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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - U.S. Olympic Committee
Bill Marolt will step down as president and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association on Monday, to be replaced by former Alpine skier Tiger Shaw, who competed in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics.
An hour after his last race at the Sochi Olympics, U.S. bobsled driver Steven Holcomb stood near the finish line of the sliding track and started to take a look over the snow-capped mountains.
Leading up to the Winter Games in Sochi, the big questions surrounded security, hotel room conditions and stray dogs.
The speedskaters flopped, and the hockey team was blanked when it mattered most. If it wasn't for some brand new sports, the medal count would be paltry.
The U.S. Olympic Committee made the announcement Friday, a day after Chu earned a silver medal with the U.S. women's hockey team. It was her fourth Olympic medal — she has three silvers and a bronze.
Four-time Olympian Julie Chu will carry the U.S. flag at the closing ceremony of the Sochi Games.
The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee has defended the speedskating suits that were dumped midway through the Sochi Games.
In a story Feb. 15 about Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to USA House at the Sochi Olympics, The Associated Press reported erroneously the U.S. men's hockey team beat the Soviets to win the gold medal at the 1980 Games in Lake Placid. Team USA beat the Soviets in the first game of the medal round, winning the gold in a second medal-round game against Finland.
Each time an Olympics approaches, the ideal is articulated once more: The true spirit of the games, those who oversee them say, brings humanity together to promote amity and athletic excellence. It is most certainly not a place for the affairs of nations and vested interests to play out on a global stage.
U.S. Olympic leaders are sounding out international officials in Sochi about a potential American bid for the games - and the feedback is positive.
What a stunning sight: Shani Davis gliding around the speedskating oval, head down in defeat, staring glumly at the ice.
Within hours of becoming the first American to ever win an Olympic singles luge medal, Erin Hamlin got dozens of invitations to go various places, give some speeches, even appear on a game show.
The U.S. Olympic Committee is currently weighing a possible run for the 2024 Summer Games. If that's ruled out, the 2026 Winter Olympics would be an option.
One after another, some of the biggest American stars have wiped out in sunny Sochi. From Bode Miller and Julia Mancuso to Shaun White and Sarah Hendrickson, this is hardly shaping up as an Olympics to remember for the U.S. team.
No one proved a tougher draw when it mattered than the Russians at home in winter.