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.

Olympian Lolo Jones is the first contestant eliminated from ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Olympian Lolo Jones is the first contestant eliminated from ‘Dancing with the Stars’

The three-time Olympian took the news pretty hard.

After reinstating him, Minnesota Vikings bar Adrian Peterson from all team activities

After reinstating him, Minnesota Vikings bar Adrian Peterson from all team activities

Peterson was added to the exempt/commissioner’s permission list, which means he will not play against the New Orleans Saints.

Leonsis, D.C. 2024 Olympics bidders make their pitch

Leonsis, D.C. 2024 Olympics bidders make their pitch

Led by the Wizards and Capitals owner, the group seeking the 2024 Summer Games is soliciting support.

Oscar Pistorius can compete again, South African Olympic committee says

Oscar Pistorius can compete again, South African Olympic committee says

Despite being convicted of culpable homicide, the 27-year-old athlete could still find himself in the 2016 Olympics.

David Beckham urges Scotland to say ‘no’ to independence, think about Olympic pride instead

David Beckham urges Scotland to say ‘no’ to independence, think about Olympic pride instead

Really, the soccer star just wants to be able to keep cheering for Andy Murray.

Paralympic Committee says a manslaughter conviction wouldn’t stop Pistorius from competing again

Paralympic Committee says a manslaughter conviction wouldn’t stop Pistorius from competing again

On the same day that a South African judge convicted Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius of “culpable homicide,” a spokesman for the International Paralympic Committee said the organization would “allow him to compete again in the future.“

In bid for 2022 Olympics, China facing human rights critics

In bid for 2022 Olympics, China facing human rights critics

Beijing eager to repeat 2008 Games extravaganza, but questions linger about abuses last time around.

Two graphs that raise cautions about bringing the Olympics to D.C.

Two graphs that raise cautions about bringing the Olympics to D.C.

Primary economic concerns for host cities: costs that often outweigh revenue and uneven job creation.

The economic argument for bringing the Olympics to Washington

The economic argument for bringing the Olympics to Washington

Economists question the return on investment in hosting the Summer Games, but Washington’s Olympic backers see opportunity.

Remembering Joan Rivers through her funniest moments with athletes

Remembering Joan Rivers through her funniest moments with athletes

The legendary comedian’s jokes didn’t just target Hollywood stars, but some of the world’s most elite athletes, as well. Here are the best.

Here’s the logo for the D.C. 2024 Olympics bid

Here’s the logo for the D.C. 2024 Olympics bid

Twitter users react to Washington’s Olympics bid logo.

Washington’s Olympics bid gets big business backing

Washington’s Olympics bid gets big business backing

Who’s who of local business leaders line up to support bid for 2024 Summer Games.

D.C. Olympic group names board

D.C. Olympic group  names board

Prominent sports and business leaders lead group that hopes to lure 2024 Summer Games to Washington.

Olympian Lolo Jones, MMA fighter Randy Couture and NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip reportedly to be on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Olympian Lolo Jones, MMA fighter Randy Couture and NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip reportedly to be on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

The official reveal is set for Thursday morning during “Good Morning America.“

Redskins, Olympic backers both eye new stadium at RFK

Redskins, Olympic backers both eye new stadium at RFK

District could follow other cities in building stadium to host both Summer Games and local pro team.

For China’s disabled, work is hard to find

For China’s disabled, work is hard to find

Even in booming economy, jobs are rare and often limited to massage and hairdressing.

Editorial

In the game

The District has a shot to be the nation’s bid city for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Five Little League World Series alumni who transitioned from baseball to another sport

Five Little League World Series alumni who transitioned from baseball to another sport

Sure, many MLB players have been in the LLWS, but so have a surprising number of other athletes, as well.

Watch Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken stand up and walk for the first time since her accident

Watch Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken stand up and walk for the first time since her accident

The 41-year-old athlete continues to be just as impressive out of the pool as she was in.

Epilogue: SimpsonsWorld

Epilogue: SimpsonsWorld

FXX begins a marathon of the animated sitcom, and Rihanna, Coldplay and Katy Perry sign up to perform at the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show.

