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Winter Olympics: Indiana Skier Finds Way to Part in U.S. Slopestyle Sweep

By Zach Huffman | BSU at the Games

It’s not even been three years since the International Olympic Committee brought slopestyle skiing into the Winter Olympics.

But it is what kids have been doing across the globe at ski areas and resorts for years. In terrain parks in the U.S. from coast to coast, skiers were riding every rail they could find and hucking themselves off mounds of snow wherever possible.

Among those kids was Nick Goepper, a member of the U.S. freestyle skiing team. When he started slopestyle skiing as an 11-year-old in southern Indiana, he was hooked.

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U.S. Men's Slopestyle Sweep
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Winter Olympics: U.S. Sweeps Men’s Slopestyle Skiing

The U.S. moved up to a second-place tie in the overall medal count, and a Russian Olympic veteran withdrew from the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Here's a recap of Thursday's action in Sochi, Russia.

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Winter Olympics: Team USA Men’s Hockey Opens with Impressive Victory

Team USA's men's hockey team started its Winter Olympics run with a convincing 7-1 victory over Slovakia today.

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Winter Olympics: Games Even Better with Flatulence [Video]

Figure skaters move as elegantly as any athletes on the planet. So naturally the Internet has added the perfect touch to their performances: fart sounds.

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Ball State University student Dominique Stewart smiles while hanging out with a couple of new acquaintances from Russia in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Taylor Irby/BSU at the Games)
Ball State University student Dominique Stewart smiles while hanging out with a couple of new acquaintances from Russia in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Taylor Irby/BSU at the Games)
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Зимние Олимпийские игры: Сцены из Сочи (Winter Olympics: Scenes from Sochi)

By Taylor Irby | BSU at the Games

So it begins. #travelday #roadtosochi #ballstate #airport http://t.co/Wu3JpwQgLi

— Taylor Irby (@taylor_irby) February 4, 2014

 

@DavidPolaski I'm on my way to the Olympics. #boom

— Taylor Irby (@taylor_irby) Februar

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Winter Olympics: U.S. Snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington Wins Halfpipe Gold

Americans won another gold in snowboarding, and Canadian and U.S. women renewed their hockey rivalry.

Here's a recap of Wednesday's action at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A First-Person View of Sochi Skiing Downhill Course [Video]

GoPro cameras have really made it possible for us regular people to experience things that people much more talented than us experience on a daily basis.

Last week, "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" posted a video of the terrifying and dangerous snowboarding slopestyle course at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The course was receiving some pretty bad reviews from many of the athletes, even causing some to back out of the competition after being injured during practice.

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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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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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You’ll Never Guess What Happened to U.S. Bobsledder Johnny Quinn Again

Just days after he got stuck in a bathroom and had to hulk his way out, US bobsledder Johnny Quinn has suffered another unfortunate turn of events at Sochi 2014.

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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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