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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: [gview file=”http://www.sportsmyriad.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2014-projection-analysis-AS-M-DH.pdf”] And this: [gview file=”...

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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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Where the Olympic medals came from and went

The biggest differences between the Sochi medal projections and the Sochi medal count were: USA – Speedskating: Projected 7, got 0. In the other direction, there’s sliding sports: Projected 3, got 7. Norway – Cross-country skiing: P...

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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: Cross-country skiing, men’s 50k

Russia put a punctuation mark on its Olympics by sweeping the longest race on the program, with the top four finishing within one second of each other. Date: 23-Feb Sport: Cross-country skiing Event: Men’s 50k freestyle mass start Medalists:...

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Sochi recap: Men’s four-man bobsled, runs 1 and 2

USA-1 pilot Steven Holcomb came into the day hoping to become the first U.S. driver to win consecutive gold medals in 82 years. But a calf injury sustained during competition in the two-man, in which he won the bronze, left … Continue reading ...

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Best/worst, Sochi medal projections vs. reality: Feb. 22

Unless Alexander Zubkov crashes on his home track and Norway sweeps the 50k cross-country race on Sunday, Russia will be the first host country to finish atop the medal count since … Norway, in 1994. If you prefer following gold … Contin...

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