On paper, Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi is entirely average for athletes competing in the women's 10-meter air rifle event at the 2012 London Olympics. There's just one difference: when she steps up to the line to shoot, she will be eight months pregnant.
Russia's security service says it has foiled a plot to attack the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, state media reported Thursday.
Freestyle skier Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Games, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police in Utah said.
Jeret Peterson has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He's featured in this 2010 video after winning silver medal.
Freestyle skier Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Games, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police in Utah said Tuesday.
The cheers were deafening in Pyeongchang, South Korea, early Thursday when the city was named to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.
CNN's Paula Hancocks reports from Pyeongchang, South Korea, just after it was picked to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee chose Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
As the Comcast/NBC presentation neared its conclusion Tuesday morning at the International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, Bob Costas stepped to the front of the room to deliver the emotional highlight of the allocution.
If U.S. cross-country skiers didn't ply their trade in a vacuum, Kikkan Randall would be adorning magazine covers and selling shoes, watches and electronics. The Olympian from Alaska won her second straight sprint World Cup race last weekend, holding off two Norwegians on their home snow in Drammen, Norway. That's like beating the old Celtics on the parquet. One of the skiers Randall outsprinted was Marit Bjoergen, who won five medals, including three golds, at the Vancouver Olympics and now has seven for her career.
Skiers understand the capricious nature of fame in a sport that is largely hidden from public view for years at a time. It's all about timing. (And back stories, too, but that's another matter. And sometimes it's about timing and back stories together). You can win all the races you like, on any mountainside in the world, but unless you win at the Olympics, you are anonymous. Ted Ligety knows all about this.
The head of the Vancouver Olympics organizing committee warned that an athlete could get "badly injured or worse" almost a full year before Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed during a practice run at the 2010 Winter Games.
These are some of the outstanding male athletes, listed in alphabetical order, in Olympic sports for the year 2010. Last week, we looked at some of the top female athletes.
Here are some of the most outstanding female athletes of the year in Olympic sports, listed in alphabetical order with a nod to the Korean and Chinese whose family names appear first. Next week, we'll look at some of the top males.
Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Nov. 29. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.
After the World Championships in Rome last summer when he won a bronze medal in the 10-kilometer open water swim event, Fran Crippen talked glowingly about how the open-water event essentially revived his career.
More than seven months after the death of a luger practicing for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the Coroners Service of British Columbia has ruled Nodar Kumaritashvili's death an accident caused by multiple blunt force injuries.
(TORONTO) -- I'm here at the World Hockey Summit trying to assimilate three days of information and ideas that span the spectrum of considerations. This forum included everything from what is best for the youngest of youth players to all the political and economic issues connected with NHL players participating in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Don't count Apolo Ohno out of the 2014 Olympics just yet. The man with eight Olympics medals, the most of any U.S. Winter Olympian in history, hasn't ruled out a return to the ranks of competitive short track speedskating. "I've been so busy since Vancouver and I haven't been on the ice since," Ohno said Monday in New York. "Tuesday was my first day on the ice. I'm taking a long break from the sport. I'm looking forward to seeing the London Games, the Sochi Games in some capacity, but I haven't made a decision about that yet ... I think it would take me a minimum of two years to be ready for another Olympics. This is a true break I've never had before. I've had urges. I wanted to go to Utah and just show up for training."
Usain Bolt may bolt from another event, depending on the source you choose to believe. Although Bolt's coach, Glen Mills, says the sprinter will not run in the Jamaican team trials for the Commonwealth Games next week, Mills now says the quadrennial competition, set to open in Delhi on Oct. 3, was never actually on his schedule in the first place. That comes as news to organizers, who have been promoting Bolt's appearance since last year.
Every time I hear another dismal report about how Greece is going to drag the whole world into an economic abyss, I ask out loud: Does anybody remember that only six years ago Athens proudly hosted the Summer Olympics?
The greatest sprinter of all time is ready to run his first marathon. Carl Lewis says he will celebrate his 50th birthday by running the open portion of the 2012 Houston Marathon.
•Fresh off an impressive silver-medal at the Vancouver Olympics, general manager Brian Burke will be back to lead another U.S. hockey team on international ice, this time at next month's world championships in Germany. David Poile, Burke's assistant in Vancouver, will join him in the same capacity, and Islander head coach Scott Gordon, one of Ron Wilson's assistant coaches at the Olympics, will serve as head coach. The U.S. will open its tournament against host Germany on May 7 and will finish off opening-round play against Denmark and Finland. The final is scheduled for May 23 in Cologne.
