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#Sochi 2014

'Be prepared for the drop after the peak': the stark realities of being an Irish winter athlete
# Unforgiving
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# Unforgiving

'Be prepared for the drop after the peak': the stark realities of being an Irish winter athlete

Feb 15th 2018, 8:00 AM 16,346 Views 21 Comments

Conor Lyne was flag-bearer at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

The Sochi gold medallist who swapped the slopes for Senegal as a Sightsavers ambassador
# Gold
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# Gold

The Sochi gold medallist who swapped the slopes for Senegal as a Sightsavers ambassador

Nov 28th 2015, 8:00 AM 9,308 Views 4 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Kelly Gallagher picked up gold

Vanessa-Mae found to have fiddled her way into Winter Olympics
# Cheating
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# Cheating

Vanessa-Mae found to have fiddled her way into Winter Olympics

Nov 11th 2014, 7:30 PM 29,300 Views 15 Comments

The violinist has now been banned from skiing for four years.

Northern Ireland's Kelly Gallagher claims Paralympic gold
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# Gold

Northern Ireland's Kelly Gallagher claims Paralympic gold

Mar 10th 2014, 10:00 AM 1,832 Views 10 Comments

The 28-year old from Down won the visually-impaired Super-G even this morning.

From Russia with love: 7 examples of sportsmanship at the Sochi Olympics
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# Sochi 2014

From Russia with love: 7 examples of sportsmanship at the Sochi Olympics

Feb 24th 2014, 10:30 AM 3,929 Views 1 Comment

It’s time to pack up your skeletons and stray dogs, folks.

Now that Sochi's over, here's 5 Winter Sports you can try in Ireland
# Give It A Go
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# Give It A Go

Now that Sochi's over, here's 5 Winter Sports you can try in Ireland

Feb 24th 2014, 7:30 AM 3,077 Views 3 Comments

From snowboarding to curling, there’s a chance you could make the next Winter Olympics.

Winter Olympic Village: Day 15
# Goodbye Sochi
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# Goodbye Sochi

Winter Olympic Village: Day 15

Feb 23rd 2014, 6:11 PM 3,439 Views 8 Comments

It’s all over bar the shouting in Sochi.

Winter Olympic Village, Day 14
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

Winter Olympic Village, Day 14

Feb 22nd 2014, 9:14 PM 1,485 Views 0 Comments

We revisit the penultimate day of action in Sochi

Conor Lyne ensures Ireland sign off from Sochi on a positive note
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# Sochi 2014

Conor Lyne ensures Ireland sign off from Sochi on a positive note

Feb 22nd 2014, 6:50 PM 4,682 Views 7 Comments

Mario Matt claims slalom gold as Ireland’s interest in the Winter Olympics comes to an end.

'Loser Keeps Bieber' bet on Olympic hockey game goes hilariously wrong
# Worst Bet Ever
# Worst Bet Ever

'Loser Keeps Bieber' bet on Olympic hockey game goes hilariously wrong

Feb 22nd 2014, 10:52 AM 9,365 Views 1 Comment

This amazing billboard really sums it all up.

Winter Olympic Village: Day 13
# Sochi 2014
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# Sochi 2014

Winter Olympic Village: Day 13

Feb 21st 2014, 8:38 PM 9,161 Views 9 Comments

Pull up a stool and join us for some Schnapps.

Disappointment for Bell as Mikaela Shiffrin becomes America's golden girl
# Sochi 2014
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# Sochi 2014

Disappointment for Bell as Mikaela Shiffrin becomes America's golden girl

Feb 21st 2014, 6:37 PM 1,995 Views 4 Comments

Florence Bell failed to finish the women’s slalom in Sochi.

South Korean fury at Yuna Kim figure-skating defeat
# Controversy
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# Controversy

South Korean fury at Yuna Kim figure-skating defeat

Feb 21st 2014, 11:44 AM 6,721 Views 5 Comments

Websites were flooded with angry comments by ordinary South Koreans who felt that “Queen Yuna” had been robbed of the title.

