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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Irina Rodnina
She lit the Olympic cauldron. Now she's trying to put out a different kind of fire.
Olympic officials are defending the use of TV rehearsal footage to cover up a glitch in Sochi's opening ceremony and the choice of a final torchbearer who had posted a racially offensive tweet about President Barack Obama.
One of the greatest goaltenders of all time and an innovative figure skater who won three straight Olympic pairs titles lit the cauldron together Friday night at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Games.
Russia gave its highest Olympic honor to two of its greatest champions.
U.S. athletes. enjoy the celebration that starts the 2014 Winter Olympics.
"Freedom of speech is freedom of speech, and you should answer for your own hang-ups," she told critics on her Twitter page.
"This way, you don't reveal your weaknesses before the Olympics," Rodnina said.