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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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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Threats will not thwart games

Russian President Vladimir Putin aims to prevent radical Islamists from overshadowing upcoming competition The modern Olympic Games began April 6, 1896. This was a battle of athletic brawn showcased in the hallowed coliseums of Athens. Over many centuries, the tradition has become a gala of patriotic glory, showcasing only the …

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