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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Sochi recap: Freestyle skiing, women’s moguls

The Canadian Dufour-Lapointe sisters are the moguls of women’s moguls. They finished 1-2, just ahead of defending champion Hannah Kearney. Date: 8- Feb Sport: Freestyle skiing Event: Women’s moguls Medalists: Justine Dufour-Lapointe (...

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Sochi recap: Team figure skating, pairs long program

Russia and Canada will be dueling to the wire in this event, while the USA is still in great shape for bronze. Date: 8- Feb Sport: Figure skating Event: Team event, pairs free skate How U.S. fared: Give Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir this &he...

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Sochi recap: Ski jumping, men’s normal hill qualifying

Not much suspense in this one. The top 10 in the world get a bye, though they can jump for practice. Date: 8- Feb Sport: Ski jumping Event: Men’s normal hill, qualifying round How U.S. fared: Anders Johnson got through with ease, finishing ...

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Sochi recap: Men’s luge, first two runs

Not too many surprises in men’s luge at the halfway point. Germany’s Felix Loch, the favorite, leads ahead of ageless Russian Albert Demchenko and Italian Armin Zöggeler. Germany’s David Möller had a rough time in 14th. Event: ...

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Sochi recap: Team figure skating, short program

Meryl Davis and Charlie White solidified the U.S. effort with a marvelous ice dance short program. Ashley Wagner then shook off any shakiness from the U.S. championships, putting the USA solidly in the top three. Russia and Canada are likely …...

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Sochi recap: Biathlon, men’s sprint

Old man winter, 40-year-old Norwegian Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, tied the record for Winter Olympic medals with his 12th. And it’s his seventh gold. And the Sochi Games are just starting. Date: 8- Feb Sport: Biathlon Event: Men’s sprint (1...

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Sochi recap: Women’s ice hockey, Canada-Switzerland

Canada kicked off their Olympic defence with a convincing 5-0 victory over Switzerland. It leaves them top of Group A on goal difference. Date: 8-Feb Sport: Women’s Ice Hockey Event: Canada-Switzerland Score: Canada 5 Switzerland 0 What happened:...

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