All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Olympics’

Brittany Bowe Competes in First Event at Sochi Winter Olympics

Brittany Bowe took 13th place in the women’s 500-meter speed skating event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Tuesday. Thirteenth place might not sound like much, but it was an impressive race for the 25 year-old Ocala, Florida native. A former inline skating chamption, Bowe didn’t even start ice skating until July 2010. She was playing basketball at Florida Atlantic …

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India’s Olympics Ban Lifted By IOC

India is back in the game, officially. After being suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in December 2012, India has been reinstated in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. The suspension is a result of the country‚Äôs refusal to ban a corruption-tainted official, Lalit Bhanot, from running for elections in the Indian Olympic Association and consequently getting a top …

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Sarah Burke: IOC Can Ban Sticker, But Not Her Memory

Sarah Burke, the freestyle skier who died in a halfpipe accident in 2012, has a fan club at the Olympics among what would have been her fellow competitors. However, the International Olympic Committee has stepped in and called the stickers that they wear, bearing Sarah’s name, a political statement and have banned them, according to CBC. This is disappointing news …

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Olga Graf, Russian Speed Skater, Nearly Flashes Crowd After Winning the Bronze

Speed skater Olga Graf won Russia its first medal of the 2014 Olympic Games on Sunday. In a surprising win, she took the bronze medal in the women’s 3000 meter event at Adler Arena. Her moment of triumph almost ended in embarrassment though, when – following her cool-down lap – an ecstatic Graf unzipped her skin-tight racing suit right down …

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Sarah Burke Memorial Stickers Banned By IOC

The International Olympic Committee is remaining firm in their decision to ban the athletes from wearing the Sarah Burke memorial stickers during the Olympic games. Burke, a Canadian freestyle skier, was killed two years ago, in January 2012, after sustaining injuries while training, in Park City, Utah. Since then, fellow athletes have been mourning her death, and wanted to wear …

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Jenny Jones Wins Historic Bronze for Britian

Jenny Jones waved emphatically to the scattered Brits in the Olympic crowd in Sochi on Sunday, after winning a historic bronze medal in the women’s slopestyle final, according to the AP. She is the first olympian from Britain to win a medal in snow sports, which is a generally American-dominated. The 33-year-old absolutely killed it on Sochi’s Rosa Khutor Extreme …

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Stray Dogs In Russia & The Rush To Save Them

Thousands of homeless dogs wander the streets of Sochi, begging for food. They live in the mud, and amid abandoned buildings and construction sites, without food or water, in the cold. With the winter Olympics opening ceremonies to start Friday, Russia is callously killing off its stray dogs in an effort to “clear the streets” of them to avoid bothering …

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Hijacker Demands Pilot To Fly To Sochi

A man claiming to have a bomb on his person attempted to hijack a plane from the Ukraine en route to Turkey today, demanding that the pilots redirect to Sochi. NBC News reporter Richard Engel has been live-tweeting the incident as updates come in, saying it is an ongoing situation and that the pilots turned off their in-flight monitors so …

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Olympic Charter Referenced With Google Doodle Supporting Gay Rights

Google has a doodle up on its homepage throughout the world today celebrating the Olympic Games, but also making a statement in favor of gay rights. Not only does the doodle resemble a rainbow flag, Google has actually quoted the Olympic Charter on its homepage underneath the search box. It says: “The practice of sport is a human right. Every …

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Gracie Gold: Poised to Bring Home Gold

Gracie Gold may very well be the United States’ golden girl of the Sochi Olympics. Some believe she will likely win significant gold during her time on the ice, too. Some of the biggest names in the Sochi Olympics for women’s figure skating are Yuna Kim, Mao Asada and Gracie Gold. The general consensus thus far, however, is that all …

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Ashley Wagner Makes Changes For Sochi

Many people wondered if Ashley Wagner would make it to the Olympics and when she did, many said she didn’t deserve to be there. Ashley has been in Sochi for a while now and as she waits to compete, she continues to practice and train more than ever. By now, Ashley has her routines down pat, but she still needs …

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Julia Mancuso Says, For Her, Skiing Is “99% Mental”

Julia Mancuso, the 29-year-old Olympic gold medalist in skiing, spoke to CBS News recently and said that she has finally discovered that for her, skiing is “99% mental,” a determination that will, hopefully, result in another gold medal for the World Cup alpine ski racer. Mancuso came to her newfound conclusion after a disappointing season last year, claiming not a …

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