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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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Qatar's takeover of World Cup dwarfs Sochi Olympics excess

Minneapolis Star Tribune - 23 Sep 2017
The coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics was filled with tales of Russian excess, setting a new low for Olympic wastefulness. If anything, though, next summer's World Cup will seem tame and normal compared to the 2022 edition in Qatar. Five years from ...
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Russia's Olympic Cheating, Unpunished

New York Times - 22 Sep 2017
Of the medals fraudulently earned by Russian athletes at the Sochi Games, not one has been withdrawn by the International Olympic Committee. The Winter Olympics begins in South Korea in February, yet it is unclear whether the I.O.C. can finish its own ...
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North Korea triggers 2018 Winter Olympics security scare

Hindu Business Line - 23 Sep 2017
Austria alone took home 17 medals from the previous Winter Olympics Sochi Games in 2014 and has been the dominant force in alpine skiing and ski jumping. A more muted response came from Germany, another winter sports heavyweight that tops the ...
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Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Winter Olympics

TIME - 15 Sep 2017
The majority of the sports for the winter Olympics have not yet had their qualifying events. In Sochi in 2014, Team USA included 230 athletes. That's a smaller number of athletes than the group who traveled to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where ...
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Evidence found in Sochi Olympics drugs probe to charge athletes: IOC

The Globe and Mail - 15 Sep 2017
A first batch of athletes suspected of having been part of a Russian doping ring at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games may soon be charged by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the head of the investigation said on Friday. IOC member Denis Oswald said ...
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Ban Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics - anti-doping agencies - 14 Sep 2017
"We have serious doubts that the 2018 Games will be clean due to the incomplete investigation of massive evidence of individual doping by Russians athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and given the inadequate testing evidence of Russian athletes ...
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Ovechkin releases statement regarding Olympics - 15 Sep 2017
When they ask me to be part of Olympics Closing Ceremony in Vancouver before Sochi get the Olympic Games I said ok let's do it. When they ask me to be Ambassador for Sochi Olympic Games I did it. When they ask me to go to Greece and be first Russian ...
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Scientist says 'witch hunt' included plotting his death

Taipei Times - 23 Sep 2017
I thought that my family might be safer with me gone and, if I were to die, at least I would get to tell the truth to the world first,” said Rodchenkov, the former director of Russia's anti-doping lab that oversaw drug testing at Russia's 2014 Sochi ...
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British bobsleigh athletes on verge of hitting fundraising target (blog) - 23 Sep 2017
Great Britain's Lizzy Yarnold, the women's Sochi 2014 Olympic skeleton champion, accused the BBSA of mismanagement in a post on social media following the news. "It's hard to see talent and hard work go to waste because of mismanagement," she ...
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PyeongChang Olympic medals believed to be heaviest ever (photos)

OlympicTalk (blog) - 21 Sep 2017
Recent Winter Olympic medals include the Italian piazza design for Torino, the undulating surfaces for Vancouver and a patchwork quilt with diamond-shaped openings for Sochi. The medals for the previous Olympics in South Korea — the 1988 Seoul ...
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Contested celebrations

Varsity - 23 Sep 2017
Whether it be through Canada's condemnation of Russian homophobia during the 2014 Sochi Olympics or Justin Trudeau's conspicuous participation in Pride Month, the Canadian state uses Pride Month as a global platform to construct itself as a uniquely ...
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The German economy has a weak link: Infrastructure

WENY-TV - 22 Sep 2017
To put that in perspective, experts believe Russia spent about $50 billion on the Sochi Olympics alone. Investment has increased by an average of 4.5% over the past two years, but infrastructure spending as a share of the economy (2.1%) remains much ...
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7 Reasons To Worry (Or Not) About The 2028 Los Angeles Olympics

Forbes - 21 Sep 2017
There is at least one reason to believe the Russians will come: In 1984, the Americans had boycotted the previous Games, in Moscow, but the U.S. went to Sochi in 2014. Also, the Russians are very nearly considered outlaws these days in some circles of ...
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Olympic skating champion Lipnitskaya opens up about anorexia

New York Daily News - 12 Sep 2017
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2014, file photo, Yulia Lipnitskaya, of Russia, waves after competing in the women's team short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. Olympic figure ...

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