That 'Sochi Wolf' video was an epic Jimmy Kimmel prank
# Sochi Wolf
# Sochi Wolf

That 'Sochi Wolf' video was an epic Jimmy Kimmel prank

Feb 21st 2014, 9:58 AM 6,635 Views 4 Comments

Here’s how he did it.

Here's why the Olympic figure skating final wasn't fixed
# Explanation
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# Explanation

Here's why the Olympic figure skating final wasn't fixed

Feb 21st 2014, 9:35 AM 5,645 Views 4 Comments

The website of the popular online campaigning forum, Change.org, last night crashed as hundreds of thousands logged on to sign a petition calling for a review of the judges’ scores.

Winter Olympic Village: Day 12
# Sochi 2014
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# Sochi 2014

Winter Olympic Village: Day 12

Feb 20th 2014, 7:05 PM 2,073 Views 0 Comments

Join us for an apres-ski shandy.

Olympic ski race ends in insane crash at the finish line, three-way photo finish
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# Sochi

Olympic ski race ends in insane crash at the finish line, three-way photo finish

Feb 20th 2014, 11:02 AM 4,895 Views 5 Comments

Check out how this one came to an end.

Lolo Jones forgot to hit the brakes at the end of her bobsleigh run, nearly crashed
# Sochi
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# Sochi

Lolo Jones forgot to hit the brakes at the end of her bobsleigh run, nearly crashed

Feb 20th 2014, 10:43 AM 4,301 Views 0 Comments

The track athlete showed her lack of experience in Sochi.

Winter Olympic Village: Day 12
# Sochi 2014
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# Sochi 2014

Winter Olympic Village: Day 12

Feb 19th 2014, 7:19 PM 2,565 Views 1 Comment

If you’re Russian, look away now.

Defeated Russian hockey coach gives amazing interview: 'Eat me alive right now'
# Sochi 2014
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# Sochi 2014

Defeated Russian hockey coach gives amazing interview: 'Eat me alive right now'

Feb 19th 2014, 7:13 PM 5,462 Views 3 Comments

“Dear friends, life has not come to an end. But this is a severe and annoying defeat,” the Russian commentator said, meanwhile.

Sad Sochi bear is the symbol of Russia's ice hockey heartbreak
# Disaster
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# Disaster

Sad Sochi bear is the symbol of Russia's ice hockey heartbreak

Feb 19th 2014, 6:04 PM 3,817 Views 7 Comments

When the Russian ice hockey team loses, a nation cries.

Why you really need to care about Yuna Kim and Julia Lipnitskaya's figure skating showdown
# Sochi 2014
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# Sochi 2014

Why you really need to care about Yuna Kim and Julia Lipnitskaya's figure skating showdown

Feb 19th 2014, 3:27 PM 5,503 Views 0 Comments

Don’t like figure skating? Doesn’t matter.

Jeers as Russia crash out of ice hockey tournament in Sochi
# Ice Cold
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# Ice Cold

Jeers as Russia crash out of ice hockey tournament in Sochi

Feb 19th 2014, 3:06 PM 3,561 Views 3 Comments

Finland stunned the hosts in Sochi this afternoon.

Conor Lyne crashes out of Giant Slalom competition
# Sochi 2014
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# Sochi 2014

Conor Lyne crashes out of Giant Slalom competition

Feb 19th 2014, 10:36 AM 1,411 Views 6 Comments

Irish skiier “disappointed” after falling on his Olympic debut.

Winter Olympic Village: Day 11
# Sochi 2014
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# Sochi 2014

Winter Olympic Village: Day 11

Feb 18th 2014, 9:28 PM 6,911 Views 6 Comments

Imagine tearing your ACL and winning Olympic gold two months later…

The finish in the men's biathlon couldn't have been much closer
# Sochi 2014
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# Sochi 2014

The finish in the men's biathlon couldn't have been much closer

Feb 18th 2014, 2:34 PM 4,160 Views 0 Comments

Emil Hegle Svendsen won gold in the 15km mass start… just about.

Conor Lyne cleared to compete despite Olympic injury scare
# Sochi 2014
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# Sochi 2014

Conor Lyne cleared to compete despite Olympic injury scare

Feb 18th 2014, 1:48 PM 1,651 Views 1 Comment

Skiier injured his shoulder during a training session in Sochi 10 days ago.

