SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Fast five, Saturday edition: five things to know about the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
With her first Olympic gold medal in hand, Mikaela Shiffrin is already thinking about grabbing some more. One day after becoming the youngest winner of an Olympic slalom, Shiffrin says she is "dreaming of the next Olympics winning five gold medals." Shiffrin says she knows that "sounds really crazy." No skier has ever swept all five Alpine events at a Winter Games.
FIGURE SKATING PROTEST
The South Korean Olympic Committee is protesting the results of the women's figure skating competition. The Koreans believe the judging was biased and cost Yuna Kim a second gold medal. The 2010 champion finished with silver, behind Russian teenager Adelina Sotnikova.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak says the Cossack who attacked members of punk bank Pussy Riot with a horsewhip earlier this week has been held accountable. Kozak would not specify whether the man was fined or arrested. Kozak insists that the women "came here with the purpose of provoking a conflict" and added that the "conflict" they had was "with local residents."
The Ukrainian Olympic Committee says cross-country skier Marina Lisogor has failed a doping test, the third positive result of the Sochi Games. Lisogor tested positive for trimetazidine, which is classified as a "specified stimulant" on the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list. The Ukrainian Olympic Committee says Lisogor has told officials she did not knowingly take a banned substance. German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian bobsledder William Frullani have also failed tests.
Canada and Russia tightened the race at the top of the Sochi Games medal standings, each one gold away from first place with only 10 events left at the start of competition Saturday. Canada was the biggest medal mover on Friday with four medals, including golds in men's curling and women's ski cross. Russia was right behind with three medals, including two men's short track golds.
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