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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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Sunny Olympic host Sochi turns into World Cup playground

OlympicTalk (blog) - 26 Jun 2018
It's not exactly what Australian fan Adam McKinley expected to find when he decided to make the trip to Russia for the World Cup. But that's exactly what he got in Sochi, the city introduced to the world as a winter destination during the Olympics four ...
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After World Cup, it's repressive business as usual for Russia

Irish Times - 23 Jul 2018
It felt like “a symbol of the end of the Soviet Union”, as Yury Saprykin, an author and cultural commentator, told Public Radio International in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics in 2014. Belenkin rejects out of hand the narrative that links the 1980 ...
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Putin Considering Bid for Future Summer Olympics in Russia

Sports Illustrated - 20 Jul 2018
Russia just finished hosting the FIFA soccer World Cup and was home to the winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014, where a widespread doping scandal was uncovered that forced Russian athletes to compete as neutrals in the most recent winter Olympics in ...
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Darya Domracheva, triple Olympic gold medalist in Sochi, retires

OlympicTalk (blog) - 25 Jun 2018
Darya Domracheva, a triple 2014 Olympic gold medalist and Belarus' most decorated Olympian, has retired from biathlon at age 31. Domracheva is leaving the sport because she could not continue in biathlon while raising daughter Xenia with husband Ole ...
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Suspect confesses in killing of Olympic figure skater Denis Ten - 20 Jul 2018
Ten's bronze in Sochi in 2014 made him Kazakhstan's first Olympic medalist in figure skating. He also won the Four Continents championships in 2015, and was a world championship silver medalist in 2013. He struggled with injuries in recent years and ...
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Olympian would like to see some changes to figure skating - 23 Jul 2018
“There's just something different about the way we do the Olympics in Canada. It's because of the support that we get from the Canadian public. It was a special time for us. A lot of the people we were at the Olympics with in Korea, we had been to ...
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United States women's hockey team wins 2018 ESPY for Best Game - 19 Jul 2018
"The young girls around the rinks that are always banging on the glass, cheering on our team, this means the world to all of us," said Duggan, who won silver at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and the 2014 Sochi Olympics. After a quick acknowledgement of ...
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The World Cup Changed Russia, but for How Long?

New York Times - 16 Jul 2018
It would, he promised back when Russia was announced as host in 2010, change the way the planet saw his nation. It was the same promise that accompanied the 2014 Sochi Olympics, awarded in 2007. Traveling around Russia these last few weeks — from ...
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Connecting fans around the globe to live sports action

Penn State News - 23 Jul 2018
In recognition for his work, he was part of a team that won two Sports Emmys for their coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics. However, he started his career in another industry entirely. After graduation from Penn State, he got ...
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Henrik Zetterberg's Legacy

The Hockey Writers - 22 Jul 2018
Chosen to represent Team Sweden in the Sochi Olympics, Zetterberg made an attempt to participate but told media that the back pain was “20 times worse” after only one practice game. Still maintaining his ever-present concern for his teammates ...

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