Andrew Weibrecht and Bode Miller won silver and bronze in the super-G at the Sochi Olympics to help put disappointments for themselves and the USA alpine team behind them.
The US Olympic hockey team defeated Russia 3-2 in a thrilling shootout match. The Russian team proved that it is putting an end to its dramatic hockey decline.
Jeremy Abbott, who finished 12th in the men's figure skating, launched into a tirade when asked about choking. In some ways, the Sochi Olympics are taking on shades of Turin.
Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan fell twice Friday, but Canada's Patrick Chan couldn't take advantage to win his country's first men's figure skating gold. The entire night was error-filled.
Jason Brown skated beautifully in the men's short program at the Sochi Olympics Thursday. But the night belonged to rising Japanese star Yuzuru Hanyu, who set a world record.
The Russians have not won an Olympic gold in men's hockey since 1992, and they've looked worse and worse every Winter Games. The pressure is immense to turn it around in Sochi.
The men of slopestyle skiing put team USA back within striking distance of the top of the medal count with a stylish podium sweep in an event that was fun from start to finish.
The medal table looks much better for Team USA after a gold and bronze from Kaitlyn Farrington and Kelly Clark in the halfpipe. But that can't mask a run of disappointing results.
Canada beat the USA, 3-2, in a women's hockey preliminary round match. The same old problem endures – both teams are much better than everyone else – but there are subtle signs of progress.
Shani Davis is perhaps the most transcendent American athlete at the Sochi Olympics but has often been viewed with ambivalence at home. Will his pursuit of history Wednesday change that?
Women's ski jumping entered the Olympics in captivating style Tuesday night, and for pioneer Lindsey Van, battered by the long fight for acceptance, it was the moment of a lifetime.
The reigning World Cup sprint champion failed to qualify for the Olympic finals today, but showcased the leadership skills that have helped her steer the US team to unprecedented success.
Julia Mancuso is the most decorated woman skier in American Olympic history. Yet she always seems to be overlooked. Her medal in the combined at the Sochi Olympics will help.
Team USA took bronze in the inaugural team figure skating competition at the Sochi Olympics Sunday, but the best news for the US was a wonderful skate by Gracie Gold.
Bode Miller finished eighth Sunday in a downhill race he was heavily favored to win, extending his perplexing legacy at the Olympics, where he seems to do the opposite of expectations.
The astonishing performance of Russian figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya in the team figure skating competition Saturday capped a perfect Day 1 of the Sochi Olympics.
The Sochi Olympics have had their problems, but they've been nothing out of the ordinary. The unusually strong focus on those problems comes amid heavy scrutiny of Russia as host.
The opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics included a technical glitch and many impressive moments. But best of all, it arrived someplace real and emotionally resonant at the end.
Team USA is favored to top the Sochi Olympics medal count in large part because America has innovated a unique Olympic ecosystem that thrives without a penny of federal money.
The Olympics offer viewers a story line as much as a sports competition, and every good story needs leading men and women to play their parts. So far, it's not clear who will be the face of the Sochi Games, to Americans.