Meryl Davis and Charlie White are the first Americans to win gold in the event. They out-skated longtime rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada. Russians Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov finished third.
The school is turning to an experienced administrator. Barron has been president of Florida State since 2010. Before that, he was a dean at Penn State. He takes over a school still recovering from the 2011 scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of young boys.
Under Olympic rules, only official sponsors are allowed to sell coffee at the Winter Games in Sochi. Starbucks isn't one of them. But NBC, the exclusive U.S. broadcaster of the Games, found a loophole and constructed a secret Starbucks in its media center.
Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White are favored to win gold in ice dancing. The pair took silver in the last Olympic Games in Vancouver, and expectations are high that they'll do even better in Sochi.
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