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Friday, February 21, 2014

Defining the Olympic Spirit- Day 9

Pittsburgh Penguin Zdeno Chára (Slovakia, hockey) talked about why playing for his homeland mattered to him so much. Slovenia upsets Slovakia in men’s ice hockey, 3-1. The Slovenians capture their first Olympic victory ever. Finland wins silver in the Women's 4 x 5 km Relay with another Niskanen... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Defining the Olympic Spirit- Day 8

Iivo Niskanen (Finland, cross country skiing) goes from skiing unknown to 4 th, off the podium by.2 second in the Men’s 15 km classic. Sochi was his first Olympics at the age of 22. Den Ten (Kazakhstan, figure skating) is the surprise bronze medalist. The 20 year old is his coutry’s first winter... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Defining the Olympic Spirit- Day 7

Michael Christian Martinez (Philippines, figure skating) at 17 he’s the youngest skater in the men’s competition; he’s also the only winter Olympian ever from his country. He pretty much learned all his skating from television. His 19 th place finish in the short program means he will skate the free... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Defining the Olympic Spirit- Day 6

Todd Ludwick (US, skiing) for putting team before self and opting out of the individual Nordic combined cross-country portion, even after jumping well this morning to rest his injured shoulder and be in better shape for the team Nordic combined event next week. The sparkle and majesty of Vanessa... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Defining the Olympic Spirit- Day 5

Anna Sidorova (Russia, curling) recovers from an unusual mistake and leads her team to a win after holding onto the stone beyond the line, which is illegal in curling, and caused her team to lose a stone. That’s the equivilent of losing a point opportunity. The Russians defeated the US 9-7. Erin... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Defining the Olympic Spirit- Day 4

At 15, Alina Muller (Switzerland, hockey) is the youngest player in the entire women’s tournament. Team USA women’s hockey scored 3 goals in 55 seconds, an America Olympic record. Martina Kocher (Switzerland, luge) who conducted a crowd funding campaign and raised 12,000 Swiss Francs {$10,680} to... Sign in to see full entry.

Defining the Olympic Spirit- Day 3

Kate Hensen (US, luge) being loose enough to get down to whatever music was playing in her headphones between her training runs. The fact the US luge sleds are now made in country for the first time ever! Nineteen year old Jason Brown (US, figure skating) presents a crowd pleasing free skate to... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Defining the Olympic Spirit- Day 2

Kandall Coyne (US, hockey) for honoring herself and deciding, at 3, she’d rather play hockey than figure skate after one week. I second the commentator’s “Attaboy!” for Kelime Aydın Çetinkaya ( Turkey, cross country skiing) for simply finishing Women's 15 kilometer skiathlon on a very difficult... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Defining the Olympic Spirit- Opening Ceremonies

Openly gay athletes in delegations Shani Davis and Shaun White going for their third gold in a row each The little girl played the character Lubov in the ceremonies. She decided to keep the role even after she broke her arm in rehearsals, because her dream is to return to the Olympics as an athlete... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Defining the Olympic Spirit- Day 1

In addition to being first day of the Olympics, which for some odd reason stat before the opening ceremonies, I had an emotionally trying day. But that's another subject. I also had some work to do before I could focus on the Olympics, which as many readers know is a favorite topic of mine. I had to... Sign in to see full entry.

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