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Curling surges in popularity

...doesn't have anything to do with mountains.Instead, it's curling - perhaps best known for its presence in the winter Olympics, and perhaps best described for the uninitiated as a cross between shuffleboard, hockey and bowling.Obscure...
Ice skating: an adventure in embarrassing the kids

...around for a theme to help shape an article about the experience.I thought about going current and tying it into the Winter Olympics - but we were far too amateurish to pretend anything resembling athleticism was involved in our skating.There...
Rockin' the 2014 Winter Olympics

...getting our cabin back in order from a rather successful but somewhat pre-apocalyptic Super Bowl party, along comes the Winter Olympics.Except for some Tim's potato chips and bits of popcorn stuck up on various high window sills, the front room...

...rebranded Comcast's Versus channel as NBC Sports Network and used it to carry figure skating and hockey during the Winter Olympics in Sochi.Fox could bolster its sports channel, Fox Sports One, by combining efforts with Time Warner's TNT...
Putin's Potemkin Games

...insist on transforming a tiny subtropical resort town (average February temperature: high 40s) into the site of the Winter Olympics, and only an unaccountable political system would let him get away with it. It is the misfortune of Russia to...
Sharing their horse sense

...Osimowicz, 17, from Fairbanks. Chena compared their team's experience to the Jamaican bobsled team competing in the Winter Olympics. She said some people didn't think there were horses in Alaska and by the end of the roundup, the girls felt...
The stupid bowls

...saying about Chinese food, where a short time after a huge meal we're hungry again. Now we've moved on to the Winter Olympics. We're finding it hard to resist the fascination with the fresh competition, combined with a morbid curiosity...

...Petukhov, finished third, 0.59 back.Randall, the defending sprint World Cup champion, proved she was ready for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. She took the lead from the start and cruised unchallenged to the victory, covering the 1,300-meter...

...said Bill Gorman, co-founder of the website TV By the Numbers.One key difference for NBC is it will broadcast the Winter Olympics this year.Despite NBC's gains, CBS maintained its status as the most-watched network overall. CBS succeeded...
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Gold Cup victory sends Alborn to Olympics

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Ski jumper Alan Alborn of Anchorage is headed to the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Alborn, 21, clinched a spot on the U.S. Olympic team Wednesday by winning the Gold Cup ski jumping competition...


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