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Gay athletes pushed to persevere at Sochi games

Olivia Morfit, Staff writer

March 20, 2014

This year’s Olympics posed the tough decision of attendance to gay athletes. Essentially, they had to decide whether or not to allow their moral principles to overrule their athletic dedication. As an athlete, I have had to make similar decisions, and I’ve made the wrong one. I’ve never been...

After arduous trek, Jamaican bobsled team finishes 29th

Griffin Bianchi, Staff Writer

February 18, 2014

Thanks to “Cool Runnings,” the sports film that profiled the 1988 Jamacian bobsled team, one of the most important moments of the Winter Olympics takes place when the Jamaican men’s bobsled team competes. This year, however, things didn’t turn out as planned. Originally, the team didn’t...

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...

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...

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