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Review: Martin Garrix closes Winter Olympics with electronic dance party Special

Pyeongchang - World renowned electronic music superstar Martin Garrix performed a remarkable DJ set at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics Games.

NASA using Winter Olympics to study snow predictions

Snow is the one thing that sets the Winter Olympics apart from the summer games, and NASA, along with 19 other international agencies from 11 countries are in Pyeongchang to observe and get better at predicting snow.

Robots, drones to help secure 2018 Winter Olympics in S. Korea

Organizers will deploy robots and drones to help secure the 2018 Games in South Korea in what is expected to be the most high-tech Winter Olympics in history.

Review: If only we could all fly like ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Special

‘Eddie the Eagle’ is the heartwarming true story of a young man who risked life and limb to achieve his dream of being an Olympian.

Nobody wants the Olympics anymore

The 2022 Olympics are proving to be unpopular with many cities as two finalists pulled out. Out of the four that remain, two are in bad shape and are unpopular. The only cities that see the games as viable are totalitarian regimes.

Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' bet earns him $1400 in four minutes

New York - If hosting a talk show were an Olympic sport, Jimmy Fallon would have won gold Monday night in his star-studded Tonight Show debut.

Pussy Riot members arrested in Sochi

Sochi - Two members of the punk band Pussy Riot have been arrested by Russian police in Sochi, along with a group of activists and journalists.

Report: Nationalist partiality among figuring skating judges

With the Sochi Winter Olympics in full flow, a new study suggests that the judges of figure skating lack a degree of impartiality, shown via an economic model.

Op-Ed: The Russian Winter Olympics non-controversy

The powerful homosexual lobby is doing its best to stigmatise Russia over its so-called "anti-gay" laws. It's time these people learned to shut up.

Op-Ed: Three Russian men get light sentences for gay murder on Sochi eve

Sochi - Three Russian men convicted of the premeditated murder of a gay man have received relatively light sentences on the eve of Sochi Winter Olympics.

Op-Ed: Top 5 reasons to get excited by Sochi 2014

Sochi - Let’s face it, the Summer Olympics are kind of boring — we can all run, jump, and throw things — but the Winter Olympics are a different story altogether.

Climate change could put paid to future Winter Olympics venues

Waterloo - Sochi's Winter Olympics start Friday next week. Security at and around Sochi is tight to counter any terror threat. But the security of future Winter Olympics may be threatened, not by terrorists but by climate change, according to new research.

Smile! Russians learn hospitality before Sochi Games

Sochi - To some throughout the world and in Russia, smiling may come naturally, but as the Winter Olympics approach, Sochi hotel managers are receiving crash courses in how to accomplish the simple task.

Sportswear industry boost from Olympics, World Cup

Sportswear industry reps say the upcoming soccer World Cup and the February Winter Olympics in Sochi are expected to boost decreasing sales from this winter.

Violinist Vanessa Mae to ski for Thailand in Winter Olympics

The renowned violinist Vanessa Mae is set to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Mae will compete for Thailand in the downhill skiing competition.

Op-Ed: Russia's Putin turns Santa Claus with huge amnesty

With Russia under the world’s microscope barely a month before the Winter Olympics, President Putin has granted an amnesty said to cover thousands, including Greenpeace activists, Pussy Riot and a jailed former tycoon.

Anti-doping lab for Sochi Winter Olympics may lose accreditation

With less than three months before the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russia's only World Anti-doping Agency approved laboratory could lose its accreditation because of unacceptable test results during a routine evaluation process.

Illegal dump and contaminated water plague Winter Olympics site

Sochi - With 100 days to go, Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics in February, has run into a few almost insurmountable problems, leaving many to wonder just how prepared Russia is to host the Games, and what they are doing to make venues safe.

Entertainment world leads outcry against Russia's anti-gay law

Sochi - The entertainment industry is using its power and muscle to start a protest against the anti-gay legislation that has been passed in Russia.

Hotel prices to be frozen for Sochi Winter Olympics 2014

Sochi - A decree has been issued by the Russian Government which will regulate the maximum price for accommodation and services during the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.

Skate America kicks off official start to figure skating season Special

Ontario - The official start of the international skating season began this past weekend at the Skate America competition. Skaters took to the ice to debut their new programs in front of judges.

Pyeongchang wins bid to host 2018 Winter Olympics

Durban - The third time's the charm for Pyeongchang, as the South Korean city has been chosen to host the 2018 Winter Olympic games.

