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Violinist allegedly qualified for Games through rigged race

Not that we could ever condone cheating, but wouldn’t it be nice to think that if we’re going to bend the rules to get a celebrity into the Olympics, we did it for a violinist? Culture still exists! Slovenia Ski Association … Cont...

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Sochi recap: Alpine skiing, men’s slalom

Austria’s Mario Matt has two world slalom titles (2001, 2007) and plenty of World Cup success. But he has rarely been healthy in the Olympics — in fact, he had never finished an Olympic slalom. Now the 34-year-old is a … Continue r...

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Sochi recap: Alpine skiing, women’s slalom

At age 18, Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest woman to win an Olympic slalom gold medal, surviving a near-fall to best two veteran Austrians by half a second. The expected winner coming into Sochi, Shiffrin appeared practically immune the pressure ...

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Sochi recap: Alpine skiing, men’s giant slalom

Always nice to see a big favorite come through under Olympic pressure, and that’s just what the USA’s Ted Ligety did. The 2006 combined gold medalist and two-time giant slalom world champion had a blazing first run and careful second &hel...

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Sochi recap: Alpine skiing, women’s giant slalom

Hey, save some Olympic medals for someone else! Tina Maze won her second gold of these Games, Anna Fenninger added a silver to her gold, and defending champion Viktoria Rebensburg took bronze this time around. U.S. teen Mikaela Shiffrin, a … C...

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Sochi recap: Alpine skiing: men’s super-G

Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud, who tore his ACL in the World Championships super-G a year ago, shot down the hill for a big win. And it’s a huge day for the Americans — World Cup also-ran Andrew Weibrecht claimed his second … Conti...

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Sochi recap: Alpine skiing, women’s Super G

On a day where it was difficult just to complete the course, Austria’s Anna Henninger was able to not only complete the course but also finish with the gold medal in the women’s Super G on Saturday. Date: 15-Feb-2014 Sport: … Conti...

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Sochi recap: Alpine skiing, men’s combined

Swiss time was not running out in Russia today, with Sandro Viletta taking Olympic combined gold ahead of a cast of the usual suspects. Date: 14-Feb Sport: Alpine skiing Event: Men’s combined (one run each of downhill and slalom) Medalists: &he...

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