All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘2014 Winter Olympic Games’

Navy Ship Runs Aground: What Happened?

Well, this is embarrassing. The USS Taylor is out of commission after it ran aground last week. The warship was one of two vessels that had been sent to the Black Sea in a show of support by the United States against any possible terrorist attacks. It was a simple matter of precaution as the controversial Sochi Winter Olympic games …

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Canadian Athlete Receives Criticism for Selfie

Russian president Vladimir Putin dropped by the USA and Canada Houses in Sochi on Friday. The visit from the president generated plenty of attention from the Olympians within his presence. It’s no surprise that the Olympians began snapping photos since they all have been documenting their times in Sochi. However, one athlete took it upon herself to snap a selfie …

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Snowboarding Commentators Receive Criticism

The BBC welcomed 22-year-old British snowboarder Aimee Fuller into the announcing booth for the women’s snowboarding slopestyle on Sunday. Broadcasters Ed Leigh and Tom Warwood joined Fuller, commentating the event. The network faced criticism after Fuller and the commentators cheered when fellow-British snowboarder’s competitor fell. While Fuller didn’t make the finals as a competitor, she rooted for teammate Jenny Jones …

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Stray Dogs of Sochi: Poisoned and Left to Die

The Olympic city of Sochi has been dealing with quite the furry problem. Thousands of stray dogs have been roaming the streets of the city. The dogs have been wandering the streets that were once empty, sleepy areas. Now, the built-up developments are home to the many lonely canines. Russian animal rights activists have recently accused city officials of ridding …

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#SochiProblems Are Becoming More Evident

The 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony suffered quite the malfunction. Five snowflakes were supposed to expand into the iconic Olympic rings, but couldn’t quite manage. While the first four snowflakes transformed into the rings, one snowflake didn’t quite morph leaving four large rings and one random snowflake suspended in the air at Fisht Stadium. Unfortunately this isn’t the only issue …

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Winter Olympics Will See The Least American Visitors

As we’re weeks away from this year’s Olympic games, it looks like Sochi will see the least amount of American spectators visiting an Olympic games in the last 20 years. US tour operators blame poor reception on several factors: terrorism fears, lack of hostels and resorts, and the difficulty of obtaining a travel visa to Russia. Now, there’s even been …

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Jennifer Jones, Canadian Curling Team Head to Sochi

Canadian curling star Jennifer Jones spoke to the media after her team’s match against Norway at the Continental Cup on Sunday. Jones and the rest of the curling team are headed to Russia next month to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which are being held in Sochi. Jones and her coach, Brad Jacobs, both commented on the Canadian …

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