2014 Winter Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics39 posts
22 Feb, 2014
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Wins Olympic silver medal

Hirscher wins the Olympic silver medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Slalom event. His combined time of 1:42.12 minutes is not enough to hold up against gold medalist Mario Matt.

This is a well-earned victory. Let’s face it, he was faster.

Alpine Skiing – Men's Slalom – Mario Matt Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic bronze medal

Kristoffersen wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Slalom event. The Olympic skier has a combined time of 1:42.67 minutes which was 0.83 seconds behind gold winner Mario Matt of Austria.

I thought the medals are gone so I have to just ski good and not embarrass myself one more time. I was pretty smart, I think. I’m only smart when I’m skiing.

Henrik Kristoffersen – Slalom – Bronzemedaille – 3.Platz – Olympia Sochi 2014 – Interview

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Wins Olympic gold medal

Matt wins the Olympic gold medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Slalom event. His combined time of 1:41.84 minutes is enough to secure first place from Marcel Hirscher from Austria and Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway.

Most impressive day in my career. It started 14 years ago, and I’m totally happy that I made it to the finish.

Alpine Skiing – Men's Slalom – Mario Matt Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

21 Feb, 2014
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Wins Olympic gold medal

Shiffrin wins the Olympic gold medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Slalom event. The American completes a total time of 1:44.54 minutes, which is more than half a second faster than silver medalist Marlies Schild of Austria.

I wish I could have an American flag on my back in every World Cup because that’s a really cool feeling to hold that and know that you’re not only representing yourself and your family or your team, but the entire country that you come from.

Alpine Skiing – Ladies' Slalom – Run 2 – Shiffrin Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic silver medal

Schild wins the Olympic silver medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Slalom event. The Austrian is the closest contender to challenge gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin of USA. However, her total course time of 1:45.07 minutes is still more than half a second away from first place.

The dream died in the first run. I won the silver medal in the second run and that’s great.

Alpine Skiing – Ladies' Slalom – Run 2 – Shiffrin Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic bronze medal

Zettel wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Slalom event. The second Austrian on the winner’s podium, Zettel’s total time of 1:45.35 is 0.81 seconds away from USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin, who wins gold.

Mikaela was absolute fantastic skiing, so she was the favorite and she nailed all of us.

Alpine Skiing – Ladies' Slalom – Run 2 – Shiffrin Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

19 Feb, 2014
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Wins Olympic gold medal

Ligety wins the Olympic gold medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Giant Slalom event. His combined time of 2:45.29 minutes is enough to push him past silver medalist Steve Missillier and bronze medalist Alexis Pinturault of France.

This was really the event that I wanted to win. … I know where I stand in giant slalom.

Ted Ligety Wins Gold In Giant Slalom

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Wins Olympic silver medal

Missillier wins the Olympic silver medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Giant Slalom event. The Frenchman has combined total time of 2:45.77 minutes which is 0.48 seconds behind gold medalist Ted Ligety of USA.

It’s a perfect run, I pushed hard, I made no mistakes. Second place is incredible for me.

French skier Missillier 'delighted' with silver medal | Sochi 2014

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Wins Olympic bronze medal

Pinturault wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Giant Slalom event. The Olympic skier places just behind fellow countryman Steve Missillier with a combined total time of 2:45.93 minutes.

I was a lot less stressed today than at the super-combined. It was important for me (to get a medal).

JO / Sotchi : Missillier en argent, Pinturault en bronze – 19/02

18 Feb, 2014
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Wins Olympic gold medal

Maze wins the Olympic gold medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Giant Slalom event. The Slovenian athlete has a total run time of 2:36.87 minutes. This is only 0.07 seconds faster than silver medalist winner Anna Fenninger of Austria.

Not easy day, as we see the weather is playing games, but I love it when it’s working out fine.

Ladies' Giant Slalom – Maze Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic silver medal

Fenninger wins the Olympic silver medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Giant Slalom event. The Austrian is only 0.07 seconds behind first place finisher Tina Maze, who puts in a combined time of 2:36.87 mintutes.

I just can’t believe that I got a second medal, it’s so cool and I’m so stoked about my second run.

Ladies' Giant Slalom – Maze Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic bronze medal

Rebensburg wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Giant Slalom event. She takes the third position on the podium alongside Anna Fenninger of Austria and Tina Maze of Slovenia.

This bronze means as much as the gold did in Vancouver.

Ladies' Giant Slalom – Maze Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

16 Feb, 2014
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Wins Olympic gold medal

Jansrud wins the Olympic gold medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Super-G event. With the best time of 1:18.14 minutes, the Olympic skier beats silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht of USA.

It means the world to me. It’s the biggest thing you can win. It’s something I have worked for since I was a little kid, so I’m just going to enjoy it

Alpine Skiing – Men's Super G – Kjetil Jansrud Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic silver medal

Weibrecht wins the Olympic silver medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Super-G event. His time of 1:18.44 minutes is 0.30 seconds behind gold medalist Kjetil Jansrund of Norway.

