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Evgenia Pochenkova has been living in Sochi, Russia, for almost two years. (Photo: K.Green/BSU at the Games)
Evgenia Pochenkova has been living in Sochi, Russia, for almost two years. (Photo: K.Green/BSU at the Games)
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Winter Olympics: Sochi Endures for its Celebrated Games

By Holly Demaree | BSU at the Games
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The Sochi Winter Olympics are 17 days of competition that ends Sunday.

For some spectators, getting to the Winter Olympics takes more than a day of constant travel, with the inconvenience and jet lag drifting away on arrival in the Black Sea resort city.

For Sochi's residents, however, these have been moment

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Meryl Davis and Charlie White, both of Michigan, display the gold medals they earned for winning the figure skating ice dancing competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. (Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Meryl Davis and Charlie White, both of Michigan, display the gold medals they earned for winning the figure skating ice dancing competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. (Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Winter Olympics Offer Vision of Better World — If Anyone is Watching

By Adrianna Howell | BSU at the Games

Please raise your hand if you remember all the hype and hubbub of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

Please keep your hand up if you knew this year was also an Olympic year.

Why is it that the Summer Games seem to draw so much more of a crowd than the Winter Games?

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The Olympic rings hang outside the main train station in Sochi, Russia, which is hosting the Winter Olympics. (Photo: Getty Images)
The Olympic rings hang outside the main train station in Sochi, Russia, which is hosting the Winter Olympics. (Photo: Getty Images)
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Winter Olympics: A Cab Driver’s View of Sochi

By Holly Demaree | BSU at the Games

Walking the streets of Adler after midnight during a light rain, it’s not easy to maneuver.

But taxi drivers are readily available in the Sochi, Russia, suburb. The drivers tend to park their cars in groups on the roadside, where they lean against vehicles to chat and smoke.

The price of a taxi ride is determined by one's haggling skills. If more than one car is needed, then a debate on prices ensues with two drivers.

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Erin Hamlin
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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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Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
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Sochi’s 9 Hours Ahead: It’s Already Time to Go Bar-Hopping at the Winter Olympics

By Ryan Howe | BSU at the Games

Traveling to Russia can have its share of ups and downs.

While one gets to experience new culture and surroundings, it also means leaving your favorite bar, club or hangout behind.

Finding one that suits your desires when overseas in places like Russia can be difficult and frustrating.

Luckily, customer reviews and tour guide Pavel Senkiv, who has an affiliation with Sochi Magazine, helped narrow a long list of nightspots in Sochi, Russia, to explore during the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Just make sure to shake off your jet lag quickly, because there's a nine-hour time difference between Sochi and Grand Rapids.

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I really think these would taste better...do I have to put them in there? (photo John Walker)
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Those Crazies in Sochi Really Like to Stuff Their Asses

With the Winter Olympics kicking off tonight, and the world waiting in breathless anticipation of the opening ceremonies, make sure you keep in mind that all the athletes are a long way from home and might not understand all the culinary differences in Sochi.

Apparently, when reading the menus, there are a lot of things served in assortm

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Jared Wickerham, Getty Images
Jared Wickerham, Getty Images
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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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Matthew Stockman, Getty Images
Matthew Stockman, Getty Images
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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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