Alex Goldberger

Solid start to short track season for U.S. men

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The United States won three medals, including gold in the men’s 5000m relay, at the season-opening short track World Cup event in Shanghai this weekend. It represents a promising start to the Olympic season following a year marked by a coaching scandal, poor results and the retirements of the top American man and woman from the [more]

Olympic flame lit, Ovechkin first Russian torchbearer

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The Olympic flame was lit today in Olympia, Greece, a significant milestone ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. During an elaborate ceremony at the Temple of Hera, Greek actress Ino Menegaki, dressed as a high priestess in a flowing white robe, kindled the flame using sun rays reflected off a parabolic mirror. [more]