Canada defeats US men’s hockey team to face Sweden in the gold medal game with a lone goal from Jamie Benn, the scent of scandal lingered over the Sochi Olympics on Friday after contentious judging favored an unfancied Russian over South Korea’s Kim Yuna in the women’s figure skating contest, US Speedskating and Under Armour announced an eight-year contract renewal through the 2022 Olympics on Friday morning and more.
Russia’s Egor Korotkov, Sweden’s Victor Norberg, and Finland’s Jouni Pellinen fell on the final jump of their run, spilling across the finish line behind the winner of the heat, Armin Niederer of Switzerland, Switzerland comes from behind to beat Sweden, 4-3, to win the bronze medal in women’s hockey, some members of Ukraine’s Sochi Olympics team have decided to leave the Winter Games as violence in Kiev escalates.
Sochi Olympics Day 14: Injury ends games for Bode Miller; US men’s hockey beats Czech Republic, will face Canada
Russia was eliminated in men’s hockey after Finland defeats them 3-1 in the quarterfinals, Ted Ligety of US won Olympic gold in men’s giant slalom, US skier Bode Miller says he will not race in this week’s slalom after tweaking his already-injured knee, but will race the rest of the World Cup season, and more.
Sochi Olympics Day 13: Mikaela Shiffrin falls short in giant slalom, US lead after 1st day of women’s bobsled
Americans Elana Meyers, Lauryn Williams hold lead after 1st day of women’s bobsled, Lolo Jones officially becomes 10th American to compete in different sports at the Summer and Winter Olympics as she competes in heat 1 of women’s bobsled runs, Anze Kopitar, Slovenia advance to Olympic men’s hockey quarterfinals, two members of Pussy Riot were detained and released and more.
Sochi Olympics Day 12: Meryl Davis and Charlie White win ice dancing gold; U.S. advances to women’s hockey gold-medal game
The United States women’s ice hockey team will advance to the gold-medal game after defeating Sweden, 6-1 in a semifinal match.
Meanwhile, a heavy fog has forced the postponement of the Olympic men’s snowboard cross race and a second delay in the men’s 15-kilometer mass-start biathlon race. Both events are now slated for Tuesday.
The U.S. men’s hockey team remains undefeated after a 5-1 win over Slovenia in its last preliminary-round game.
On the slopes, U.S. skiers Andrew Weibrecht and Bode Miller won silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the men’s Super-G race.
Sochi Olympics Day 10: TJ Oshie leads US to hockey shootout win, Matt Antoine wins US’ first medal in skeleton since 2002
T.J. Oshie scored the deciding shootout tally in the eighth round of the tiebreaking procedure to give the U.S. a 3-2 victory, Russian ski cross racer Maria Komissarova broke her spine in training and was underwent a 6.5-hour surgery, the International Olympic Committee says it has approved the US speedskating team’s suit change and more.
They pushed, shoved and jawed at each other after whistles as arch-rivals will do and when the dust settled, the Canadians had skated to a hard-fought 3-2 victory over the Americans in women’s hockey. In other sports, Tina Maze and Dominique Gisin tied for gold medal in women’s downhill, a first in Olympics history. Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt of Germany won gold in men’s doubles luge.
Considered to be one of the most dangerous Olympic winter sports, luge competitors put on some serious game faces before soaring down the Sochi track.
Sochi, host to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7-23, has underdone massive development of construction within the last 11 months. Reuters photographer Kai Pfaffenbach captured before and after images of the changes in Russia.