Olympic weekend recap
Feb10

Olympic weekend recap

Here’s what you missed from the weekend in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games: After the weekend’s results, Norway currently leads in total medals with seven—two golds, one silver and four bronze. The United States is in third behind the Netherlands with four—two gold and two bronze. SATURDAY Men’s slopestyle The United States opened the Games with a first-place finish and a gold medal, making fans happy. Team USA’s Sage Kotsenburg...

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Opening Ceremony showcases cost of Olympic Games
Feb08

Opening Ceremony showcases cost of Olympic Games

The long-awaited Winter Olympic Games began Friday night on NBC. The ceremony opened with an acrobatic performance by a 10-year-old girl. The NBC announcers said it was difficult to find the right child to fill the role because she had to be “fearless.” She was held up by tightropes and was spun around the arena. Following the young girl, the Olympic logo was unveiled in wire and unfolded. However, one of the rings didn’t fully...

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Storify: Olympic Ceremony
Feb08

Storify: Olympic Ceremony

[View the story “2014 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony” on...

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Did that just happen?

The 2014 Winter Olympics started mere hours ago, but we already have our first “you have to come here and watch this!” moment. Shiva Keshavan, a luger from India, literally fell of his sled in the middle of a training run of the track. Sliding around on the ice, he then was able to regain control and get back on the sled, finishing with a time of 1:01.64....

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Gloating with tacos
Feb06

Gloating with tacos

When everybody who was traveling to Sochi was freaking out yesterday about when they’d be going to the airport, I was eating tacos. When they were stressing about what to pack and how to fit it in a small suitcase, I took a nap. I understand all those people going to Sochi were stressed out before the flights; I would be too. Probably even more. So I commend them for staying “calm.” But it’s no secret I took pleasure in the fact that...

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