National Sports

See when Alaskan athletes compete in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Anchorage's Ryan Stassel made his Winter Olympics debut Thursday morning in Sochi, Russia, where he placed 16th in preliminary competition in slopestyle snowboarding. He will have to finish in the top four in the semifinals to stay alive.Beth Bragg
These Games are considered particularly vulnerable to terrorist attacks because of their proximity to the North Caucasus, a region where Islamic militants have waged a violent insurgency.David Wharton
Ryan Stassel of Anchorage will make his Olympic debut Wednesday night, more than a day before the opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia.Beth Bragg
Girdwood snowboarder Callan Chythlook-Sifsof's bid to return to the Winter Olympics came up short.Beth Bragg
Anchorage's Ryan Stassel wasn't on the Olympic snowboard slopestyle team named Sunday by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, but he could earn a spot later this week.Beth Bragg
Anchorage snowboarder Ryan Stassel was on the podium for the second time in three events in the U.S. Grand Prix, a series of qualifying competitions that will determineBeth Bragg
For the first time in 20 years, there will be a Winter Olympics with no Alaska men competing in biathlon.Beth Bragg