Will Games Boost Russian Economy?

The 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi have been laced with problems, from failed graphics, to hotel problems, to terror threats. Needless to say, the Olympic Planning Committee has been fighting an uphill battle. Since the threats of terror never seemed to develop, aesthetic problems, like awkward bathrooms, yellow water and …

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Winter Olympics motivates youth

LEARNING — Children practice skating techniques with their instructor during lessons at the LaHaye Ice Center. Photo credit Abby Kourkounakis

LaHaye Ice Center’s Learn to Skate program experiences increase of sign-ups throughout Sochi games After American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White won gold at the Sochi Olympics, the LaHaye Ice Center has seen a surge in numbers for skating lessons. “Olympic years are the ones where the most …

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Sochi passes the torch

making their nation proud — Russia took the crown as the top nation in the Winter Games. Wikimedia

The Americans finished second in the total medal count to host country Russia Olympic expectations for Team USA are always extraordinary. Some athletes live up to the hype, while some falter under the bright lights. Despite finishing second in the medal count to host country Russia, the United States still …

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Highs and lows of the Olympics

pride — Americans flaunt their colors. Photo credit: Tim Hipps

American star athletes have had inconsistent performances in their marquee events in the Sochi Games Whether you watch the Olympics for the competition, in support of your country or to see the progress on Bob Costas’ pink eyes, there has been something for everyone in the XXII Winter Olympics. Most …

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