Olympics

FILE - This Feb. 17, 2014 file photo shows Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States compete in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. 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 on Wednesday, April 23. NBC and its cable networks televised 541 hours of Sochi action and made all Olympic competition available online. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

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 huge investment, but also to get a … 0

Soccer coming to Bravo, Syfy, Oxygen, CNBC, E!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

STAMFORD, Conn. — Soccer is coming to some U.S. television networks better known for reality shows, dramas or financial news. NBCUniversal said Wednesday that it will simultaneously broadcast all 10 matches from the Premier League’s May 11 season finale on its different channels. Along with NBC and NBCSN, the games from England will air on Bravo, Syfy, Oxygen, USA, CNBC, MSNBC, Esquire Network … 0

American Paralympian reunited with Russian mom

Sunday, March 9, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Pushing through pain in her debut at the Winter Paralympics, Tatyana McFadden only had to remember who was watching to draw inspiration on this emotional homecoming. Together in the stands at the cross-country skiing were McFadden’s Russian birth mother and the American who adopted her as an ailing child. … 0

Bill Plaschke: Meryl Davis, Charlie White grow older and golder

Monday, February 17, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — His shaggy blond hair flew, her porcelain body floated, the two old friends leaned on each other, spun off each other and moved together in the synchronicity of a lifetime. On a chilling Monday night at the Winter Olympics, Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White … 0

Chip Scoggins: Enjoy NHL stars in the Olympics while you can

Monday, February 17, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Ryan Kesler saw Ilya Kovalchuk load up for a slap shot and instinctively threw his body into the shooting lane, unafraid of being drilled by a fast-moving puck. That’s what hockey players do. Kovalchuk’s rocket nailed Kesler in the hand, sending him off the ice … 0

Germany wins team gold in Olympic ski jumping

Monday, February 17, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — With the gold medal on the line, Severin Freund made his final jump, then hoped it would be enough to give Germany victory in the team large hill ski jumping competition Monday at the … 0

Costas returns to Olympic coverage

Monday, February 17, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Bob Costas returns as host for NBC’s prime-time Olympic coverage Tuesday 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 … 0

Gay-rights activist detained at Olympic Park

Monday, February 17, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — An Italian activist shouting “It’s OK to be gay” and dressed in a rainbow-colored outfit and large headdress was detained Monday as she entered an arena to watch an Olympic hockey game. Vladimir Luxuria, a … 0

US, Canada to play for women’s hockey gold medal

Monday, February 17, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The United States and Canada will play for the women’s hockey gold medal for the fourth time in the five Olympics since the sport was added to the Winter Games. “We feel like we’ve prepared … 0

Russia’s ‘tiny genius’ prepares to take on ‘The Queen’ for figure skating gold

Monday, February 17, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — For a 15-year-old figure skater, Yulia Lipnitskaya already has amassed an impressive collection of admirers. Russian teammate Ekaterina Bobrova called her a “tiny genius.” Another countryman, Nikita Katsalapov, said she is “our heroine,” while pairs skater Ksenia Stolbova said she watched Lipnitskaya skate and was … 0

Holcomb overcomes injury, pilots US sled to first two-man medal in 62 years

Monday, February 17, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Steven Holcomb tried to hide the pain as he limped from interview to interview after the first day of competition in the two-man bobsled. He blamed the limp on his shoes, saying he accidentally brought the wrong pair and they made him walk funny. He … 0

US women coast past Sweden 6-1 in Olympic hockey

Monday, February 17, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The work began before the U.S. women’s hockey team reached the medal round, before it arrived in Sochi, before the roster was even selected. Four years ago, the Americans left the Olympics with a silver … 0

Kessel leads U.S. ice rout over Slovenia, 5-1

Sunday, February 16, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — Phil Kessel is the first American in more than a decade to score a hat trick in an Olympic hockey tournament. He’s more interested in something no American has accomplished on Olympic ice since 1980 … 0