Category Archives: winter sports

Monday Myriad, March 24: Overseas networking

As we bid farewell to winter sports for the year, some athletes are wrapping club seasons all over the place. People who read this blog probably know all about soccer and maybe basketball. But how about volleyball? Dozens of U.S. … Continue re...

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The Games go on, Paralympics edition

We should probably dispense with the idea that Vladimir Putin timed the mess in Ukraine to occur after everyone left Sochi. Another wave is coming in right now for the Paralympics. And while we in the USA don’t pay quite … Continue readi...

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2014 medal projections: Some excruciating details

How did the Olympic results compare with all the things we could use to predict them? Glad you asked: And this: Basically, I’m comparing three different types of results: 1. Majors: How skiers fared in the last Olympics and the last two &hell...

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Where are they now: Women’s ski jumping litigants

In 2009, a handful of women’s ski jumpers took their frustrations to court, attempting to sue their way into the 2010 Olympics. They found some sympathy from the court, but the legal case was always a long shot: (The court) … Continue re...

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Was Dominica’s Olympic ski team a fraud?

What would you do to participate in the Olympics and get a nice wave of publicity? Would you gain citizenship in a small foreign country? Would you go to the Games knowing that your best performances had barely pushed you … Continue reading &r...

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Best/worst, Sochi medal projections vs. reality: Feb. 23

The 50k cross-country race turned into a microcosm of the Olympics — a big pack going around most of the way, then Russia blasting away from everyone at the end. For the last couple of days, we’ve figured no country … Continue read...

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Sochi recap: Men’s four-man bobsled

It wasn’t easy, but Steve Holcomb drove USA-1 to the bronze medal today, marking the 28th and final medal for the United States in Sochi. It also gave the U.S. its seventh overall medal at the Sanski Sliding Center (luge, … Continue reading ...

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Sochi recap: Men’s ice hockey final, Canada-Sweden

Canada emphatically beat Sweden 3-0 to confirm back to back gold medals. Toews, Crosby, and Kunitz grabbed the goals. Date: 23-Feb Sport: Men’s ice hockey Event: Gold Medal game, Sweden-Canada Score: Sweden 0 Canada 3 What happened: The last ev...

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