Not taking home a medal? Sochi offers other Olympic souvenirs
Feb19

Not taking home a medal? Sochi offers other Olympic souvenirs

Olympic Games gear is the hot item no matter where you go in Sochi. Every train station, sidewalk and stairway is full of people sporting red, white and blue Russia hats and jackets and knit IOC mittens in Olympic-ring colors. The central source for most of the merchandise is in Visa’s souvenir shop located in Olympic Park. Naturally, the only card accepted within its walls is Visa.   “As long as everyone know ahead of...

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So what’s the deal with Biathlon?
Feb08

So what’s the deal with Biathlon?

The Olympic Games give coverage to a lot of sports that don’t get national attention between the big international competitions. Biathlon is one of these. When the Winter Games roll around, people scratch their heads and ask, “What’s the deal with Biathlon?” The Gist So here’s the straight dope on the cross-country and shooting hybrid. Athletes ski-race a specific distance depending on the event. At certain intervals, they must stop...

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Meet the Nordic combined team
Feb04

Meet the Nordic combined team

With the Sochi games drawing ever closer, the US Ski and Snowboard Association announced its official Nordic combined A-team. The squad boasts a combination of veteran talent and rising stars. Get to know these guys before they make their big leap at the Winter Games. All information comes courtesy of USSkiTeam.com and Team USA. Billy Demong Age: 33 Olympic Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver World Cup Medals: 9 Gold, 6 silver, 7 bronze The New...

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Olympic Games are about more than sport
Jan17

Olympic Games are about more than sport

Jeremy Ervin/BSU at the Games   I think Americans really suffer from not having enough exposure to other cultures. Drive a thousand miles in any direction and where you end up will look a lot like where you started. Nearly everyone will still speak English. The Olympic Games are different. OK, yeah, the official language is still English, but I can’t think of anywhere else where so many people from so many different nations come...

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