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Feb 7, 2014

Halfpipe skiers ready to show off amazing trick

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Of all the amazing feats on show during the Sochi Winter Olympics, there is one that is sure to confound the millions of people watching it for the first time.

It is a stunt performed by halfpipe skiers, but is so startling that casual viewers may need a double take to believe what they just saw.

Feb 7, 2014

Olympics-Freestyle-Halfpipe skiers ready to show off amazing trick

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Of all the amazing feats on show during the Sochi Winter Olympics, there is one that is sure to confound the millions of people watching it for the first time.

It is a stunt performed by halfpipe skiers, but is so startling that casual viewers may need a double take to believe what they just saw.

Feb 7, 2014

VanLaanen nets inspiration from unlikely source

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – When Angeli VanLaanen straps on her skis and catapults herself down the halfpipe, she looks just like any other freestyle skier.

A bundle of energy, she twists and flips herself around in the air with all the vitality and fearlessness expected of an Olympic freestyler.

Feb 7, 2014

Olympics-Freestyle-VanLaanen nets inspiration from unlikely source

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 7 (Reuters) – When Angeli VanLaanen straps on her skis and catapults herself down the halfpipe, she looks just like any other freestyle skier.

A bundle of energy, she twists and flips herself around in the air with all the vitality and fearlessness expected of an Olympic freestyler.

Feb 6, 2014

Sochi Fail? Nobody told the athletes

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The winter wonderland Russian officials had promised the sporting world burst into life on Thursday as the first events of the Sochi Olympics got underway on the eve of the opening ceremony.

The doom and gloom that has shrouded the lead-up to the Games was momentarily forgotten as athletes reclaimed the spotlight from politicians on a picture-perfect winter’s day.

Feb 6, 2014

Olympics-Sochi Fail? Nobody told the athletes

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 6 (Reuters) – The winter wonderland Russian officials had promised the sporting world burst into life on Thursday as the first events of the Sochi Olympics got underway on the eve of the opening ceremony.

The doom and gloom that has shrouded the lead-up to the Games was momentarily forgotten as athletes reclaimed the spotlight from politicians on a picture-perfect winter’s day.

Feb 5, 2014

White’s withdrawal highlights risks

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – With their baggy pants and bandanas, snowboarders are among the coolest competitors at the Winter Olympics, whipping the spectators into a frenzy of excitement with their gravity-defying aerial tricks.

The daredevil stunts have made them compulsive viewing for a new generation of thrill seekers wanting to push the boundaries of the Olympic motto: Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger).

Feb 5, 2014

Olympics-Snowboarding-White’s withdrawal highlights risks

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 5 (Reuters) – With their baggy pants and bandanas, snowboarders are among the coolest competitors at the Winter Olympics, whipping the spectators into a frenzy of excitement with their gravity-defying aerial tricks.

The daredevil stunts have made them compulsive viewing for a new generation of thrill seekers wanting to push the boundaries of the Olympic motto: Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger).

Feb 3, 2014

Age no barrier for coach Carroll’s first Super Bowl win

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) – Twenty years after he started out coaching in the National Football League, Pete Carroll finally climbed the top of the mountain when the Seattle Seahawks won Sunday’s Super Bowl.

At the age of 62, after being hired and fired by a handful of teams, he got his hands on the Vince Lombardi Trophy when the Seahawks trounced the Denver Broncos 43-8 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Feb 3, 2014

Seattle linebacker Smith surprised at MVP award

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) – No one was more surprised than Malcolm Smith when the Seattle Seahawks linebacker was awarded the Most Valuable Player in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

The 24-year-old played an outstanding game, scoring a crucial touchdown, recovering a fumble and making five solo tackles as the Seahawks demolished the Denver Broncos 43-8, but it never crossed his mind that he might win one of the game’s biggest individual awards.

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