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The 22nd Winter Olympics take place from February 6-23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia, with some events held in the resort town of Krasnaya Polyana.

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NCPR has made a point of highlighting Olympic athletes from this listening area, with lots of extra reporting/photography from Brian Mann, Chris Knight and Nancie Battaglia. It’s a nice touch. Unfortunately, I’ve been a bit lax about...
Maybe hosting the Olympics produces a bump in interest and performance the next time around. That’s my theory, anyway, because four years after the Vancouver games Canada’s been having a rich Olympic experience in Sochi. As the Toronto...
The huge North Country story lines at the end of Week 1 in Sochi look something like this.  We have two medals so far, a silver and a bronze! 1.  Andrew Weibrecht from Lake Placid knows when to go.  Early this morning on the Super G...
This week, women athletes competed for the first time in Olympic ski jumping competitions, with Americans like Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome soaring over Sochi. Van finished a disappointing sixteenth place, but she still bookmarked her spot in...
On The Takeaway this week with John Hockenberry, physicicst Eric Goff is on hand to talk about the physics of Olympic athletes and events. Here, Goff looks at the physics behind “fast ice” and the sport of curling with Brady Clark,...

Sochi Olympics
Jun 13, 2014 — The most popular global sporting event, the World Cup, kicked off this week in Brazil. But the Barbershop guys are fired up about games closer to home: the NBA finals.
May 1, 2014 — Back in March, when a someone posted on the social media site Reddit that NASCAR driver Josh Wise was without a sponsor, the Dogecoin community stepped in. Now the car is ready to race at Talladega.
Mar 15, 2014 — In the sport many call "murder ball on ice," the U.S. team becomes the first to repeat at consecutive Paralympics. The game was broadcast live on NBC.
Mar 7, 2014 — The only American to medal in biathlon, Army veteran Andy Soule did it with just his arms. Soule and other service members are bringing their speed and precision to the grueling competition in Sochi.

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Sochi recap: some big wins, some losses, some bittersweet moments

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi have given us a dramatic couple of weeks in Russia, for the US, for our neighbors in Canada, and certainly for athletes here in the North Country.

There is more action to come today and over the weekend. Brian Mann has been our Olympics editor, reporting regularly for us and NPR. He checks in with Martha Foley about what's come and what's still coming in Sochi.  Go to full article
Team USA Captain Zach Parise. Photo: <a href="">Christine Grabig</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

U.S.-Canada showdown in men's hockey today in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia (AP) One day after the Canadians beat the Americans in a thrilling gold medal game in women's hockey, the men from both hockey powers square off in a semifinal.  Go to full article
From Andy's attic: the hockey puck he found at an Olympic matchup at the Lake Placid games in 1980.  Photo: Andy Flynn

Listen: Lake Placid, 1980, Andy's mom, a hockey puck

Our "Adirondack Attic" series continues as Andy Flynn searches his own attic for a memento from the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, and talks with his mom about their trip to the Olympics.  Go to full article
Lowell Bailey churns hard in Sochi, but falls short of medal podium.   Photo: &copy; Nancie Battaglia

Hard times for North Country's Olympic veterans

Three of the North Country's strongest medal hopefuls struggled again yesterday in Sochi.

Nordic combined skier Bill Demong, who won gold and silver medals four...  Go to full article
After triumph in Sochi, where will Andrew Weibrecht's journey take him next?  Photo:  &copy; Nancie Battaglia

Andrew Weibrecht's remarkable journey to Sochi

Over the last couple of months, our Adironadack bureau chief Brian Mann has been focusing a lot of his attention on the Winter Olympics in Sochi. He's interviewed remarkable...  Go to full article
Peter Frenette is airborne under the Sochi slogan as he competes in the Sochi Olympic Ski Jump Team competition. Photo: &copy; Nancie Battaglia

A rough Olympics for Saranac Lake ski jumper Peter Frenette

The US ski jumping team failed to advance last night in Sochi. It was the final event of these Olympics for Saranac Lake jumper Peter Frenette, who said he was frustrated by...  Go to full article
USA's Lowell Bailey #29 and Tim Burke #30 ski in the Sochi Olympics Mens Biathlon 15km Mass Start 2/18/14. Photo: &copy; Nancie Battaglia

Sochi: Another tough day for North Country biathletes

Two of the North Country's biggest medal hopefuls struggled again in biathlon this morning at the Winter Games in Sochi. Tim Burke from Paul Smiths finished the mass start in...  Go to full article
Billy Demong, #31, followed closely by teammate Bryan Fletcher as they competed in Sochi last Wednesday. Photo: &copy; Nancie Battaglia

Bill Demong finishes 31st in nordic combined at Sochi

North Country ski racer Bill Demong from Vermontville finished the 10K cross country race in Nordic combined. The sport includes long-distance ski jumping and cross-country...  Go to full article
Andrew Weibrecht on the podium Sunday in Sochi. Photo: &copy; Nancie Battaglia

Weibrecht's silver upset sparks celebrations

Andrew Weibrecht from Lake Placid is the latest American star for these Olympic Games in Sochi.

Following his silver medal win yesterday in the Alpine Super-G...  Go to full article
Andrew Weibrecht from Lake Placid, NY scores a silver medal at the Sochi Olympics Mens Alpine Super-G race 2/16/14. Photo: &copy; Nancie Battaglia

Lake Placid's Andrew Weibrecht captures silver in Sochi

In a break-out race that matches the great come-back performances in Olympic history, Lake Placid's Andrew Weibrecht snatched a silver medal in men's Super-G.

The...  Go to full article

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