Idaho Olympians: Coverage Of Northwest Athletes At The 2014 Winter Games

The 2014 Winter Olympics get underway February 7 in Sochi, Russia. More than 85 nations will be represented this year, and some of the athletes who will compete come from Idaho.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll introduce you to some of these Idaho Olympians. You'll meet an ice hockey forward from Sun Valley to a woman making her bid for the U.S. Virgin Islands’ ski team.

You’ll find our Olympics coverage ahead of the games and during, along with stories from NPR’s team of reporters, right here on this page.

Plus, connect with Idaho's Olympic athletes on Twitter.

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Winter Olympics
10:47 am
Sun February 23, 2014

How They Fared: Three Gold, Two Silver For Northwest Athletes In Sochi

Bolshoy Ice Dome was the venue for intense ice hockey matches
Atos International Wikimedia Commons

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 8:10 am

Athletes with ties to the Northwest won three gold and two silver medals at the Winter Olympics that just wrapped up in Russia.

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Winter Olympics
3:08 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

How They Fared: Northwest Olympians Bring Home Silver & Gold

Fans watch Olympic alpine skiing action at the Rosa Khutor venue.
Sarah Brunson U.S. Ski Team

Originally published on Sat February 22, 2014 4:34 pm

Short track speedskater J.R. Celski of Federal Way, Wash., led Team USA to a silver medal in the men's 5000-meter relay Friday, ending a medal drought in the discipline for the Americans. Russia took the gold.

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Winter Olympics
4:50 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Northwest Claims Another Medal, But It Comes In Heartbreaking Hockey Loss

Hilary Knight of Sun Valley
SaraMelikian Flickr

More Olympic hardware is coming home to the Northwest, but it comes via a heartbreaking loss. 

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Winter Olympics
5:48 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Northwest Snowboarder Races For Russia At Olympic Games

Vic Wild
Russian Federation

Originally published on Wed February 19, 2014 9:05 am

A Pacific Northwest snowboarder is predicted to be a medal contender when snowboard giant slalom racing begins Wednesday at the Winter Olympics.

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The Edge
12:03 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Americans Davis And White Win Gold In Ice Dancing

Meryl Davis and Charlie White of Team USA — the gold medalists in ice dancing at the Sochi Games.
Vadim Ghirda AP

Originally published on Mon February 17, 2014 1:10 pm

The anticipation that NPR's Tamara Keith reported about earlier is over:

Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White won gold Monday in ice dancing.

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Winter Olympics
10:16 am
Mon February 17, 2014

From Inline Skates To Ice Skates To The Olympics

Youth inline skaters line up to practice sprint starts at Pattison's West in Federal Way, Wash.
Tom Banse/Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed February 19, 2014 9:33 am

At the winter Olympics in Sochi, the U.S. has collected no medals so far in speedskating, an uncharacteristic result. The Americans' best remaining hope for hardware rests with short track speedskater J.R. Celski and the men's relay team.

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Winter Olympics
12:47 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

How They Fared: Whitman Student Skis First Race At Olympics

Medals Ceremony in Olympic Park at Sochi, Russia.
Sarah Brunson U.S. Ski Team

Originally published on Tue February 18, 2014 2:29 pm

A college ski racer from Sun Valley, Idaho says she is "immensely relieved" just to finish her first Winter Olympic race in one piece.

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Winter Olympics
6:31 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Sun Valley's Farrington Says Gold Medal 'Opens A Lot Of Doors'

Kaitlyn Farrington (middle) won the goal medal in the snowboard halfpipe on Wednesday.
Sarah Brunson U.S. Snowboarding

Sun Valley, Idaho native Kaitlyn Farrington maintained her composure as the Star Spangled Banner played in front of a big, cheering crowd at the medals ceremony.

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Winter Olympics
4:32 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Winter Games Downright Spring-Like, But Still 'Super Fun' For Northwest Nordic Skiers

Former Sun Valley skier Simi Hamilton competes in the skate sprint Tuesday.
Sarah Brunson U.S. Ski Team

Originally published on Fri February 14, 2014 11:10 am

It's so warm in the mountains above Sochi that U.S. Olympic cross country skiers are going sleeveless, hatless and gloveless.

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Winter Olympics
6:46 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Sun Valley Snowboarder Grabs Olympic Gold In Sochi

Olympic gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington
Sarah Brunson U.S. Snowboarding

Originally published on Wed February 12, 2014 10:46 pm

A snowboarder raised in Sun Valley, Idaho soared over better known and more experienced rivals to grab the gold medal in women's halfpipe at the Winter Olympics.

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Winter Olympics
1:16 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Sun Valley Giddy In 'Disbelief' After Kaitlyn Farrington Wins Gold In Sochi

Farrington, 24, hails from Bellevue, Idaho.
Credit NBC/USOC

Snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington of Bellevue, Idaho triumphed in the women's halfpipe Wednesday while supporters in her home-state were watching. Farrington delivered two daredevil runs to beat a field of better known and more experienced competitors.

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