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Topic - Winter Olympics
The Winter Olympic Games is a major international sporting event which occurs once every four years. The first celebration of the Winter Olympics was held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. The original sports were alpine and cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic combined, ski jumping and speed skating. The Games were held every four years from 1924 until 1936, after which they were interrupted by World War II. The Olympics resumed in 1948 and were celebrated every four years. The Winter and Summer Olympic Games were held in the same years until 1992, after a 1986 decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to place the Summer and Winter Games on separate four-year cycles in alternating even-numbered years. Because of the change, the next Winter Olympics after 1992 were in 1994. - Source: Wikipedia
Japanese figure skater Mao Asada will take a season off from competitive skating and says there is a 50 percent chance she will return to the sport.
Dutch speedskater Sven Kramer says he is parting ways with coach Gerard Kemkers, five weeks after he won two gold medals at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
1. Winter Olympics (Monday), NBC, 23.55 million.
1. Winter Olympics (Tuesday), NBC, 23.72 million.
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Feb. 3-9. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics say there have been no talks with North Korea about forming a joint team for the games.
U.S. Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner had a unique journey to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Wayne Gretzky, hockey's Great One, expects the Russians to be very hard to beat in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Zimbabwe has seen a sprinkling of snow only once, and it wasn't even in Luke Steyn's lifetime.
Japan is sending 113 athletes to the Sochi Olympics, the largest contingent sent abroad for the Winter Games.
India's top competitor at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi says not being able to compete under the national flag because of a political dispute will not harm his performance.
Seven years ago, Vladimir Putin traveled all the way to Guatemala to woo Olympic leaders with his grandiose vision: hosting the Winter Games in Russia's little-known Black Sea summer resort of Sochi.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next month. Yet he defended Russia's anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles and said Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.