This is probably the most emotional day of ski racing that I’ve ever had. All the issues and troubles that I’ve had, to come and be able to have a really strong result, it reminds me of all the work that I did to come back from the injuries and all the hard times, it’s all worth it.

USA Andrew Weibrecht WINS SILVER in SUPER – G at SOCHI – Men's Alpine Skiing

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Wins Olympic bronze medal

Miller wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Super-G event. The American shares his 1:18.67 minute course time and bronze medal with Jan Hudec of Canada.

To be on the podium, this is a really big day for me. Emotionally, I had a lot riding on it. Even though I didn’t ski my best — a lot of mistakes — I’m just super, super happy.

2014 WINTER OLYMPICS: BODE MILLER WINS BRONZE (FEBRUARY 16, 2014)

15 Feb, 2014
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Wins Olympic bronze medal

Hosp wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Super-G event. She completes the course in 1:26.18 minutes which is 0.11 seconds away from silver medalist Maria Höfl-Riesch. Fellow countyman Anna Fenninger takes the gold medal, but is also proud of the performance of Hosp:

I don’t know why we can win so much medals. I think we just like it.

Alpine Skiing – Ladies' Super G – Anna Fenninger Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic gold medal

Fenninger wins the Olympic gold medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Super-G event. The Austrian puts in a course time of 1:25.52 minutes and beats out Maria Höfl-Riesch of Germany who places second.

I had a good run, but I must say the key to my run was the last section to the finish. I thank my coaches. They had a good report on the radio and gave us the right input.

Fenninger delighted to win super-G after downhill disappointment | Sochi 2014

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Wins Olympic silver medal

Höfl-Riesch wins the Olympic silver medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Super-G event. The German Olympian puts in a time of 1:26.07 minutes, but falls 0.55 seconds short of gold medalist Anna Fenninger of Austria.

Then the race was done for me. I just tried to stay in the race but I never thought it would be good enough for a medal

Alpine Skiing – Ladies' Super G – Anna Fenninger Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

14 Feb, 2014
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Wins Olympic gold medal

Viletta wins the Olympic gold medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Combined event. The Swiss puts in a combined time of 2:45.20 minutes, which is enough to beat out silver medalist Ivica Kostelić of Croatia by 0.34 seconds.

I didn’t expect to win. I knew that I could ski fast. I like the snow and this was my chance.

Sandro Viletta wins super-combined Winter Olympics 2014

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Wins Olympic silver medal

Kostelić wins the Olympic silver medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Combined event. His combined time of 2:45.45 minutes is enough to beat out Italian bronze medalist Christof Innerhofer, but falls 0.34 seconds short of gold medalist Sandro Viletta of Switzerland.

I would also like to point out one thing. This is the 10th Olympic medal in my family. Janica has six and now I have four, and I am especially proud of that fact.

Alpine Skiing – Men's Super Combined – Slalom | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

13 Feb, 2014
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Wins Olympic bronze medal

Garanichev wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Men’s Biathlon: Individual event. He makes the podium with fellow Olympians Martin Fourcade and Erik Lesser with a final time of 50:06.2 minutes. President Vladimir Putin shortly posts a congratulations on the Kremlin website:

You demonstrated character and skill, deservedly went up onto the Olympic pedestal and wrote another bright page in the history of domestic and world biathlon

Biathlon – Men's 20km Individual – Fourcade Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic silver medal

Lesser wins the Olympic silver medal in the Men’s Biathlon: Individual event. His final time of 49:43.9 minutes is enough to beat out bronze medalist Evgeniy Garanichev, but 12.2 seconds behind gold medalist Martin Fourcade.

I had little hope. But I targeted a top-15 finish so it would be inappropriate not to be happy with silver now.

Biathlon – Men's 20km Individual – Fourcade Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

12 Feb, 2014
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Wins Olympic gold medal

Maze wins the Olympic gold medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Downhill event. The Olympic skier shares the first place position with Dominque Gisin of Switzerland. Both athletes finished with a time of 1:41.57 minutes. Due to this, no silver medal was awarded in this event.

It’s hundredths that count. Maybe just one finger, maybe just a hand, could change the color of a medal.

Alpine Skiing – Ladies' Downhill – Maze & Gisin Win Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic gold medal

Gisin wins the Olympic gold medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Downhill event with Tina Maze of Slovenia. Both skiers put in an exact time of 1:41.57 minutes, and both placed first. No silver medal was awarded in this event.

I’m sure glad I’m going to share this gold with Tina. She’s such a great woman and one of the greatest athletes of our sport.

Alpine Skiing – Ladies' Downhill – Maze & Gisin Win Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic bronze medal

Gut wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Downhill event. She falls short 0.10 seconds behind gold medalists Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze.

It’s cool to win a bronze, but when you know you can do more, at the beginning I think it’s normal to be a bit disappointed.

Alpine Skiing – Ladies' Downhill – Maze & Gisin Win Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

10 Feb, 2014
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Wins Olympic gold medal

Fourcade wins the Olympic gold medal in the Men’s Biathlon: Pursuit event. Earning only one penalty throughout the race, the Olympian’s final time of 33:48.6 is good enough to secure the first place position.

