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# Sochi 2014

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# unforgiving
'Be prepared for the drop after the peak': the stark realities of being an Irish winter athlete
Conor Lyne was flag-bearer at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.
# Gold
The Sochi gold medallist who swapped the slopes for Senegal as a Sightsavers ambassador
Northern Ireland’s Kelly Gallagher picked up gold
# Cheating
Vanessa-Mae found to have fiddled her way into Winter Olympics
The violinist has now been banned from skiing for four years.
# Gold
Northern Ireland's Kelly Gallagher claims Paralympic gold
The 28-year old from Down won the visually-impaired Super-G even this morning.
# Sochi 2014
From Russia with love: 7 examples of sportsmanship at the Sochi Olympics
It’s time to pack up your skeletons and stray dogs, folks.
# Give it a go
Now that Sochi's over, here's 5 Winter Sports you can try in Ireland
From snowboarding to curling, there’s a chance you could make the next Winter Olympics.
# Goodbye Sochi
Winter Olympic Village: Day 15
It’s all over bar the shouting in Sochi.
# Looking Back
Winter Olympic Village, Day 14
We revisit the penultimate day of action in Sochi
# Sochi 2014
Conor Lyne ensures Ireland sign off from Sochi on a positive note
Mario Matt claims slalom gold as Ireland’s interest in the Winter Olympics comes to an end.
# worst bet ever
'Loser Keeps Bieber' bet on Olympic hockey game goes hilariously wrong
This amazing billboard really sums it all up.
# Sochi 2014
Winter Olympic Village: Day 13
Pull up a stool and join us for some Schnapps.
# Sochi 2014
Disappointment for Bell as Mikaela Shiffrin becomes America's golden girl
Florence Bell failed to finish the women’s slalom in Sochi.
# Controversy
South Korean fury at Yuna Kim figure-skating defeat
Websites were flooded with angry comments by ordinary South Koreans who felt that “Queen Yuna” had been robbed of the title.
# sochi wolf
That 'Sochi Wolf' video was an epic Jimmy Kimmel prank
Here’s how he did it.
# Explanation
Here's why the Olympic figure skating final wasn't fixed
The website of the popular online campaigning forum,, last night crashed as hundreds of thousands logged on to sign a petition calling for a review of the judges’ scores.
# Sochi 2014
Winter Olympic Village: Day 12
Join us for an apres-ski shandy.
# Sochi
Olympic ski race ends in insane crash at the finish line, three-way photo finish
Check out how this one came to an end.
# Sochi
Lolo Jones forgot to hit the brakes at the end of her bobsleigh run, nearly crashed
The track athlete showed her lack of experience in Sochi.
# Sochi 2014
Winter Olympic Village: Day 12
If you’re Russian, look away now.
# Sochi 2014
Defeated Russian hockey coach gives amazing interview: 'Eat me alive right now'
“Dear friends, life has not come to an end. But this is a severe and annoying defeat,” the Russian commentator said, meanwhile.
# Disaster
Sad Sochi bear is the symbol of Russia's ice hockey heartbreak
When the Russian ice hockey team loses, a nation cries.
# Sochi 2014
Why you really need to care about Yuna Kim and Julia Lipnitskaya's figure skating showdown
Don’t like figure skating? Doesn’t matter.
# ice cold
Jeers as Russia crash out of ice hockey tournament in Sochi
Finland stunned the hosts in Sochi this afternoon.
# Sochi 2014
Conor Lyne crashes out of Giant Slalom competition
Irish skiier “disappointed” after falling on his Olympic debut.
# Sochi 2014
Winter Olympic Village: Day 11
Imagine tearing your ACL and winning Olympic gold two months later…
# Sochi 2014
The finish in the men's biathlon couldn't have been much closer
Emil Hegle Svendsen won gold in the 15km mass start… just about.
# Sochi 2014
Conor Lyne cleared to compete despite Olympic injury scare
Skiier injured his shoulder during a training session in Sochi 10 days ago.
# Sochi 2014
Florence Bell fails to complete course in women's slalom
The teenage hopeful will chalk this one down to experience.
# i ♥ olympics
The 14 stages of realising you're a Winter Olympics superfan
AKA the journey from zero to obsessed.
# Sochi 2014
GIF: Snowboard cross race ends in dramatic crash at photo finish
Alex Deibold just about scraped into the final, but then came away with bronze.
# Breaking
Pussy Riot members say they have been arrested in Sochi
The two band members were released from prison last year.
# Bittersweet
Emotional bronze reward for ill Japanese ski jumper
The ski jumper may be suffering from Churg-Strauss syndrome, an illness with initial symptoms resembling asthma but potentially deadly.
# Review
Winter Olympic Village: Day Ten
There was disappointment for the Jamaican bobsleigh team among other events in Sochi today.
# Sochi 2014
Cruel runnings: Fairytale over for Jamaican bobsleigh team despite kissing 'lucky egg'
it’s the end of the road for the most popular team in Sochi.
# loud noises
These screaming curlers are the new stars of the Winter Olympics
WARNING: You may want to turn the volume down before hitting the play button.
# Banged up abroad
Here's how 18-year-old Rowan Cheshire looks after crashing on Sochi halfpipe
The Team GB athlete tweeted this image from her hospital bed this morning.
# Sochi Fail
Heroic cat falls through ceiling of Sochi skating arena, walks away
And it was all caught on CCTV.
# hoverboards
Winter Olympic Village: Day Nine
Looks like Marty McFly’s crazy, hovering future is not so far away.
# Ghost estate
It was 30 years ago today: 13 haunting pictures from 1984's Winter Olympics venues
The Sarajevo Olympic park is being reclaimed by nature.
# Twittersphere
Steady on, lads! It's the sporting tweets of the week
Also featuring Darran O’Sullivan’s thoughts on Michael Carrick and Irish Winter Olympian Florence Bell’s new best friend.