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Winter Olympics: Team Fry Roots on U.S. Women’s Hockey and its Favorite Player

By Hayli Goode | BSU at the Games

Wesley Fry walked into his family’s Chandler, Ariz., living room on Christmas Eve dressed as Santa Claus.

His sister, Lyndsey, who pretended to be the elf passing out gifts, followed him.

The annual family skit was going as usual, but then came the deviation. Lyndsey decided to use the skit to surprise her family with some big news.

From Santa’s bag, she pulled out a scroll with the words Team Fry emblazoned across it.

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Sochi Winter Olympics Recap 2-19
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Winter Olympics: U.S. Men’s Hockey Team Advances to Semi Against Canada

The U.S. men's hockey team cleared another hurdle in its pursuit of gold, and the Americans seized the overall medal lead.

Here's a recap of Wednesday's action at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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Olympians Alex and Maia Shibutani Having Fun Making Videos Off The Ice [Videos]

Alex Shibutani and Maia Shibutani are ice dancers for the United States in Sochi.

The siblings, who are both students at the University of Michigan, are all business on the ice.

Off the ice, they like to have a little fun.

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Meryl Davis and Charlie White, both of Michigan, display the gold medals they earned for winning the figure skating ice dancing competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. (Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Meryl Davis and Charlie White, both of Michigan, display the gold medals they earned for winning the figure skating ice dancing competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. (Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Winter Olympics Offer Vision of Better World — If Anyone is Watching

By Adrianna Howell | BSU at the Games

Please raise your hand if you remember all the hype and hubbub of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

Please keep your hand up if you knew this year was also an Olympic year.

Why is it that the Summer Games seem to draw so much more of a crowd than the Winter Games?

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Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 11
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Winter Olympics: U.S. Skier David Wise Wins Halfpipe Gold

A U.S. skier won a new Winter Olympics event, and the Dutch skated back atop the medals table.

Here's a recap of Tuesday's action in Sochi, Russia.

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The Unofficial Winter Olympic Decathlon of West Michigan

100+ inches of snow, sheets of ice covering the roads, and wind chills 30 below zero.

What do we call that in West Michigan?

Tuesday.

As the world focuses on the Winter Olympics in Sochi, it's winter as usual with the Unofficial Winter Olympic Decathlon of West Michigan.

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The U.S. No. 1 men's two-man bobsled team of Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton make a Sochi Winter Olympics run Friday at Sanki Sliding Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images)
The U.S. No. 1 men's two-man bobsled team of Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton make a Sochi Winter Olympics run Friday at Sanki Sliding Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Winter Olympics: Army Program Produces Two-Time Medalist Steven Holcomb and Four Other U.S. Bobsledders

By Hayli Goode | BSU at the Games

Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton became the first American pair in 62 years to win a Winter Olympics two-man bobsled medal on Monday, claiming bronze at Sanki Sliding Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, outside Sochi.

The USA-1 bobsled duo had a combined four-run time of 3 minutes, 46.27 seconds with their BMW-made sled to finish just 0.03 second ahead of the fourth-place finishers from Russia. Russia's Alexey Voevoda and Alexander Zubkov won gold with a time of 3:45.39, and Switzerland's Alex Baumann and Beat Hefti clocked 3:46.05 for silver.

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Charlie White and Meryl Davis
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Winter Olympics: Michigan’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White Win Ice Dancing Gold

An American ice dancing team from Michigan made history, and the U.S. and Russia finished Monday tied atop the medals table.

Here's a recap of the day's action in Sochi.

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Olympian Tessa Virtue and Katy Perry – Separated at Birth? [Photos]

Did NBC postpone their coverage of the Olympics for a Katy Perry concert?

I'm not sure.

I can't seem to tell Canadian figure skater Tessa Virtue and Katy Perry apart anymore.

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Engage Sochi's core group includes Kellye and Marc Hooks and their three children along with other missionaries affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. (Photo: Dominique Stewart/BSU at the Games)
Engage Sochi's core group includes Kellye and Marc Hooks and their three children along with other missionaries affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. (Photo: Dominique Stewart/BSU at the Games)
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Winter Olympics: Spreading The Gospel in Sochi [Video]

By Dominique Stewart | BSU at the Games

Seven years ago, Marc Ira and Kellye Hooks sold their home in Middleburg, Fla., and moved to Russia with their three children.

The reason was they had a new thrust as Southern Baptist Church missionaries reaching out to people for Jesus Christ through church planting and mass evangelism.

“We had to leave our life in America,” Kellye said. “We sold everything, sold our house, gave away the cats and moved to Russia.”

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Category: Travel, Winter Olympics
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NBC’s Interview of Bode Miller Goes Too Far

American skier Bode Miller had just won the bronze medal in the super G when NBC's Christin Cooper began to interview him.

It was the sixth Olympic medal of Miller's career and an emotional moment as he remembered his younger brother who died of an apparent seizure last year.

With Miller on verge of tears Cooper asked about his brother again and again.

The interview ended with Miller in tears and unable to answer any more questions.

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Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 9 - Slovenia v United States
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Winter Olympics: U.S. Men’s Hockey Team Defeats Slovenia and Russia; Clinches Group

The U.S. men's hockey team remained undefeated with two weekend wins and The Netherlands claimed the overall medals lead at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

Here's a recap of this weekend's action in Sochi.

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