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  1. Sport - Other Sport - WINTER OLYMPICS

    Soap operas dancing under many flags of figures skating convenience

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:27pm by AP

    ... on which you can slap a pair of figure skates is bound to be an easy sell. Take ice dancing (please). It's an exhibition masquerading as a sport. But because of the almost-boundless appetite ... Moir, grew up near each other and have been partners since roughly 10. And to be sure, there are plenty of mercenaries in other sports in Sochi, too, but only in ice dancing does it seem more ...

  2. Sport - China - WINTER OLYMPICS

    Teenager nets first medal for China in short track event

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 12:50am

    ... Russia’s first Olympic medal in the sport. The Chinese teen Han, who admitted to being “a little nervous” at his first Olympics, took silver, with the three medallists finishing far ahead ... that required 66 stitches, looked in contention for the medal midway through the 13 and a half laps, but fell back to fourth. In the notoriously unpredictable, high-velocity sport where crashes ...

  3. Sport - China - WINTER OLYMPICS

    China, world's dominant aerials force, beaten by Belarus

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 11:20am by Associated Press

    ... Kushnir’s triumph and left the most dominant country in the sport standing on one of the lower medal steps looking up at the winner. Again. Jia earned bronze behind Kushnir and David Morris ... as the fourth and final member of the team, behind Liu Zhongquig, Qi and Wu Chao. In a sport where a sure thing is a rare thing, the world’s most populous nation came pretty close. A Chinese woman has ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - WINTER OLYMPICS

    Russians celebrate as costliest Olympics ever comes to a close

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 10:19am by Associated Press

    ... of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night with a farewell show that hands off the Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea. Said the head of the International Olympic Committee: ... in the men’s hockey final Sunday, Canada claimed the last gold from the 98 medal events. Not all of the headlines out of Sochi were about sport. Organisers faced criticism going in about Russia’s ...

  5. News - World - WINTER OLYMPICS

    Japan's Sara Takanashi breaks new ground in Olympics ski jumping

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 06:15pm by AFP

    ... as the first Olympic women’s ski jumping champion and to cap a long, bruising battle for equality in the sport. Ski jumping is one of just six sports which have been included in the programme of all of the Olympics since the very first Winter Games took place at Chamonix, France, in 1924. But before this year, ski jumping and the related sport "nordic combined" remained the last men-only ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - WINTER OLYMPICS

    Net closing on human growth hormone cheats

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:16pm by AP

    ... will be accepted and therefore the test can be undertaken," Howman said. Efforts to catch HGH users have been hampered by a Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling last March. It's outrageous ... racing after his January 2011 positive test but his court victory cleared him to stay in the sport as a coach or official. He is expected in Sochi as part of the coaching team for Kazakhstan ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - WINTER OLYMPICS

    From Sheffield to Sochi for Britain's best hope of Games gold

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 11:32pm by Reuters

    ... but it's more of a lifestyle than a sport. "It's weird that slopestyle's now in the Olympics, I wouldn't have thought it as it's not mainstream. "But if the IOC ... and feel the International Ski Federation (FIS) has muscled into their backyard, but Woods is happy if the sport is to reach a wider audience. "[FIS] haven't taken over. We're ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - WINTER OLYMPICS

    On eve of Sochi Games, UN chief denounces attacks on gays

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 12:16am by AP

    ... enshrines the IOC's opposition to any discrimination. "The Olympics show the power of sport to bring together individuals regardless of age, race, class, religion, ability, sex, sexual ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - WINTER OLYMPICS

    Hong Kong delegation on alert over terrorist threat for Sochi Games

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 11:24pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... as this is the first Games under new president Thomas Bach," said Fok. "Also, Russia are taking world-class sporting events seriously as a newly transformed nation. They are also the hosts ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - WINTER OLYMPICS

    Gay Johnny Weir caught in crossfire over his stand on Games protests

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 11:32pm by Reuters

    ... include a ban on the spread of homosexual propaganda among minors. Gay rights activists are hoping athletes and others use the February 7-23 sporting extravaganza in the Black Sea resort as a venue for protest. Weir, a three-time US national men's champion, is adamant that politics and sport do not mix. "There is this pre-conceived notion by many of these activist groups ...




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