Robert Smith http://wuwm.com en Four Years Later And One Round Earlier, The Game Ends The Same http://wuwm.com/post/four-years-later-and-one-round-earlier-game-ends-same Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>For the second day in a row, there was heartbreak in Sochi for American hockey. Yesterday, the U.S. women's team fell to Canada. Today, it was the men's turn losing in the Olympic semifinals. Canada now goes on to fight for the gold medal in men's hockey while Team USA can still get the bronze. Today's match was supposed to be an opportunity for the Americans to avenge their loss to Canada in the Olympics four years ago. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:21:00 +0000 Robert Smith 25295 at http://wuwm.com World's Best Slalom Skier Prepares For Olympic Event http://wuwm.com/post/worlds-best-slalom-skier-prepares-olympic-event Eighteen-year-old American Mikaela Shiffrin is the favorite in Friday's women's slalom at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Three other Americans are also in the field of 88. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:29:00 +0000 Robert Smith 25237 at http://wuwm.com The Sound Of Cowbells Haunts Olympics Reporter http://wuwm.com/post/sound-cowbells-haunt-olympic-reporter On the slopes, athletes are cheered on by fans, family and friends ringing cowbells. Does it help? Is it too much? Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:22:00 +0000 Robert Smith 25130 at http://wuwm.com Roundup At The Rink And On The Bobsled Track http://wuwm.com/post/roundup-rink-and-bobslep-track Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Now, a roundup of some of the big stories out of Winter Olympics in Sochi today. A Norwegian athlete became the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time. And there was a bruising loss for host country Russia. Its men's hockey team lost to Finland and is out of the Olympic tournament. Russian fans like Alexander Ustinov(ph) were devastated.<p>ALEXANDER USTINOV: You know, it's so bad because we lose. We lose. I can't believe it. It's so bad.<p>SIEGEL: NPR's Robert Smith has been following the tournament and joins us now from Sochi. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:04:00 +0000 Robert Smith 25105 at http://wuwm.com In Bobsled, 'You Learn As You Go' http://wuwm.com/post/bobsled-you-learn-you-go If there's one sport in the Winter Olympics you can do with your eyes closed, it's bobsled.<p>The bobsled brakeman does about five seconds of hard work, jumps in the sled and can then relax a bit. During the women's bobsled competition tonight in Sochi, we should keep our eyes open, because it's fun to watch.<p>The women call themselves brakemen — not brake women or brake person — in a nod to the fact that bobsled was an all-male sport until 2002.<p>Even now, the women only race two-man — not four-man — bobsled.<p>Elana Meyers is the No. 1 driver on the U.S. team. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:03:00 +0000 Robert Smith 24984 at http://wuwm.com In Bobsled, 'You Learn As You Go'