It is just great, there were a lot of expectations. I wanted this for so much, I had been thinking about if for four years.

Men's Biathlon – 12.5km Pursuit – Fourcade Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic silver medal

Moravec wins the Olympic silver medal in the Men’s Biathlon: Pursuit event. Though they Olympian does not receive any penalties throughout his race, his final time of 34:02.7 minutes is not enough to secure the gold medal from France’s Martin Fourcade.

That’s amazing. Before the Olympics, I was thinking that if I can get in the top 10 it would be great from me.

Men's Biathlon – 12.5km Pursuit – Fourcade Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic bronze medal

Béatrix wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Men’s Biathlon: Pursuit event. The Olympian unexpectedly joins fellow countryman Martin Fourcade on the winner’s podium, clocking in a final time of 34:12.8 mintues with one penalty.

I was really lucky in my last shooting. So many guys were missing so I could go into third place.

Men's Biathlon – 12.5km Pursuit – Fourcade Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic gold medal

Höfl-Riesch wins the Olympic gold medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Combined event. The skier is the pre-race favorite and defending Olympic champion. Though she ends her first run in 5th position, here combined time of 2:34.62 minutes is enough to secure first place.

It’s unbelievable. Of course, I was the big favorite for today, but I had some problems on the downhill course.

Ladies' Alpine Skiing – Super Combined – Höfl-Riesch Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic silver medal

Hosp wins the Olympic silver medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Combined event. Positioned at 8th after the downhill race, the olympian makes up some valuable time in the slalom and secures a place on the champion’s podium.

You don’t know if you’re still racing or not. I’m here and it worked and I have a medal. It’s great.

Ladies' Alpine Skiing – Super Combined – Höfl-Riesch Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic bronze medal

Mancuso wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Combined event. Though the American takes first place after the downhill race, her combined time of 2:35.15 minutes is not enough to secure silver or gold.

Slalom for me is kind of like a game of luck. Roll the dice and it’s on, or roll the dice and it’s off.

Ladies' Alpine Skiing – Super Combined – Höfl-Riesch Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

9 Feb, 2014
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Wins Olympic gold medal

Mayer wins the Olympic gold medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Downhill event. The Austrian completes the race in 2 minutes, 6.23 seconds, beating out Italian silver medalist Christof Innerhofer by 0.06 seconds.

The set-up, the curves and terrain suited me very well and I knew I could be really fast

Men's Alpine Skiing – Downhill – Matthias Mayer Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic silver medal

Innerhofer wins the Olympic silver medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Downhill event. The Italian finishes the race with a time of 2 minutes, 6.29 seconds, just beating Kjetil Jansrud of Norway who had a time of 2 minutes, 6.33 seconds.

I’m not one of those skiers who can win the overall or the discipline title. With my health condition that wouldn’t be realistic. So I go race by race and today I had my best run of the season

Men's Alpine Skiing – Downhill – Matthias Mayer Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic bronze medal

Jansrud wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Downhill event. The Norwegian’s best time is 2 minutes, 6.33 seconds, which is 0.10 seconds behind gold medalist Matthias Mayer.

I’m floating and feeling great. It hasn’t sunk in yet.

Men's Alpine Skiing – Downhill – Matthias Mayer Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic bronze medal

Innerhofer wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Combined event. The Italian puts in a combined time of 2:45.67 minutes, and is happy to have a place on the podium. He celebrates with silver medalist Ivica Kostelić and gold medalist Sandro Viletta.

At the start gate, I nearly decided not to bother because the downhill went so well for a lot of the slalom specialists. I can’t believe it, this is crazy.

Alpine Skiing – Men's Super Combined – Slalom | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

8 Feb, 2014
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Wins Olympic gold medal

Bjørndalen wins the Olympic gold medal in the Men’s Biathlon: Sprint event. The Norwegian’s early time of 24:33.5 minutes holds up against all competitors earning the Olympian the top spot on the podium. He also makes history with this win and becomes the most-decorated Winter Games athlete.

This victory has been a four-year job and it has been many years since I won, but life is too short to give up.

Men's Biathlon 10km Sprint – Bjoerndalen Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic silver medal

Landertinger wins the Olympic silver medal in the Men’s Biathlon: Sprint event. The Austrian races to beat the best time set by Ole Einar Bjørndalen, but falls short finishing in 24:34.8 minutes – 1.3 seconds behind first place.

I’m so happy that I win the silver medal, and for me it’s the perfect start to the Olympics

Men's Biathlon 10km Sprint – Bjoerndalen Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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Wins Olympic bronze medal

Soukup wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Men’s Biathlon: Sprint event. The Olympian completes the course in 24:39.2 minutes, and is happy to even have a place on the podium:

I never thought of a Top 10 in the sprint. I was focusing on the 20K where I thought I had a better chance. It is amazing.

Men's Biathlon 10km Sprint – Bjoerndalen Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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