THE MINNESOTA BASHAW BLOG Winter Olympics Who Cares
Did the Winter Olympics start? Are the Winter Olympics over? Now I know that is a bit much but to be quite honest I really had very little interest in watching the Winter Olympics this year. They were... Posted on 2/27/14 at 2:23 AM
HEALTHY THINKING MINNESOTA What stops you from being healthy?
TV news anchors announced that a higher percentage of Minnesotans watched the Olympics' opening weekend than in any other US state. From our warm living room, with yet another sub zero night outside... Posted on 2/11/14 at 12:26 PM
PEACE GARDEN MAMA II faith & family fridays: olympics charm - a man and a woman
After watching a little bit of the Olympics with my family last night, I decided I needed to get my own body moving and go work out. My gym bag was all packed so off I went into the night, knowing I'd... Posted on 2/7/14 at 12:04 AM
STAFF BLOG EH? PLUS It’s the beer-lympics!
Have you ever said: Oh, yeah? Ill be an Olympic athlete as soon as they make beer drinking a sport?
Well, Wise Guy, assume the pint pout position.
Fitgers Brewhouse now has a Sochi Series in honor o... Posted on 2/3/14 at 11:00 PM
St. Scholastica’s Nordic ski team has existed for eight years, and the 2013-14 season has been its most successful.
Both the men’s and women’s teams placed well at the NCAA Central Regional, Feb. 15-16 in Houghton, Mich., with the women taking second and the men placing third, and junior Paul Schommer advancing to the upcoming NCAA championships.
Kelsi Novitsky, For the News Tribune
, February 27, 2014
Russia concluded the 2014 Winter Olympic on Sunday with a lavish, theatrical victory lap celebrating not only successfully hosting the games, but also showcasing a Russia transformed from the grainy black-and-white images of the old Soviet Union.
They all came for medals. All of the athletes of the Sochi Games wanted to take home highlight reels that they could carry forever. Some competitors accomplished those goals over the past 2½ weeks in southern Russia. But for every Olympic dream fulfilled there was devastating disappointment.
The morning after losing in overtime to rival Canada, the U.S. women’s hockey players talked about the anguish of walking away with silver. “We didn’t train as hard as we did for second place,” forward Meghan Duggan said. “It’s one of those things we have to swallow.”
Canada’s men’s hockey team was one of the favorites to win the gold medal here when the Winter Games began, and throughout the tournament it lived up to the billing, steamrolling Norway and Austria before winning battles over Finland, Latvia and the United States.
Former Minnesota Duluth player Caroline Ouellette’s quest for a fourth gold medal appeared distant when Team Canada trailed the United States by two goals in the final minutes of Thursday’s Olympic women’s hockey final in Sochi, Russia.
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