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Shaun White Falls Just Short Of Three-Peat Quest In Half-Pipe

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The top five finishers all pulled off their best runs in the second half of the competition – none more so than White, who stood in 11th place after the first run with a score of 35.

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Female Ski Jumpers Finally Make Their Olympic Debut

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Jumpers Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome spent a decade advocating for the event's inclusion. "There's nothing to wait for anymore," says Van. "I'm here, and it feels good." Their teammate Sarah Hendrickson, meanwhile, has another battle to fight, as she competes on a newly reconstructed knee.

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Shaun White Goes For 'Three-Peat'; India's Team Gets Its Flag

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tuesday's highlights include the snowboarder's bid to become the first American man to earn gold medals at three straight Winter Olympics. Meanwhile, the three members of Team India can now officially compete for their nation. A dispute over that nation's organizing committee has been settled.

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Report Links Sprinter Tyson Gay's Doping To Anti-Aging Cream

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tyson Gay, the American track star whose comeback was derailed by failed drug tests in 2013, is believed to have used a cream containing banned substances he obtained from an Atlanta anti-aging specialist, according to ProPublica and Sports Illustrated.

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Time-Delay Question: When Do Announcers Tape?

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Winter Olympics brings up many questions about the sports themselves. But people are also wondering whether TV announcers use the U.S.-Sochi time gap to improve their coverage.

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Features

The Best Olympic Moments So Far

Monday, February 10, 2014

Dancing bobsledders, skaters throwing shade and all the hats you can stomach. Here's a list to catch you up on all the most important things you've missed so far.

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Germany's Hoefl-Riesch Wins Women's Super-Combined Skiing

Monday, February 10, 2014

Among Monday's highlights in Sochi: Maria Hoefl-Riesch's third career gold medal; American Julia Mancuso skis to a bronze; Charles Hamelin of Canada wins the men's 1500-meter short track speed skating; Team USA dominates Switzerland in women's hockey.

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The Takeaway

How They Do That: Curling

Monday, February 10, 2014

The 2014 Sochi Olympics are in full swing, and today The Takeaway kicks off its series, "How Do They Do That?," on the scientific dynamics behind the winter games. All week, Eric Goff, physics professor at Lynchburg College and author of "Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports," will serve as The Takeaway's Olympic physicist, explaining the physics that push humans to their most extreme limits. Today, Goff looks at the physics behind curling with Brady Clark, reigning national curling champion.

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Olympic Photo Of The Day: The Sprint

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Gabriela Soukalova of the Czech Republic competes in the women's 7.5 km sprint during day two of the 2014 Winter Olympics on Sunday in Sochi, Russia.

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Four-Legged Athletes Compete With Olympic-Sized Heart

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Sure, Sochi has competitors who perform feats of super-human strength and skill. But the agility contest at the Westminster Dog Show had nothing but cheerful contestants and good sports.

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New Team Figure Skating Already Has Its Share Of Controversy

Sunday, February 09, 2014

The U.S. and Russian teams are fending off accusations from a French sports website that they are colluding to help each other win medals.

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U.S. Speedskaters Get A Little Help From Their Friends

Sunday, February 09, 2014

U.S. Olympic teams have been more successful in speedskating than in any other winter sport. The secret to their success includes talent, skill and hard work, but there's also a network of support that buoys the team.

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New Yorkers Lead The States In Winter Games Golds

Sunday, February 09, 2014

The first gold medal of Sochi's Winter Olympics went to Team USA's Sage Kotsenburg, from Utah, making him the third from that state to win a gold. NPR's Rachel Martin takes a moment to look at who has historically won the most gold medals in the Winter Olympics, both inside the U.S. and globally.

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Was That Jump A 6? Subjectivity In Olympic Judging

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Vote-trading scandals in the 1998 and 2002 Olympics forced the International Skating Union to make major changes to its judging system, including obscuring which judge issued which mark. Sports correspondent Mike Pesca discusses the issue of transparency and subjectivity in Olympics judging with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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It's Hard Being A Black Man In Love With Figure Skating

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Every few years when the winter Olympics come around, reporter Robert Samuels' heart begins to flutter. Samuels talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about his lifelong passion for the sport.

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U.S. Sweeps Slopestyle Snowboarding With Women's Gold

Sunday, February 09, 2014

In a near flawless run, Jamie Anderson took the medal a day after teammate Sage Kotsenburg clinched the men's gold.

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Sochi Games Expose Indian Corruption And Redemption

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Luger Shiva Keshavan faces an uphill battle not only to train for the Olympics, but even to carry his country's flag. He and fellow Indian athletes are officially "stateless" at the games.

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Olympic Guests Find Comfort Zones In First Day Of Games

Saturday, February 08, 2014

The day after the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games, in the heart of the Olympic Park, visitors were upbeat. And all the controversies of previous days — stray dogs and unfinished digs — seemed to fall away.

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Is Early Sochi Criticism Par For The Course?

Saturday, February 08, 2014

The Sochi Olympics have been criticized for poor preparation, security concerns, and Russia's policies on human and animal rights. The Russians aren't pleased. But host-bashing is a popular pastime.

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Forego The Faux Snow: The Games Could Use A Permanent Home

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Will Sochi be a city of super-sized, expensive venues that sit mostly empty in the future? Maybe having different cities host the Olympics doesn't make much sense.

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