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Tara Lipinski Joins Johnny Weir, Terry Gannon To Make NBC Lead Figure-Skating Announcing Team

Former champion figure skater Tara Lipinski is joining forces with fellow champion figure skater Johnny Weir and sports announcer Terry Gannon to form NBC’s lead figure-skating announcing team. The team was announced on Wednesday, October 22, when all three appeared on the TODAY show. Lipinski, who won the 1998 Olympic gold medal for figure skating, was first seen announcing with …

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Group of 8 Now Group of 7: Russia’s Out

7 members of the Group of 8 who were supposed to meet in Sochi, Russia in for the G-8 Summit in June met for two hours behind closed doors today. They decided that it would be relocated to Brussels and that Russia is no longer invited until their government changes course, according to the New York Times. A statement from …

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Tatyana McFadden Wins Medal At Paralympics

Tatyana McFadden’s time in Russia just got better. After reuniting with her birth mother in Sochi, Russian-born McFadden won her first medal at the Winter Paralympics on Wednesday. McFadden won the silver medal in the cross-country one-kilometer sprint sitting event. McFadden’s birth mother, the director of her former Russian orphanage, and her adoptive mother were there to witness McFadden’s most …

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Ali Fedotowsky And Katherine Heigl Rescue Stray Dogs In Sochi

For the past few months, Russia’s government has been working hard at getting rid of hundreds of stray dogs to prepare for the Olympics. Now, it seems as if more stray dogs in Sochi will find good homes in America. After the Olympic Games, some U.S. athletes took home stray dogs that they have gotten to love during their stay …

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Closing Olympic Ceremony Has Sense of Humor

The 2014 Winter Olympics are coming to an end. While the opening ceremony was nearly a month ago, we still haven’t gotten over the snowflake malfunction that had (and still has) everyone talking. While the five snowflakes displayed at the opening ceremony were supposed to expand into the iconic Olympic rings, the final ring didn’t quite manage the feat. The …

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Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Historic Gold for U.S.

Mikaela Shiffrin has become the first U.S. Alpine women’s skier to win gold at the Sochi Olympics. She dominated the women’s Slalom with a combined time of 1:44.54. The victory is even sweeter for Shiffrin because the 18-year-old from Vail, Colorado is also officially the youngest women’s skier to ever win an olympic slalom, according to the Washington Post. Her …

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Johnny Weir Admits NBC Nixed One Wardrobe Item

Johnny Weir spoke in a recent interview about his Olympic Games style–which has been the talk of various blogs and news stories since the Sochi games began–and said there was one thing he isn’t allowed to wear while he’s working. The fashionable figure skating star has dominated NBC’s morning programming along with Tara Lipinski as they commentate for the athletes …

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Sochi Wolf Video Was a Jimmy Kimmel Hoax

Another day, another well-orchestrated Jimmy Kimmel prank. Yesterday, Team USA Olympic luger Kate Hansen posted this tweet: Wolf in my hall?!? #SochiProblems #SochiFail http://t.co/ZMqZFC40jp — Kate Hansen (@k8ertotz) February 20, 2014 Holy…shit. Right? We know that there have been a plethora of issues with the Sochi Olympics–one of them being stray dogs everywhere–but a wolf? In the dormitories? As you …

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Carolina Kostner Wins Bronze, Atones for Vancouver

Italy’s Carolina Kostner won the bronze medal in women’s figure skating in Sochi on Thursday. The 27-year-old native of Bolzano, Italy scored 74.12 points in the short program and 142.61 in the free skate for a total of 216.73. That put her in third place behind Russia’s surprise gold-medal winner Adelina Sotnikova (224.59 points) and South Korea’s Kim Yu-na (219.11 …

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Adelina Sotnikova Wins Women’s Figure Skating Gold

Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova won the gold medal in women’s figure skating in Sochi on Thursday. The win was a minor upset for South Korea, and a record setter for Russia. Sotnikova scored an overall 224.59 points, with 149.95 of those coming from Thursday’s free skate win. Sotnikova came in a close second to South Korea’s Kim Yu-na in …

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Ashley Wagner Takes Sochi Olympics Internet Memes in Stride

Ashley Wagner doesn’t seem to be bothered by the internet memes that are circulating about her. The American figure skater has become well-known during the Sochi Olympics for her entertaining facial expressions. The first Wagner meme surfaced following her February 8 team short skate. Wagner quickly went from all smiles to a shocked and disappointed expression upon seeing her score. …

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For Ashley Wagner, Sochi Performances Have Been Redemptive

No one could blame American figure skater Ashley Wagner for wanting to prove her detractors wrong in Sochi. And Wagner is holding her own at the Winter Olympics. She finished sixth in the women’s short program on Wednesday. And she earned fourth place for her team short program on February 8, helping Team USA win the bronze medal in the …

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