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Feb 17, 2014

Ski jumping-Germany beat Austria in thrilling team event

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – An 18-year-old Olympic debutant helped propel Germany to a dramatic victory over defending champions Austria in the men’s ski jumping competition at the Sochi Games on Monday.

In a see-saw battle that saw the lead change hands several times, Austria held a tiny 0.3 point lead over the Germans with two jumps left after a fine effort by Thomas Morgenstern, who is still recovering from two bad crashes.

Feb 17, 2014

Olympics-Ski jumping-Germany beat Austria in thrilling team event

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 17 (Reuters) – An 18-year-old Olympic debutant helped propel Germany to a dramatic victory over defending champions Austria in the men’s ski jumping competition at the Sochi Games on Monday.

In a see-saw battle that saw the lead change hands several times, Austria held a tiny 0.3 point lead over the Germans with two jumps left after a fine effort by Thomas Morgenstern, who is still recovering from two bad crashes.

Feb 17, 2014
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At Sochi Olympics, online kosher meal orders and extra rabbis for visiting Jews

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(Sochi Rabbi Ari Edelkopf holds a Torah scroll at one of several prayer centres set up to cater to Jewish visitors to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Russia, in Krasnaya Polyana February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar)

Sochi’s lone rabbi has drawn on reinforcements from the United States and shipped in 7,000 kosher meals to help cater for Jewish visitors to the Winter Olympics in Russia, a country where Judaism is reviving after decades of repression.

Feb 17, 2014

Online kosher, extra rabbis for visiting Jews in Sochi

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Sochi’s lone rabbi has drawn on reinforcements from the United States and shipped in 7,000 kosher meals to help cater for Jewish visitors to the Winter Olympics in Russia, a country where Judaism is reviving after decades of repression.

Speaking virtually no Russian at the time, Ari Edelkopf, a native of California, moved to Sochi 12 years ago with his wife Chani to establish a synagogue. In the run-up to the Olympics, he said he received emails from Jews from around the world, anxious to find out where they could eat kosher food and celebrate the Shabbat, or Sabbath.

Feb 17, 2014

Olympics-Online kosher, extra rabbis for visiting Jews in Sochi

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Sochi’s lone rabbi has drawn on reinforcements from the United States and shipped in 7,000 kosher meals to help cater for Jewish visitors to the Winter Olympics in Russia, a country where Judaism is reviving after decades of repression.

Speaking virtually no Russian at the time, Ari Edelkopf, a native of California, moved to Sochi 12 years ago with his wife Chani to establish a synagogue. In the run-up to the Olympics, he said he received emails from Jews from around the world, anxious to find out where they could eat kosher food and celebrate the Shabbat, or Sabbath.

Feb 16, 2014

Dutch riding high after women skaters’ clean sweep

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Jorien ter Mors led a Dutch clean sweep in the women’s 1,500 metres speed skating on Sunday as the Netherlands’ medal tally shot up to 17, more than any other nation at the Winter Olympics in Russia.

Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud sped to gold in the men’s super-G alpine skiing and Czech Eva Samkova won the women’s snowboarding cross after yet more tumbles on the testing course where a Russian skier broke her back a day earlier.

Feb 16, 2014

Olympics-Dutch riding high after women skaters’ clean sweep

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Jorien ter Mors led a Dutch clean sweep in the women’s 1,500 metres speed skating on Sunday as the Netherlands’ medal tally shot up to 17, more than any other nation at the Winter Olympics in Russia.

Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud sped to gold in the men’s super-G alpine skiing and Czech Eva Samkova won the women’s snowboarding cross after yet more tumbles on the testing course where a Russian skier broke her back a day earlier.

Feb 16, 2014

Olympics-Jansrud wins Super-G, Czech snowboarder strikes gold

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud sped to Olympic gold in the men’s super-G alpine skiing on Sunday and Czech Eva Samkova won the women’s snowboarding cross after yet more tumbles on the testing course where a Russian skier broke her back a day earlier.

Skicross racer Maria Komissarova, 23, was in a serious but stable condition after an operation lasting more than six hours on Saturday to insert a metal implant in her back.

Feb 16, 2014

Jansrud and Samkova mine gold in Russian mountains

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud sped to Olympic gold in the men’s Super-G alpine skiing on Sunday and Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic won the women’s snowboarding cross on the testing course where a Russian skier broke her back a day earlier.

Skicross racer Maria Komissarova, 23, was in a serious but stable condition after an operation lasting more than six hours on Saturday to insert a metal implant in her back. Doctors said it would take three or four days to know how successful the surgery had been.

Feb 16, 2014

Olympics-Jansrud and Samkova mine gold in Russian mountains

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud sped to Olympic gold in the men’s Super-G alpine skiing on Sunday and Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic won the women’s snowboarding cross on the testing course where a Russian skier broke her back a day earlier.

Skicross racer Maria Komissarova, 23, was in a serious but stable condition after an operation lasting more than six hours on Saturday to insert a metal implant in her back. Doctors said it would take three or four days to know how successful the surgery had been.

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      "I've reported for Reuters from about 35 countries, with postings in Brussels, Warsaw, Moscow, Wellington and Berlin. Career highlights including covering the collapse of the Soviet Union and reporting on many aspects of the "war on terror" as security correspondent between 2003 and 2008. I now work on the political and general news desk in London, and as an editorial trainer."
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