Medal winners at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games receive warm welcome after returning to their home country.
The Sochi Games will long be remembered for the good, the bad and the ugly.
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.
Russia blasted American referee Brad Meier on Saturday for disallowing a goal that would have given it a lead late in its Olympic Games hockey clash it eventually lost to the US in a shootout.
The United States subdued Russia in an electrifying 3-2 penalty shoot-out win in the Olympic ice hockey tournament on Saturday.
Alex Bilodeau toiled for fours years to retain his Olympic moguls title on Monday but said that was nothing compared to the struggles of his inspirational brother, who has cerebral palsy.
Russia won its first gold of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in the first team event in figure skating as Evgeni Plushenko took a record-equalling fourth Olympic medal in figure skating on Sunday.
Russia's Winter Olympians face intense scrutiny to perform at their home Sochi Games from a public hungry for success to prove the country remains a sporting superpower more than two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
European commentators portrayed the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics as a personal triumph and even an exorbitant show of power for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Chinese President Xi Jinping met Thursday evening President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach in Russia's Sochi, host city of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games.
Russian women's hockey coach Mikhail Chekanov is turning cupid by plotting to bring together the country's male and female teams in Sochi - a move he says could pay dividends for both sets of players.
Norway's snowboarding medal hope Torstein Horgmo broke his collarbone in a practice run at Sochi on Monday and is out of the Olympics.
Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov and Turin Olympic gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko gave the hosts the lead at the figure skating team event.
THE HAGUE - A record amount of teams could win medals at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games with the United States and Norway appearing to be the strongest.
The world's best ski jumpers take to the skies for gold in Sochi with women set to make history in their first Olympic appearance and Austria facing pressure in the men's events.