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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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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“Who are you wearing?”
Feb07

“Who are you wearing?”

Companies and designers compete for the right to design Olympic team outfits. So who is everyone wearing? – Italy: Georgio Armani – Britain: Adidas – USA: Ralph Lauren http://www.latinopost.com/articles/3842/20140206/sochi-2014-winter-olympics-fa shion-ranking-the-top-10-team-outfits.htm –Canada: Hudson’s Bay –Sweden: H&M http://imgur.com/a/pctyc –France: Lacoste...

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Parallel slalom snowboarder Justin Reiter makes Olympic Team
Jan22

Parallel slalom snowboarder Justin Reiter makes Olympic Team

By Hayli Goode Justin Reiter discovered Tuesday morning at 10:30 that living out of his Toyota Tundra for the summer had been worth it. He sat in his favorite coffee shop in Steamboat, Colo., working on thank-you notes and eating a breakfast burrito. Still not certain of his athletic future, he was struggling to thank his supporters. So Reiter decided to put his fate in his own hands. He emailed the Olympics US Snowboarding Team...

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From Florida hoops to Olympic ovals: Bowe’s success continues

Allyson Burger / BSU at the Games   Four years ago, long-track speedskating champion Brittany Bowe had never given speedskating a second thought. Now she is on track to make the 2014 Olympic team at the Trials this month. The 25-year-old Florida native’s Olympic dreams originally had her on a basketball court, not an ice oval. Bowe was a point guard on the Trinity Catholic High School basketball team in Ocala, Fla., before she...

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