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BBC News - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
It was "planned and operated" from late 2011 - including the build-up to London 2012 - and continued through the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics until August 2015. An investigation commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) says Russia's sports ...
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Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics bid leader Barnier appointed to lead Brexit negotiations - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Barnier served as co-head of the Winter Olympics alongside Jean-Claude Killy, the Alpine skiing legend who subsequently served as head of the International Olympic Committee's Coordination Commissions for the Turin 2006 and Sochi 2014 Winter ...

Tonga Eyes Success At Winter Olympics... Yes, Winter.

Pasifik News - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Tonga is eyeing skiing success at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - and doesn't want to be described as a “novelty” team.

Summer versus Winter Olympics: Which Olympics are more interesting?

UVU Review - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The Summer Olympics in Athens in 2004 averaged 3.9 billion viewers. But the two most recent Olympics show that the field of viewership is evening out.
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Rule 40 and the absurdity of Olympic social media

The Australian Financial Review - ‎7 hours ago‎
Mt Hotham dared to congratulate their local downhill skier Greta Small after she performed well in the 2014 Winter Olympics. In a fit of utter insubordination the ski resort tweeted: "Well done #gretasmall we are proud of you! What a race ...
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Another view: A shadow over the Games

Northwest Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
According to a recently released report from the World Anti-Doping Agency, Russia's government ran a “systematic scheme” to infuse the Russian team with performance-enhancing drugs and to cover up that cheating, before, during and after the 2014 Winter ...
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The Latest: Russia awaits IOC verdict on total Olympics ban

Times Colonist - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
4, 2014 file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin exits the stage after speaking at the opening of the 126th session of the International Olympic Committee, at the Zimny Theater, ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The IOC's ruling ...
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Draft letter from sports leaders: Ban Russia from Olympics

The Denver Post - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
“It is obvious that you cannot sanction or punish a badminton player for infringement of rules or manipulation by an official or lab director in the Winter Games,” Bach said. Already, track's governing body, the IAAF, has suspended Russia's track team ...
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NBC reportedly asking for change in Parade of Nations to boost ratings - ‎21 hours ago‎
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 07: Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick of the United States Olympic team carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, ...
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Tonga 'serious' about Winter Olympics

BBC News - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Tonga was represented in the 2014 Sochi Olympics by luger Bruno Banani, and now they've recruited a group of skiers after holding "auditions" among the Tongan community living in Munich, Ms Warwyk told Radio Australia.
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Russian Olympic Doping Scandal: How It Happened - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
In May, the onetime director of Russia's antidoping laboratory revealed that "dozens" of the country's Olympic athletes - including medal winners - benefited from a state-run doping program during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It was, noted the ...

40 years of Olympic opening-ceremony uniforms

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
2014 Sochi Winter Games | Ralph Lauren provided the sweater-and-sweatpants uniform to athletes marching at the Sochi Olympics in Russia.

- Margarita Simonyan

Financial Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Simonyan opened the restaurant in the run-up to the 2014 Winter Olympics as a high-end steak joint for the Russian elite, and sourced all the ingredients herself, testing the recipes out at home in Moscow.
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Specter Of Violence Could Overshadow Otherwise LGBT-Welcoming Olympics

ThinkProgress - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
In the lead-up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, there were countless stories to tell about the country's anti-LGBT laws and the limitations that might be placed on LGBT athletes, such as the rejection of a Pride House in the Olympic ...
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Olympics Sign Agreement With Genius Sports To Track 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Betting Odds

Legal Sports Report - ‎22 hours ago‎
First used in 2014 for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, IBIS found no betting irregularity at the time, according to the IOC.
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International expert group to monitor issues of security at World Cup 2018

TASS - ‎7 hours ago‎
The launch of the expert group is the first step in joint preparations of world security services to the forthcoming competitions, Bortnikov said, recalling that a similar group set up for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi included representatives ...
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How will openly gay athletes be received at Rio Olympics? - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The freestyle skier had his coming-out story planned in his head before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. He understood the gravity of the situation.

The Hottest Piece of Team USA Merch Is This $25 Bucket Hat

Bloomberg - ‎22 hours ago‎
... licensed sports merchandise and e-commerce partner of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Made by Outerstuff, the bucket hat continues a trend of unconventional apparel becoming popular in the lead-up to the Olympics.

Donald Trump's Long History of Trying (and Failing) to Do Business in Russia

Mother Jones - ‎22 hours ago‎
A few years later, in 2008, Trump announced he was partnering with Russian oligarch Pavel Fuks to license his name for luxury high-rises in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. But Fuks ultimately balked at Trump's ...

Czech Politicians Look to Feed Off Olympics Hype

Transitions Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
The parks, where visitors will be able to try out Olympic sports and root for Czech athletes, were inspired by the success of Prague's fan park during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the Czech News Agency (CTK) says in an English-language summary of ...