Olympics http://kwgs.org en Military Training Gives U.S. Paralympic Biathletes An Edge http://kwgs.org/post/military-training-gives-us-paralympic-biathletes-edge Biathlon may be the toughest endurance sport in the Olympics. After grueling circuits of Nordic skiing, athletes have to calm their breathing, steady their tired legs and shoot tiny targets with a rifle.<p>Andy Soule does it all with only his arms.<p>"It's a steep learning curve, learning to sit-ski," says Soule, a member of the U.S. Paralympic team. He's strapped into a seat attached to two fixed cross-country skis. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 55643 at http://kwgs.org Military Training Gives U.S. Paralympic Biathletes An Edge From War In The Desert To 'Murder Ball On Ice' http://kwgs.org/post/war-desert-murder-ball-ice <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wULh4froE7k</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:15:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 55591 at http://kwgs.org From War In The Desert To 'Murder Ball On Ice' Now That The Games Are Over, What Will Happen To Sochi? http://kwgs.org/post/now-games-are-over-what-will-happen-sochi The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/theedge/2014/02/23/281585938/flame-to-go-out-in-sochi-torch-passes-to-pyeongchang">closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics</a> in Sochi featured a particularly captivating image: an aerial view of the coastal Olympic village, with the stadiums set like jewels among sparkling avenues, set off by the flash of fireworks in the night sky.<p>It seemed as if Russia, and especially President Vladimir Putin, had achieved everything that could be hoped for from a world-class sporting event.<p>But like the spectacular closing ceremony itself, a lot of the best effec Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:11:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 55003 at http://kwgs.org Now That The Games Are Over, What Will Happen To Sochi? Flame Goes Out In Sochi, Torch Passes To Pyeongchang http://kwgs.org/post/flame-go-out-sochi-torch-passes-pyeongchang <strong>This post was last updated at 1:40 p.m. ET.</strong><p>The torch has officially been passed. The 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, are over with all the drama in the competition and not over safety and security during the 17 days of the events, as many had feared.<p>Outdoor fireworks rattled Sochi's Fisht Stadium as the Olympic flame was set to be extinguished Sunday. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:36:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 54962 at http://kwgs.org Flame Goes Out In Sochi, Torch Passes To Pyeongchang Russia, With Home-Field Advantage, Wins Sochi Medal Race http://kwgs.org/post/russia-home-field-advantage-wins-sochi-medal-race Just two medals remain to be awarded at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, as <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/canada-3-sled-crashes-4-man-bobsled-olympics-184933333--spt.html">Canada and Sweden face off on the hockey ice.</a> If the Canadian men take gold, Canada will have swept all four traditional team sports. Canadian teams have already won gold in men's and women's curling and women's ice hockey.<p>[<strong>Add at 10:00 a.m. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:51:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 54954 at http://kwgs.org Russia, With Home-Field Advantage, Wins Sochi Medal Race Russians Slide To Gold, U.S. Takes Bronze In 4-Man Bobsled http://kwgs.org/post/russians-slide-gold-us-takes-bronze-4-man-bobsled Russian's four-man bobsled team took gold on the final day of the Olympics hosted by their nation, with the U.S. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:15:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 54948 at http://kwgs.org Russians Slide To Gold, U.S. Takes Bronze In 4-Man Bobsled U.S. Men's Hockey Team Loses Bronze To Finland http://kwgs.org/post/us-mens-hockey-team-loses-bronze-finland A 43-year-old, six-time Olympian helped lead Finland to a bronze-medal win over the U.S. men's hockey team on Saturday.<p>Teemu Selanne scored two of Finland's five goals, shutting out the U.S. team 5-0.<p>Team USA had hoped to overcome Friday's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/theedge/2014/02/21/280737623/u-s-loses-to-canada-1-0-will-play-in-bronze-match">crushing loss to Canada</a>, which, if won, would have made the U.S. a contender for the gold. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 18:04:00 +0000 Steve Mullis 54931 at http://kwgs.org U.S. Men's Hockey Team Loses Bronze To Finland Getting Technical: Questions And Answers About The Winter Olympics http://kwgs.org/post/getting-technical-questions-and-answers-about-winter-olympics Events in the Winter Olympics can be highly technical, with arcane rules and specialized equipment that can defy easy explanation. On the question-and-answer site Quora, several interesting topics have come up in recent days, from why athletes use tape on their sleds to how a human can surpass 80 mph on skis.<p>We've been sifting through the <a href="http://www.quora.com/2014-Winter-Olympics-in-Sochi">questions people ask about the Sochi Games</a> on Quora. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:17:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 54921 at http://kwgs.org Getting Technical: Questions And Answers About The Winter Olympics U.S. Olympic Officials: It Wasn't Suits That Hurt Speedskaters http://kwgs.org/post/us-olympic-officials-it-wasnt-suits-hurt-speed-skaters America's performance in the 2014 Winter Games has been solid, if not spectacular. Team USA has managed to stay at or near the top of the medal heap in Sochi for most of the games.<p>But big names like snowboarder Shaun White, speed skater Shani Davis, skier Bode Miller and both U.S. hockey teams have disappointed when they were expected by many experts to dominate. (With hockey, however, it might have been more hope than actual expectation of gold.)<p>In spite of those disappointments, events such as freestyle skiing and snowboarding, which the U.S. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:16:00 +0000 editor 54922 at http://kwgs.org U.S. Olympic Officials: It Wasn't Suits That Hurt Speedskaters Same Banned Substance Fells German Biathlete, Italian Bobsledder http://kwgs.org/post/same-banned-substance-fells-german-biathlete-italian-bobsledder Germany's Sochi 2014 contingent is reeling from the news that Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, a former Olympic medalist in cross-country skiing who took fourth place in the biathlon Monday, has tested positive for banned substances at the Sochi Winter Olympics. An Italian athlete also tested positive, officials said Friday.<p>The German Olympics team says that Sachenbacher-Stehle, 33, has confirmed that her A and B samples returned positive results for a banned stimulant. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 54896 at http://kwgs.org Same Banned Substance Fells German Biathlete, Italian Bobsledder