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  1. Sport - China - SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS

    China curlers emerging as world power at Sochi

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 10:33pm by Reuters

    ... the game's past or future there. All Marcel Rocque is concerned about is the now. "My sole focus has been this [Olympics]," Rocque, a three-time world champion for Canada, said. "I am ... David Murdoch. "They put all their money into one team and those guys have just been playing in Canada week in and week out on the world tour learning the trade. "That's what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1430523/china-curlers-emerging-world-power-sochi
  2. Sport - China - SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS

    Breakthrough win as China beat Britain to advance in men's curling

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 12:55am

    ... everything.” The defeat bumped the British into a tiebreaker against Norway, which lost 5-3 to Denmark to miss out on advancing directly to the playoffs. Sweden and Canada already had qualified ... shot. Canada will play China in the semifinals and Sweden will take on the winner of the tie-breaker. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/1429935/breakthrough-win-china-beat-britain-advance-mens-curling
  3. Sport - Other Sport - SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS

    Cigarettes and beer no longer cool in curling

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... put in is huge." In the 1988 Calgary Games, curling was included in the Olympics as a demonstration sport. Canada held a pre-Olympic trial to help pick their team and the potential players were put through a series of fitness tests, which revealed some of Canada's top curlers were in dismal shape. Two-time champion Ed Werenich could not even do a single sit-up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1425335/cigarettes-and-beer-no-longer-cool-curling
  4. Sport - Other Sport - SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS

    Silver medallist Patrick Chan denies 'Canadian curse' in figure skating

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... of a "Canadian curse". Chan, the son of Hong Kong emigrants who settled in Canada, admitted the favourites were wearing "rough skates". "I just made one too many mistakes," he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1428604/silver-medallist-patrick-chan-denies-canadian-curse-figure-skating
  5. Sport - Other Sport - SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS

    US snowboarder Kotsenburg wins Sochi’s first gold medal

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 06:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Rosa Khutor

    ... claimed silver with the penultimate run of the event while Mark McMorris of Canada, another who’d complained about scoring following an unsuccessful heat, took bronze with 88.75. Sandbech said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1423831/us-snowboarder-kotsenburg-wins-sochis-first-gold-medal
  6. Sport - Other Sport - SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS

    Figure skating champion Hanyu a new sporting hero for Japan

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 10:53pm by Reuters

    ... become his trademarks- and fluid, elegant moves that highlight his long legs and arms. In 2012, he began training with Brian Orser and switched his training base to Canada. It was a relationship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1428603/figure-skating-champion-hanyu-new-sporting-hero-japan
  7. News - World - SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS

    Farewell, Sochi! Russia closes costliest Olympics

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:33am by AP

    ... flashed highlights of their Olympic exploits. With a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the men’s hockey final Sunday, Canada claimed the last gold from the 98 medal events. Absent were six competitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1433938/farewell-sochi-russia-closes-costliest-olympics
  8. News - World - SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS

    Slopestyle winner Kotsenburg gets Sochi off to golden start

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... roared and hooted with approval in the snow-peaked mountains on a glorious sunny day. The silver medal went to Norway’s Staale Sandbech and the bronze to Canada’s Mark McMorris, who competed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424647/slopestyle-winner-kotsenburg-gets-sochi-golden-start
  9. News - World - SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS

    Sochi Sidelines: amusements, politics and bloopers at Russia's Winter Games

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 03:47pm by AP

    ... later, a news conference with Canada’s freestyle skiing sensations Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe was delayed several times by language lobbying. By the last answer, Justine double-checked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1425948/sochi-sidelines-amusements-politics-and-bloopers-russias-winter-games

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