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Winter Olympics: Dangers of Short-Track Speedskating Mean Risks and Rewards

By Allyson Burger | BSU at the Games

During the semifinal 500-meter race at the 2010 U.S. Olympic trials for short-track speedskating, J.R. Celski let out agonizing screams as blood poured from a large wound

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Winter Olympics: Five-Time U.S. Olympian Skier Bode Miller Finds Peace for Sochi [Video]

By Allyson Burger | BSU at the Games

Samuel Bode Miller has won more major races than any other American male alpine skier in history.

The 36-year-old New Hampshire native is heading into what may be his fifth and final Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. While some critics see Miller as past his prime, Miller knows how to make a lasting impression on the slopes, skeptics be damned.

“I have so many more of the pieces in place now to make me feel solid and capable of putting together the exact performance I’m going to need on a given day in a race,” he said.

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Winter Olympics: Opening Ceremony Heralds Start of Sochi Games [Video]

An elaborate opening ceremony lasting more than three hours marked the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Friday.

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Winter Olympics: Take a Ride Down the Scary Sochi Snowboarding Course [Video]

The Sochi Winter Olympics open officially today in Sochi, Russia.

It seems like every news story that we see points to everything being awful. Hotels, as well as portions of the Olympic village aren't yet complete. There are stray dogs all over the place.

We haven't heard much about the actual event venues themselves. So, hopefully, they're at least ready. Let's face it: That's really all that matters.

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Michigan Olympians on Twitter in Sochi, Russia

The world will be watching as hundreds of athletes compete at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Team USA is sending 230 athletes, including 18 with Michigan ties.

Follow our Michigan Olympians through all of their triumphs and heartbreak in Sochi.

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From Mundane to Meteoric: Olympic Medals Through the Years

By Ryan Howe | BSU at the Games

Placing in the Olympic Games is big. Really big.

The winners walk away with their heads held high and a medal draped around their necks.

Unfortunately, many of the medal designs aren’t something to put in a glass case for everyone to see, much less wear around.

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Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend is February 15 – 16, No License Required

Get ready for another way to enjoy winter in West Michigan.

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Michigan Olympians at Sochi Winter Olympics

The XXII Winter Olympic Games are Feb. 7 to 23 in Sochi, Russia.

Among the 230 athletes representing Team USA at the Sochi Winter Olympics are 19 Olympians with Michigan ties.

Here is who to watch in Sochi.

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Michigan DNR Park Rangers Rescue Lost Snowmobilers

Michigan's cold, snowy winters have proven to be dangerous for many.

That includes a couple of snowmobilers who were rescued this week.

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Schuss in for Radio Night Every Thursday at Cannonsburg Ski Area [Video]

Want to take the whole family or a group of friends out skiing or snowboarding, but you just can't foot the bill for all those lift tickets?

Maybe you just want to head out and enjoy the fresh powder.

Either way, head over on Thursday evenings for Radio Nights at Cannonsburg Ski Area.

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2014 Downtown Holland Ice Sculpting Competition [Photos]

Temperatures were a little warmer than hoped for at the 2014 Downtown Holland Ice Sculpting Competition, but the event was still a big success.

Check out some memorable photos from the ice sculpting competition.

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Moms Are Pretty Special; Procter & Gamble Thinks So, Too [Video]

Is your Mom special to you? 

I hope so. 

I was very fortunate to have a great Mom who supported us through think and thin. And believe me, my twin brother and I could make a very thin moment thinner! Our Mom was a saint!

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