Jenny Jones may have taken home a bronze at the 2014 Winter Olympics, but the BBC commentary leading up to her big win was anything but medal-worthy. It seems many folks at home watching didn't particularly care for the way commentators Ed Leigh, Tim Warwood and Jones' fellow British snowboarder Aimee Fuller erupted into whoops and cheers when a competitor fell and secured the bronze medal for Jones.
Alexandra Saitova of Russia in action during the round robin match on day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, where Russia beat Denmark 7-4 at the Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi. Both the men’s and women’s tournaments include 10 nations whose teams will play each other once in the round-robin stage over the next seven days. Curling tournament finals conclude on February 20th.
In Alpine skiing, there are speed specialists and there are technical specialists, and then there's Maria Hoefl-Riesch. As versatile as they come, the German is establishing herself as one of the very best ever — and she owns three Olympic golds to prove it. Solid in Monday morning's downhill run and the afternoon's slalom, Hoefl-Riesch won the super-combined for the second Winter Games in a row.
Monique Lamoureux, Brianna Decker and Amanda Kessel all scored within 55 seconds in the first period as the United States romped to a 9-0 victory over Switzerland on Monday to all-but clinch a spot in the Olympic women's hockey semifinals. Kessel, Lamoureux and Kendall Coyne all scored twice for the Americans, and Molly Schaus made 10 saves in her Sochi debut. At 2-0, the U.S. is in position for a spot in the medal round regardless of what happens on Wednesday in the game against Canada, the marquee matchup of the round-robin.