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Alex Ovechkin carries the Olympic torch flame in September on its way to the Russian resort of Sochi, which will host the Feb. 7-23, 2014 Winter Olympics. (Photo credit: DIMITRI MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Face of Hockey, Ovechkin Faces Pressure in Sochi

There’s been an open season on Russia leading up to the Sochi Games, and that clearly strikes a nerve with Alex Ovechkin.

01/14/2014

Security is tight around the venues for the Winter Olympic games in Sochi. (Getty Images)

Unexplained Killings In Russia Heighten Olympic Security Concerns

Six men have been found dead in four abandoned cars.

01/10/2014

Alex Ovechkin playing for Russia. (Photo: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Ovechkin Juggles Torch Duty, Capitals Opener

Alex Ovechkin’s balancing act between the Washington Capitals and the Olympics in Russia could get a whirlwind test in a few weeks.

09/10/2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: The Olympic flag with the iconic Olympic rings is pictured during the IOC Executive Board meetings, held at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza on April 6, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Wrestling Wins IOC Vote For Place in 2020 Olympics

Wrestling has been reinstated for the 2020 Olympics, seven months after losing its spot.

09/08/2013

Runners leave the starters block to start the Men's 100m Final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (credit: Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Redskins Owner Joins Washington’s Bid to Host 2024 Summer Olympics

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is supporting Washington’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

08/27/2013

Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks talks with hockey players following a USA Hockey sponsored youth clinic at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Aug. 26, 2013 in Arlington, Va. (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

USA Hockey Team Holds Off-Ice Workouts at Caps’ Training Facility

USA Hockey invited 48 of its top prospects — including 16 players from its 2010 team — for off-ice workouts and meetings at the Washington Capitals’ training facility.

08/26/2013

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 30: Katie Ledecky of the USA celebrates as she sets a new World Record time of 15:36.53 during the Swimming Women's 1500m Freestyle Final on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Md. Native Olympic Swimmer Crushes WR in 1500-Meter At Worlds

After swimming nearly a mile, Bethesda-native Katie Ledecky knew it was time to get going.

07/30/2013

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for ESPY)

Is He Coming Back? Phelps Vague About Future

When Michael Phelps walked away from swimming after the London Olympics, he was adamant about one thing: His career was over.

07/29/2013

Team sports

Backyard Olympics: How To Have Your Own Field Day

Give your kids a summer day filled with friends, fitness and fun! Organizing a Backyard Olympics can be as simple or complex as you want to make it, so don’t be afraid to dive in and indulge your kids with a field day of their own!

06/03/2013

Rulon Gardner celebrates winning the bro

Rulon Gardner: Fight to Keep Wrestling in Olympics ‘Isn’t Over Yet’

Olympic Gold medalist Rulon Gardner is at the forefront of the fight to keep wrestling in the Olympics; a fight which he says isn’t over yet.

02/14/2013

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