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Avoid women’s figure skating spoilers
The women’s free skate begins at 10 am ET in Sochi.The free Breaking News app for iOS and Android lets you customize your Olympics experience. Control how and when you see Whoa! moments and event results.Alert figure skating for more or mute to avoid spoilers: http://bit.ly/olycustomPhoto: South Korea’s Yuna Kim is in first place after the ladies’ short program. (Getty Images)

Avoid women’s figure skating spoilers

The women’s free skate begins at 10 am ET in Sochi.

The free Breaking News app for iOS and Android lets you customize your Olympics experience. Control how and when you see Whoa! moments and event results.

Alert figure skating for more or mute to avoid spoilers: http://bit.ly/olycustom

Photo: South Korea’s Yuna Kim is in first place after the ladies’ short program. (Getty Images)

Avoid figure skating spoilers

Pairs free skating begins at 10:45 am ET in Sochi.

The free Breaking News app for iOS and Android lets you customize your Olympics experience. Control how and when you see Whoa! moments and event results.

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Photo: US figure skating pair Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir (AP via NBCOlympics.com)

Your Olympics, your way.

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The men’s 1500 meters short track race begins at 7:08 am ET in Sochi.

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Photo: US short track skater J.R. Celski. (USA Today Sports via NBCOlympics.com)

Customize your Olympics with the Breaking News app

Your Olympics, your way. The free Breaking News app for iOS and Android lets you control when and how you see event results and Whoa! moments that matter to you.

With our app, users can experience a spoiler-free Olympics with just a simple tap of the screen. Avoid event results entirely by clicking the mute icon on the Olympics event results topic tag. Want to avoid all Olympics coverage, period? Click the mute icon on the 2014 Sochi Olympics topic tag.

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Russian deputy PM causes new controversy as games begin

NBC News: As events get under way at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia’s deputy prime minister has said gay Olympians and fans have nothing to worry about but then added “Please do not touch kids. That’s the only thing,” In a move set to draw further anger from the international community.

Photo: Russia Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak signs the Olympic truce wall at a ceremony in the Coastal Cluster Olympic Village at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Sochi, Russia (David Goldman/AP)

Putin: Gays welcome in Sochi, must ‘leave the children in peace’

AP: Russian President Vladimir Putin told volunteers Friday that gays visiting Sochi for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games “can feel calm and at ease,” but said they must “leave the children in peace.”

Putin vowed there would be no discrimination at the games. He emphasized that, according to a law banning homosexual “propaganda” among minors, gays cannot express their views on gay rights issues to anyone underage.

Lindsey Vonn withdraws from the Olympics with knee problems

TODAY: US gold medalist skier Lindsey Vonn says she will not compete in the Winter Olympics in Sochi this February.

Vonn, recovering from knee surgery, says ‘my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level.’


Photo: Vonn, competing at the Alpine Ski World Cup in December (Getty Images file)

Wrestling reinstated for 2020 Olympics
JUST IN: The International Olympic Committee has voted to reinstate wrestling in the 2020 Olympics, after it was axed from the core list in February, AP’s Steve Wilson reports on Twitter. Wrestling was vying with squash and baseball/softball for a spot on the 2020 program.Read more on BreakingNews.com.Photo: India’s Sushil Kumar (red) fights with Kazakhstan’s Leonid Spiridonov during their 2008 Beijing Olympic Games wrestling contest on August 20, 2008. (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP - Getty Images)

Wrestling reinstated for 2020 Olympics

JUST IN: The International Olympic Committee has voted to reinstate wrestling in the 2020 Olympics, after it was axed from the core list in February, AP’s Steve Wilson reports on Twitter. Wrestling was vying with squash and baseball/softball for a spot on the 2020 program.

Read more on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: India’s Sushil Kumar (red) fights with Kazakhstan’s Leonid Spiridonov during their 2008 Beijing Olympic Games wrestling contest on August 20, 2008. (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP - Getty Images)

US, Spain battle for gold in men’s basketball final
For the second straight Olympics, men’s basketball teams from the United States and Spain faced off for a gold medal. See the results on BreakingNews.com.Photo: Team USA’s Lebron James is pictured at the men’s gold medal basketball match in London today. (Brian Snyder / Reuters)

US, Spain battle for gold in men’s basketball final

For the second straight Olympics, men’s basketball teams from the United States and Spain faced off for a gold medal. See the results on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Team USA’s Lebron James is pictured at the men’s gold medal basketball match in London today. (Brian Snyder / Reuters)

US, Japan women’s soccer teams battle for Olympic gold
The highly anticipated gold medal women’s soccer game between the U.S. and Japan has just concluded. The game is a rematch of last year’s World Cup final, which Japan won in a penalty shootout.Japan is trying to become the 1st team to win the World Cup and Olympic titles in back-to-back years. The U.S. is vying for their 4th Olympic gold medal and 3rd straight. The final drew a crowd of 80,203 to Wembley Stadium, the largest ever to see a women’s soccer game at the Olympics. View results on BreakingNews.com.Photo: Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. fights for the ball against Japan’s Aya Sameshima. (Mike Blake / Reuters)

US, Japan women’s soccer teams battle for Olympic gold

The highly anticipated gold medal women’s soccer game between the U.S. and Japan has just concluded. The game is a rematch of last year’s World Cup final, which Japan won in a penalty shootout.

Japan is trying to become the 1st team to win the World Cup and Olympic titles in back-to-back years. The U.S. is vying for their 4th Olympic gold medal and 3rd straight.

The final drew a crowd of 80,203 to Wembley Stadium, the largest ever to see a women’s soccer game at the Olympics. View results on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. fights for the ball against Japan’s Aya Sameshima. (Mike Blake / Reuters)

Sarah Attar becomes 1st Saudi female track Olympian

Al Arabiya: Sarah Attar has become the 1st female track and field athlete to represent Saudi Arabia at the Olympics. She finished last at the women’s 800 meter race, but received a standing ovation from the audience.

Photo credit: AFP

Equestrian jumping at the Olympics


The 3rd qualifying round of individual equestrian jumping, along with the team jumping final took place at Greenwich Park during the London Olympics today. View the individual rankings at London2012, and read about the team medal recipients at Reuters.


Photo: Penelope Leprevost of France rides ‘Mylord Carthago’ during the equestrian jumping competition in Greenwich Park at the London Olympics on Aug. 6. (Jim Hollander / EPA)

Andy Murray, Roger Federer compete for Olympic Gold


Andy Murray and Roger Federer faced off again today on Centre Court in Wimbledon as each tried to win the gold medal in tennis. View the result at BreakingNews.com


Photo: Andy Murray (AFP - Getty Images)

South African athlete becomes 1st amputee to compete in Olympics
"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius of South Africa became the first amputee to compete on the track at an Olympics, running in a men’s 400-meter heat.
The 25-year-old runner was born without fibulas and his legs were amputated below the knee before he was a year old. He runs on carbon-fiber blades. Read more from AP.Photo: Oscar Pistorius starts in a men’s 400-meter heat at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press)

South African athlete becomes 1st amputee to compete in Olympics

"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius of South Africa became the first amputee to compete on the track at an Olympics, running in a men’s 400-meter heat.

The 25-year-old runner was born without fibulas and his legs were amputated below the knee before he was a year old. He runs on carbon-fiber blades. Read more from AP.

Photo: Oscar Pistorius starts in a men’s 400-meter heat at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press)