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Feb 17, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Zoueva coaches gold and silver winners

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Marina Zoueva faced the ultimate test of her loyalties at the Winter Olympics on Monday as, in a bitter-sweet twist for ice dancing’s supreme coach, she found her allegiances torn three ways.

Born and raised in Russia, the spiritual heart and soul of ice dancing, a part of Zoueva wanted the host nation to win, but she had also been working tirelessly trying to get the United States or Canada to top the podium.

Feb 17, 2014

Olympics–Figure skating-Stars align for women’s gold medal battle

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Of all the weird and wonderful competitions at the Sochi Winter Olympics, none has the ability to captivate and stir the emotions more than women’s figure skating.

The competitors may not be as hip as the snowboarders or as tough as the ice hockey players, but their unique blend of grace and athleticism makes them compulsive viewing.

Feb 17, 2014

Figure skating: Stars align for women’s gold medal battle

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Of all the weird and wonderful competitions at the Sochi Winter Olympics, none has the ability to captivate and stir the emotions more than women’s figure skating.

The competitors may not be as hip as the snowboarders or as tough as the ice hockey players, but their unique blend of grace and athleticism makes them compulsive viewing.

Feb 17, 2014

Olympics-Olympics-Figure skating-Stars align for women’s gold medal battle

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Of all the weird and wonderful competitions at the Sochi Winter Olympics, none has the ability to captivate and stir the emotions more than women’s figure skating.

The competitors may not be as hip as the snowboarders or as tough as the ice hockey players, but their unique blend of grace and athleticism makes them compulsive viewing.

Feb 16, 2014

Speed skating: U.S. miss out on medals again

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – New suit, same result. For the United States, the speed skating competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics cannot finish soon enough.

After eight events, the highly-touted American team is yet to win a single medal and time is running out.

Feb 16, 2014

Olympics-Speed skating-U.S. miss out on medals again

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 16 (Reuters) – New suit, same result. For the United States, the speed skating competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics cannot finish soon enough.

After eight events, the highly-touted American team is yet to win a single medal and time is running out.

Feb 16, 2014

China’s Zhou retains women’s 1500m title

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Chinese speed skater Zhou Yang timed her charge to perfection to retain her 1,500 metres short track title at the Sochi Winter Games on Saturday.

With a congested field of seven skaters skimming around the Iceberg Skating Palace, Zhou avoided a collision that wiped out three of her rivals then made her dash for gold at the ideal moment.

Feb 15, 2014

Eight years on, Ahn returns to win gold for Russia

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Viktor Ahn kissed the ice and paraded the Russian flag after winning gold for his adopted country in the 1,000 meters short track speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Saturday.

Grabbing a pair of flags, he handed one to his team mate Vladimir Grigorev, who had claimed silver, before the pair embarked on a victory lap that had one nation cheering and another fuming.

Feb 15, 2014

Olympics-Eight years on, Ahn returns to win gold for Russia

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Viktor Ahn kissed the ice and paraded the Russian flag after winning gold for his adopted country in the 1,000 metres short track speed skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Saturday.

Grabbing a pair of flags, he handed one to his team mate Vladimir Grigorev, who had claimed silver, before the pair embarked on a victory lap that had one nation cheering and another fuming.

Feb 15, 2014

Short track: China’s Zhou retains women’s 1500m title

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Chinese speed skater Zhou Yang timed her charge to perfection to retain her 1,500 meters short track title at the Sochi Winter Games on Saturday.

With a congested field of seven skaters skimming around the Iceberg Skating Palace, Zhou avoided a collision that wiped out three of her rivals then made her dash for gold at the ideal moment.

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