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Sochi Olympics' warm weather adds challenging element to Games

Los Angeles Times - 11 Feb 2014
SOCHI, Russia — After taking a few practice runs down the halfpipe at the Sochi Olympics earlier this week, Hannah Teter had some concerns. To say the least. "I couldn't do any of my tricks," the American snowboarder said. "It was just the worst pipe ...
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Russian gold medalist from Sochi Olympics retires after 2017 ban

OlympicTalk (blog) - 07 Apr 2018
Alexander Legkov, the lone Russian cross-country skier to take gold at the Sochi Olympics who was later banned for most of 2017, had that gold stripped for three months and was excluded from the PyeongChang Winter Games, has reportedly retired from ...
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MEPs urge EU countries to boycott World Cup

The Parliament Magazine - 24 Apr 2018
She added, “Nobody should forget that three days after the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Russian army occupied Crimea. This shows how serious he was four years ago about the Olympic idea of mutual understanding between nations.” The letter, addressed ...
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Max Aaron retires from figure skating

OlympicTalk (blog) - 20 Apr 2018
He stopped playing hockey at 16 due to a broken vertebra but continued full-time with figure skating. By 2012, Aaron considered quitting figure skating after placing eighth at nationals (one year after being U.S. junior champion) and being told he wasn ...
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WATCH LIVE: London Marathon

OlympicTalk (blog) - 22 Apr 2018
The two Sochi Olympic spots went to Jeremy Abbott and Jason Brown. Aaron continued, becoming the first U.S. man to win Skate America in six years in 2015 and topping the short program at the 2016 U.S. Championships before ultimately finishing second to ...
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World Cup Operations Present Challenges for Bizav

Business Jet Traveler - 23 Apr 2018
With private aviation traffic to this summer's World Cup in Russia expected to equal, if not exceed, the level seen four years ago when Brazil hosted the tournament, trip support experts are urging operators to make their plans as soon as possible. In ...
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Teddy Riner, dominant judoka, to skip 2018, 2019 Worlds

OlympicTalk (blog) - 21 Apr 2018
The two Sochi Olympic spots went to Jeremy Abbott and Jason Brown. Aaron continued, becoming the first U.S. man to win Skate America in six years in 2015 and topping the short program at the 2016 U.S. Championships before ultimately finishing second to ...
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A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides

The Diplomat - 23 Apr 2018
However, as geopolitical tensions reach Cold War levels, Japan is under increasing pressure to fall in line with its Western partners. Among G7 members, Japan has been an outlier on Russia for several years. The first indication of this was in February ...
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Fair Play: NZC president Debbie Hockley threatened with violence

Radio New Zealand - 23 Apr 2018
A Facebook "hate page" was established after she wrote a column about the Sochi Winter Olympics. It had a flow-on effect to her personal life, her family and her work. In the end she gave away writing opinion columns. "It was a tidal wave of abuse that ...
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Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 World Cup

TIME - 19 Apr 2018
Miss the Olympics? Well, another major, international, quadrennial sporting event is not too far off: On June 14, the 2018 men's FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia — and the competition is expected to be fierce. The international soccer competition ...
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Pride House to open during the World Cup in Russia

PinkNews - 21 Apr 2018
After the first Pride House was set up at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, they have been a staple of many international sporting events. Russian authorities banned one from taking place at the Sochi Winter Olympics, prompting groups around the ...

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