Tag Archives: sochi

Sochi recap: Figure skating, mixed ice dance-short dance

Meryl Davis and Charlie White for Team USA stole the show once again by breaking a new world record and claiming first place for the qualifying round. Date: 16-Feb Sport: Figure Skating Event: Mixed Ice Dance-Short Dance How U.S fared: … Conti...

Posted in olympic sports, winter sports | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sochi recap: Snowboarding, men’s halfpipe

Shaun White falls short of becoming first man to win three Olympic gold medals in a row. Swiss rider Iouri Podlatchikov takes gold. Date: 11-Feb Sport: Snowboarding Event: Men’s halfpipe Medalists: Iouri Podladtchikov (Switzerland), Ayumu Hiran...

Posted in olympic sports, winter sports | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sochi recap: Women’s ice hockey, Russia-Germany

Russia began its quest for a medal on home ice with a come-from-behind 4-1 win over a plucky German squad. Date: 9-Feb-2014 Sport: Women’s Hockey Event: Russia vs. Germany Score: Russia 4 – Germany 1 What happened: Whatever the Russian &h...

Posted in olympic sports | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Today in Sochi boycott news

Just a quick summary: – Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested a boycott of the 2014 Olympics might be in order over the Snowden case. – To which House speaker John Boehner said, “No.” – And the U.S. Olympic Committee said, ̶...

Posted in olympic sports | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Monday Myriad, Feb. 18: Slalom and shoot

Headlines of the week: – Ted Ligety won the giant slalom, his best event, for his third title at the Alpine skiing World Championships. Then 17-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin won the slalom. That’s four golds and a bronze for the USA in 10...

Posted in olympic sports, winter sports | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment