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Women’s Brazilian doubles bobsled team crashes hard

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

February 18, 2014

On Feb. 16, Brazil's Olympic women's bobsled doubles team of Fabiana Santos and Sally da Silva seemed to be on another smooth training run, until a high turn on one of the sharp bends. One of the sled’s skates left the ice, and before they could do anything to correct the error, the sled came down...

Matt Lauer, Al Roker provide some comedic relief in low-speed luge run

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

February 18, 2014

Feb. 14 marked an important day in the history of news television.For the second time, The Today Show’s Al Roker and Matt Lauer donned the standard United States’ spandex suits and helmets to take on double’s luge. Their first run proved to be a success, with both of them making their way down...

U.S. Sweeps Men’s Slopestyle Skiing during Day 8

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

February 15, 2014

Sochi’s Rosa Khutor Extreme Center slopes have gained the U.S. many victories over the past few days, and, as of Day 8, Feb. 13, it provided three more. The U.S.’s Joss Christensen (gold), Guy Kenworthy (silver), and Nicholas Goepper (bronze) took all three medals during the men’s slopestyle event...

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...

Let the games begin: Sochi Olympics starts off strong

The Fisht Olympic Stadium, taken by Atos International

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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