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What’s next for Winter Olympics after Sochi? – The Japan Times

The Japan TimesSOCHI, RUSSIA – The sheer cost, size and scale of the Sochi Olympics has outstripped anything done before. The question for future Winter Games is clear: Can anyone — should anyone — try to top that? Sochi has showcased President Vladimir Putin’s …Sochi hotels receive surge in bookings after Winter OlympicsTelegraph.co.ukPower Ranking Major […]

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Sochi hotels receive surge in bookings after Winter Olympics – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukKate Hopcraft, of Hotels.com, said: “Sport is such a powerful influence on our travel plans and our figures show the recent Winter Olympics have really put Sochi on the map. “Sochi was, until recently, a relatively unknown destination, but has so much …NBC releases Winter Olympics ratings dataNewsdayGoodbye, Sochi: Olympics Closing CeremonyThe Weather ChannelWinter Olympics […]

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NHL notebook: Blue Jackets star Gaborik activated – Tribune-Review

Tribune-ReviewThe Columbus Blue Jackets activated forward Marian Gaborik off injured reserve after he missed the past 22 games, along with the Sochi Olympics, because of a broken collarbone. • The Predators sent goaltender Pekka Rinne to their AHL affiliate in …Blue Jackets activate Marian Gaborik off IRUSA TODAYBLUE JACKETS: Gaborik Ready for Postseason PushABC6OnYourSide.comBlue Jackets […]

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The fraudulent Dominica Winter Olympic team, Gary di Silvestri and Angelica … – Daily Mail

Daily MailIt has been revealed that the two founding members of Dominica’s Winter Olympic team, Gary di Silvestri and his wife, Angelica Morrone, in their late-40s, ‘scammed the Olympics and the press’ with reportedly fictitious tales about the backgrounds of …Did this couple and their nation scam Sochi Olympics?FOXSports.comGary, Angelica Di Silvestri’s Timeline as Controversial […]

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So long, Sochi! Russia closes the most expensive Olympics ever – CBS News

CBS NewsSOCHI, Russia – Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity in Sochi on Sunday night with a farewell show that hands off the Winter Games to their next host, …Goodbye, Sochi: Olympics Closing CeremonyThe Weather ChannelFinal Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 medal […]

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Opening ceremony director pokes fun at Olympic rings malfunction – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – The creative director of the opening and closing ceremonies has a sense of humor. Konstantin Ernst showed up for the closing ceremony news conference Sunday morning in a white T-shirt with the Olympic rings. Well, four Olympic rings and …Costly, political, successful: Sochi Olympics endBoston.comSebastian Coe: Success of Winter Games can […]

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Canada beats US 1-0 to reach gold-medal game – Boston.com

Boston.comCanada forward Benn Jamie (22) celebrates his goal against USA goaltender Jonathan Quick ( The Associated Press Canada forward Benn Jamie (22) celebrates his goal against USA goaltender Jonathan Quick (32) during the second period of the men’s …Sochi Olympics: Canada defeats US, 1-0, in men’s hockey semifinalLos Angeles TimesBondy: Once again Canada too tough […]

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Pussy Riot ‘attacked with horsewhips’at Sochi – Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesCossack militia attacked Russia’s Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the artists – who have feuded with Vladimir Putin’s government for years – tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics. The group has resurfaced as a …Russian security forces attack Pussy Riot membersPhilly.comIOC: Attack on Pussy Riot was […]

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Russian Police Question Pussy Riot in Sochi – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSOCHI, RUSSIA — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s carefully controlled Winter Olympics are now running into unexpected, unscripted moments from protesters. On Tuesday, sporting their colorful red, pink and yellow balaclavas, members of Russia’s most …Pussy Riot performers visit Olympic city, where Sochi police quickly pick them upWashington PostPussy Riot’s detainment during Sochi Olympics […]

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NHL’s Bettman Says 2018 Olympic Decision Could Come in 6 Months – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(See OLY for Olympic coverage.) Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) — A decision on whether National Hockey League players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, could come within the next six months, NHL Commissioner Gary …Gary Bettman: NHL decision on 2018 possible in six monthsUSA TODAYSochi Olympics 2014: NHL would […]

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Maze wins giant slalom for 2nd Sochi gold – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comKrasnaya Polyana, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) – Downhill co-champion Tina Maze of Slovenia won her second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday in the women’s giant slalom. Maze edged super-G champion Anna Fenninger of Austria by .07 …Maze wins women’s giant slalom gold; Shiffrin fifthChicago TribuneShiffrin’s Olympic debut leaves her fifthWashington PostTina Maze wins Olympic […]

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Meryl Davis, Charlie White win ice dancing gold – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeSOCHI, Russia — For a couple of decades it seemed that Soviet ice dancing would be as unassailable as the Kremlin wall. The style had the classic Bolshoi sensibility, the coaches were expert technicians and the well-matched couples stayed together for …Meryl Davis and Charlie White’s gasp-inducing performance in winning ice …Washington PostSochi Olympics: […]

