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Feb 13, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Russia v U.S. and the ‘Forgotten Miracle’ of 1960

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Long before the Miracle On Ice, another United States team pulled off another stunning Olympic upset over the Soviet Union en route to winning gold on home ice.

But while the American victory over the Soviets at Lake Placid in 1980 is regarded as the sport’s ultimate upset and has been immortalised on film, the game 20 years earlier was in some ways just as remarkable and, partly due to its comparatively limited worldwide audience, has been dubbed the “Forgotten Miracle.”

Feb 12, 2014

Chinese lovebirds get ready to tie the knot

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – They missed out on a medal at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday but China’s figure skating lovebirds Pang Qing and Tong Jian will soon be getting some other precious metal.

In their final performance before retiring, Pang and Tong finished fourth overall in the pairs event at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

Feb 12, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Chinese lovebirds get ready to tie the knot

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 12 (Reuters) – They missed out on a medal at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday but China’s figure skating lovebirds Pang Qing and Tong Jian will soon be getting some other precious metal.

In their final performance before retiring, Pang and Tong finished fourth overall in the pairs event at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

Feb 12, 2014

Davis loses out to Father Time in three-peat attempt

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – As hard as he tried, Shani Davis just couldn’t muster the speed to beat his rivals as Father Time caught up with the American.

His bid for an historic third gold medal in the men’s 1,000 meters speedskating ended in disappointment when Davis finished eighth at the Sochi Olympics.

Feb 12, 2014

Olympics-Speedskating-Davis loses out to Father Time in three-peat attempt

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 12 (Reuters) – As hard as he tried, Shani Davis just couldn’t muster the speed to beat his rivals as Father Time caught up with the American.

His bid for an historic third gold medal in the men’s 1,000 metres speedskating ended in disappointment when Davis finished eighth at the Sochi Olympics.

Feb 11, 2014

Snowboarding-Shorn White crash-lands in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – For Shaun White, the greatest snowboarder of his generation and the inspiration to millions of daredevil kids wanting to follow in his tracks, the Sochi Olympics was not so much a hard fall but a crash landing.

The biggest drawcard of the Games turned out to be one of the major flops after pulling out of his first event and failing to win a medal in his second.

Feb 11, 2014

Olympics–Snowboarding-Shorn White crash-lands in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 11 (Reuters) – For Shaun White, the greatest snowboarder of his generation and the inspiration to millions of daredevil kids wanting to follow in his tracks, the Sochi Olympics was not so much a hard fall but a crash landing.

The biggest drawcard of the Games turned out to be one of the major flops after pulling out of his first event and failing to win a medal in his second.

Feb 10, 2014

World warms to Sochi through Lipnitskaya’s grace

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – At every Olympics, Summer or Winter, there is always one person who stands out from the rest, an individual who becomes an irresistible and enduring reminder of the Games.

That “Face of the Games” is an unofficial accolade that is decided not by judges or by referees, but by public opinion.

Feb 10, 2014

Olympics-World warms to Sochi through Lipnitskaya’s grace

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 10 (Reuters) – At every Olympics, Summer or Winter, there is always one person who stands out from the rest, an individual who becomes an irresistible and enduring reminder of the Games.

That “Face of the Games” is an unofficial accolade that is decided not by judges or by referees, but by public opinion.

Feb 10, 2014

Figure skater Lipnitskaya emerges as new ice darling

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russia claimed it’s first gold medal at the Sochi Olympics on Sunday but might have won something even bigger after unveiling a budding superstar who could achieve something the politicians have failed.

At just 15, Julia Lipnitskaya has announced her arrival as the new darling of women’s figure skating by helping Russia win gold in the inaugural team event.

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