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Sochi Olympics Day 6: Shaun White lands in 4th place in halfpipe, Erin Hamlin 1st-ever American to medal in singles luge

Sochi Olympics Day 6: Shaun White lands in 4th place in halfpipe, Erin Hamlin 1st-ever American to medal in singles luge

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Shaun White declared the Sochi halfpipe nightmare over after opening his bid for a third straight Olympic title by storming into the final with the best score in qualifying on Tuesday. But that wasn’t enough to secure a medal, making this the first Winter Olympics since 1998 that an American does not win gold in men’s snowboard halfpipe.

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Sochi Olympics Day 4: Jamie Anderson completes U.S. slopestyle sweep

Sochi Olympics Day 4: Jamie Anderson completes U.S. slopestyle sweep

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Jamie Anderson completed a gold-medal sweep for American snowboarders in the slopestyle competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Anderson had been one of the event’s favorites heading into Sunday’s event, and she sealed the deal with a 95.25 score.

Meanwhile, at the rink, Russia won the gold medal in the team figure skating event, with the U.S. finishing in third. Also, Ireen Wust of the Netherlands won the gold in the 3,000-meter speedskating event. U.S. speedskater Jilleanne Rookard finished 10th.

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Sochi Olympics Day 3: Sage Kotsenburg of USA takes 1st gold for slopestyle, Hannah Kearney takes bronze in moguls

Sochi Olympics Day 3: Sage Kotsenburg of USA takes 1st gold for slopestyle, Hannah Kearney takes bronze in moguls

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Twenty-year-old Sage Kotsenburg of Park City, Utah, marched off with the first gold medal of the 2014 Sochi Olympics in men’s slopestyle on Saturday at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Hannah Kearney took bronze in moguls, a cat tried to sneak his way onto the luge track and Under Armour outfitted speedskaters take the ice in Sochi.

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Russia’s anti-gay laws protested worldwide on eve of Sochi Olympics

Russia’s anti-gay laws protested worldwide on eve of Sochi Olympics

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One day before the first events of the Sochi Winter Olympics begin, LGBT rights activists and allies worldwide have been staging demonstrations against the Russian government’s controversial “gay propaganda” law. The protests focused on showing solidarity with Russia’s LGBT community, calling for Olympic sponsors to speak out against Russia’s laws and calling for the International Olympic Committee to better uphold its nondiscrimination principle.

Preliminary events in figure skating, snowboarding and skiing will be held Thursday, with the 2014 Olympics’ opening ceremonies on Friday.

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