Winter Olympics 2014

February 7-23 in Sochi, Russia

No ‘gay propaganda,’ but Village people O.K.

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“Y.M.C.A,” for many a gay anthem, was played at full blast by organizers over the public address system at the Adler Arena speedskating oval during Saturday’s competition. With the crowd dancing and hopping to the disco hit of the Village People, the organizers pre-empted a difficult choice for the Dutch brass band that always performs [...] [Read More]
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Ty Walker’s giant shot

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Ty Walker’s biggest obstacle to running in the women’s snowboard semifinals wasn’t the gnarly course at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, but something far scarier. A needle. Scratch that a “huge” needle. The 16-year-old who trains in Stowe, Vt., decided the only way she was going to make it up the mountain on Saturday was [...] [Read More]
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Ivan Skrobev Nwk citizen

Russian speedskater should be a Norwalk resident

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Speedskater Ivan Skrobev looks Russian, in his red and white uniformed emblazoned with “RU” across the chest, and he sounds Russian, speaking English with a strong accent. But his family is American and lives in Norwalk. When he was a youth, his parents had an opportunity to move to the United States, but Skrobev was […] [Read More]
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Sochi Olympics: New allegations of figure skating scoring scandal

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It’s been 12 years since the Olympics were rocked by a score-fixing scandal in figure skating that led to a dramatic makeover in how performers were judged. Now, just a few days in to the Sochi Olympics, new accusations of similar nefarious actions have been just a few days into the latest Games. The French publication L’Equipe is [...] [Read More]
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Live coverage: Day 1 of Sochi Olympic Winter Games

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U.S. bobsledder destroys door to escape from bathroom

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In true Kool-Aid man fashion, Johnny Quinn busted his way out of a locked bathroom door to Olympic freedom. Early this morning, the Team USA bobsledder was planning on taking a shower before his appearance on NBC’s “The Today Show”. When he closed the bathroom door, it got jammed. Without a phone, the former Canadian [...] [Read More]
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Woman who lit Olympic flame tweeted controversial Obama picture

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Former Russian figure skater and current politician Irina Rodnina lit the Olympic cauldron as the opening ceremony drew to a close. [Read More]
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Russian police cover Daft Punk, Trololo song plays during Sochi

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It was the viral of last year meets the viral of 2009 at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. During the opening ceremony, members of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs choir did a super awkward, super adorable rendition of Daft Punk’s popular “Get Lucky.” Said performance included gyrating hips, raging falsetto and one mustachioed man [...] [Read More]
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