Olympian Lolo Jones is the first contestant eliminated from ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Olympian Lolo Jones is the first contestant eliminated from ‘Dancing with the Stars’

The three-time Olympian took the news pretty hard.

After reinstating him, Minnesota Vikings bar Adrian Peterson from all team activities

After reinstating him, Minnesota Vikings bar Adrian Peterson from all team activities

Peterson was added to the exempt/commissioner’s permission list, which means he will not play against the New Orleans Saints.

Leonsis, D.C. 2024 Olympics bidders make their pitch

Leonsis, D.C. 2024 Olympics bidders make their pitch

Led by the Wizards and Capitals owner, the group seeking the 2024 Summer Games is soliciting support.

Oscar Pistorius can compete again, South African Olympic committee says

Oscar Pistorius can compete again, South African Olympic committee says

Despite being convicted of culpable homicide, the 27-year-old athlete could still find himself in the 2016 Olympics.

David Beckham urges Scotland to say ‘no’ to independence, think about Olympic pride instead

David Beckham urges Scotland to say ‘no’ to independence, think about Olympic pride instead

Really, the soccer star just wants to be able to keep cheering for Andy Murray.

Paralympic Committee says a manslaughter conviction wouldn’t stop Pistorius from competing again

Paralympic Committee says a manslaughter conviction wouldn’t stop Pistorius from competing again

On the same day that a South African judge convicted Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius of “culpable homicide,” a spokesman for the International Paralympic Committee said the organization would “allow him to compete again in the future.“

In bid for 2022 Olympics, China facing human rights critics

In bid for 2022 Olympics, China facing human rights critics

Beijing eager to repeat 2008 Games extravaganza, but questions linger about abuses last time around.

Two graphs that raise cautions about bringing the Olympics to D.C.

Two graphs that raise cautions about bringing the Olympics to D.C.

Primary economic concerns for host cities: costs that often outweigh revenue and uneven job creation.

The economic argument for bringing the Olympics to Washington

The economic argument for bringing the Olympics to Washington

Economists question the return on investment in hosting the Summer Games, but Washington’s Olympic backers see opportunity.

Remembering Joan Rivers through her funniest moments with athletes

Remembering Joan Rivers through her funniest moments with athletes

The legendary comedian’s jokes didn’t just target Hollywood stars, but some of the world’s most elite athletes, as well. Here are the best.

Here’s the logo for the D.C. 2024 Olympics bid

Here’s the logo for the D.C. 2024 Olympics bid

Twitter users react to Washington’s Olympics bid logo.

Washington’s Olympics bid gets big business backing

Washington’s Olympics bid gets big business backing

Who’s who of local business leaders line up to support bid for 2024 Summer Games.

D.C. Olympic group names board

D.C. Olympic group  names board

Prominent sports and business leaders lead group that hopes to lure 2024 Summer Games to Washington.

Olympian Lolo Jones, MMA fighter Randy Couture and NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip reportedly to be on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Olympian Lolo Jones, MMA fighter Randy Couture and NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip reportedly to be on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

The official reveal is set for Thursday morning during “Good Morning America.“

Redskins, Olympic backers both eye new stadium at RFK

Redskins, Olympic backers both eye new stadium at RFK

District could follow other cities in building stadium to host both Summer Games and local pro team.

For China’s disabled, work is hard to find

For China’s disabled, work is hard to find

Even in booming economy, jobs are rare and often limited to massage and hairdressing.

Editorial

In the game

The District has a shot to be the nation’s bid city for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Five Little League World Series alumni who transitioned from baseball to another sport

Five Little League World Series alumni who transitioned from baseball to another sport

Sure, many MLB players have been in the LLWS, but so have a surprising number of other athletes, as well.

Watch Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken stand up and walk for the first time since her accident

Watch Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken stand up and walk for the first time since her accident

The 41-year-old athlete continues to be just as impressive out of the pool as she was in.

Epilogue: SimpsonsWorld

Epilogue: SimpsonsWorld

FXX begins a marathon of the animated sitcom, and Rihanna, Coldplay and Katy Perry sign up to perform at the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show.