VANCOUVER -- The funny thing was, Sidney Crosby really hadn't done much all game. No points. Only two shots on goal. A missed breakaway late in the third period when he pushed the puck too far ahead and left himself no room to maneuver against American goalie Ryan Miller. The 22-year-old Crosby hadn't scored a point in more than three games and had been a non-factor on the ice.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called for the resignation of the nation's top Olympic officials Monday after the country's worst performance in a Winter Olympics in nearly a hundred years.
CNN's Mark McKay takes a look back at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
With a wink of its eye, Canada brought to close the Winter Olympics by making fun of one the glitches that plagued the first week of the games.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- There's a reason we come, despite the nonsense. There's a reason we come to the Olympics still, every two years now, despite the fact that sometimes you get William Shatner or the odd, massive inflatable moose. What with all the overdone stagecraft and security hassles, the butt-covering parsing of words or the smugness of IOC officials who speak of an "Olympic movement" that never moves quite far enough when it comes to abuses committed under those oh-so-hallowed rings, it's easy to forget.
Lindsey Vonn's Olympics come to an end. Alex Thomas wraps up Friday's competition.
American skier Bode Miller failed in his bid for an unprecedented medal haul but the United States will finish the 2010 Winter Olympics on Sunday with a record total after winning gold and silver on Saturday.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- All of Canada is holding its breath for the result of today's men's cross-country 50km mass start.
VANCOUVER, British COlumbia -- It isn't a role the United States is accustomed to playing, least of all at an Olympics. But the Americans' almost certain status as the top medal dog at the Vancouver Games is the result of its recurrent role here as successful underdog.
Despite the adversity faced by competitors living in areas of the world where sub-zero temperatures are uncommon, the history of African athletes competing at the Winter Olympics is surprisingly rich.
Forgive Amber Johnson if she knocked you over while sprinting through the Olympic Village near Vancouver, Canada, last week.
On the 12-step road to recovery, they say the first task is to face and acknowledge reality. By that standard, Monday was a gilded day for Canada -- and I'm not talking primarily about the ice-dancing gold medal won by Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.
Apolo Anton Ohno becomes the most decorated American Winter Olympian. Alex Thomas reports.
South Korea's Lee Jung-Su confirmed his reputation as the top men's short-track speedskater at the 2010 Winter Olympics with his second gold medal on Saturday night, while American Apolo Anton Ohno snatched a place in the history books with a last-gasp bronze.
Bode Miller wins his first Olympic gold medal. CNN's Alex Thomas wraps up Sunday's competition.
Bode Miller fulfilled his Olympic dream at last with a gold medal in the men's super-combined at Whistler Creekside on Sunday.
Will the death of 21-year-old Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili during a training run for the XXI Olympic Winter Games lead to a civil action?
Winning gold could mean even more money for the Winter Olympics' superstar athletes. Of the top earners, experts say Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White and Bode Miller stand to gain the most.
The 21-year-old Georgian luger who propelled to his death after sliding off the track during an Olympic practice run in Vancouver was laid to rest in his hometown Saturday.
Living just miles from Florida's Daytona Beach, Ernie Peterson had never seen a hockey game in his life when he volunteered for his first Winter Olympics.
The skiing champ proves that her injured shin won't get in the way of her dreams
Bode Miller and Seth Wescott collect medals for the U.S. CNN's Alex Thomas reports.
China's figure skating pair of Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo capped an emotional comeback to the Winter Olympics on Monday by capturing the pairs figure skating gold.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- He walked up and out of the darkened tunnel at 6:38 p.m., Vancouver time, his country's flag drooping on a staff in his hands. Iason Abramashvili looked pale; his eyes were wide. He looked shattered. The canned music still blared and pounded, the native dancers hopping in the center of the stadium floor still hopped, but now the mood inside BC Place shifted. Now the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics, for just a moment, took on the feel of a funeral.
The luge track on which a Georgian athlete died during an Olympic training run will reopen Saturday after officials found it had no deficiencies, the Vancouver Olympic committee and International Luge Federation said.
The death of a Georgian luge athlete Friday ahead of the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics occurred amid concerns about the speed of the record-setting track at the Whistler Sliding Center, according to a Georgian official.
CNN' Ayesha Durgahee catches up with Ghanian ski racer who qualified for 2010 Winter Olympics.
Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong, or the "Snow Leopard" as he has been dubbed, is making his final preparations for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Canada's Olympic home losing streak began July 18, 1976, a day after the opening ceremonies in Montreal, trudged depressingly through Calgary 1988 and now stands at 0-for-244 as an expectant nation awaits the lighting of the cauldron for the XXI Olympic Winter Games.
SI.com's writers will preview each event from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Here's Brian Cazeneuve's look ahead to ski jumping.
Dr. Jennifer Shu explains how to be prepared to travel to the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Marjan Kalhor is already a champion, even though the Olympic flame has yet to blaze in Vancouver, Canada.