Florence Bell fails to complete course in women's slalom
# Sochi 2014
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# Sochi 2014

Florence Bell fails to complete course in women's slalom

Feb 18th 2014, 1:11 PM 9,607 Views 6 Comments

The teenage hopeful will chalk this one down to experience.

The 14 stages of realising you're a Winter Olympics superfan
# I ♥ Olympics
# I ♥ Olympics

The 14 stages of realising you're a Winter Olympics superfan

Feb 18th 2014, 1:06 PM 12,471 Views 17 Comments

AKA the journey from zero to obsessed.

GIF: Snowboard cross race ends in dramatic crash at photo finish
# Sochi 2014
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# Sochi 2014

GIF: Snowboard cross race ends in dramatic crash at photo finish

Feb 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 17,478 Views 5 Comments

Alex Deibold just about scraped into the final, but then came away with bronze.

Pussy Riot members say they have been arrested in Sochi
# Breaking
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# Breaking

Pussy Riot members say they have been arrested in Sochi

Feb 18th 2014, 10:16 AM 14,889 Views 87 Comments

The two band members were released from prison last year.

Emotional bronze reward for ill Japanese ski jumper
# Bittersweet
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# Bittersweet

Emotional bronze reward for ill Japanese ski jumper

Feb 18th 2014, 7:15 AM 3,338 Views 1 Comment

The ski jumper may be suffering from Churg-Strauss syndrome, an illness with initial symptoms resembling asthma but potentially deadly.

Winter Olympic Village: Day Ten
# Review
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# Review

Winter Olympic Village: Day Ten

Feb 17th 2014, 10:00 PM 3,321 Views 5 Comments

There was disappointment for the Jamaican bobsleigh team among other events in Sochi today.

Cruel runnings: Fairytale over for Jamaican bobsleigh team despite kissing 'lucky egg'
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# Sochi 2014

Cruel runnings: Fairytale over for Jamaican bobsleigh team despite kissing 'lucky egg'

Feb 17th 2014, 4:30 PM 3,647 Views 1 Comment

it’s the end of the road for the most popular team in Sochi.

These screaming curlers are the new stars of the Winter Olympics
# Loud Noises
# Loud Noises

These screaming curlers are the new stars of the Winter Olympics

Feb 17th 2014, 4:06 PM 9,110 Views 11 Comments

WARNING: You may want to turn the volume down before hitting the play button.

Here's how 18-year-old Rowan Cheshire looks after crashing on Sochi halfpipe
# Banged Up Abroad
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# Banged Up Abroad

Here's how 18-year-old Rowan Cheshire looks after crashing on Sochi halfpipe

Feb 17th 2014, 1:04 PM 5,463 Views 1 Comment

The Team GB athlete tweeted this image from her hospital bed this morning.

Heroic cat falls through ceiling of Sochi skating arena, walks away
# Sochi Fail
# Sochi Fail

Heroic cat falls through ceiling of Sochi skating arena, walks away

Feb 17th 2014, 8:04 AM 6,351 Views 1 Comment

And it was all caught on CCTV.

Winter Olympic Village: Day Nine
# Hoverboards
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# Hoverboards

Winter Olympic Village: Day Nine

Feb 16th 2014, 8:30 PM 2,731 Views 0 Comments

Looks like Marty McFly’s crazy, hovering future is not so far away.

It was 30 years ago today: 13 haunting pictures from 1984's Winter Olympics venues
# Ghost Estate
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# Ghost Estate

It was 30 years ago today: 13 haunting pictures from 1984's Winter Olympics venues

Feb 16th 2014, 2:30 PM 9,420 Views 12 Comments

The Sarajevo Olympic park is being reclaimed by nature.

Steady on, lads! It's the sporting tweets of the week
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# Twittersphere

Steady on, lads! It's the sporting tweets of the week

Feb 16th 2014, 8:45 AM 8,835 Views 0 Comments

Also featuring Darran O’Sullivan’s thoughts on Michael Carrick and Irish Winter Olympian Florence Bell’s new best friend.

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