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February 15, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia -- The U.S. men are still on the alpine clock in Sochi and haven't made very good time. The second Olympic weekend is almost put to bed and the Americans have yet to hang anything resembling a medal around their necks. They are on pace to match the Austrian men, who shockingly failed to win a medal four years ago in Vancouver, Canada. If Bode Miller and his boys are going to get their skis turned around in Sunday's super-giant slalom at Rosa Khutor, though, they'll probably have to go through Norway.
February 15, 2014 | By John Cherwa
Best Bets for the Sochi Olympics on Sunday: MEN'S SUPER-G Bode Miller would like to repeat his performance in Vancouver, where he won the silver. Aksel-Lund Svindal of Norway is the defending Olympic champion and likely to be near the podium again. Ted Ligety skied too conservatively in the combined so you can expect for him to be more aggressive in this race. ICE DANCING The U.S. will certainly medal in this discipline and that medal probably will be gold. Meryl Davis and Charlie White have five straight wins, including last week in the team competition.
February 14, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia -- The last two Olympic combined champions, both Americans, couldn't get out of the snowplow's way Friday. After lead-footing his morning downhill, defending gold medalist Bode Miller drove his slalom run like a bumper-car ride and later admitted the course "was too tough for me. " Ted Ligety, the 2006 gold winner and current world champion in the event, let the mountain play him. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi ...
February 14, 2014
Bill Plaschke's Feb. 13 article about disappointing Olympic performances should never have been printed. Has he ever competed for or received an Olympic medal? Our fabulous, hard-working athletes have spent their lives achieving a spot on the US Olympic Team. They deserve better than Plaschke's ridicule. After putting so much effort in their events, we know their hearts are broken, which happens by mere fractions of a second. They are our heroes and should be lauded as such! Joann Duray Playa del Rey :: I find it disgusting that Bill Plaschke called Shaun White "the biggest loser of all" in his Olympics rant.
February 13, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia - There is a compelling race taking place in the mountains that has nothing to do with Austrians, timing devices or finish lines. It's the mad dash to complete the Olympic Alpine events before the snow melts and Rosa Khutor becomes a water slide. The hill has held up well through three Alpine races thanks to meticulous course grooming and the injection of hardening agents (salt). FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi The downhill portion of Friday's men's super-combined race, however, has been moved from 11 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the hope one less hour of sunlight will help keep the track firm.
February 13, 2014 | By John Cherwa
Best Bets to watch at the Sochi Olympics on Friday: Men's Super Combined Ted Ligety, who won this event in 2006 in Turin, Italy, gets a chance to make his mark for the U.S. team. And, of course, there is always Bode Miller, who won the gold in 2010 in Vancouver. However, it's a very deep field and the softening snow is making things unpredictable. Men's Figure Skating It should be a great final day of men's competition in the free skate as the three best skaters are fighting for podium spots.
February 11, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
SOCHI , Russia -- Two days after finishing eighth in the Olympic men's downhill he desperately wanted to win, Bode Miller won another downhill training run. This first-place finish came Tuesday in training for Friday's super combined, in which Miller will be defending his Olympic title. If you're counting at home, Miller has won three of four downhill training runs at Rosa Khutor but finished out of a medal in the only race that mattered. He won Tuesday's practice race with a time of 1:56.42 and then, once again, was asked what happened in the “real” downhill.
February 9, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia - If only, for apple pie and America's sake, the Olympic downhill had been raced Thursday or Saturday instead of Sunday. If only clouds had not appeared over Rosa Khutor and created the flat light that so disturbed Bode Miller. If only the temperature had not risen above freezing to create the humidity that softened conditions in the ice-hard middle section that Miller had crushed during training. If only the start of Sunday's race had not been delayed 15 minutes because of a "gondola" problem that left fans stranded at the bottom of the hill.
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