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Feb 16, 2014

Olympics-Cross country-Sweden’s men complete relay double

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Sweden retained their Olympic men’s 4x10km title at the Sochi Winter Games on Sunday, winning their second Olympic cross-country relay gold in two days.

With Russian President Vladimir Putin watching in the crowd, the host nation’s team took silver and France, despite first leg skier Jean-Marc Gaillard breaking a pole early on, claimed the bronze.

Feb 15, 2014

Life has changed but at least there’s samogon

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Reuters) – “I only drink mine,” Edik Baturin warns when talk turns to samogon, a potent, chest-warming moonshine he brews in his shack in the shadow of the Caucasus mountains.

If made correctly, it is said to be purer than vodka. If it’s not, it can kill.

Feb 15, 2014

Olympics-Life has changed but at least there’s samogon

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia, Feb 15 (Reuters) – “I only drink mine,” Edik Baturin warns when talk turns to samogon, a potent, chest-warming moonshine he brews in his shack in the shadow of the Caucasus mountains.

If made correctly, it is said to be purer than vodka. If it’s not, it can kill.

Feb 15, 2014

Cross country: Sweden win women’s relay as Norway stumble

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Charlotte Kalla produced an astonishing comeback leg to earn Sweden an upset win in the Olympic women’s cross country 4x5km relay at the Sochi Winter Games on Saturday.

Norway could do no better than fifth after winning all the World Cup and world championship relays since the Vancouver Games, where they also won gold.

Feb 15, 2014

Olympics-Cross country-Sweden win women’s relay as Norway stumble

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Charlotte Kalla produced an astonishing comeback leg to earn Sweden an upset win in the Olympic women’s cross country 4x5km relay at the Sochi Winter Games on Saturday.

Norway could do no better than fifth after winning all the World Cup and world championship relays since the Vancouver Games, where they also won gold.

Feb 14, 2014

Goessner photos give sport different exposure

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – While biathletes in Sochi are hoping the Olympics can lift their sport’s profile to new heights, German Miriam Goessner’s decision to pose naked for Playboy has given the ski-shoot event exposure of an entirely different nature.

Goessner, who missed the Sochi Games due to a back injury suffered in a bicycle accident last year, appears on the cover of Thursday’s edition of Playboy in Germany.

Feb 14, 2014

Olympics-Biathlon-Goessner photos give sport different exposure

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 14 (Reuters) – While biathletes in Sochi are hoping the Olympics can lift their sport’s profile to new heights, German Miriam Goessner’s decision to pose naked for Playboy has given the ski-shoot event exposure of an entirely different nature.

Goessner, who missed the Sochi Games due to a back injury suffered in a bicycle accident last year, appears on the cover of Thursday’s edition of Playboy in Germany.

Feb 14, 2014

Domracheva doubles up with 15KM gold

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Darya Domracheva of Belarus picked up her second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics on Friday when she blew away the opposition in the biathlon 15km individual race.

Domracheva, who won the pursuit on Tuesday, made one mistake at the shooting range but it hardly mattered as she produced a dominant display on the skis.

Feb 14, 2014

Olympics-Biathlon-Domracheva doubles up with 15KM gold

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Darya Domracheva of Belarus picked up her second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics on Friday when she blew away the opposition in the biathlon 15km individual race.

Domracheva, who won the pursuit on Tuesday, made one mistake at the shooting range but it hardly mattered as she produced a dominant display on the skis.

Feb 14, 2014

Olympics-Biathlon gets extra exposure from Goessner’s Playboy shoot

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 14 (Reuters) – While biathletes in Sochi are hoping the Olympics can lift their sport’s profile to new heights, German Miriam Goessner’s decision to pose naked for Playboy has given the ski-shoot event exposure of an entirely different nature.

Goessner, who missed the Sochi Games due to a back injury suffered in a bicycle accident last year, appears on the cover of Thursday’s edition of Playboy in Germany.

    • About Julien

      "I have been with Reuters for nine years, working as a sports reporter in Paris. I have covered Olympics in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver, African Nations Cup in Ghana and Angola. As a cycling correspondent, I have been covering the Tour de France since 2006."
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