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Meryl Davis, Charlie White win gold – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — Through 17 years of grueling practices, of defeats and victories, Meryl Davis and Charlie White insist they’ve never considered parting ways. A perfect pairing, they were nearly flawless at the Sochi Olympics, and on Monday they became the …Meryl Davis, Charlie White become first Americans to win Olympic ice dancing goldWashington PostSochi […]

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USA women blast Sweden, head to final – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – The stage is almost set for yet another gold medal matchup after the U.S. women’s hockey team blasted Sweden 6-1 in Monday’s semifinal game. If Canada beats Switzerland as expected, the rivals will face of Thursday’s championship game …Going for Gold: A Team USA primer with Chris PetersFOXSports.comQualification-round breakdownESPNSochi Olympics: USA […]

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US women’s hockey crushes Sweden to reach gold medal game – CBS News

CBS NewsThe U.S. has medaled in every Winter Games since women’s hockey was added in 1998, and just once – with a loss to Sweden in the 2006 semifinals – failed to reach the Olympic championship game. CBSSports.com: Complete coverage of the 2014 Winter …Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 hockey schedule: Women’s semifinals underwaySB NationSochi Olympics […]

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Winter Olympics 2014: casualties highlight dangers of the high-risk Games – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThe perils of these high-speed, high stakes Winter Olympic Games keep coming after being highlighted in horrific fashion by the plight of the Russian Maria Komissarova, who was on Sunday night airlifted from here to Germany for further surgery …Winter Olympics: Russian skicross racer undergoes successful surgery for …New York Daily NewsSochi Olympics in Russia […]

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Olympics: US grabs two medals in super-G, Ted Ligety falters – Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake TribuneKrasnaya Polyana, Russia • The light was right, the course was still decent. But one little bump knocked Ted Ligety right into the danger zone at the Sochi Olympics, even as his teammates celebrated their best day in the mountains so far. American Andrew …2 medals, strong emotions for Miller, WeibrechtSan Francisco ChronicleWinter […]

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Andrew Weibrecht, Bode Miller medal in super-G – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneSOCHI, Russia – Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud took gold Sunday in the men’s Super-G at the Sochi Olympics, while Americans Andrew Weibrecht and Bode Miller also reached the podium. Weibrecht was a bronze medal winner four years ago in Vancouver, where …UPDATE 2-Olympics-Alpine skiing-Jansrud strikes gold as Miller medalsReutersJansrud Wins Super-G, Miller Becomes Oldest Alpine […]

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US Speedskating gambles on new suit, loses big – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comSOCHI, Russia — When U.S. Speedskating hooked up with Under Armour to develop a new high-tech speed skinsuit that would revolutionize the sport at the Sochi Olympics, the vision was gold, silver and bronze. The result was a total debacle. Midway …Dutch coach: US suits affect skaters’ confidence more than performanceWashington PostUS speedskaters await word […]

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Austria’s Anna Fenninger wins gold in super-G; USA shut out – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The U.S. ski team remained stuck on one alpine medal in the Sochi Olympics as European stars, as expected, dominated the women’s super-G Saturday. Austria’s Anna Fenninger nailed a fast, seemingly error-free run down …Fenninger wins Olympic super-G; Hoefl-Riesch 2ndMiamiHerald.comAnna Fenninger wins gold medal in super-G; US skiers falterLos Angeles […]

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Russians criticize figure skater Plushenko for dropping out of Sochi Olympics – Fox News

Fox NewsRussians are turning on legendary figure skater Evgeni Plushenko — their own countryman — a day after he dropped out of the Sochi Olympics for medical reasons. Plushenko’s strong performance in the team event helped Russia earn its first gold at the Sochi …Japan’s Hanyu, Canada’s Chan poised for men’s figure skating showdownWashington PostFigure […]

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5 favorite moments from Thursday at the Sochi Olympics – CNN

CNNSweden’s Alexander Majorov performs during the men’s short program figure skating on Thursday, February 13. We know the Winter Olympics mostly through the power of television, as a spectacle in constant motion. Seeing the Games through still …American men sweep ski slopestyle medalsUSA TODAYSochi Olympics: Joss Christensen leads US sweep in slopestyle skiingLos Angeles TimesBest […]

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Russian skater Evgeny Plushenko pulls out of Winter Olympics and retires – The Guardian

The GuardianPlushenko, a huge crowd favourite, was competing at his fourth Olympics. His controversial inclusion in the team came after he was second in the Russian national championship, which was won by an up-and-coming 18-year-old skater, but was included for …Winter Olympics 2014: Plushenko withdraws with injury, retires from skating …Penn LiveSochi Olympics Day 8: […]