The Urban Legend

Russia at the 2018 Olympics

Phoebe Grandi

April 3, 2018

Tensions in the Russian doping scandal have deepened as two participating Russian athletes received positive drug test results in the last weeks of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. This year, there was noticeably no official Russian team at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Inste...

Ukraine protesters force president to flee capital

March 6, 2014

Riot shields and tanks were no match for the Ukrainian revolutionaries who forced President Viktor F. Yanukovych to flee Kiev on Feb. 22. Clashes between protesters, labeled “terrorists” by the government, and Ukraine’s military began in November when Yanukovych rejected an economic partnership...

First Gold Medal Tie in Olympic Alpine Skiing Ever

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

February 13, 2014

For the first time in Olympic history, there was a tie for the gold medal during the women’s alpine downhill skiing event during day 7, Feb. 12, of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland both took home the gold after a minute and 41.57 seconds each of aggressive...

Russian Skier Breaks Ski, Canadian Coach Rushes to Aid

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014

During the semi finals of the cross-country skiing sprint event at the winter Olympics on Day 6, February 11, Russian skier Anton Gafarov badly damaged, first, and then finally broke one of his skis half way through the race when he took two hard falls. However, before Gafarov could quit the race, Canadian...

Before the Games Even Began

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

February 11, 2014

Few days before the games even began, the host of the Olympics, the town of Sochi had seemingly not been properly constructed. Reports of hotels with unfinished lobbies, rooms, and incorrect plumbing were spread all over twitter by English journalists who had landed to begin reporting before the olympic...

Let the games begin: Sochi Olympics starts off strong

Let the games begin: Sochi Olympics starts off strong

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

  Photos taken by Atos International/ Creative Commons Licensed Even though it seemed the rest of Sochi was not prepared, the opening ceremony on Day 1 of the Winter Olympics proved just the opposite. At 8:14 p.m. local time — or Greenwich Mean Time, plus four hours — on Feb. 7, the al...

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