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To Sochi, with love

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Feb 9 2014 - 11:22pm

OGDEN -- When Brody and Brianna Decker were just 3 years old, their parents put them in a pair of skates and sent them off to the ice rink.

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VIDEO: VIDEO: Shaun White says Sochi Slopestyle too dangerous

Eddie Pells, The Associated Press
Feb 5 2014 - 11:40am

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Shaun White jammed his wrist on one jump and watched the world's best snowboarders join him in tumbling down the supersized, super-scary Olympic slopestyle course.Quickly, his choice became clear: Time to step away from the danger, and give himself a better chance in the event he knows he can win.

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Column: Without Ohno, short track not as much fun

Paul Newberry, The Associated Press
Jan 4 2014 - 8:33pm

KEARNS, Utah -- Apolo Anton Ohno is strolling around the Utah Olympic Oval, snappily dressed in a black sport coat and slacks, having traded his skates for a microphone.He eagerly poses for pictures and enthusiastically chats up anyone who's willing to listen to his single-minded message: Short track is a thrilling sport worthy of your attention."...

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GALLERY: U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

The U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Kearns, Utah.
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press
Jan 4 2014 - 12:50am

The U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials, held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Utah Olympic Oval. Photos by The Associated Press

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Celski and Smith earn short track berths

Beth Harris, The Associated Press
Jan 4 2014 - 12:38am

KEARNS -- J.R. Celski is picking up right where Apolo Anton Ohno left off four years ago.Celski qualified for his second Olympic team with a victory in the 1,500 meters and Jessica Smith made her first despite finishing second in the women's final at the U.S. short track trials on Friday night."To cross the line and realize I got a spot for Sochi...

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BMW, U.S. bobsled collaboration turned into film

The Associated Press, Tim Reynolds
Jan 3 2014 - 3:17pm

The first time Steven Holcomb took the controls of the new BMW-designed sleds that the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation hopes will win medals at next month's Sochi Olympics, a problem immediately presented itself.He drove into the wall, at the start of that first race."Getting everything right," Holcomb said, "was a process."BMW and the USBSF...

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GALLERY: U.S. Olympic speeskating trials, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

John-Henry Krueger competes in the men's 1,000 meters time trial during the U.S. Olympic speedskating trials on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Kearns, Utah. 
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press
Jan 2 2014 - 10:43pm

First day of U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns. Photos by The Associated Press

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GALLERY: U.S. speedskating Olympic trials, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Action from the United States Olympic speedskating trials Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Kearns, Utah. 
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The Associated Press
Dec 29 2013 - 12:10am

Action from the U.S. Olympic Speedskating Trials, on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns

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VIDEO: VIDEO: Shaun White says Sochi Slopestyle too dangerous

Eddie Pells, The Associated Press
Feb 5 2014 - 11:40am

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Shaun White jammed his wrist on one jump and watched the world's best snowboarders join him in tumbling down the supersized, super-scary Olympic slopestyle course.Quickly, his choice became clear: Time to step away from the danger, and give himself a better chance in the event he knows he can win.

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VIDEO: Romancing the stone at Ogden Curling Club

Jon Oglesby, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Nov 20 2013 - 7:09pm

OGDEN -- Everyone knows curling -- it's that sport that television networks show when all of the skiing events are snowed out during the Winter Olympics.

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GALLERY: U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

The U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Kearns, Utah.
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press
Jan 4 2014 - 12:50am

The U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials, held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Utah Olympic Oval. Photos by The Associated Press

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GALLERY: U.S. Olympic speeskating trials, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

John-Henry Krueger competes in the men's 1,000 meters time trial during the U.S. Olympic speedskating trials on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Kearns, Utah. 
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press
Jan 2 2014 - 10:43pm

First day of U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns. Photos by The Associated Press

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GALLERY: U.S. speedskating Olympic trials, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Action from the United States Olympic speedskating trials Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Kearns, Utah. 
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The Associated Press
Dec 29 2013 - 12:10am

Action from the U.S. Olympic Speedskating Trials, on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns

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VIDEO: VIDEO: Shaun White says Sochi Slopestyle too dangerous

Eddie Pells, The Associated Press
Feb 5 2014 - 11:40am

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Shaun White jammed his wrist on one jump and watched the world's best snowboarders join him in tumbling down the supersized, super-scary Olympic slopestyle course.Quickly, his choice became clear: Time to step away from the danger, and give himself a better chance in the event he knows he can win.

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GALLERY: U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

The U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Kearns, Utah.
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press
Jan 4 2014 - 12:50am

The U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials, held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Utah Olympic Oval. Photos by The Associated Press

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GALLERY: U.S. Olympic speeskating trials, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

John-Henry Krueger competes in the men's 1,000 meters time trial during the U.S. Olympic speedskating trials on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Kearns, Utah. 
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press
Jan 2 2014 - 10:43pm

First day of U.S. Olympic short-track speedskating trials on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns. Photos by The Associated Press

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GALLERY: U.S. speedskating Olympic trials, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Action from the United States Olympic speedskating trials Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Kearns, Utah. 
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The Associated Press
Dec 29 2013 - 12:10am

Action from the U.S. Olympic Speedskating Trials, on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns

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VIDEO: Romancing the stone at Ogden Curling Club

Jon Oglesby, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Nov 20 2013 - 7:09pm

OGDEN -- Everyone knows curling -- it's that sport that television networks show when all of the skiing events are snowed out during the Winter Olympics.

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GALLERY: 2002 Winter Olympics - A look back

Canada's Kevin Martin, left, and  Swedish opponent Magnus Swartling, right, streak past the ice during a practice session Sunday, February 10, 2002. (ALAN MURRAY/Standard-Examiner)

Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 9 2012 - 5:55pm

See some photos of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. February 2012 marks the 10 year anniversary. -- To view the images in a slideshow format please click on the large photo at the bottom of the gallery and then use the right or left arrows to navigate.

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