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Mexican Olympian gets hero's welcome — after finishing last

Pyeongchang - It might just be the defining image of the Pyeongchang Olympics -- Mexico's German Madrazo heroically skiing last to the line, proudly brandishing the flag of his country and smiling jubilantly.After crossing the finish after 15 kilometres (9.

Terrier found nearly 3,000 miles from home is homeward bound

Tualatin - After traveling thousands of miles on a journey that resembles something out of a Walt Disney movie, a Pennsylvania dog is finally headed home to be reunited with her owner.

Cross country: Unhappy Norwegian men end Games on a low note

Norway's male cross country skiers sounded both mystified and downhearted on Sunday after a Winter Games where they started as one of the favorites but underperformed badly.

Cross country: Legkov wins 50km to seal Russia's triumph

Cross-country skier Alexander Legkov grabbed double Olympic glory for Russia on Sunday, winning the 50 km race to ensure the host nation ended the Games at the top of the medals table.

Cross country: Norway smooth out waxing problems with podium sweep

Norway finally made peace with their cross-country skiers on Saturday when three of their women outclassed the rest of the field to drape the podium in Norwegian colors in the 30km free...

Cross country: Bjoergen leads rare Norwegian sweep

Marit Bjoergen laid down another marker as she claimed a record-equaling sixth Winter Olympics gold medal, leading a Norwegian sweep in the cross-country 30km freestyle at the Sochi Games on...

Finns win men's race despite German protest, Norway win women's

Finland won the men's cross-country team sprint title at the Winter Olympics on Wednesday after a protest by Germany, whose athlete fell close to the finish, was turned down.

Norway women win, Finns cross first in men's race

Norway, anchored by five-times Olympic champion Marit Bjoergen, won the women's team sprint at the Winter Games on Wednesday while Finland were first across the line in the men's race ...

Cross country: Putin inspires Russians to relay silver

Russia, watched by President Vladimir Putin, claimed their first cross-country skiing medal of the Sochi Olympics when they took silver in the men's 4x10km relay on Sunday.

Cross country: Sweden's men complete relay double

Sweden retained their Olympic men's 4x10km title at the Sochi Winter Games on Sunday, winning their second Olympic cross-country relay gold in two days.

Crosscountry: Double champion Cologna to skip team sprint

Double Sochi Olympic champion Dario Cologna will not take part in Sunday's men's cross-country relay in order to lighten his Sochi schedule, the Swiss team said on Saturday.

Crosscountry: Double champion Cologna to skip team sprint

Double Olympic champion Dario Cologna will not take part in the men's crosscountry team sprint in order to lighten his Sochi schedule, the Swiss team coach said on Saturday.

Cross country: Sweden win women's relay as Norway stumble

Charlotte Kalla produced an astonishing comeback leg to earn Sweden an upset win in the Olympic women's cross country 4x5km relay at the Sochi Winter Games on Saturday.

'Iron Lady' Bjoergen gets 4th gold with skiathlon win

Marit Bjoergen fulfilled expectations by earning her fourth Olympic gold medal with victory in the skiathlon event on a bittersweet Saturday for Norway at the Sochi Winter Games.

Canadian Babikov embraces second 'home' Games

Canadian cross-country skier Ivan Babikov is looking forward to the rare treat of taking part in a second successive "home" Olympics as he returns to compete in Russia, the land of his

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