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Czech coach Hadamczik resigns after Sochi
The Czech Republic's hockey federation says coach Alois Hadamczik has resigned following the team's poor performance at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Closing ceremony caps costliest Olympics
The costliest Olympics ever are closing in Sochi with a spectacular show and Russia proudly installed atop the medals table.

Russia drives to bobsled gold; U.S. bronze
Alexander Zubkov has driven Russia to victory in four-man bobsled, making him the sixth pilot to sweep the men's bobsled races at an Olympics.

Russia clinches overall medals title with sweep
Alexander Legkov's victory in the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race Sunday clinched the overall medals title for Russia at the Sochi Games.

Sweden's Backstrom fails Sochi doping test
Sweden center Nicklas Backstrom failed a doping test at the Sochi Games, testing positive for a substance found in an allergy medication, a spokesman for the country's Olympic Committee said Sunday.

U.S. officials defend team performance in Sochi
The speedskaters flopped, and the hockey team was blanked when it mattered most. If it wasn't for some brand new sports, the medal count would be paltry.

Hockey-crazy Canada celebrates gold medal
Hockey-crazed Canadians from coast to coast thought nothing of an early morning start and streamed into bars on Sunday to watch and celebrate Team Canada capturing Olympic gold.

Legkov's gold leads Russian sweep of 50K race
Alexander Legkov led a Russian sweep of the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race Sunday, giving the host nation its first gold medal in the sport at the Sochi Olympics.

Austrian XC skier Duerr tests positive for EPO
Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr was kicked out of the Sochi Games on Sunday after testing positive for EPO.

Finland shuts out U.S. to win bronze medal
Teemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 26-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi Games.

Wild wins parallel slalom to claim second gold
Vic Wild captured his second gold medal in four days when he won the Olympic debut of men's parallel slalom snowboarding.

Matt wins historic slalom gold; Ligety skis off
Mario Matt of Austria won the men's slalom Saturday, becoming the oldest Alpine champion in Olympic history.

Dutch win 22nd, 23rd speedskating medals
The Netherlands won gold in the last two speedskating events of the Sochi Olympics, bringing their staggering medal count in the discipline to a total of 23.

IOC prez praises Ukraine athletes, Sochi Games
Ukraine's victory in the women's biathlon relay was the standout moment of the Sochi Olympics, a powerful symbol of unity during the country's bloody political crisis, IOC president Thomas Bach said Saturday.

Zubkov holds slim lead in four-man bobsled
Alexander Zubkov has company in his pursuit of Olympic history. More than the Russian probably expected. Definitely more than he wanted.

S. Korea protests women's figure skating result
The South Korean Olympic Committee has protested the results of the women's figure skating competition, although the sport's international governing body has not yet received the letter.

Two more expelled from Games for doping
A Latvian hockey player and a Ukrainian cross-country skier failed drug tests at the Sochi Olympics, bringing to four the number of doping cases at the games.

Bjoergen sets Winter Games mark for women
Marit Bjoergen has won her sixth Olympic gold by leading a Norwegian sweep in the women's 30-kilometer cross-country ski race at the Sochi Games.

Plushenko to undergo back surgery in March
Four-time Olympic medalist Evgeni Plushenko will have back surgery on March 2.

Communist leader waves Soviet banner in Sochi
The head of Russia's Communist Party held up a hammer-and-sickle Soviet banner during a flower ceremony at the Winter Olympics, leading to a confrontation with staff over violating Olympic rules barring political statements at the Games.

Ukraine: Cross-country skier tests positive
The Ukrainian Olympic Committee says cross-country skier Marina Lisogor has failed a doping test, the third positive result of the Sochi Games.

Skier Maze says Sochi will be her last Olympics
Double gold medalist Tina Maze of Slovenia says the Sochi Olympics will be her final Winter Games.

Cossack 'held accountable' in Pussy Riot attack
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Saturday the Cossack who horsewhipped members of Pussy Riot has been "held accountable" for the attack.

Dujmovits lands women's parallel slalom gold
Julia Dujmovits of Austria inched past Germany's Anke Karstens at the finish to win gold in women's snowboarding parallel slalom on Saturday.

U.S.' Shiffrin, 18, youngest to win slalom gold
Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history Friday as the youngest winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal.

Dutch coach: 'Foolish' football is U.S. problem
Dutch speedskating coach Jillert Anema knows how the United States can improve on it's Olympic 0-fer on the Sochi ovals -- stop playing sports like football.

Russia edges U.S. for gold in 5,000 meter relay
Viktor Ahn led Russia to Olympic gold in the 5,000-meter relay Friday, giving the short track star a record-tying eighth career medal.

U.S. speedskaters' medal hopes squashed
The American speedskating flop is complete.

Under Armour, U.S. Speedskating renew deal
Shoe and apparel maker Under Armour made a surprising announcement on Friday, saying it would extend its deal to provide the U.S. Speedskating federation with uniforms for the next two Olympic Games.

Canada wins third straight men's curling gold
Canada won a third straight Olympic title in men's curling on Friday, overwhelming Britain in a 9-3 victory in eight ends to secure the country's sweep of the gold medals at the Ice Cube.

Chu to carry U.S. flag at closing ceremony
Four-time Olympian Julie Chu will carry the U.S. flag at the closing ceremony of the Sochi Games.

Ukraine wins biathlon relay for 1st gold in Sochi
Ukraine won the Olympic women's 4x6-kilometer biathlon relay on Friday for its first gold medal of the Sochi Games.

Sochi organizer: We delivered on promises
After a 10-year journey to bring Sochi to the world stage, Dmitry Chernyshenko is feeling a mix of pride, relief and sadness as the Winter Olympics draw to a close.

U.S. bobsledder Holcomb: Calf at 75 percent
U.S. bobsled driver Steven Holcomb ran a little harder on an injured calf and is confident he'll be close to full speed for the four-man competition.

Canada claims gold, silver in women's skicross
Marielle Thompson and Kelsey Serwa finished 1-2 for Canada in women's skicross Friday, giving their country bookend gold-silver performances in Olympic freestyle skiing.

Bowman strikes gold in women's ski halfpipe
Maddie Bowman of the United States won the first-ever gold in women's Olympic halfpipe skiing.

U.S. speedskater: Suits just part of problem
There's more dissension for U.S. Speedskating. Maria Lamb took aim at the organization's leadership after her last-place showing at the Winter Olympics.

Sotnikova wins skating gold; USA's Gold 4th
Adelina Sotnikova gave Russia its first Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating with a stunning upset of defending champion Kim Yu-na of South Korea on Thursday at the Sochi Games.

Isles' Tavares tears MCL, done for season
John Tavares suffered a torn MCL and torn meniscus in the second period of Team Canada's quarterfinal win on Wednesday and will miss the remainder of the NHL season, the New York Islanders announced Thursday.