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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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A visitor poses next to a Sochi Winter Olympics security officer last week at Rosa Khutor Mountain's cluster village in Sochi, Russia. (Photo:Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
A visitor poses next to a Sochi Winter Olympics security officer last week at Rosa Khutor Mountain's cluster village in Sochi, Russia. (Photo:Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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Winter Olympics: Securing the Sochi Games [Video]

By Joe Ruley | BSU at the Games

Russia has created one of the world’s largest security forces for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Doug Fry is in Sochi, Russia, to cheer on his daughter, Lyndsey Fry, a forward on the U.S. women's hockey team. The Chandler, Ariz., resident doesn't mind the security at Shayba Arena and elsewhere in Sochi given the potential threats.

“It makes me feel better, and I don’t think it’s intrusive at all considering this is a dangerous time to live in," he said. "It takes five minutes."

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Winter Olympics: U.S. 3, Russia 2 in Men’s Hockey in Shootout [Video]

It was an epic men's hockey match-up and the United States won 3-2 over Russia at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia today.

T.J. Oshie (of the St. Louis Blues) scored four times on six shootout attempts, including the clincher in the eighth round against Russian goalie Sergie Bobrovski.

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Winter Olympics: Ex-NHL Player Randy Gregg’s Kids Compete for Canada in Speedskating

By Hayli Goode | BSU at the Games

Sarah Gregg figured she'd be competing at the Sochi Winter Olympics when she visited Russia last month.

Instead, the Canadian speedskater from Edmonton, Alberta, is back in Sochi, Russia, supporting her two speed-skating siblings, sister Jessica Gregg and brother Jamie Gregg, and Jamie's spouse, Danielle Wotherspoon-Gregg.

The three are all competing for Canada, with Jessica in short track and Jamie and Danielle in long track competition.

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United States speedskater Shani Davis reacts after competing during the men's 500-meter race at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. (Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
United States speedskater Shani Davis reacts after competing during the men's 500-meter race at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. (Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Winter Olympics: Out with New, In with Old for U.S. Speedskating Uniforms [Video]

The United States' speedskating team had won 29 gold medals and 67 medals overall in long-track competition before the Sochi Winter Olympics, including four medals at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010.

But so far in Sochi, Russia, the Americans had not finished better than seventh place through six of the 12 events for the XXII Winter Games.

In a decision reached early Saturday in Sochi, the U.S. Speedskating Association decided to make a switch on its new uniforms, The Wall Street Journal reported along with other numerous other news media outlets, including ESPN, The Associated Press and NBC Sports.

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Winter Olympics: U.S. Ties Norway for Medals Lead

Team USA forged a tie with Norway for the overall medal lead, and Japan won its first Olympic gold medal in men's figure skating. Here's a recap of Friday's action in Sochi:

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Winter Olympics: Indiana Skier Finds Way to Part in U.S. Slopestyle Sweep

By Zach Huffman | BSU at the Games

It’s not even been three years since the International Olympic Committee brought slopestyle skiing into the Winter Olympics.

But it is what kids have been doing across the globe at ski areas and resorts for years. In terrain parks in the U.S. from coast to coast, skiers were riding every rail they could find and hucking themselves off mounds of snow wherever possible.

Among those kids was Nick Goepper, a member of the U.S. freestyle skiing team. When he started slopestyle skiing as an 11-year-old in southern Indiana, he was hooked.

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U.S. Men's Slopestyle Sweep
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Winter Olympics: U.S. Sweeps Men’s Slopestyle Skiing

The U.S. moved up to a second-place tie in the overall medal count, and a Russian Olympic veteran withdrew from the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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

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U.S. Bobsledder Lolo Jones Receives Hate for Vine Video

By Hayli Goode | BSU at the Games

After seven months with the U.S. bobsled team, Lolo Jones received a check for $741.84 for living expenses.

And she was not quiet about her feelings on the amount.

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Ball State University student Dominique Stewart smiles while hanging out with a couple of new acquaintances from Russia in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Taylor Irby/BSU at the Games)
Ball State University student Dominique Stewart smiles while hanging out with a couple of new acquaintances from Russia in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Taylor Irby/BSU at the Games)
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Зимние Олимпийские игры: Сцены из Сочи (Winter Olympics: Scenes from Sochi)

By Taylor Irby | BSU at the Games

So it begins. #travelday #roadtosochi #ballstate #airport http://t.co/Wu3JpwQgLi

— Taylor Irby (@taylor_irby) February 4, 2014

 

@DavidPolaski I'm on my way to the Olympics. #boom

— Taylor Irby (@taylor_irby) Februar

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Winter Olympics: U.S. Snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington Wins Halfpipe Gold

Americans won another gold in snowboarding, and Canadian and U.S. women renewed their hockey rivalry.

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

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The Winter Olympic Star Wars Hunger Games? [Video]

The Sochi Winter Olympics have gotten good ratings so far.

Of course, network executives are always looking for ways to spice things up.

The Winter Olympic Star Wars Hunger Games just might do the trick.

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