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Sochi Olympics Day 9: Speedskating federation seeks to switch Under Armour suits, US tied with Norway for top medal count

Sochi Olympics Day 9: Speedskating federation seeks to switch Under Armour suits, US tied with Norway for top medal count

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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.

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Sochi Olympics Day 8: Evgeni Plushenko retires after withdrawing from Olympics, US crushes Slovakia in men’s hockey

Sochi Olympics Day 8: Evgeni Plushenko retires after withdrawing from Olympics, US crushes Slovakia in men’s hockey

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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.

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Sochi Olympics Day 7: Kaitlyn Farrington gets gold in women’s halfpipe, Shani Davis fails to medal

Sochi Olympics Day 7: Kaitlyn Farrington gets gold in women’s halfpipe, Shani Davis fails to medal

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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.

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Sochi Olympics: Relocated

Sochi Olympics: Relocated

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Lyudmila Frolova, 74, was relocated three years ago from her old home near the sea to her current home further inland in order to make way for the construction of the Olympic site. She says she is happy with her new home, an upgrade from her previous one, but regrets that because of the difficulty she faces in walking, and the greater distance, she can no longer walk to the sea.

Reuters photographer Eric Gaillard visited Frolova’s home and Archpriest Georgy Efimo, who also lost his church to make way for the construction of the Olympic site.

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Sochi from the sky: Olympic Park and elsewhere

Sochi from the sky: Olympic Park and elsewhere

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The Sochi Olympic Park, built along the Black Sea coast, houses all the ice venues such as the Bolshoi Ice Palace, the Maly Ice Palace, the Olympic Oval, the Sochi Olympic Skating Centre, the Olympic Curling Centre, the Central Stadium, the Main Olympic Village and the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre. Reuters photographer Maxim Shemetov takes us on an overhead tour of Sochi ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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The week ahead for January 13-19: Fencing in Virginia, Thai protests, Chinese travel

The week ahead for January 13-19: Fencing in Virginia, Thai protests, Chinese travel

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A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes a new creamery, a new panda, and a continuation of a diplomatic spat with India.

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