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Feb 15, 2014
Feb 15, 2014

Russians aim to avenge shock 1980 ice hockey defeat to U.S.

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russia will seek revenge for a shock 1980 Olympic ice hockey defeat to the United States when the two meet in a group game at the Winter Olympics on Saturday.

The heavyweight clash has evoked memories of the “Miracle on Ice” more than three decades ago when a team of American college players defied the odds to beat the Soviet Union’s “Big Red Machine” 4-3.

Feb 15, 2014

Olympics-Russians aim to avenge shock 1980 ice hockey defeat to US

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Russia will seek revenge for a shock 1980 Olympic ice hockey defeat to the United States when the two meet in a group game at the Winter Olympics on Saturday.

The heavyweight clash has evoked memories of the “Miracle on Ice” more than three decades ago when a team of American college players defied the odds to beat the Soviet Union’s “Big Red Machine” 4-3.

Feb 14, 2014
Feb 14, 2014

Wanted: America’s next winter sports superstar

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The absence of injured skier Lindsey Vonn and the shock dethroning of snowboarder Shaun White have created a gaping hole for a new American sporting superstar to fill and grab sponsors’ gold from Sochi.

The Olympics give huge exposure to athletes from beyond America’s staple sports of basketball, football and baseball, but that window is open only briefly and failure means a swift return to relative obscurity.

Feb 14, 2014

Olympics-Wanted: America’s next winter sports superstar

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 14 (Reuters) – The absence of injured skier Lindsey Vonn and the shock dethroning of snowboarder Shaun White have created a gaping hole for a new American sporting superstar to fill and grab sponsors’ gold from Sochi.

The Olympics give huge exposure to athletes from beyond America’s staple sports of basketball, football and baseball, but that window is open only briefly and failure means a swift return to relative obscurity.

Feb 13, 2014
Feb 13, 2014

Americans shaken by latest loss

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The United States struggled to explain their latest Olympic speed skating failure on Thursday when top-ranked duo Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe both missed out on medals in the 1,000 meters.

That left the American team without a single speed skating medal so far in Sochi, and came a day after Shani Davis, the Olympic champion in 2006 and 2010, flopped in the men’s 1,000 meters on Wednesday.

Feb 13, 2014

Olympics-Speed skating-Americans shaken by latest loss

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 13 (Reuters) – The United States struggled to explain their latest Olympic speed skating failure on Thursday when top-ranked duo Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe both missed out on medals in the 1,000 metres.

That left the American team without a single speed skating medal so far in Sochi, and came a day after Shani Davis, the Olympic champion in 2006 and 2010, flopped in the men’s 1,000 metres on Wednesday.

Feb 13, 2014

Ice hockey’s big three swing into Sochi action

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Hosts Russia, Canada and the United States rumble into action in what promises to be a spectacular men’s Olympic ice hockey tournament in Sochi, where six gold medals are up for grabs in other sports on Thursday.

Canada open the defense of their Olympic title against Norway while the Russians take on Slovenia and the United States, silver medalists in 2010, face off against Slovakia.

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      "Sports Business Correspondent, a new role at Reuters. I was previously UK Chief Correspondent and have also worked in Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands during more than 20 years with Reuters. I have also worked as an editor in a number of senior roles."
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