Bobsledders representing their country on two accounts
Feb16

Bobsledders representing their country on two accounts

It’s been six years since Captain Chris Fogt decided to join the Army. His sophomore year at Utah Valley University, where his dad was a professor, Fogt decided to join ROTC to help pay for school. But he had wanted to join since he was a kid. “Well, first, I’ve always loved America. My dad was in the Reserves, and my grandpa was in the Marine Corp. It’s just always been a feeling in my family,” Fogt said. But that’s not the only way...

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It’s not just in The Avengers
Feb16

It’s not just in The Avengers

The movie “The Avengers” ended with the superheroes sitting together surrounded by rubble in the midst of a destroyed building. It did not matter to them, however, because they were eating shawarma. It turns out, that European fast-food sandwich is not just one for film. There’s a restaurant just outside the Olympic Village. David Levomyan has worked at Shawarma since its genesis. His father, Aram, opened the store five months ago...

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Results of Ladies’ Halfpipe finals may depend on more than just their rides
Feb13

Results of Ladies’ Halfpipe finals may depend on more than just their rides

By Hayli Goode BSU at the Games Two Americans and one Canadian ascended the podium at today’s Ladies’ Halfpipe final competition. America’s most decorated female snowboarder, Kelly Clark, took bronze with a 90.75. Canadian Torah Bright took silver with a 91.50 and, in her first Olympic Games, American Kaitlyn Farrington took the gold with a 91.75. American Arielle Gold pulled out of the Games at the last minute. In the practice round...

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Anderson financially sacrificed to achieve historic Olympic gold
Feb09

Anderson financially sacrificed to achieve historic Olympic gold

By Hayli Goode / BSU at the Games U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson won the first-ever gold medal in women’s slopestyle snowboarding Sunday, as the sport was introduced into the Olympics this year. Anderson credits the win to her family and friends, who were there to celebrate with her. Just two hours after winning the medal, Anderson tweeted this photo, captioning, “Only with the love and support from the most amazing family, friends,...

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Sochi moments
Feb07

Sochi moments

Olympic volunteers The Olympic organizing committee received 200,000 volunteer applications from 101 countries. Volunteers must be fluent in English and may assist in transportation, medical services, doping-control, servicing the delegation, technology, ceremonies, press operations, accreditation, events, sport, National Olympic and Paralympic committees, arrivals and departures, language services, Olympic and Paralympic Family...

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