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<p>U.S. speedskaters Brian Hansen, right, and Jonathan Kuck practice during a training session at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia,&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1710668413">on Thursday</span>. Hansen grew up in Glenview and trained with the Northbrook Speedskating Club. | &nbsp;AP Photo/Patrick Semansky</p>

Olympic journey round up: speedskater Brian Hansen

Now that the 2014 Winter Olympics are over, we're taking a look back at local athletes' Olympic journeys. Glenview's Brian Hansen had hoped to leave Sochi with medals, but Team...

<p>Gracie Gold of the United States competes in the women's free skate at the Winter Olympics Thursday. | Matthew Stockman/Getty Images</p>

Figure skating: Russian Adelina Sotnikova wins gold, Gracie Gold 4th

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia's cupboard was so bare of world-class female figure skaters that the sport's most dominant nation had to turn to the kids a few years ago.

<p>Buffalo Grove's Megan Bozek celebrates her goal against Sweden during the 2014 Winter Olympics women's semifinal ice hockey game&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1710668290">Monday</span>&nbsp;in Sochi, Russia. | &nbsp;AP Photo/Mark Humphrey</p>

US, Canada women get ready for hockey gold matchup

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — After losing to Canada in the preliminary round, the United States women's hockey team gathered for a film session that was lengthier and more pointed than...

Advocate Condell Skating with the Starz: 2014 U.S. Olympic skating team Gold hopeful Gracie Gold skates for fundraiser supporters June 22 in Vernon Hills. Karie Angell Luc~for Sun-Times Media

Olympic figure skater Gracie Gold getting more attention

Gracie Gold is finding out her fanbase is getting quite large, including everyone from local families and celebrities like Taylor Swift.

<p>Gracie Gold of the United States skates during a practice session at the figure stating practice rink at the 2014 Winter Olympics&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1672501433">on Tuesday</span>&nbsp;in Sochi, Russia. | &nbsp;AP Photo/Darron Cummings</p>

Figure skating: Side trip to Austria gives Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner chance to reboot

SOCHI, Russia — The U.S. women figure skaters are hoping a quick detour to Austria will lead to the podium in Sochi.

Kelly Henriksen watches as the "rock" she just "threw," or slid, moves away down the ice. | Irv Leavitt/Sun-Times Media

Video: Northbrook Girl Scouts learn about the Olympic sport of ‘curling’

NORTHBROOK — “It’s like ice skating – with mops!”

Leanne Sklepinsk's Olympic decoration was designed to lift the spirits of patients at  NorthShore University HealthSystem's Evanston Hospita. | Provided

Evanston Hospital therapist’s Olympic theme lifts patients spirits

Leanne Sklepinski, a radiation therapist at NorthShore University HealthSystem-Evanston Hospital, wanted to bring a little relief into the lives of patients who visit the...

Petrak: Olympic women's speedskating pioneered by LaGrange Park resident

There is something about the Olympic musical fanfare that evokes goosebumps, patriotism and a renewed appreciation of youth and skill.

(From L) Canada's Patrick Sharp, Sidney Crosby, Jeff Carter  and Chris Kunitz sit on a bench during the Men's Ice Hockey Group B match between Canada and Norway at the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 13, 2014 at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.      AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOVALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images

Blaser: Sochi 2014, not your father’s Soviet Games

Despite all the dire warnings and forecasts of disaster, the Sochi Winter Olympic Games are proving, to me at least, that I do love the spectacle, the drama and the hoopla of...

In honor of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a Russian-inspired dish of borscht and meat-filled dumplings known as khinkali. | Photo by Melissa Elsmo

Food: Go for the gold with Sochi-style borscht and dumplings

When the Beijing Summer Olympics opened in 2008, I couldn’t help but embrace the spirit of the games in the kitchen by bring the opening ceremony to life for my kids.

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