Ashley Wagner was in sixth place in the Olympics ice skating after the short program Wednesday. Gracie Gold placed fourth. Polina Edmunds seventh. The competition continues Thursday in Sochi with the free skate.
Russia's 3-1 loss to Finland on Wednesday ended the Russian men's hockey team's quest for a medal – and a defining Olympic moment. Having two of the top 10 scorers in the NHL – Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin – didn't help.
Navy ship runs aground: The US Navy frigate USS Taylor ran aground Feb. 12 while preparing to moor at Samsun, Turkey. It is one of two US Navy warships dispatched to the Black Sea to increase security at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
T.J. Oshie scored four times in the shootout Saturday in Sochi, helping Team USA to a 3-2 win over Russia in men's hockey. T.J.Oshie was among the final selections for the US roster, chosen for his shootout success in the NHL.
Antonio Borges Serum, of the ethnic group 'Hunikui' from Acre, Brazil, listens to a speech during a meeting by Amazon indigenous in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios province, Peru on Jan. 18, one day ahead of Pope Francis' arrival to the region.
Jamie Anderson, a 23-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, Calif., is known for excelling under pressure. She won the gold medal in the women's slopestyle competition Sunday, giving the US a gold sweep in the event.
US moguls skier Hannah Kearney finished third to Canada's Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe. Hannah Kearney was trying to become the first woman to go back-to-back in 22-year history of Olympic moguls.
Bode Miller and Aksel Lund Svindal are the two favorites at Sochi after the downhill skiing test runs. American Bode Miller produced the fastest times. Norwegian Svindal was third Friday, second Saturday.
Sage Kotsenburg unveiled a new trick he calls the 'Holy Crail,' earning him a high enough score in slopestyle snowboarding to capture the first gold medal at the Sochi Games. When the 20-year-old qualified for the Olympics in California last month, it was his first win since he was 11.
Canadian Max Parrot was one of eight riders to score in the 90s on the first day of qualifying runs in the Winter Olympics debut of slopestyle snowboarding. Concerns, raised by Shaun White, about a dangerous slopestyle course faded.