All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘2014 olympics’

Vladimir Luxuria, Gay-Rights Activist, Detained at Sochi

Vladimir Luxuria, former Communist MP for Italy and current television personality, was detained twice by Russian police for her gay-rights activism in Sochi. Her first detainment came on Sunday after holding up a sign in the Olympic Park which read “Gay is OK” in Russian. According to Imma Battaglia, director of Italy’s Gay Project action group, Luxuria’s arrest on Sunday …

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Bob Costas Hands Sochi Anchor Seat To Matt Lauer

Bob Costas, the well-known NBC Sports anchor from New York, will be taking a break from the Olympic coverage tonight to recover from his eye infection as he allows Today Show host Matt Lauer to fill in for him during his recovery process. This year, Costas has been having it rough in Sochi, where all of his time on screen …

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Katie Uhlaender Selects Helmet From Twitter Vote

Katie Uhlaender is a 29-year-old skeleton racer from Breckenridge, Colorado, who is currently competing in the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Uhlaender has been competing in skeleton racing since 2003, and she is also a two-time gold medal recipient from the Women’s Skeleton World Cup (2006 and 2007). For her involvement in this year’s Olympics in Sochi, Uhlaender …

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GoPro Demos Shaun White’s New Halfpipe Trick

GoPro camera has posted a clip of U.S. snowboarding champion Shaun White, as he perfects a new halfpipe trick called the frontside double-cork 1440 in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The frontside double-cork 1440 is similar to White’s Double McTwist 1260, though it adds another half revolution of rotation inside two head-over-heels flips. White commented on the …

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