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· February, 2014

Stories about Sport from February, 2014

24 February 2014

Praise for Southeast Asia’s Winter Olympians

There is no winter in their respective countries but it did not prevent two athletes from the Philippines and East Timor from joining the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

22 February 2014

South Korean Figure Skater Yuna Kim's ‘Robbed’ Sochi Gold Becomes Photoshop Meme

Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova took gold in the free skating event, but many, not limited to South Koreans, questioned the result.

18 February 2014

To Hell with the Games: Russians Turn from Sochi to Ukraine

RuNet Echo

Today, after a relative lull, violence returned to Kiev’s streets, causing a dramatic shift in RuNet activity. Indeed, the images coming out of Ukraine depict something like a civil war.

Shadow of Olympics Evictions Looms Over Tokyo

Japan has already seen people evicted from their homes and homeless people evicted from parks for past mega-events.

16 February 2014

Revisiting the Era of Foreign Domination in Cameroon

Togolese Skier Petitjean, from Facebook to the 2014 Winter Olympics

Ex-South Korean Skater Viktor Ahn Wins Two Medals at Sochi for Russia

Star speed-skater Viktor Ahn, formerly a South Korean, runs as a Russian player and won two medals in Sochi Olympics so far. Koreans seem happy for this under-appreciated star's success.

15 February 2014

Blood on the Ice, Fury on the Tubes

RuNet Echo

Drama is never far behind when the Russian and the USA national hockey teams meet on the ice.

Gold Medal Winner's Touching Gesture with Peruvian Skier at Sochi 2014

14 February 2014

Kazakhstan Gets Its First Medal in Sochi

Kazakhstan's Denis Ten finished third in men's figure skating tonight, bringing the country its first-ever Olympic medal in this sport.

13 February 2014

The Only Pakistani at the Sochi Olympics Taught Himself to Ski on Wooden Planks

Did Turkmenistan Get Cold Feet Before the Sochi Winter Olympics?

Warm-wintered Turkmenistan failed to send a singe athlete to this year's Winter Olympics. The only representative the republic sent to Sochi was its sport-loving president.

Welcome All to Russia's 2014 Olympic Hunger Games

RuNet Echo

Another way to poke fun at Russia's hosting of the Winter Games has emerged: comparisons between the Olympics and the wildly popular Hunger Games franchise.

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.

Tajik Team at Olympics Opening Ceremony Included a Russian “Tourist”

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.

Station's Rights to Sochi Games Leave Caribbean Viewers in the Dark

Six regional teams are competing in this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Caribbean fans would love to cheer them on - but cable providers are blocking the feed.

7 February 2014

Russian Commentator Mistakes Uzbekistan for Tajikistan at Olympics Opening Ceremony

A renowned Russian sports commentator mistook Uzbekistan's national team for that of Tajikistan in a live broadcast from the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.