Switzerland's Didier Cuche could miss the Vancouver Winter Olympics after breaking his thumb in a World Cup giant slalom in Kranjska Gora on Friday.
When I arrived in Vancouver, the first thing I noticed was the frowns.
She's up. She's down. She's up again. The roller coaster ride that is Lindsey Vonn's season rose to its apex again over the weekend, when the defending overall World Cup champion swept three speed races in Haus im Enstal, Austria. Vonn won downhills on Friday and Saturday and captured a Super-G race on Sunday, easing fears that a damaged left arm she'd hurt in a fall last month would impair her Olympic ambitions. The victories boosted her lead in this season's World Cup standings to a robust 192 points ahead of Germany's Maria Riesch.
The cities of Annecy, Munich and Pyeongchang will battle it out to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.
LONDON (AP) -- The government says organizers of the 2012 London Olympics will spend $31.4 million of reserve funds to help secure games venues from terrorist attacks.
NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin is offering his help to organizers of the first Winter Olympics in his native Russia.
The Oscars are moving to a new date next year to make room for another golden event - the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Steve Yzerman will be appointed executive director of Canada's hockey team for the 2010 Vancouver Games. The Detroit Red Wings executive replaces Wayne Gretzky, who held the job for the past two Olympics.
Evangelical leader Richard Land visits the Situation Room to discuss Republican presidential candidates.
To understand Mitt Romney's rise to become a successful CEO and governor, one must look at his early experiences in the Mormon church, including his 2½ years as a missionary.
CNN's Hala Gorani talks from Amman about Turkish music festival 'Rock For Peace'
Willard Mitt Romney looks great in a suit. Which is good for him, because all day "Matinee Mitt" has been wearing a crisp, gray number. Speeches, grip-and-grin events, a veterans hall - no venue-appropriate costume changes, just pure Brooks Brothers. Even now, when it's 85 degrees and he's surrounded by people in shorts, the man won't so much as loosen his tie.
The Austrian city of Salzburg and South Korea's Pyeongchang look to have edged ahead in a tight three-way race for the 2014 Winter Games after the International Olympic Committee said their concepts were "excellent".
Norway's four-time Olympic champion Kjetil Andre Aamodt announced his retirement on Saturday.
Janica Kostelic, the most successful woman in the history of Alpine skiing, will miss the coming World Cup season because of persistent injuries.
Italian anti-doping police said they had discovered " medical equipment useful in their investigations", after a fresh search on rooms used by banned Austrian coach Walter Mayer.
Austria's Benjamin Raich grabbed his first gold medal at the Winter Olympics with a storming second run to win the men's giant slalom on Monday.
Italy won their first cross-country skiing gold medal of the Turin Winter Olympics on Sunday when their men triumphed in the 4x10-km relay at Pragelato.
Andrus Veerpalu successfully defended his Olympic 15-kilometer classical title -- giving Estonia a third gold in the Winter Olympics -- all in cross country skiing.
The 20th Winter Olympics has got under way in Torino with an opening ceremony filled with "rhythm, passion and speed" to showcase Italian culture.
Olympic luge champion Georg Hackl, dubbed the 'speeding sausage', is in hospital with a virus and will miss this month's European Championships, his manager said on Monday.
"When it comes to public security, we Italians are second to none," Francesco Norante, one of the heads of security for the Torino Winter Olympics, has said.
Austrian Johann Grugger won the men's World Cup super-G on Friday to confirm his arrival as one of the men to watch this season.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - NBC will probably win the ratings equivalent of a gold medal in February when it airs the Winter Olympics from Turin, Italy. Who doesn't love to watch lugeing?
The critical November sweeps period for television networks is drawing to a close. But so far, there haven't been too many surprising plot twists.
When the Winter Olympics get under way from February 10, a record number of athletes will descend on Torino, Italy, to compete for glory in more events than ever before.
Ahead of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, CNN spoke to Valentino Castellani, president of the Torino 2006 Organizing Committee (TOROC), about the city's preparations.
The Pyrenean city of Jaca will bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics after Spain's Olympic Committee reversed a decision to reject the proposal.
The South Korean city of Pyeongchang is to bid again for the Winter Olympics in 2014 after being selected by the Korean Olympic Committee.
Zurich has abandoned plans to bid for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games due to the financial burden involved in staging the event.
Austria's four-times overall World Cup winner Hermann Maier plans to compete at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, according to media reports.
Don't even try to steer," the instructor tells us with a straight face. "On your first few runs, you'll only make things worse." I'm sitting with about 30 other people in the track operations build...
$90 Average price of a single-event ticket at the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics.
The Sydney Olympics (Sept. 15 to Oct. 1) are billed as the big event of the summer, but 65% of the tickets remain unsold. While seats for opening ceremonies are long gone, you can still gain entry ...
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