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Russia, with home-field advantage, wins Sochi medal race

Russia racks up 33 medals, with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze. Team USA will finish with 28 medals, 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Officials say suits didn't hurt speed skaters

U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun praised U.S. athletes for their performance at Sochi and said that the problem with US Speedskating wasn't the Under Armour suits.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Latvian hockey player tests positive

The International Olympic Committee says Vitalijs Pavlovs tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine after Latvia's loss to Canada in the quarterfinals.

Sochi Winter Olympics: US men's hockey loses bronze to Finland

There will be no medal from the Sochi Winter Olympic Games for Team USA. Finland routed the U.S. in the bronze-medal match Saturday 5-0.

The Obscura Society takes you to the Devil's Gate and beyond

Atlas Obscura is a travel website for stuff that you won't see in Lonely Planet: offbeat museums, waste treatment plants and beyond. The Obscura Society takes you there.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Canada beats US 1-0 to reach gold-medal game

Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday in the semifinals of the Olympic men's hockey tournament.

Free weekend? 10 fun and almost-free things to do

You've made it through the work week. Let's rage on running, books, bikes and more. What are your plans?

Sochi Winter Olympics: Kimmel pranks fans with fake wolf video

Kate Hansen, Californian Olympic luge competitor, tweeted a video Wednesday allegedly showing a wolf roaming her Olympic hallway. But it's actually a Jimmy Kimmel prank.

Painter Kehinde Wiley's radical twist on classical portraits

Former Angeleno Kehinde Wiley is known for his radical reinterpretations of classical portraits. Here's a glimpse into his latest project.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Canada women beat US 3-2 in OT for gold

Shannon Szabados made 27 saves for Canada, which has won 20 straight in the Winter Games since the Nagano final in 1998.

Sochi Winter Olympics: American finishes 4th, Russia takes gold

Adelina Sotnikova gave Russia its first gold medal in women's Olympic figure skating. American Gracie Gold finished fourth.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Skier drops out, citing violence in Ukraine

Ukrainian skier Bogdana Matsotska has withdrawn from the Olympics in response to the deaths of anti-government protesters in her country.

Sochi Winter Olympics: American snowboarder, wife, both win for Russia

The edgy world of snowboarding took on a softer side Wednesday, weaving a Hollywood-ready story about love and marriage, gold and bronze and political intrigue.

Sochi Winter Olympics: US tops Czechs 5-2, moves to hockey semis

Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the United States went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Does the US lead the Winter Olympics — or does Germany?

In keeping with a trend that began early in Sochi, as of Tuesday the U.S. had collected more bronze medals than any other country at the Winter Games.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Team USA's Ted Ligety wins gold in giant slalom

The 29-year-old skier from Park City, Utah, is now the first American to have won two gold medals in Alpine skiing. His first came at the 2006 games in Torino, Italy.