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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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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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Finland shuts out lifeless US to win bronze medal – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — Teemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 27-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Saturday to win hockey bronze at the Sochi Games. Selanne, a 43-year-old, six-time Olympian, and Jussi Jokinen scored …Winter Olympics TV schedule: What to watch Saturday, Feb. 22Christian Science MonitorWinter Olympics: Goals 11 […]

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Linda Robertson: Miami’s Eddy Alvarez finds silver lining in 5000 short-track … – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comSOCHI, Russia — Eddy Alvarez had spent more time on his backside than his blades during the Winter Olympics. At the treacherous short-track speedskating oval, which often resembled a demolition derby, Miami’s Alvarez experienced lots of spills and no …Miami’s Alvarez wins silver in short-track relaySun-Sentinel all 120 news articles …read more Source: Miami News […]

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Bondy: Controversy cloaks skating again, online petition demands action – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsSOCHI, Russia – Eyebrows were already arched when Yulia Lipnitskaya flopped on her bottom and still managed to stay ahead of Ashley Wagner, who didn’t. But then Yuna Kim, the graceful, gracious Korean champion, lost her gold medal to a less fluid …South Koreans feel Kim is still golden at OlympicsSan Francisco […]

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Adelina Sotnikova wins figure skating gold over Kim Yu-na – Washington Post

Washington PostPhotos: View Photo Gallery: Nordic combined, men’s ski cross and women’s hockey highlight the day. SOCHI, Russia — With its 15-year-old figure skating darling falling for a second time in two nights and its star-studded hockey team sent packing the …Adelina Sotnikova wins gold medal in women’s figure skatingThe Seattle TimesRussia’s Sotnikova golden in […]

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In women’s hockey gold-medal game, Canada hands US a loss that will be hard … – Washington Post

Washington PostPhotos: View Photo Gallery: Nordic combined, men’s ski cross and women’s hockey highlight the day. SOCHI, Russia — Victory was close enough to start clock-watching, to sneak a peek at the digits ticking down and wonder why the time seemed to be …What to watch for at the Olympics: Friday, Feb. 21SI.comWomen skiers bid […]

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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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Nolan made Latvia believe in upset – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — There won’t be any miracles in Buffalo this season, but Ted Nolan sure has pulled one off here in Sochi, coaching Latvia into its first Olympic quarterfinal after a 3-1 upset of Switzerland on Tuesday night. And it’s clear that Nolan’s impact on …Latvia sink Switzerland to reach quarter-finalsReutersLatvia stuns Switzerland, will […]

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Seattle remains darling of potential NHL expansion – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)SOCHI, Russia – Last week, NHL commissioner Bill Daly once again tantalized hockey fans in Seattle, calling it “intriguing marketplace from the league’s perspective” if and when the League decides to expand. “So, we think the possibility is there. It’s …Could the 2014 Winter Olympics Give Birth to NHL in Seattle?Rant Sports all […]

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Gary Bettman: NHL decision on 2018 possible in six months – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – Commissioner Gary Bettman reiterated the league’s position that the NHL’s decision about continuing its Olympic participation in 2018 in South Korea will be made some time over the next six months. “I don’t see why it couldn’t be done in that …IIHF: Dropping women’s hockey ‘will never happen’Washington PostNHL’s return to […]

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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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Davis, White of US win Olympic ice dance gold – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleSOCHI, Russia (AP) — 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 …Linda Robertson: US ice dancers make history with convincing win over rivalsMiamiHerald.comOlympics: Did […]

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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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Winter Olympics 2014 events delayed by Sochi fog; US pins ice dancing hopes … – CBS News

CBS NewsSOCHI — Mother Nature took center stage early Monday in Sochi, with thick fog affecting two events. The men’s biathlon 15km mass start — a Russian favorite — was nixed for the second day in a row, and the snowboard cross event was postponed.Fog postpones biathlon, snowboard cross events at Winter OlympicsFox NewsMonday Winter […]

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Some Olympians turning over social media accounts to sponsors – Fox News

Some Olympians turning over social media accounts to sponsorsFox NewsSOCHI, Russia – Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and Facebook and letting other people send commercial … and more …read more Source: Social Media News […]

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Olympians’ social media messages sometimes come directly from sponsors – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Olympians’ social media messages sometimes come directly from sponsorsMinneapolis Star TribuneSOCHI, Russia — Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and Facebook and letting other people send commercial … and more …read more Source: Social Media […]

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Electric win for the Americans – ESPN

ESPNSOCHI, Russia — At one point, U.S. coach Dan Bylsma looked around for T.J. Oshie and couldn’t find him anywhere. It was after a rare miss from the shootout specialist, who disappeared down to the opposite end of the chaotic American bench. [+] Enlarge …Game thread: Team USA leads Slovenia 4-0 in Olympics hockeyDetroit Free […]