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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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Olympics-Britain hoping for record medal haul in Korea

Reuters - 19 Aug 2017
EDINBURGH, Aug 19 (Reuters) - British athletes are hoping for their best-ever Winter Olympics medal haul in Pyeongchang next February after matching their previous record of four last time around in Sochi. Team GB Chef de Mission Mike Hay told ...
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Post Olympic construction again threatens water in Sochi

Bellona - 08 Aug 2017
Post Olympic ski resort expansion around Sochi is again threatening drinking water supplies for hundreds and thousands of Black Sea coastal residents, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund, compounding worries about river pollution and ...
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Countdown to Pyeongchang: Six Months to Winter Olympics

NBC Chicago - 08 Aug 2017
“It would mean the world to me if I could get back on the podium in Pyeongchang after missing the last Olympics in Sochi,” Vonn told NBC. “After being injured for almost all of the last five years I've definitely been through my share of obstacles and ...
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Hockey Canada announces pre-Olympics tournament rosters - 26 Jul 2017
Forwards Max Talbot, Mason Raymond and Derek Roy highlight Team Canada's pre-Olympics tournament rosters. Hockey Canada announced Wednesday the teams that will play two tournaments in Russia in August: the 2017 Sochi Hockey Open, from Aug.
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Billionaire Ally of Putin Socialized With Kushner, Ivanka Trump

Bloomberg - 18 Aug 2017
The gala occurred right before Russia took the world stage in two very different ways: days before the Sochi Olympics and weeks before Russia annexed Crimea. Since that night, a cone of silence seems to have descended on many of the attendees, usually ...
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Girgensons signs two-year, $3.2 million deal with Sabres

Buffalo News - 17 Aug 2017
Girgensons had much more success under Ted Nolan, playing for Latvia in the 2014 Sochi Olympics and compiling career highs in goals (15) and points (30) under Nolan in 2014-15. He also represented the Sabres at the 2015 All-Star Game in Columbus.
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Canada, Russia involved in line brawl at Sochi Hockey Open

SB Nation - 08 Aug 2017
International hockey rivalries remain, even in early August, so it seems. Such was the case for Team Canada and Team Russia in the Sochi Hockey Open on Monday, where a line brawl broke out between the two clubs. The scuffle was really little more than ...
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Cross-Country 101: Rules and event breakdown - 08 Aug 2017
For example, at the 2014 Sochi Olympics the men's 50km mass start was raced using freestyle, but in PyeongChang the 50km will be raced using the classical technique.. Two types of race starts are used in cross-country skiing – interval and mass start.
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Olympians Celski, Kooreman star in World Cup qualifier

National Post - 19 Aug 2017
“That tension of that year was eat, sleep, drink, think Sochi. Now that I've been there and gotten a taste of the Olympics, these last four years is like the same will and drive. Especially knowing that this is Olympic season and it's all or nothing ...
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'Icarus' Puts Russia, Cycling and Doping Into One Cocktail

New York Times - 03 Aug 2017
“Icarus” eventually goes into jaw-dropping detail about the elaborate urine-swapping scheme that enabled large-scale cheating at the Sochi Olympics, where Russian teams won 13 gold medals (the country received 33 medals over all), much to the delight ...
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Emmet Ryan: Icarus and the benefits of good timing

Sunday Business Post - 18 Aug 2017
Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren who produced a report which claimed that Russia had orchestrated state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics . Pic: Getty. Bryan Fogel's documentary, about the Russian sports doping programme has taken ...

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