The Early Lead: Winter Olympics


Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 01/19/2014

Lolo Jones named to U.S. Olympic bobsled team

Track star is one of three push athlete/brakemen chosen in close competition.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:55 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lolo Jones, Winter Olympics

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Lindsey Vonn undergoes knee surgery

Former Olympian tweets that the procedure went well, just eight days after pulling out of the Olympics.

By Missy Khamvongsa  |  10:22 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Winter Olympics, Lindsey Vonn

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Lindsey Vonn has partially torn right ACL

Olympic skier will rest a few days, her publicist said, then begin “aggressive physical therapy.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:58 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lindsey Vonn, Winter Olympics

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Russian official says timing of anti-gay law was wrong with Olympics looming

With Sochi Winter Olympics ahead, sports minister says “it was possible to calculate how much resonance it would cause in the West.“

By Cindy Boren  |  01:17 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sochi, Winter Olympics

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Lindsey Vonn postpones return to racing for a month

Olympic champion, who is recovering from knee surgery, has her eye on the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:47 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lindsey Vonn, Winter Olympics

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 08/07/2013

President Obama has "no patience" for Russia's anti-gay stance

Russia still has "a big stake in making sure the Olympics work," he tells Jay Leno.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:50 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, President Obama, Sochi Games, Winter Olympics

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Some Sochi gold medals will have Russian meteorite fragments

Medals awarded Feb. 15, 2014, will commemorate the first anniversary of the meteor.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Winter Olympics

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Lolo Jones won't be punished by bobsled officials after bar altercation

Hurdler-turned-bobsledder reportedly tangled with stepdaughter of the sport's "Bobfather."

By Cindy Boren  |  07:40 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lolo Jones, Olympics, Winter Olympics

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 06/18/2013

Lolo Jones does damage control after video irks bobsled team

Hurdler, now aiming for the Winter Olympics, complained about her $741 paycheck.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:41 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lolo Jones, Steven Holcomb, Winter Olympics

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Lindsey Vonn has surgery amid rumors of Tiger Woods relationship

Skier undergoes successful repair of ACL, MCL tears after returning home on a private jet believed to belong to Tiger Woods.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:54 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lindsey Vonn, Skiing, Tiger Woods, Winter Olympics

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Lindsey Vonn to have surgery next week, vows to be ready for Olympics

Skier will undergo reconstructive knee surgery after frightening crash in Super-G race.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Winter Olympics, Lindsey Vonn, Winter Olympics