Kim Yu-na , the Olympic and world champion, has decided to call it a career after bagging a silver medal in the 2014 Sochi Olympics early this year.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama surrounded themselves with Olympians and Paralympians Thursday, saluting their success at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, praising their perseverance and marveling at their performances.
Medal winners at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games receive warm welcome after returning to their home country.
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Russia has delivered on the promise of a "spectacular event" as the most expensive Olympics in history closed on Sunday night with doubts over the country's capabilities cleared and the host team basking in athletic achievements.
Chinese Olympic debutants put on a memorable show at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, taking most of the credit for keeping the country in the upper-middle of the medals table.
The International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach hailed a succssful Sochi Olympic Winter Games, saying in a press conference that the response from participants "are overwhelmingly positive".
China took two silver and one bronze medals on the last day of short track speed skating competition at the Sochi Olympics on Friday, tallying six medals in the sport.
Adelina Sotnikova won Russia's first ever women's Olympic figure skating gold in controversial circumstances on Thursday as defending champion Kim Yu-Na was dumped into the silver medal position.
Vic Wild, an American native who now competes for Russia, captured the Olympic gold medal in parallel giant slalom about 15 minutes after his wife, Russia's Alena Zavarzina, won the bronze.
The Chinese men's curling team lost to Canada 10-6 in the semifinal at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games Wednesday.
Kim Yu-na of South Korea, Mao Asada of Japan and Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia will compete in a figure skating showdown in the women's short program in Sochi.
Three-year-old figure skater Riana Kadyrova from Russian city of Kazan enjoyed skating very much and trained very hard for her own Olympic dream.
China earned three spots for Friday's quarterfinals of men's 500m short track speed skating on Tuesday at Sochi 2014 Winter Games.
Twice-world champion Mao Asada will take the ice for the women's singles figure skating on Wednesday with her trademark triple axel at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.