• Japan's Sara Takanashi reacts after her final jump during the women's ski jumping individual normal hill event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

    Japan's Sara Takanashi reacts after her final jump during the women's ski jumping individual normal hill event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

  • Gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. waves during the medal ceremony for the men's snowboard slopestyle competition in the Olympic Plaza at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

    Gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. waves during the medal ceremony for the men's snowboard slopestyle competition in the Olympic Plaza at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

  • Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

    Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. performs a jump during the men's snowboard slopestyle semi-final competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (2nd L) speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) as gold medallist in the four-man bobsleigh Alexander Zubkov looks on during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

    International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (2nd L) speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) as gold medallist in the four-man bobsleigh Alexander Zubkov looks on during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble

  • An aerial view from a helicopter shows hotels and residential houses recently constructed for the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Adler district of the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, December 23, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

    An aerial view from a helicopter shows hotels and residential houses recently constructed for the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Adler district of the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, December 23, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

  • Combination picture showing (top L to R) members of the U.S. team Todd Lodwick, Taylor Fletcher, (bottom L to R) Bill Demong and Bryan Fletcher soaring through the air in their respective jumps during the trial round of the large hill ski jumping portion of the Nordic Combined team Gundersen event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

    Combination picture showing (top L to R) members of the U.S. team Todd Lodwick, Taylor Fletcher, (bottom L to R) Bill Demong and Bryan Fletcher soaring through the air in their respective jumps during the trial round of the large hill ski jumping portion of the Nordic Combined team Gundersen event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

  • Norway's Joergen Graabak skis to finish first in the cross country race of the Nordic Combined individual Gundersen 10 km event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

    Norway's Joergen Graabak skis to finish first in the cross country race of the Nordic Combined individual Gundersen 10 km event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

  • Japan's Taihei Kato crashes after his competition round jump of the large hill ski jumping portion of the Nordic Combined individual Gundersen 10 km event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

    Japan's Taihei Kato crashes after his competition round jump of the large hill ski jumping portion of the Nordic Combined individual Gundersen 10 km event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, February 18, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

  • Todd Lodwick of the U.S. soars through the air during the trial round of the large hill ski jumping portion of the Nordic Combined team Gundersen event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

    Todd Lodwick of the U.S. soars through the air during the trial round of the large hill ski jumping portion of the Nordic Combined team Gundersen event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

  • Bill Demong of the U.S. soars through the air during the trial round of the large hill ski jumping portion of the Nordic Combined team Gundersen event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

    Bill Demong of the U.S. soars through the air during the trial round of the large hill ski jumping portion of the Nordic Combined team Gundersen event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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Ski jumping-Women seek more advances after long-awaited breakthrough

Feb 24 2014, 3:23 AM EST - (Reuters) Women ski jumpers tasted Olympic competition for the first time ever at the Sochi Games and are already pushing to be included in more events.

The International Olympic Committee, which had long cited a lack of competition for...

American Emily Cook fails to medal in ladies' aerials

Feb 14 2014, 8:41 AM EST - It was a big-time surprise gold medal-winner from a longtime Olympics vet in this Friday competition.

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Memorable moments of the Sochi Games

Feb 24 2014, 3:19 AM EST - (Reuters) Questions about Sochi's suitability to host the Winter Olympics will not go away once the flame has been extinguished but in the expensively-built stadiums and snow resorts the athletes put on a dazzling show.

Whether skiing,...

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New sports prove a hit in Sochi

Feb 24 2014, 2:59 AM EST - (Reuters) There was a revolution at the Sochi Olympics that took place right under the noses of the Russian security forces as the whole world watched.

But this was an uprising that had everyone's stamp of approval and changed the Winter...

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Sochi sees Russian resurgence as winter power

Feb 24 2014, 2:55 AM EST - (Reuters) Two decades after it last led the medals table, Russia triumphantly captured top spot at its first home Winter Olympics - albeit with a big contribution from two "adopted Russians" - and can look forward to a Sochi-fuelled boost in...

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What do you do with a mountain resort with Games gone?

Feb 23 2014, 6:01 AM EST - (Reuters) Stanislav Kuznetsov has a headache like no other: it measures 780,000 square meters and covers a large expanse of Russian mountainside.

The Gorky Gorod resort in the snowy Caucasus peaks above Sochi was packed during the Winter...

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Lodwick, Demong call time on Olympic careers

Feb 20 2014, 10:31 AM EST - (Reuters) After a combined 11 Winter Games in one of the Olympics' toughest sports, U.S. athletes Todd Lodwick and Bill Demong called time on their careers on Thursday, waving goodbye to the grueling blend of ski jumping and cross-country skiing...

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Norway's medal duo feel at home in Sochi rain

Feb 18 2014, 10:44 AM EST - (Reuters) Norway's Joergen Graabak and Magnus Moan felt right at home in the Russian mountains on Tuesday when they powered through driving rain to gold and silver medals in the men's Nordic combined.

Both live in the coastal town of...

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Japan's Kato breaks elbow after fall

Feb 18 2014, 6:20 AM EST - (Reuters) Japan's Taihei Kato broke his left elbow after a bad fall on Tuesday in the ski jump leg of the Nordic combined competition at the Winter Olympics, a Japanese team official said.

Kato landed successfully but moments later his...

Japan's Kato stretchered off after fall

Feb 18 2014, 5:16 AM EST - (Reuters) Japan's Taihei Kato was carried off on a stretcher after a bad fall on Tuesday in the ski jump leg of the Nordic combined competition at the Winter Olympics.

Kato appeared to land successfully but moments later his left ski came...

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