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Best/worst, Sochi medal projections vs. reality: Feb. 12

The judging at the Olympics is difficult to follow. Decisions are made for arcane reasons, and it’s hard for those of us watching at home to discern any consistency. But enough about women’s hockey. Onto the medal updates … CURRENT ...

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Best/worst, Sochi medal projections vs. reality, Feb. 11

Here’s what I hate about the Olympics … Or maybe it’s just what I hate about American sports culture, where all of these athletes are invisible in the years between each quadrennial glitzfest … An athlete can strive for years ...

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Best/worst, Sochi medal projections vs. reality: Feb. 10

Norway continues to slide away from its projected record medal haul, but South Korea was the country that had the no-good, horrible, very bad day. The USA may trail in the medal count but is still right on projection. So … Continue reading &ra...

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Best/worst, Sochi medal projections vs. reality: Feb. 9

Norway is now projected NOT to break the USA’s record of 37 medals set in 2010. Wait, you say, doesn’t Norway lead the medal count? Yes. But Norway is already three medals behind the projected pace. The projections called for … Con...

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Best/worst, Sochi medal projections vs. reality: Feb. 8

Norway had a big day Saturday but not as big a day as projected. Canada and the USA had a couple of surprises, and yet they’re right on pace. How? Read on … Norway Projected: 2g, 2s, 1b = 5 … Continue reading →...

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2014 medal projections: Final changes

Having gone through the last week of World Cup stuff, season standings and slopestyle accidents, the following medal projections have changed: Alpine skiing, men’s super-G: Patrick Küng (Switzerland) bronze, Christof Innerhofer (Italy) conside...

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2014 medal projections: Can USA break record?

In 2010, U.S. athletes won a record 37 medals. And with so many new events on the agenda, including red, white and blue-bred action sports, the USA should be primed to do even better in Sochi, right? And yet the … Continue reading →...

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2014 medal projections: Weekend update

No major changes to the medal projections this week, but we still have some news that’ll shake up the lists of contenders. Changes are in italic. Alpine skiing: Good news for the U.S. men’s combined hopes — Ted Ligety won a superc...

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