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  • Games athletes encourage children to be active

    Arctic Winter Games athletes are taking their game to students. Athletes from the Alaska team arrived at Woodriver Elementary School to work out with kids and talk about the importance of active play every day.


  • A passenger checks the status of flights at the Sochi Airport following the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Sochi Olympics: As the world departs, clean up begins

    After 17 days of global sport and spotlight, Sochi ended the spirited chants of "Ro-ssi-ya! Ro-ssi-ya!" and started cleaning up.


  • A passenger sleeps while waiting for a flight at the Sochi Airport following the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Sochi cleans up as world leaves Olympics behind

    By the busload, the world's athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi's airport and took off for home Monday, fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounced a smashing success and that the Olympic movement's chief enthusiastically labeled a victory for the region and the host nation. "Yes! We did it!" one Olympic volunteer exulted as she darted into the night.


  • United States' Julie Chu, right, carries the flag during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Sochi Olympics: The Games were expensive, but they were a success

    Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night with a farewell show that hands off the Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.


  • 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics come to a close

    Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.


  • Canadian hockey fan Evalyn Collinge shows off the Canadian maple leaf painted on her face before the men's gold medal ice hockey game against Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics end

    Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.


  • International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach answers a question during a news conference at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Bach hails 'amazing' transformation of Sochi

    IOC President Thomas Bach hailed the Sochi Olympics on Sunday for showcasing the "amazing" transformation of a fading resort town where he once feared being hit in the head by a falling roof.


  • Photographers take pictures during the men's and women's snowboard parallel slalom quarterfinals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Analysis: Sochi Games, winding down: an assessment

    For organization, the Sochi Games deserve a solid 7 marks out of 10. Unless, of course, you had to shower in cold, brown water in an unfinished mountain hotel and griped about it to #SochiProblems on Twitter.


  • Julia Lipnitskaya of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Russia reaffirms command of Olympic figure skating

    Russia's figure skaters meekly left the Vancouver Olympics four years ago with just one silver medal.


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