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Olympian Anna Fenninger joins Nat Geo’s Big Cats initiative

As Austrian Olympic champion Anna Fenninger prepares for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail, Colorado, this week, she also takes on the role of a “big cat champion” to support and promote the work of National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative (BCI). Fenninger, the 2014 Winter Olympics alpine ski racing champion and overall 2014 More...

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By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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NBC reporters in Sochi get Starbucks, everyone else left with McDonalds

Starbucks may not be an Olympic sponsor but they are getting press anyway as news leaked that NBC employees at the Sochi games are getting 24/7 service of the popular coffee while everyone else is let to patron More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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US skater, Simon Shnapir, draws critics for wearing gun holster during pairs skate to James Bond song

The controversy may surprise readers as a US figure skater’s attire is drawing criticism. What is ironic is that this is not the female’s costume, but the accessory worn by her partner. Photo screenshot of video More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Pink eye sidelines Bob Costas at Sochi, Matt Lauer comes in off the bench

Veteran sportscaster, Bob Costas, who has been broadcasting the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia for NBC, has been battling an eye infection that has now affected both eyes, forcing him to sit out tonight’s prime More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 10th, 2014
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NBC glorifies Soviet Union as ‘pivotal experiment’ with ‘towering presence’

photo by rotemliss via wikimedia commons NBC created a stir with how they handled the history of Russia’s communist legacy during their broadcast of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. First was the narration saying More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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US State Department warns Olympic athletes against wearing USA clothes as a ‘safety risk’

The US State Department is cautioning Olympic athletes against wearing team USA clothes at the upcoming Sochi games. photo Beverly & Pack A memo was sent to athletes by the US Olympic Committee warning about More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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President Obama, Vladimir Putin discuss 2014 Olympic security in Sochi, Syria and Iran

President Barack Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday amid safety concerns about the upcoming Olympic games in Sochi.  The White House said the two leaders “discussed how best to advance More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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IOC tells US Hockey goalie Jessie Vetter ‘We the People’ from helmet, says it’s ‘propaganda’

A hockey mask has been deemed unconstitutional as the International Olympic Committee, citing regulation, has required the Women’s goalie to remove an inscription bearing “We the People” on a custom mask made More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
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Actor Stephen Fry calls Olympic boycott due to Russia’s anti-gay stance and ban, comparing it to Hitler

Stephen Fry has written an open letter to the International Olympic Committee and the Prime Minister, asking for an “absolute ban” on the Russian Winter Olympics over the swell of homophobia in the nation, More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
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Lindsey Graham, Edward Snowden and the suggestion of boycotting the 2014 Olympics in Russia

NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden has officially applied for temporary asylum in Russia after being holed up in the Moscow airport for weeks. If Russian President Vladimir Putin grants Snowden asylum, what should More...


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