Scientist issues warning over next Winter Olympics, flees Russia

Sochi - A senior scientist has fled Russia over fear of arrest after having warned Russian authorities of possible disasters before or during the next Winter Olympics, due to a construction project’s dismissal of the Sochi region’s complex ecology and geology

Op-Ed: It is Time Canada Adopts Golden Success at the Games

Canada’s definition of success at the Olympics is an outdated measure that needs to be dropped. The vast majority of countries in the world judge Olympics success by the total number of gold won as opposed to the total haul of medals of any colour.

Canadian races for another gold

While Canadian athletes in the ongoing Winter Olympics are hauling up gold medals another Canadian is grabbing up the lead in a biking tour being held simultaneously in one of the hottest places on earth, the Philippines.

Mitt Romney threatened, hit by airline passenger

Vancouver - Republican politician Mitt Romney was threatened and possibly hit by an Air Canada flight passenger leaving Vancouver. He was uninjured.

2010 Winter Olympic's visitors will get the bus to Whistler

During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, no spectator parking will be allowed in the entire village. Similar restrictions will apply at Whistler Creekside, The Whistler Sliding Centre, and the Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley.

Vancouver's 2010 Olympic Legacy is beginning already

The Olympic legacy is being felt even before the 2010 Winter Olympics have begun. Cuts in the Arts and the closure of popular tourist attractions shows how tight money is.

Liberal MLA: Winter Olympics protesters are terrorists

Liberal Burquitlam MLA Harry Bloy said in the legislature on Monday that people who protest the winter olympics are nothing more than "terrorists" who have limited intellectual capabilities.

A brief history of the Olympic Games from 1896 onward

It is hoped that organizers of the 2010 Winter Olympics have paid more attention to detail than the people who created content on the Vancouver2010.com website.
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Winner Poland s Kamil Stoch (C)  celebrates with team members Jan Ziobro (R) and Maciej Kot after hi...
Winner Poland's Kamil Stoch (C), celebrates with team members Jan Ziobro (R) and Maciej Kot after his victory in the men's ski jumping large hill individual final of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, February 15, 2014
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Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton star in  Eddie the Eagle
Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton star in 'Eddie the Eagle'
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Italy s third-placed Christof Innerhofer (C) does a somersault on podium in front of Switzerland s w...
Italy's third-placed Christof Innerhofer (C) does a somersault on podium in front of Switzerland's winner Sandro Viletta during a flower ceremony after the men's alpine skiing super combined event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 14, 2014
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin...
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin smile during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 23, 2014
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Canada s men s ice hockey team head coach Mike Babcock speaks to his team during a practice at the 2...
Canada's men's ice hockey team head coach Mike Babcock speaks to his team during a practice at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 22, 2014
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Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg will be wearing a custom made Mariachi style suit when he re...
Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg will be wearing a custom made Mariachi style suit when he represents Mexico at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Wint...
Fireworks explode over the Fisht Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014
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The Olympic flag into the stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics  Feb...
The Olympic flag into the stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014
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Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg will be wearing a custom made Mariachi style suit when he re...
Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg will be wearing a custom made Mariachi style suit when he represents Mexico at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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Olympic venues 2018. Topography - SRTM3 (NASA)
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Sochi 2014: Ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana is one of the Olympics venues
Sochi 2014: Ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana is one of the Olympics venues
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Gregory Uchacz  a ’92 graduate of Palmer’s San Jose Campus  who has provided care for members of...
Gregory Uchacz, a ’92 graduate of Palmer’s San Jose Campus, who has provided care for members of the Canadian team at three Winter Olympics, including the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.
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Ski Jump Tower Stadium in Pyongchang  South Korea.
Ski Jump Tower Stadium in Pyongchang, South Korea.
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TOPIO  a humanoid robot  played ping pong at Tokyo International Robot Exhibition (IREX) 2009.
TOPIO, a humanoid robot, played ping pong at Tokyo International Robot Exhibition (IREX) 2009.
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Participants perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics  February 7  2014
Participants perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014
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Poland s Kamil Stoch soars through the air during the final round of the men s ski jumping large hil...
Poland's Kamil Stoch soars through the air during the final round of the men's ski jumping large hill individual final of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor, February 15, 2014
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Participants perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics  February 7  2014
Participants perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014
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Canada s Chloe Dufour-Lapointe (L) and her sister Justine celebrate in the finish area during the wo...
Canada's Chloe Dufour-Lapointe (L) and her sister Justine celebrate in the finish area during the women's freestyle skiing moguls final competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, February 8, 2014.
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Olympic rings at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. A new study forecasts that rising temperatures ...
Olympic rings at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. A new study forecasts that rising temperatures due to climate change may preclude Vancouver and other previous Winter Olympic venues from hosting future winter games.
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A map of Canada is projected onto the stadium floor as athletes march in during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014
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