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Russia crash out of ice hockey, Kim glides towards gold

Feb 20, 2014 - 9:13 AM

In the mountains above Sochi four time world champion skier Ted Ligety won the men s giant slalom; Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen takes record 13th medal; and a married couple both get medals

RUSSIA DOWN AND OUT. Teemu Selanne (L) of Finland scores a goal against goalie Semyon Varlamov (R) of Russia in the quarter final match between Finland and Russia at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Sochi, Russia, 19 February 2014. Larry W. Smith/EPA

Kim Yuna wins Olympic ladies short program

Feb 20, 2014 - 3:52 AM

Olympic Champion Kim Yuna wins the Ladies Olympic Short Program but Russia s Adelina Sotnikova and Italy s Carolina Kostner are less than a point behind

'Scary moms' powering Japanese figure skating at Winter Olympics

Feb 18, 2014 - 1:52 AM

Scary moms are the reason behind Japan s figure skating success according to Olympic newcomer Kanako Murakami

MOTHER KNOWS BEST. Japanese figure skater Kanako Murakami performs during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in November. Photo by Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Japanese women outnumber men for first time at Winter Olympics

Jan 28, 2014 - 8:22 PM

Women outnumber men for the first time in Japan s Winter Olympics team as the country sends a record number of athletes to Sochi in hopes of its biggest ever medal haul

ANYTHING YOU CAN DO…Japanese Olympic representatives (from left to right): Figure skater Tatsuki Machida, ice hockey player Chiho Osawa, flag-bearer and curler Ayumi Ogasawara, deputy team captain and speed skater Maki Tabata, team captain and ski jumper Noriaki Kasai of Japan and head of the Japanese Olympic delegation for the Sochi Olympics Seiko Hashimoto show off gloves, which are commemorative gifts from supporters, during a send-off ceremony for the Sochi Olympics in Tokyo on January 20. Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/EPA