The Winter Olympics begin today, and keeping track of news and results will be as easy as a visit to

The News-Item has teamed up with the Associated Press to produce a continually updated "Winter Games" roundup that's found on our home page or directly at

It provides direct access to news, results, photos and NBC video, as well as features on the Olympians, schedules and more.

Among the headlines at the site as of mid-day Wednesday were "Billie Jean King won't attend Sochi opening," "In Sochi, new complaints about Russia anti-gay law," "WADA outraged at release of untested new drug," "Shaun White nixes Olympic slopestyle" and "Putin, Lalovic talk wrestling in Sochi."

As readers open up any particular story, that page will also display the latest medal count in an attractive, easy-to-read graphic that breaks down the count by country and how many gold, silver and bronze medals each has won.

AP has made this "microsite" available to its member newspapers to keep their digital readers up to date throughout the day with the latest Olympic news.

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics run through Feb. 23.