2014 Olympics: It's All Over -- 17 U.S. Skiers, Snowboarders Leave Sochi With Medals

Closing ceremony 2014 OlympicsSOCHI, Russia (Feb. 23) – A record-matching 17 Team USA skiers and snowboarders left the Sochi Olympic Winter Games with medals, including a record eight gold.

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2014 Olympics: Ted Ligety Misses Slalom Gate, Nolan Kasper 13th

Nolan Kasper

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 22) – The dramatic conclusion of alpine skiing at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Saturday featured an impressive 13th by USA’s Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) to top the results for Team USA during an incredibly difficult slalom finale. 

Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) skied into sixth place in his first run and put forth a heroic effort to tame the wild course, but he missed a gate and went out halfway through his second run. Five of the top eight skiers did not finish their second run on the deteriorating snow, while Austria’s Mario Matt was able to piece together a gold medal run.

Follow SnoCountry.com’s direct news feed in Sochi from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team. It is updated as news breaks from the snow disciplines. Consider this your “spoiler alert.” Click below for detailed news. 

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Photo: Nolan Kasper at Kitzbuhel slalom (Doug Haney/USST)

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Bode Miller's Heavy Heart And Sixth Olympic Medal

Andrew Weibrech with Bode Miller

Sochi, Russia (special to SnoCountry.com): After finally winning a medal on a warm Sunday afternoon in Sochi, the greatest Olympic skier in United States history was reduced to tears. 

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2014 Olympics: Ted Ligety Strikes First-Ever Gold For USA In Giant Slalom

Ted Ligety trains GS

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 19) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) laid down a truly Olympic performance Wednesday to earn the first-ever giant slalom gold medal for the USA at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

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2014 Olympics: USA's Shiffrin Fifth In Rainy GS; Slovenia's Maze Takes Gold

Mikaela Shiffrin, Leinz GS

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 18) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied to fifth Tuesday during her first-ever Olympic appearance at the women’s giant slalom of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

Heavy rain pelted the 18-year-old World Champion during her second run, but she reigned in a world-class performance to land in the top five behind gold winner Tina Maze of Slovenia. Shiffrin, a slalom specialist, goes for a medal in that discipline Friday.

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2014 Olympics: Stunner At Sochi - Weibrecht, Miller Medal In Super G

Andrew Weibrecht

TUESDAY UPDATE: Thick fog obscured the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park Monday, forcing officials to move the men’s snowboardcross event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games to Tuesday morning.

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 16) - In an historic and seemingly improbable finish, Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) took silver and Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) tied for bronze in the men's Olympic super G at Rosa Khotur Sunday. 

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2014 Olympics: Alpine Skiers Continue To Struggle; Mancuso Eighth In Super G

Anna Fenninger

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 15) – USA alpine skiers continue to struggle in Russia — one medal. But, Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) led Team USA once again Saturday, posting the best American finish in eighth at a rough and unforgiving super G, the final women’s speed event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

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2014 Olympics: Bode Miller Sixth In Tricky Super Combined

Bode Miller

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 14) – Five-time Olympian Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) skied into sixth at a particularly tricky slalom race Friday during the super combined event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

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2014 Olympics: U.S. Men Sweep Skiing Slopestyle; Kaitlyn Farrington Wins Halfpipe Gold

Joss Christensen

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 13) – It was a U.S. podium sweep at the historic debut of men’s slopestyle skiing in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Thursday, when Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) took the sport’s first-ever gold medal with Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) and Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) earning silver and bronze.

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2014 Olympics: Historic Tie For Gold In Women's Downhill -- Mancuso Eighth

Tina Maze

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 12) - Super combined bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team with eighth in Thursday's Olympic downhill as Dominique Gisin of Switzerland and Tina Maze of Slovenia made history with a tie for gold. 

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2014 Olympics: Anderson Wins Ladies' Slopestyle Gold for Team USA

Jamie AndersonROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 9) – Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) cleaned up her second run to earn the first-ever women’s slopestyle snowboarding gold medal Sunday at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Her smooth style during her final run secured her the gold with a score of 95.25, putting her on top of the podium.

Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) skied a fast and tight line but plowed through a panel and lost time, finishing eighth in the men’s downhill. Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) was fifth in his first Olympic appearance.

Follow SnoCountry.com’s direct news feed in Sochi from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team. It is updated immediately as news breaks from the snow disciplines. Consider this your “spoiler alert.” Click below for detailed news.

Olympic Team News

Olympic Alpine Team News

Olympic Snowboard Team News:

Olympic Freestyle News

Olympic Nordic Combined Team News 

Photo: Jamie Anderson in Cadrona World Cup (USST.Oliver Kraus)


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2014 Olympics: USA's Kotsenburg Nabs First Gold Medal In Slopestyle

Sage Kotsenberg

ROSA KHOTUR, Russia (Feb. 8) - Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) scored an historic victory to open the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, winning the first ever slopestyle snowboarding gold medal.

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Catch The Olympic Spirit At Lake Placid During Games; Plenty Of Events

Olympic Cauldron Lake Placid

A visit to Lake Placid, N.Y. can certainly put you in the Olympic spirit. The vibe is alive every day at the site of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games. 

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Miller, Cook, Mancuso: Speeding To Sochi Again Saturday

Bode Miller at Beaver CreekThe alpine speed race to Sochi continued Saturday with more drama building for Americans. Bode Miller finished third in the fabled Hahnenkamm World Cup downhill in Kitzbuehel, Austria, while U.S. ladies Stacey Cook and Julia Mancuso packed in their third Top Ten finishes in a row in another downhill at Cortina, Italy.

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Best In World At Deer Valley For Freestyle World Cup; Olympic Berths At Stake Jan. 9-11

Visa Freestyle WC Deer Valley

With the Sochi Olympics less than a month away, the best jumpers and bumpers on the FIS World Cup freestyle tour come to Deer Valley, Utah. Olympic spots are on the line for dozens of national teams – including three spots in moguls and aerials on the U.S. Freestyle squad.


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So You Want To Go To Sochi For The Games? Come Follow Us

Olypic downhill course on Rosa Khutor (Doug Haney/U.S. Ski Team)

Unlike four years ago when hundreds of thousands of North American spectators could easily attend the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, the 2014 spectacle in Sochi, Russia represents a veritable trek.

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Lake Placid, N.Y. Events Offer Preview Of Winter Olympic Games


Hannah Kearney

Sochi’s Olympic Winter Games are still five months away, but the run-up to the competitions in Russia starts next month for many American athletes. Not in Russia, but at Lake Placid, N.Y.


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East-based Athletes Tune For 2014 Winter Olympics On 'Russian Riviera'

Kranaya, Russia

Eastern-based athletes in the snow and ice sports are now channeling their efforts on the next Winter Olympics, which are less than 13 months away.


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