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Sochi Winter Olympics men's snowboard slopestyle medalists, from left, Mark McMorris, of Canada, bronze; Sage Kotsenburg, of the United States, gold; and Staale Sandbech, of Norway, silver. (Photo: Morry Gash/AP)
Sochi Winter Olympics men's snowboard slopestyle medalists, from left, Mark McMorris, of Canada, bronze; Sage Kotsenburg, of the United States, gold; and Staale Sandbech, of Norway, silver. (Photo: Morry Gash/AP)
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Winter Olympics: Why Do Olympians ‘Bite Down on Their Booty?’

By Meagan Hook | BSU at the Games

Chomping into the gold. Salivating over the silver. Biting a piece of the bronze.

One sees it with regularity during the medal ceremonies on Krasnodar-Teatralnaya Square at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

What started this trend? Is it made of something delicious that only Olympians know? Is it some kind of well-kept secret if you bite the medal you get special powers?

”There are only so many things to do with a medal, and the excited champions are usually appeasing requests from the gallery of Olympic photographers when they bite down on their booty,” said David Wallechinsky, president of the Netherlands-based International Society of Olympic Historians.

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Winter Olympics: Erin Hamlin Wins First U.S. Luge Medal; Shaun White Fourth in Halfpipe

American luger Erin Hamlin made U.S. Olympic history and Norway took the lead in overall medals at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

Here's a recap of Tuesday's action in Sochi:

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Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 3
Bronze medalist Olga Graf of Russia celebrates almost giving the world the first nip slip of the 2014 Winter Olympics! (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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We Were One Inch Away From the First Nip Slip of 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi!

So far, the Winter Olympics in Sochi have been pretty odd.

From doors that won't let competitors escape their bathrooms or elevators, to the odd suggestions of where to put the Russian food!

What we haven't had, so far, are "wardrobe malfunctions".  Which, if you're like me, is the only real reason to watch women skating around in tight clothes, right?

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Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
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Winter Olympics: Built for Speed, U.S.’ Innovative Under Armour Skin Suits Hit the Ice

By Allyson Burger | BSU at the Games

Since the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, U.S. engineers in sports technology and aerospace have joined forces on a top-secret project.

What was it? Super-secret spy technology? A faster than the speed of light aircraft?

No.

The mission had one sole purpose: to make the fastest speedskaters in the world even faster.

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Winter Olympics: U.S. Skier Julia Mancuso Wins Bronze Medal

An American skier continued to etch her place in Winter Olympics history on Monday, and the Dutch rose to the top of the medal count.

Here's a recap of the day's action in Sochi, Russia:

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Johnny Quinn
Johnny Quinn
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: U.S. Bobsledder Gets Trapped In Hotel Bathroom, Busts His Way Out

Johnny Quinn, an Olympic bobsledder for the US, was in his hotel bathroom -- and then this happened.

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Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Luger Recovers After Falling Off Sled

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics have only just kicked off, but some crazy spills have already started happening. This story is about Indian luger Shiva Keshavan's crash during a practice run.

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Winter Olympics: So, What’s the Deal with Biathlon?

By Jeremy Ervin | BSU at the Games

The Olympic Games provide a venue to many sports that don’t get much national attention between international competitions.

Biathlon is among those.

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Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games
Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games
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Meijer Winter State Games are This Weekend in West Michigan

This weekend, February 14-16, 2014 an estimated 2,000+ athletes from all corners of Michigan will come and represent 13 sports and compete in the inaugural Meijer State Games of Michigan - Winter Games.

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Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
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Winter Olympics: Jamie Anderson’s Sacrifices Pay Off with Slopestyle Gold

By Hayli Goode / BSU at the Games

American snowboarder Jamie Andersonwon a gold medal Sunday in women’s slopestyle snowboarding, a new sport in the Winter Olympics.

Anderson credited the win at the Sochi Winter Olympics

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Sage Kotsenburg and Jamie Anderson
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Winter Olympics: U.S. Sweeps Slopestyle Gold Medals

The United States dominated a new Olympic sport, and the host nation of Russia claimed its first gold of the Sochi Winter Olympics during the first weekend of competition.

Here's a recap.

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Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
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Winter Olympics: Dangers of Short-Track Speedskating Mean Risks and Rewards

By Allyson Burger | BSU at the Games

During the semifinal 500-meter race at the 2010 U.S. Olympic trials for short-track speedskating, J.R. Celski let out agonizing screams as blood poured from a large wound

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