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Whither the Winter Games? A study in arrogance

The Winter Olympics aren’t that expensive. Not if you already have most of the infrastructure in place — a sliding track, ski jumps, a solid Alpine skiing area, and maybe four or five arenas ranging from 3,000 (curling) to 15,000 (figure...

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Will anyone host the Winter Games?

The IOC is bringing all its top people to Norway, and Alan Abrahamson quite rightly sees it as a sales pitch in a desperate bid to avoid hosting the 2022 Olympics in Almaty or Beijing. The imperative – at least … Continue reading →...

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Sochi recap: Men’s freestyle skiing, halfpipe

As the snow piled on the halfpipe and messed with a number of freestyle skiers performances, 23-year-old David Wise for Team USA wiped out the competition for his first gold medal in the first historical Olympic event for men’s freestyle &helli...

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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...

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Sochi recap: Men’s ice hockey, Switzerland-Czech Republic

A resilient Swiss defence saw off the Czech Republic to record a 1-0 victory. Date: 15-Feb Sport: Men’s ice hockey Event: Switzerland-Czech Republic Score: Switzerland 1 Czech Republic 0 What happened: Czech Republic came into the game as th...

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Sochi recap: Men’s ice hockey, Czech Republic-Latvia

Czech Republic got off the mark in their second Group C game with a 4-2 victory over a stubborn Latvia side. Date: 14-Feb Sport: Men’s ice hockey Event: Czech Republic-Latvia Score: Czech Republic 4 Latvia 2 What happened: Czech Republic met La...

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Sochi recap: Men’s ice hockey, Switzerland-Latvia

Group C of the men’s ice hockey was kicked off by Switzerland and Latvia. Switzerland snatched a late winner to grab a 1-0 win. Date: 12-Feb Sport: Men’s ice hockey Event: Switzerland-Latvia Score: Switzerland 1 Latvia 0 What happened: After...

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

Russia confirmed their place in the quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory over a spirited Japan side. Date: 11-Feb Sport: Women’s ice hockey Event: Russia-Japan Score: Russia 2 Japan 1 What happened: As the Russian team entered the ice, the decibel lev...

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