Former U.S. Olympic team member Alice Coachman became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal with her win in the high jump in the 1948 Olympics in London.
Associated Press
Former U.S. Olympic team member Alice Coachman became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal with her win in the high jump in the 1948 Olympics in London.

Obituary: Alice Coachman / First black woman to win Olympic gold

Alice Coachman her pathbreaking athletic career running on the dirt roads of Georgia.


Baseball, softball still taking swings for 2020 Olympics

The Olympic future of baseball and softball remains unclear despite a push to have the sports return in the 2020 Olympics.



 The Olympic flag and Russian flag are raised as the Russian National Anthem is sung during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23.

Russia takes a victory lap at Winter Olympics, earns praise for delivering 'all it had promised'

A transformed nation successfully hosting the games amid political, security, and weather concerns in subtropical Sochi.



 Canada forward Sidney Crosby goes to join his teammates as they celebrate after the men's gold medal ice hockey game.

Canada beats Sweden, 3-0, to win Olympic hockey gold

Team captain Sidney Crosby and fellow Penguin Chris Kunitz scored as the Canadians won gold for the third time in the past four Olympics.



 Ryan Suter, left, John Carlson, center, and Kevin Shattenkirk watch Finland go up, 4-0, in the third period of a game the Finns would win, 5-0, to claim the bronze medal Saturday in Sochi, Russia.

Finland drops USA hard, 5-0, to take Olympic bronze

Dan Bylsma grimaced. Coaching Team USA these past two weeks had been the greatest honor of his career. Now it was over.


Hockey Watch


AP Sportlight

1858 ??? Fans are charged for the first time to see a baseball game. Approximately 1,500 fans pay 50 cents to see the New York



 

BLOGS



Upcoming Events

The Medal Count

logo

Sochi On Twitter

Advertisement
Advertisement

You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here