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Feb 12, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Canada and U.S. showcase best of women’s game

SOCHI, Russia Feb 12 (Reuters) – Canada claimed a thrilling 3-2 win over the United States in a high-quality contest on Wednesday that showcased the best that women’s ice hockey can offer at the Sochi Olympics.

The trouble is that after nearly two decades of Olympic competition, Canada and the United States remain in a league of their own and are the only two nations capable of putting on such an entertaining show.

Feb 11, 2014

Citizen Kane ready for new Olympic role

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – It has been four years since the United States men’s ice hockey was left heartbroken, a silver medal hung around their necks after a crushing overtime loss to Canada in the final at the Vancouver Olympics.

Such was the sting of that defeat that until four weeks ago, American sniper Patrick Kane had not watched a tape of the gold medal final, but with the Sochi Olympics a month away he figured it was time.

Feb 11, 2014

Olympics-Citizen Kane ready for new Olympic role

SOCHI, Russia Feb 11 (Reuters) – It has been four years since the United States men’s ice hockey was left heartbroken, a silver medal hung around their necks after a crushing overtime loss to Canada in the final at the Vancouver Olympics.

Such was the sting of that defeat that until four weeks ago, American sniper Patrick Kane had not watched a tape of the gold medal final, but with the Sochi Olympics a month away he figured it was time.

Feb 11, 2014

Russia’s Big Red Machine ready to roll again

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The Russian men’s ice hockey team came together in a show of unity on Tuesday, ready to reclaim the country’s status as global superpower in the sport by winning the gold medal at the Sochi Olympics.

If there was any doubt about ice hockey’s importance to Russians it was removed by an ‘all-for-one, one-for-all’ press briefing which filled the largest conference hall at the Sochi Olympic media center, attracting close to 200 journalists and 40 plus television cameras.

Feb 11, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Russia’s Big Red Machine ready to roll again

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 11 (Reuters) – The Russian men’s ice hockey team came together in a show of unity on Tuesday, ready to reclaim the country’s status as global superpower in the sport by winning the gold medal at the Sochi Olympics.

If there was any doubt about ice hockey’s importance to Russians it was removed by an ‘all-for-one, one-for-all’ press briefing which filled the largest conference hall at the Sochi Olympic media centre, attracting close to 200 journalists and 40 plus television cameras.

Feb 11, 2014

Olympics-For ice hockey fans, Winter Games begin with first faceoff

SOCHI, Russia Feb 11 (Reuters) – The Sochi Games officially opened on Friday but for many sports fans the Winter Olympics do not really begin until the puck drops on the men’s ice hockey tournament.

Canada’s Sidney Crosby and Russia’s Alexander Ovechkin, two of the Olympics’ biggest drawcards, arrived in the Black Sea resort on Monday, just two days before the men’s ice hockey competition gets underway.

Feb 10, 2014

Crosby and Ovechkin bring star power to Sochi

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, ice hockey’s two biggest names, arrived at the Sochi Winter Games on Monday, adding their considerable star power to the Olympic buzz.

With the men’s ice hockey tournament starting on Wednesday, Crosby and Ovechkin joined their respective team mates to shake off the jet lag after their flights from North America.

Feb 10, 2014

Olympics-Crosby and Ovechkin bring star power to Sochi

SOCHI, Russia Feb 10 (Reuters) – Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, ice hockey’s two biggest names, arrived at the Sochi Winter Games on Monday, adding their considerable star power to the Olympic buzz.

With the men’s ice hockey tournament starting on Wednesday, Crosby and Ovechkin joined their respective team mates to shake off the jet lag after their flights from North America.

Feb 10, 2014

The ‘roaring game’ adds to Sochi buzz as curlers hit ice

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The ‘roaring game’ was finally heard on Monday when the curlers hit the ice at the Sochi Olympics, bringing their own, unique brand of excitement to the Winter Games.

While the downhillers and slopestylers have left spectators breathless with their daredevil antics high up in the Caucasus mountains, the curlers produce a different type of buzz as they sweep their way toward the two gold medals on offer on the edge of the Black Sea.

Feb 10, 2014

Olympics-The ‘roaring game’ adds to Sochi buzz as curlers hit ice

SOCHI, Russia Feb 10 (Reuters) – The ‘roaring game’ was finally heard on Monday when the curlers hit the ice at the Sochi Olympics, bringing their own, unique brand of excitement to the Winter Games.

While the downhillers and slopestylers have left spectators breathless with their daredevil antics high up in the Caucasus mountains, the curlers produce a different type of buzz as they sweep their way toward the two gold medals on offer on the edge of the Black Sea.