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  • March 24, 2014   BY Justin Scuiletti 

    G7 leaders met in The Hague Monday — without Russian President Vladimir Putin — and agreed that they intend to boycott the G8 conference in Sochi, Russia this June. Instead, the G7 will meet separately in Brussels. In a joint … Continue reading

  • 2014 Paralympic Winter Games - Day 6
    March 13, 2014  

    Opponents of U.S. ratification by Congress of a United Nations convention that pushes for equal rights for those with disabilities argue that it would give the U.N. jurisdiction over domestic laws. Judy Woodruff gets two views on the treaty from Rhode Island Rep. Jim Langevin and Michael Farris of Patrick Henry College. Continue reading

  • March 3, 2014   BY Associated Press 

    White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says President Barack Obama still supports the U.S. athletes participating and wishes them success. Continue reading

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    February 23, 2014  

    The gear that a sled hockey player puts on for a game is pretty much the same as it is for an able-bodied player. With one key difference. Rather than ice skates, players ride on a sled with blades on the bottom. Jay Shefsky of WTTW in Chicago reports. Continue reading

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    February 22, 2014  

    Ongoing violence in Ukraine over the past few weeks has added further stress to relations between the United States and Russia. What are the issues dividing the two countries? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Russian Studies Professor Stephen Cohen about Russia’s stake in Ukrainian unrest. Continue reading

  • Around the Games: Day 11 - 2014 Winter Olympic Games
    February 18, 2014  

    Ice skating, one of the most anticipated Winter Olympic sports, is taking center stage in Sochi. Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White won gold in ice dancing, and the women’s figure skating competition is next on deck. Jeffrey Brown talks to Christine Brennan of USA Today and ABC News for an update on Olympic winners, plus the detainment of two members of the punk band Pussy Riot. Continue reading

  • Previews - Winter Olympics Day -4
    February 14, 2014   BY Chelsea Coatney 

    Unseasonably warm temperatures in Sochi, Russia, continue to disrupt the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. While no events have yet to be canceled due to weather, practice schedules have been disrupted — men’s freestyle skiing aerials practice was canceled on Thursday in order to give the women’s freestyle skiing team enough time on the slopes before Friday’s competition. Some teams have been forced to wait until after dark, when the snow is hardest, to begin practice. Continue reading

  • February 13, 2014   BY Travis Daub 

    Temperatures in Sochi stayed spring-like for the third day, as the weather forecast predicted highs to hit the 60s through this weekend. But Sochi’s strategic snow reserve remains stable, and organizers are confident the region has enough snow on hand to finish the games. Continue reading

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    February 12, 2014   BY Sarah Corapi 

    Olympic history was made early Wednesday morning when two athletes tied for first place in the women’s downhill skiing finals at the Sochi, Russia, games. Dominique Gisin of Switzerland and Tina Maze of Slovenia each completed their runs with a time of 1 minute and 41.57 seconds, making them the first to ever tie for a gold medal in an Olympic Alpine skiing event. Continue reading

  • February 9, 2014   BY Kayla Ruble 

    Four years from now, the games will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea — not far from the demilitarized zone that divides North and South Korea. Despite hopes that the countries will unite for the games, organizers say the neighboring nations have not talked about the possibility of a joint team. Continue reading

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