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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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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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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Producer Joe’s Olympic Luge Challenge [Video]

In the spirit of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, beginning, "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" dug up an old Producer Joe stunt from 2009 in which he went to a luge track and tried his hand at luge.

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Winter Olympics: Five-Time U.S. Olympian Skier Bode Miller Finds Peace for Sochi [Video]

By Allyson Burger | BSU at the Games

Samuel Bode Miller has won more major races than any other American male alpine skier in history.

The 36-year-old New Hampshire native is heading into what may be his fifth and final Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. While some critics see Miller as past his prime, Miller knows how to make a lasting impression on the slopes, skeptics be damned.

“I have so many more of the pieces in place now to make me feel solid and capable of putting together the exact performance I’m going to need on a given day in a race,” he said.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Dad of the Year Builds Luge Track in His Backyard [Video]

Snow. So much freakin' snow.

The northern part of the country has been getting it's ass kicked for the last couple of months, with no end in sight.

So what's a guy to do with all this snow?

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Winter Olympics: Opening Ceremony Heralds Start of Sochi Games [Video]

An elaborate opening ceremony lasting more than three hours marked the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Friday.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Ride Down the Scary Winter Olympics Snowboarding Course [Video]

The Sochi Winter Olympics open Friday in Sochi, Russia.

It seems like every news story that we see points to everything being awful. Hotels, as well as portions of the Olympic village aren't yet complete. There are stray dogs all over the place.

We haven't heard much about the actual event venues themselves. So, hopefully, they're at least ready. Let's face it: That's really all that matters.

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Poll: Many Americans Say Sochi Was Poor Choice for Winter Olympics

In a new poll, almost half of Americans surveyed say the decision to hold the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, was a poor one.

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Michigan Olympians on Twitter in Sochi, Russia

The world will be watching as hundreds of athletes compete at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Team USA is sending 230 athletes, including 18 with Michigan ties.

Follow our Michigan Olympians through all of their triumphs and heartbreak in Sochi.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Ski Ballet – Your WTF Sport of the Day [Video]

It's 1985 and people are getting tired of the traditional, run-of-the-mill sports.

It's not the '90s yet, so extreme sports aren't really on the radar yet.

What to do?

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Michigan Olympians at Sochi Winter Olympics

The XXII Winter Olympic Games are Feb. 7 to 23 in Sochi, Russia.

Among the 230 athletes representing Team USA at the Sochi Winter Olympics are 19 Olympians with Michigan ties.

Here is who to watch in Sochi.

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Schuss in for Radio Night Every Thursday at Cannonsburg Ski Area! [Video]

Want to take the whole family or a group of friends out skiing or snowboarding, but you just can't foot the bill for all those lift tickets?

Maybe you just want to head out and enjoy the fresh powder.

Either way, head over on Thursday evenings for Radio Nights at Cannonsburg Ski Area.

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