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Jan 30, 2014

Curling: Canadian curlers ready to rock Sochi

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – Canada and Sweden will seek to complete curling Olympic gold medal hat-tricks at the Sochi Olympics while trying to nudge the ancient niche sport a little closer to the modern mainstream.

A game played with brooms, curling will never sweep spectators off their feet the same way the downhill racers will but every four years the sporting world renews its fascination with the medieval game that has surprisingly produced some of the Olympics’ highest television ratings.

Jan 30, 2014

Canadian curlers ready to rock Sochi

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – Canada and Sweden will seek to complete curling Olympic gold medal hat-tricks at the Sochi Olympics while trying to nudge the ancient niche sport a little closer to the modern mainstream.

A game played with brooms, curling will never sweep spectators off their feet the same way the downhill racers will but every four years the sporting world renews its fascination with the medieval game that has surprisingly produced some of the Olympics’ highest television ratings.

Jan 30, 2014

Olympics-Curling-Canadian curlers ready to rock Sochi

Jan 30 (Reuters) – Canada and Sweden will seek to complete curling Olympic gold medal hat-tricks at the Sochi Olympics while trying to nudge the ancient niche sport a little closer to the modern mainstream.

A game played with brooms, curling will never sweep spectators off their feet the same way the downhill racers will but every four years the sporting world renews its fascination with the medieval game that has surprisingly produced some of the Olympics’ highest television ratings.

Jan 28, 2014

Russia eyes show-stopping finish

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – Russia president Vladimir Putin can only hope and dream that the country’s men’s ice hockey team can deliver the show-stopping golden finish to the Sochi Olympics that Canada did four years ago.

As final acts go, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games will be hard to top with Sidney Crosby scoring the winning goal against the United States to crown Canada Olympic hockey champions hours before the closing ceremonies.

Jan 28, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Russia eyes show-stopping finish

Jan 28 (Reuters) – Russia president Vladimir Putin can only hope and dream that the country’s men’s ice hockey team can deliver the show-stopping golden finish to the Sochi Olympics that Canada did four years ago.

As final acts go, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games will be hard to top with Sidney Crosby scoring the winning goal against the United States to crown Canada Olympic hockey champions hours before the closing ceremonies.

Jan 23, 2014

American Parise living the Canadian dream

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – Zach Parise is an American hockey star living the Canadian dream.

A hockey loving kid, who grew up learning the game on outdoor rinks and ponds, Parise was driving a Zamboni, cleaning the slick and shiny ice at the local arena before he was old enough to drive a car.

Jan 23, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-American Parise living the Canadian dream

Jan 23 (Reuters) – Zach Parise is an American hockey star living the Canadian dream.

A hockey loving kid, who grew up learning the game on outdoor rinks and ponds, Parise was driving a Zamboni, cleaning the slick and shiny ice at the local arena before he was old enough to drive a car.

Jan 22, 2014

Clock ticking down on Miller time

PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) – There have been Winter Olympics in which Bode Miller seemed more focused on claiming a gold medal in partying than reaching the top of the podium.

But the American skier, who can infuriate and inspire in equal measure, heads to the Sochi Games looking to “kick ass” and put the finishing touches to a complicated legacy.

Jan 22, 2014

Olympics-Alpine Skiing-Clock ticking down on Miller time

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 22 (Reuters) – There have been Winter Olympics in which Bode Miller seemed more focused on claiming a gold medal in partying than reaching the top of the podium.

But the American skier, who can infuriate and inspire in equal measure, heads to the Sochi Games looking to “kick ass” and put the finishing touches to a complicated legacy.

Jan 21, 2014

Ovechkin seeks belated team success

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – For all the riches Alex Ovechkin has accumulated during a glittering ice hockey career, a gold medal and a coveted silver bowl remain firmly beyond the Russian sniper’s grasp.

With a trophy case laden with individual honors, including three Hart trophies as the NHL’s most valuable player, and a $124 million contract with the Washington Capitals, Ovechkin would seem to have plenty to be pleased about.