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Stories about Olympics

11 February 2014

Russia's Patriotic Overdrive in Sochi?

RuNet Echo

The Soviet Union may have defeated Hitler, but modern-day Russia’s war against fascism wages on. And the Sochi Olympics have amplified the fight.

In Support of Lebanese Skier Jackie Chamoun

Lebanon's netizens found themselves having to defend Jackie Chamoun, Lebanon's Alpine Skier representative at the Soshi Olympics, after pictures of a past photoshoot in which she posed topless were released...

8 February 2014

I've Got 99 Sochi Problems

RuNet Echo

Russian bloggers debated the necessity of criticizing the Olympic games.

2 February 2014

13 Olympic Memes as Sochi Games Approach

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo takes a look back at some of the funnier jokes that the Russian online community made about the Sochi Olympics during the years of preparation

24 December 2013

Emptying Russia's Prisons to Fill the Seats at Sochi 2014

RuNet Echo

Many Russian bloggers believe that the 2014 Olympics in Sochi played a major role in the early release of both Greenpeace activists and Pussy Riot, as well as Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

1 October 2013

Dark Humor Reigns As Russia's Winter Olympics City Floods

RuNet Echo

Sochi was hit by massive flooding last week, just as the International Olympic Committee wrapped up its final inspection visit. Videos of the storm's damage soon inundated the Russian Internet.

6 September 2012

Oscar Pistorius and the Paralympic #Bladegate Controversy

South African double amputee and the first athlete to compete in the Olympics and Paralympics Games in the same year, Oscar Pistorius, attracted attention after being beaten to second place...

3 September 2012

Germany: Improve Reporting on Disabled People

2012 Paralympics: A Successful Start, Remarkable Stories

Martine Wright, a survivor of the London bombings, Rim Ju Song, the first North Korean participant who, a few months ago, could not swim; and Hassiem Achmat, who survived a...

31 August 2012

Paralympic Games Kick Off in London

After hosting a most memorable Olympics, the British capital city of London welcomed the world's Paralympians for what is claimed to be the biggest Paralympics Games ever.

18 August 2012

The South Caucasus at the 2012 Olympics

This post is part of our special coverage of the London 2012 Olympics.   The three South Caucasus countries have been participating  independently in the Olympics since 1996, and they each...

14 August 2012

Puerto Rico: Jaime Espinal's Silver Medal Makes History

Puerto Rico celebrates Jaime Espinal's Olympic silver medal, the first to be won for the country in the freestyle wrestling. This is the second medal won for Puerto Rico in...

Saudi Arabia: Reaching the Line of Gender Equality

Female Saudi Athletes – Out of the Olympics, Into the Twitter Storm

After stepping out of the Olympics, the first and only Saudi female athletes in the history of the Saudi sports, Sarah Attar and Wojdan Shahrkhani have received a storm of...

Central Asia's Mixed Success at London Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics offered mixed successes for Central Asian states. While the Games proved nothing short of triumph for team Kazakhstan, the success of athletes from Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and...

13 August 2012

Afghanistan: When Bronze Means More than Gold

"In a year filled with suicide bombings, school poisonings and kidnappings, the bronze for Afghanistan was more than gold." The country celebrates its one and only Olympic winner - Bronze...

Colombia Adds Gold and Bronze BMX Medals to Their List

Carlos Oquendo and Mariana Pajón added two medals to Colombia's collection. The country ended the Olympics achieving a historic eight medals. Mariana Pajón's medal is the second gold medal in...

Nicaragua: A Blogger's Olympic Dream

Ecuador: Sprinter Álex Quiñónez Brings Country to Standstill During Final

Ecuador took to social networks to offer support for the Ecuadorian sprinter Álex Quiñónez as he represented the country for the first time in the London 2012 Olympics. Quiñónez reached...

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