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Russia After Olympic Hockey Loss: 'Like A Massive Death In The Family'

Russian fans are devastated after their men's hockey team crashed out of the Olympics without a medal. William Douglas of the McClatchy news service updates Michel Martin on the latest from Sochi.

Former Gadhafi Basketball Player Recalls Escaping Libya

Alex Owumi's dream of playing professional basketball led him to Libya, where he played on Moammar Gadhafi's team. Then the Arab Spring happened, and Owumi had to escape.

Women Are Front And Center In Today's Olympic Events

In the hockey gold medal match, the U.S. women are looking to avenge their 2010 loss to Canada. Meanwhile, South Korean figure skater Yuna Kim will try to hold on to her lead after the short program.

Russia's Hockey Coach Faces Media After Team's Loss

Coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov met members of the press after Russia's devastating 3-1 loss to Finland. A reporter asked if the coach would lose his job, since his predecessor was "eaten alive."

The Sound Of Cowbells Haunts Olympics Reporter

On the slopes, athletes are cheered on by fans, family and friends ringing cowbells. Does it help? Is it too much?

Female Figure Skaters Compete For Gold — And The Sport's Future

The competition is fierce: the defending South Korean champion, a 15-year-old Russian phenom who has thrilled the figure skating world, and three Americans heading into Thursday in the top 10.

Williams Is Second American To Win Winter And Summer Olympic Medals

One year ago, Lauryn Williams had never tried bobsled racing at all; she was only elevated to the elite U.S. women's team 11 days ago. Wednesday, she made Olympic history.

Roundup At The Rink And On The Bobsled Track

It's a busy day in Sochi: At the rink, the Russian men's hockey team was knocked out and the U.S. men's team faces the Czech Republic, while at the track, the U.S. women hope to medal in bobsledding.

Ted Ligety Tames The Giant Slalom In Sochi

With his gold medal win Wednesday in the Giant Slalom, American skier Ted Ligety cements his place as the world's greatest in the sport. Tamara Keith reports from Sochi with details on Ligety's run.

Finnished! Russian Hockey Team Bounced Out Of Olympics

The team that's been under the most pressure to win lost to Finland, 3-1.