This year, the men's U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey team is packed with Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, and they've found an outlet in hitting, slamming and speeding across the ice as fast as they can.
The giant venues will need to be used somehow if Russia's $51 billion investment — the most in Olympics history — is to pay off. If previous games any are guide, the prospects aren't great.
After 17 days of the world's highest-level competition in winter sports, Sochi puts on one last extravaganza to mark the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Russia racks up 33 medals, with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze. Team USA will finish with 28 medals, 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze.
The host country's team won in a four-heat time of 3 minutes, 40.6 seconds. Canada's team did not medal, but did survive a 180 degree flip of their sled.
There will be no medal from the Sochi Winter Olympic Games for Team USA. Finland routed the U.S. in the bronze-medal match Saturday 5-0.
We've been sifting through the questions people ask about the Sochi Games on the knowledge-sharing site Quora. Here are some of our favorites.
U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun praised U.S. athletes for their performance at Sochi and said the problem with speedskating wasn't the Under Armour suits.
Former Olympic medalist Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle was "excluded from the team" and left Sochi, German officials say. Italian officials say the same about William Frullani.
The American Speedskating team that came to Russia with high expectations has won its first Olympic medal in Sochi, two days before the Winter Games will come to an end.