Two-time gold medalist Shaun White was just out of medal’s reach in fourth place amid more than 30 crashes by contestants in the men’s halfpipe qualifying round. One snowboarder crashed so hard her helmet cracked, raising concerns once again about safety during the Sochi Olympics. A number of tumbles on the slopes have led to changes to the courses. Here are a few of the most wince-inducing images from the slopes of Sochi as some of the world’s best athletes compete for the gold. And sometimes, the opposing team’s coach comes to the rescue.
The Venetian Carnival in Venice, Italy opened Feb. 15 with a “Zombie Walk” starting from the Zattere to the Persheria.
Sochi Olympics Day 10: TJ Oshie leads US to hockey shootout win, Matt Antoine wins US’ first medal in skeleton since 2002
T.J. Oshie scored the deciding shootout tally in the eighth round of the tiebreaking procedure to give the U.S. a 3-2 victory, Russian ski cross racer Maria Komissarova broke her spine in training and was underwent a 6.5-hour surgery, the International Olympic Committee says it has approved the US speedskating team’s suit change and more.
The Fifth Regiment Armory was designed by architects Wyatt and Nolting in 1901 and opened in 1903. It was the first armory built by the State of Maryland for the National Guard at a cost of $300,000. It is the largest of the 37 armories in the state and it is also a historic landmark. The armory was the site of the National Democratic Convention in 1912, which nominated Woodrow Wilson for President. A fire destroyed much of the armory in 1933. The armory currently houses an extensive museum of Maryland National Guard artifacts.
Sochi Olympics Day 9: Speedskating federation seeks to switch Under Armour suits, US tied with Norway for top medal count
Meredith Vieira will fill in for Bob Costas tonight, Dario Cologna of Switzerland won the men’s 15K classical race for his second gold medal of the Sochi Games, Sandro Viletta of Switzerland win’s Olympic gold medal in men’s super-combined alpine skiing, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Team USA House in Sochi and more.
Snow has blanketed much of the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States. New York City, Washington D.C., Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh, N.C., and Atlanta were hit particularly hard by the snow storm and winter weather.
Nearly a year of construction and renovation come to an end this Valentine’s Day weekend when Torrent Lounge, the nightclub replacing the Recher Theatre on York Road in Towson, opens to provide a thumping heartbeat for Baltimore’s electronic music scene. Read more here, and see BSMG photographer Jen Rynda’s photos and video below.
Sochi Olympics Day 8: Evgeni Plushenko retires after withdrawing from Olympics, US crushes Slovakia in men’s hockey
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said a track worker was hit by bobsled in Sochi and suffered a broken leg and ‘maybe a concussion,’ the U.S. has swept the podium in men’s slopestyle skiing, China’s Zhang Hong gets country its first ever gold in speed skating with a win in women’s 1.000-meter event and Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko has retired after withdrawing from Olympics.
A sinkhole collapsed part of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., swallowing 8 cars including a ’62 Black Corvette, a PPG Pace Car, a Ruby Red 40th anniversary Corvette and other anniversary vehicles. In November, a building had partially collapsed over a sinkhole at Summer Bay Resort near Disney World in Clermont, Florida. The 40 to 60 foot sinkhole opened up under the resort building reportedly beginning late August 11 into early August 12. To explore this geological phenomenon, we took a look at some of the more notable sinkholes to form worldwide, as well as a few that made headlines in Maryland in the last 10 years.
They pushed, shoved and jawed at each other after whistles as arch-rivals will do and when the dust settled, the Canadians had skated to a hard-fought 3-2 victory over the Americans in women’s hockey. In other sports, Tina Maze and Dominique Gisin tied for gold medal in women’s downhill, a first in Olympics history. Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt of Germany won gold in men’s doubles luge.