Oppressive power, resilient spirits

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Covering Sochi Games revealed both the cold ugliness of Russia and the warm beauty of Russians.

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Undefeated, and undisputed

In winning its second straight hockey gold, Canada tops Sweden, 3-0, gives up three goals in entire Olympics .

Backstrom fails IOC doping test

Nicklas Backstrom misses gold-medal game due to banned substance in allergy medication.

U.S. wins four-man bobsled bronze

Pilot Steve Holcomb wins second medal in Sochi; brakeman Chris Fogt prepares for active duty.

Olympics close with tribute to Russian artists

Closing Ceremonies celebrate the nation’s long cultural heritage, along with a slice of Americana.

Editorial

Shutting out Ukraine

Shutting out Ukraine

Diplomatic talks are appropriate only if Ukraine is at the table.

Job of the week: CFO at Special Olympics

The D.C. nonprofit is looking for someone who “who “helps provide the backbone for strategic decisions that we make.”

Toning down the rhetoric

Toning down the rhetoric

Reigniting the fears of the Cold War era plays into Putin’s hands.

Russia’s spy in chief

Russia’s spy in chief

Putin has ended the post-Cold War era dedicated to making Russia a normal state.

Barista returns from Sochi

Barista returns from Sochi

Dupont barista turned Swiss ice hockey hero Jessica Lutz is back with a bronze medal in tow.

Masha Gessen: Why Putin is winning in Russia

Masha Gessen: Why Putin is winning in Russia

Silencing critics and amping the war rhetoric have sent the Russian president’s approval rating soaring.

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Course change?

Course change?

Obama bets on Putin’s unlikely reversal on Ukraine.

Moscow court shrouds Alexei Navalny in veil of silence

Moscow court shrouds Alexei Navalny in veil of silence

The opposition leader and corruption investigator is barred from using the Internet or speaking with outsiders.

■An Olympic hangover

■An Olympic hangover

Capitals Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom are back in D.C. after a nightmarish time in Sochi.

Moscow police detain 420 people near Red Square

Moscow police detain 420 people near Red Square

After a court sentenced anti-Putin protesters, others came to show their support, and were rounded up in turn.

Capitals have a tough road to playoffs

Capitals have a tough road to playoffs

As the NHL season resumes, Caps are one of six teams within three points of the last wild-card spot.

One small business, six medals

One small business, six medals

Hans deBot and his staff stayed up into the wee hours of the night to watch bobsleds they helped build.

Backstrom fails IOC doping test

Backstrom fails IOC doping test

Nicklas Backstrom misses gold-medal game due to banned substance in allergy medication.

Olympics close with tribute to Russian artists

Olympics close with tribute to Russian artists

Closing Ceremonies celebrate the nation’s long cultural heritage, along with a slice of Americana.

Oppressive power, resilient spirits

Oppressive power, resilient spirits

Covering Sochi Games revealed both the cold ugliness of Russia and the warm beauty of Russians.

Undefeated, and undisputed

Undefeated, and undisputed

In winning its second straight hockey gold, Canada tops Sweden, 3-0, gives up three goals in entire Olympics .

U.S. wins four-man bobsled bronze

U.S. wins four-man bobsled bronze

Pilot Steve Holcomb wins second medal in Sochi; brakeman Chris Fogt prepares for active duty.

While you were sleeping: Bobsled bronze

While you were sleeping: Bobsled bronze

Steve Holcomb and USA-1 took the bronze in the four-man bobsled; Russia swept the podium in the final cross-country event.

On TV: A ball at the gala

On TV: A ball at the gala

Medals on the slopes and the oval, but the figure skating gala, with nothing at stake, will get a lot of attention

Michael Phelps to return to swimming this month, USOC says

Michael Phelps to return to swimming this month, USOC says

Competing in Arizona meet could be the first step on the road to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Editorial

Shutting out Ukraine

Shutting out Ukraine

Diplomatic talks are appropriate only if Ukraine is at the table.

Josh Elliott moves from “GMA” to NBC Sports

Josh Elliott moves from “GMA” to NBC Sports

Is he the heir apparent to Bob Costas or Matt Lauer?

Job of the week: CFO at Special Olympics

The D.C. nonprofit is looking for someone who “who “helps provide the backbone for strategic decisions that we make.”

Photos

For Sochi’s stray dogs, a new life in D.C.

For Sochi’s stray dogs, a new life in D.C.

Canines taken from the streets of the Olympic host city in Russia are brought to the Washington Animal Rescue League.

Toning down the rhetoric

Toning down the rhetoric

Reigniting the fears of the Cold War era plays into Putin’s hands.

Russia’s spy in chief

Russia’s spy in chief

Putin has ended the post-Cold War era dedicated to making Russia a normal state.

Oscar Pistorius trial: Prosecution gives grisly details of Reeva Steenkamp’s death

Oscar Pistorius trial: Prosecution gives grisly details of Reeva Steenkamp’s death

Defense may present its side when trial resumes next week.

Murray and Lendl split

Murray and Lendl split

In two years, the eight-time major champion guided Murray to two Grand Slams and an Olympic gold medal.

Barista returns from Sochi

Barista returns from Sochi

Dupont barista turned Swiss ice hockey hero Jessica Lutz is back with a bronze medal in tow.

Masha Gessen: Why Putin is winning in Russia

Masha Gessen: Why Putin is winning in Russia

Silencing critics and amping the war rhetoric have sent the Russian president’s approval rating soaring.

Backstrom to receive silver medal

Backstrom to receive silver medal

After being held out of the gold-medal game for testing positive for a banned substance found in his allergy medication, Backstrom will receive his silver medal.

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Olympian barista returns to D.C.

Olympian barista returns to D.C.

Jessica Lutz scored a key goal for the Swiss women's ice hockey team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics to win a bronze medal. Now she's back to work at the Coffee Bar in D.C.

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Mike Wise reflects on the Olympics

Mike Wise reflects on the Olympics

The Post's Mike Wise talks about his favorite moments covering the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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Capitals add talent, Redskins free agent priorities

Capitals add talent, Redskins free agent priorities

The Washington Post's Jonathan Forsythe, LaVar Arrington, Mike Wise and Dan Steinberg discuss the Capitals' new players and whether they will have an impact on the team's chances of making the playoffs, debate the Redskins' priorities in the free agent market, and predict where Virginia will be seeded in the NCAA Tournament.

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Afghan female boxers fighting their way to the Olympics

Afghan female boxers  fighting their way to the Olympics

The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee boxing club has fewer than a dozen women and little money for them.

Adam Doherty has never run a marathon. Can he win one on Saturday?

Adam Doherty has never run a marathon. Can he win one on Saturday?

One of the elite male athletes in this weekend’s Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon has never run more than 21 miles.

White House makes good on beer bet with Canada

White House makes good on beer bet with Canada

After short delay, two cases of White House brew are sent to Canadian Embassy to make good on wager.

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Peeps dioramas by kids

Peeps dioramas by kids

From Olympics to activities to favorite TV shows, kids create fun projects

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Course change?

Course change?

Obama bets on Putin’s unlikely reversal on Ukraine.