sure she wanted to do it again. Her mother insisted: Do not to … 0

Vet motivates Team USA for gold-medal game

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Before they take the ice for perhaps the biggest game of their lives, the United States women’s hockey team will look at their motto posted their dressing room. We are part of something bigger than ourselves. We are Team USA. We are team first. And … 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