The U.S. and its allies announced Monday that they would, for now, exclude Russia from the G8 and boycott a planned summit in Sochi in retaliation over its Crimea takeover.
Some of the more memorable moments for the Americans at the 2014 winter games in Russia came from the competition on the slopes.
As the competition ends in Sochi, the world recalls their favorite moments of the Russian games.
The US women fell short in figure skating with Gracie Gold finishing in fourth place. She had an excellent performance but did fall and in the end it was not enough for a medal.
SOCHI, Russia - Gracie Gold managed to stay on top of her skates after two bad landings during the short program. She finished the night in fourth place, looking forward to her next competition.
The US takes on Czech Republic in men's hockey while the women compete in bobsledding.
The United States got its first ever gold medal in Ice Dancing thanks to Meryl Davis and Charlie White. The US also did very well in the 2-man bobsled event, ending a medal drought since 1952 and coming away with a bronze.
KFDX's Tim Kelchner and Neile Jones sum up what happened at the Winter Olympics on Monday.
Highlights of Team USA's competition and achievements at the winter games in Russia.
Visitors to the winter games in Sochi are flocking to, oddly enough, the beach!
Was it as grand as THE "miracle on ice"? Probably not, but Men's USA Hockey win over host nation Russia was still sweet.
Lake Tahoe snowboarder is watching the competition in Sochi with excitement about the growing popularity of the sport.
Winner of America's first gold medal in Sochi games is celebrating with family and friends in Park City.
From spa treatments and delicious food to diapers, family members of Olympic athletes are being well cared for inside Olympic Park.
Dr. Terry Orr has cared for winter Olympians from more than four winter games, including Sochi, Salt Lake and Lake Placid.
For warmer climate ski areas, like those around Sochi, fake snow making is serious business.
Olympic veteran shares his winter games experience and recalls the sacrifices and accomplishments he made going for the gold.
Three New York gymnasts are pursuing their Olympic dreams, training now as members of the U.S. National Aerial Ski Team.
Eric and Edith Hazard met through their love for and connection to the sport of curling. She's a former Olympian and he's a former judge.
Members of the U.S. Junior Luge Team are focused on perfecting their skills and making it to the next winter games.