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Monday, March 30, 2015

Olympics

Vladimir Putin hugs gay Olympic speedskater Ireen Wust (Video)

A lot was made about Russia’s anti-gay laws leading up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Fortunately, it does not seem like there have been any issues for athletes and visitors during the first week of the Games. In fact, Russian president Vladmir Putin even hugged an openly gay competitor earlier this week. Dutch speedskater…Read More

Danny Davis: Shaun White losing is good for snowboarding

Shaun White turned in a disappointing performance in the men’s halfpipe event at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday. The stage was set perfectly for the gold medal favorite, as he was the last boarder to ride in the final round. White’s score of 90.25 was not enough to earn a medal. Switzerland’sĀ Iouri Podladtchikov took home…Read More

What is the Yolo Flip? I-Pod’s halfpipe trick explained (Video)

Just like many of you, I’m not an expert on snowboarding much less halfpipe tricks. But I first heard about Iouri Podlatchikov (known as I-Pod) and his “Yolo Flip” trick that helped him win gold in the halfpipe at Sochi a few weeks before the Olympics. The Yolo flip is something new that he created…Read More

Shaun White suffered a nasty black eye in training before Olympics

Shaun White has made snowboarding look pretty easy over the past several years, but we’re starting to see that it’s not all that simple. White finished fourth in the halfpipe during the Winter Games in Sochi, and the US failed to medal in the event for the first time since it was introduced to the…Read More

Irina Rodnina now claims racist photo of Obamas was a hack job

Former Russian figure skater Irina Rodnina is an Olympic hero in her home country. Rodnina was one of the two people who were given the honor of lighting the Olympic torch in Sochi last Friday. In addition to being internationally known for her decorated figure skating career, Rodnina also made headlines back in September for…Read More

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