In a charming touch, the Sochi organizers used the ceremony to make a joke at their own expense.
India’s only Olympic Alpine skier Himanshu Thakur finished last in the men’s giant slalom.
Anton Kushnir of Belarus won the gold medal for successfully landing the most ambitious routine.
Sochi had hardly any large salt crystals, less than a ton – nowhere near enough to harden soft snow.
The IOC lifted the ban on Feb. 11 following fresh elections last week.
McLaren have two employees at Sochi embedded with the skeleton and bobsleigh teams.
The secretive Under Armour suit was developed with help from aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin.
With corporates pitching in with equipment, physical ability becomes secondary.
For most concerned, the Winter Games doesn’t truly begin until the ice-hockey event kicks off.
Soaring temperatures force skiers to put snow in their racing suits to cool down
First gold medal at Sochi Olympics goes to US skateboarder Sage Kotsenburg in the Slopestyle event.
Gala ceremony, barring minor glitch, gets focus back on Winter Games from politics, protests.
Russia has caused considerable controversy with a recent anti-gay propaganda law.
The federation is particularly worried about purchasing new equipment for the skiers.
Preparations will only be able to move forward when the funds are released by the sports ministry.
There’s more to the terrorist threat to the Sochi Olympics in Russia than Chechen nationalism.
The 29-year-old skier from Vail, Colorado, announced her decision Tuesday.
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