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Topic - Winter Olympic Games
The Winter Olympic Games are a winter multi-sport event held every four years, starting in 1924. Consisting of winter sports, the Games have included alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic combined, ski jumping, and speed skating. Other events have been added as the Games have progressed, and some of them, such as luge, short track speed skating, and freestyle skiing have earned a permanent spot on the Olympic programme. Others, like speed skiing, bandy, and skijoring were demonstration sports but never incorporated officially as Olympic sports. However according to news published 7/6 at bandynet.ru bandy might enter the programme in 2014 as a branch of skating. International Skating Union in 2007 got the right to within 3 years add another discipline. ISU and Federation of International Bandy already have an agreement to share the same arenas. - Source: Wikipedia
Ukraine delivered a pointed message by sending out only a single flag-bearer to represent the 23-strong team in the athletes' parade, an apparent protest at the presence of Russian troops in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
With a solitary Ukrainian athlete taking part in the opening ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi on Friday against the backdrop of his country's military action in Crimea.
NBC's "Today" show didn't leave its mojo in Sochi and is feeling newly energized in the program's perpetual battle with ABC's dominant "Good Morning America."
A week after the Winter Olympics came to a close, possible future Olympians from around the country are competing in the USSA Junior National Cross-Country Skiing Championships.
Two parades are scheduled for later this month in the Adirondacks to honor the region's athletes who competed at the Winter Olympics in Russia, including medal winners Andrew Weibrecht and Erin Hamlin.
Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers:
A left wing with 13 goals and 19 assists this season under former Washington coach Bruce Boudreau, Penner has spent six of his nine NHL seasons playing in the Los Angeles area with the Ducks or Kings and helped both franchises win a Stanley Cup.
Capitals forward Martin Erat, unhappy with his ice time, asked for a trade months ago. Less than 24 hours before the NHL's trade deadline, he finally got his wish.
The Nielsen ratings company has raised its estimate of Sunday's Oscars viewership to 43.7 million people, meaning the Ellen DeGeneres-hosted show had the biggest audience of any Academy Awards since 2000.
The Columbus Blue Jackets took advantage of a second-period lapse by the Toronto Maple Leafs and skated off with a one-goal victory.
"What did you think about ice skating?" I asked my daughter Lucy.
Semyon Varlamov showed there were no lingering effects from a disappointing finish at the Winter Olympics.
One player looked relieved, if tired. The other still appeared to be in shock. The Capitals' two stars returned from the Winter Olympics in Sochi in different states of mind on Tuesday. Alex Ovechkin, though disappointed his team failed to medal, received a far bigger scare when his father, Mikhail, suffered a heart attack on Feb. 16. Nicklas Backstrom, on the other hand, looked little better than he did two days ago in Sochi.
When White House officials chose St. Paul's Union Depot for President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday of a $600 million competition for federal grants to fund infrastructure projects that create jobs, they picked a site that received nearly $125 million in federal funds for a major renovation in an earlier round of the program.
It was another rough blow in what has been a difficult season for Capitals forward Martin Erat. But a quarterfinal loss by the Czech Republic to the United State in Sochi was quickly erased by happier news from home: The birth of his daughter.