Tag Archives: olympics

Beijing’s bid for the Winter Games

Curling at the Water Cube? Please make this happen! The rest of this USA TODAY story is more skeptical, perhaps with good reason. China isn’t known for skiing, to put it mildly. But one of their local ski resorts is getting … Continue r...

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Why I prefer the Olympics to the World Cup

“So, you getting ready to go to Rio?” asked my dentist. He loves soccer. We often have conversations like this: “What about the defense? They have that guy Besler, or am I thinking of Beasley?” “Arrrghwa rahhbwa baahna.&...

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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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Sochi recap: Men’s ice hockey, USA-Finland

Finland thrashed USA by five goals to nil to secure the bronze medal. Date: 22-Feb Sport: Men’s ice hockey Event: USA-Finland Score: USA 0 Finland 5 What happened: Both teams started the game well, both Quick and Rask being tested early on. USA...

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Sochi recap: Men’s ice hockey, Sweden-Finland

Sweden came from behind to defeat Finland 2-1 and advance to the final. They will meet USA or Canada. Date: 21-Feb Sport: Men’s ice hockey Event: Sweden-Finland Score: Sweden 2 Finland 1 What happened: A Scandinavian match up guaranteed tha...

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

Switzerland secured the bronze medal after a stunning comeback against Sweden. They came from 2-0 down to win 4-3. Date: 20-Feb Sport: Women’s ice hockey Event: Switzerland-Sweden Score: Switzerland 4 Sweden 3 What happened: The first five minute...

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Sochi recap: Men’s ice hockey, Russia-Finland

Hosts Russia crashed out of the tournament quarterfinals after a poor performance against Finland. They were defeated 3-1. Date: 19-Feb Sport: Men’s ice hockey Event: Russia-Finland Score: Russia 1 Finland 3 What happened: The game started with ...

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Sochi recap: Men’s ice hockey, Sweden-Slovenia

Sweden saw off Slovenia 5-0 to confirm their place in the semi finals. The world number one took a while to get going against the minnows before routing in the final period. Date: 19-Feb Sport: Men’s ice hockey Event: Sweden-Slovenia Score: Swe...

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