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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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Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 13 - Canada v United States
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Winter Olympics: Canada Top U.S. in OT to Claim Women’s Hockey Gold

Canada's women's hockey team beat the United States 3-2 in overtime in the gold medal game on Thursday at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Here's a recap of Thursday's action in Sochi

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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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"Star Wars: In Concert" At The Orleans Arena In Las Vegas
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If the Winter Olympics Were Held During the Battle of Hoth from ‘Star Wars’ [Video]

What's better than watching Star Wars?  Watching The Empire Strikes Back, of course!  But what's better than that?  Star Wars taking over pretty much everything that happens in the world!

Here's a good example.

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Women's Slalom - Alpine FIS Ski World Championships
Jacky Chamoun of Libya skis during the Women's Slalom event. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Lebanese Olympic Beauty Jacky Chamoun in Deep Trouble for Her Topless Video

The Olympics have been pretty wardrobe-malfunction-free so far this year, which is very disappointing to all of us, I'm sure.  We were inches away from a nip-slip, but so far, no full-frontal.

Until now.

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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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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: 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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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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Photo: Paul Gilham, Getty Images
Photo: Paul Gilham, Getty Images
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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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U.S. Downhill Skier Lindsey Vonn: Not Competing in Winter Olympics [Video]

Bad news, Lindsey Vonn fans: Because of a repetitive knee injury, the gold-medal skier will be unable to compete in this year's Winter Olympics.

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