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    Sochi XXII Olympic Winter Games catch-all thread (for mini-news)

    Sochi XXII Olympic Winter Games catch-all thread (for mini-news):

    I'm starting this thread for everyone to share assorted bits of information that come to light, such as the one below.

    "Along with Yasmin, U.S. Figure Skating's Mitch Moyer and Katie McCarter also arrived today after scoping out Graz, Austria, where the 2014 Olympic skating team will train in the time between the Opening Ceremony and the competition days." (emphases added)
    Source: Jason Brown's thorough blogging (Feb 27) from Junior Worlds in Milan
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

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    How cool that the Paralympic medals have braille on them!

    I don't follow Paralympic sports, but I haven't seen that before.

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    Thanks for all the links to the medals.
    Those dreaming of the Sochi podium now can envision exactly what they hope to earn with all their hard work.

    (BTW, I am pleased to see that even the ribbon has a pretty pattern and is not an afterthought.)

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    NBC promotional video. Among figure skaters are Plu, Yuna and a Chinese pair. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ouk7yLHI6i8

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    Quote Originally Posted by let`s talk View Post
    NBC promotional video. Among figure skaters are Plu, Yuna and a Chinese pair. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ouk7yLHI6i8
    Oooh...I like it! Thanks for posting.

    I am almost certain the Chinese pair is Shen/Zhao.

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    Chechen rebel leader urged his fighters to derail the Sochi Games
    Updated: July 3, 2013, 2:13 PM ET
    Associated Press
    http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/...-attacks-games

    Excerpt:
    MOSCOW -- A leading Chechen rebel on Wednesday called on Islamist militants in Russia's North Caucasus to disrupt the upcoming Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, reversing his previous appeal not to target civilians in the region.

    Doesn't sound good. :(

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    American snowboarder Kevin Pearce (who survived a devastating training accident a few weeks before the Vancouver Games):
    "I actually am going to Sochi. I am going and carrying the torch at opening ceremonies for Nike."
    http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/201...lm-hbo-review/ (Jul 15)

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    Happy to see Peggy Fleming featured in an official Sochi 2014 poster-type image.
    New to me today, although the tweet below is from Jul 2.

    @Sochi2014OM
    We can’t agree more with 1968 Winter Olympics Champion #figureskater Peggy Fleming. RT if you like sport, too! pic.twitter.com/OriR0Is0IN
    7:13 AM - 2 Jul 13
    https://twitter.com/Sochi2014OM/stat...67413514268673

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    Asif Hossain ‏@asifintoronto
    Getting schooled on figure skating by @skatingpj of #CBCOlympics. She'll be the PA announcer at #Sochi2014. Expect frequent visits. #SCI13
    10:25 AM - 25 Oct 13
    https://twitter.com/asifintoronto/st...90465247432704

    Was not aware that Pj Kwong will be the arena announcer in Sochi.
    Knew that she had that role for Vancouver 2010, but I assumed that being Canadian was partly to explain.

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    Per tweet from Jo-Ann Barnas ‏@JoAnnBarnas, formerly of the Detroit Free Press, she might return to the figure skating beat in Sochi.
    Different gig from what I'm used to, but my journo buds will see me in Sochi in Feb.: Hired by Olympic News Service. Working figs or hockey.
    11:04 AM - 15 Nov 13
    https://twitter.com/JoAnnBarnas/stat...25563828498432

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Asif Hossain ‏@asifintoronto
    Getting schooled on figure skating by @skatingpj of #CBCOlympics. She'll be the PA announcer at #Sochi2014. Expect frequent visits. #SCI13
    10:25 AM - 25 Oct 13
    https://twitter.com/asifintoronto/st...90465247432704


    Was not aware that Pj Kwong will be the arena announcer in Sochi.
    Knew that she had that role for Vancouver 2010, but I assumed that being Canadian was partly to explain.
    PJ Kwong is probably one of a dozen or so PA announcers in the rink in Sochi.

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