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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Articles tagged: 2014 Winter Olympics

The Austrian hockey team is sorry for partying

The Austrian national hockey team surprised everyone — themselves included — when they defeated Norway in the final game of group play at the Winter Olympics. The win came on the heels of an 8-4 loss against Finland and 6-0 loss to Canada, so you can understand why the team was excited. In hindsight, the…Read More

American-born snowboarder Vic Wild wins gold medal for Russia

Olympic snowboarder Vic Wild was born and raised in White Salmon, Wash. Yes, the Washington that’s located on the west coast of the United States of America. Why, then, did Wild drape the Russian flag over his shoulders after winning a gold medal in the parallel giant slalom on Wednesday? Wild is a citizen of…Read More

Russian head coach takes jab at Alex Ovechkin after loss to Finland

Spoiler alert — the Russian national hockey team broke the hearts of its home fans on Tuesday at the Winter Olympics. Finland simply out-hustled the Russians and was the better team for three periods, advancing to the semifinals where they will take on Sweden. Alex Ovechkin was very little help in the 3-1 loss. Ovechkin…Read More

Vladimir Putin can’t be happy about Russia being eliminated by Finland

Many considered Russia to be the favorite to take home the gold medal in men’s hockey with the Winter Olympics taking place in their home country, but Alexander Ovechkin and company were a shocking disappointment. Finland defeated Russia 3-1 in the elimination rounds and crushed Russian president Vladimir Putin’s dreams in the process. While Russia…Read More

Canadian bobsledder Heather Moyse takes a hot bath in a trash can

The Sochi Olympics have had plenty of problems when it comes to housing athletes, but you can’t really blame Olympic officials for not having bath tubs. Adults typically take showers. But when Canadian bobsledder Heather Moyse needed a hot bath to relax her muscles over the weekend, she found a way to improvise. “No bath…Read More

British skier Rowan Cheshire shares hospital photo after nasty fall

British Olympic skier Rowan Cheshire took a frightening spill during her training session for the women’s halfpipe over the weekend. The 18-year-old sustained a concussion and was briefly knocked unconscious after hitting her face and head off the hard-packed snow. Cheshire spent Sunday night in the hospital and shared a photo of some of her…Read More

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