Latest 2014 Sochi Olympic Games News

EXPLAINER: Why does Beijing have the Olympics again?

Dec. 07, 2021 06:47 AM EST

The Beijing Winter Olympics open in just under two months and are the target of a diplomatic boycott by the United States, with others likely to follow. So how did Beijing land the Winter Olympics, so soon after it was host to the Summer Olympics in 2008? It will become the first...

Aparjods gives Latvia 1st men's World Cup luge win

Dec. 04, 2021 11:03 AM EST

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Kristers Aparjods became the first Latvian to win a men’s World Cup luge race, rallying in the second heat on Saturday for victory on the track built for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Aparjods finished two runs in 1 minute, 42.881 seconds....

Ski jumper Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria retires

Sep. 21, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Ski jumping record-holder Gregor Schlierenzauer retired on Tuesday, only a few months before trying to compete at his fourth Olympics. The 31-year-old Austrian, a two-time winner of both the overall World Cup title and the prestigious Four...