Russian President Vladimir Putin, these Olympics' political architect and booster-in-chief, watched and smiled as Sochi gave itself a giant pat on the back for a Winter Games that IOC President Thomas Bach declared an "extraordinary success."
The third annual installment of the Red Bull Crashed Ice event concluded on Saturday evening in St. Paul with the International Shootout individual races.
The 2014 Winter Games are almost over, but we're still finding images we love. Here are today's.
Speed skating, men's hockey and freestyle skiing were among the events Friday at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The snowstorm hit later than originally forecast, but brought plenty of pain -- and some fun -- Thursday afternoon and on into the day on Friday. All through southern and eastern Minnesota, snow slowed traffic, brought down power lines, closed schools and lured children out to play.
This animated image shows Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine during peaceful times in 2009 and again during battle between anti-government protesters and police on Thursday.
Canada won the gold medal in women's Olympic curling Thursday, beating Sweden 6-3 and avenging a loss to the Swedes in the final at the Vancouver Games in 2010. Athletes also competed in other sports on the rinks, tracks and slopes in Sochi Thursday; here are our favorite photos from the action.
Just hours after a truce was declared, clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces have broken out again in Ukraine's capital,
On Wednesday in Sochi, the US' Ted Ligety won gold in the giant slalom, and the Finnish men's hockey team knocked the Russians, a favorite to medal, out of the tournament.
There was action today on the alpine and Nordic skiing courses, ski jump hills, the hockey and speed skating arenas, and snowboard cross and halfpipe venues. These are some of our favorite photos of the day.
Here are some of our favorite photos from Day 11 of the Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Here are some of our favorite photos from Day 10 of the Olympics in Sochi, Russia.