2014 Sochi Winter Olympics: Biggest Disappointments of Day 14

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2014 Sochi Winter Olympics: Biggest Disappointments of Day 14
David J. Phillip/Associated Press

Day 14 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics seemingly brought as much disappointment as joy, especially for Americans.

Yes, Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin won gold for the United States, as expected in the women's slalom, and the U.S. men speedskaters finally salvaged a little respect by capturing silver in the 5,000-meter team relay in short-track speedskating. But there were bitter setbacks for the Americans in men's hockey and, as has repeatedly been the case in Sochi, in individual short-track and team long-track speedskating events.

For some other countries, there were troubling developments away from the competitive arenas and failures by some Olympic veterans that seemed almost inconceivable at the outset of the busy day.

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