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#Sochi

# sochi - Sunday 9 February, 2014

A young BOD and nightmare hotels in Sochi: Some of the week’s best sportswriting
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

A young BOD and nightmare hotels in Sochi: Some of the week’s best sportswriting

Feb 9th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,879 Views 0 Comments

Pour yourself a coffee and enjoy the best sports-related articles of the past seven days.

# sochi - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Olympic snowboarder writes phone number on his helmet, gets so many naked pictures his iPhone breaks
# Sochi
# Sochi

Olympic snowboarder writes phone number on his helmet, gets so many naked pictures his iPhone breaks

Feb 8th 2014, 10:00 PM 14,340 Views 4 Comments

Top marks for effort.

Landmark Dublin bar boycotts Coca-Cola over Sochi Olympics sponsorship
# By George
From The Daily Edge
# By George

Landmark Dublin bar boycotts Coca-Cola over Sochi Olympics sponsorship

Feb 8th 2014, 2:17 PM 32,070 Views 159 Comments

The George will stop selling the soft drink for the duration of the Games.

Awkward Russian police choir sings Get Lucky at Sochi opening ceremony
# Sochi 2014
From The Daily Edge
# Sochi 2014

Awkward Russian police choir sings Get Lucky at Sochi opening ceremony

Feb 8th 2014, 10:33 AM 5,097 Views 5 Comments

And it’s incredible. Here are some GIFs.

This is what happens when a bobsledder gets trapped in a Sochi bathroom
# BURSTING
# BURSTING

This is what happens when a bobsledder gets trapped in a Sochi bathroom

Feb 8th 2014, 10:28 AM 7,652 Views 4 Comments

Johnny Quinn does not like small spaces.

Irish snowboarding hopeful Seamus O'Connor misses out on slopestyle final despite great Sochi showing
# Sochi
# Sochi

Irish snowboarding hopeful Seamus O'Connor misses out on slopestyle final despite great Sochi showing

Feb 8th 2014, 9:40 AM 17,788 Views 41 Comments

The 16-year-old impressed at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

Poll: Will you support the Irish athletes at the Winter Olympics?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Will you support the Irish athletes at the Winter Olympics?

Feb 8th 2014, 9:15 AM 11,951 Views 59 Comments

Are you in? Or are you not interested at all?

# sochi - Friday 7 February, 2014

Flight diverted after bomb threat man demands to be taken to Sochi
# Bomb Scare
From TheJournal.ie
# Bomb Scare

Flight diverted after bomb threat man demands to be taken to Sochi

Feb 7th 2014, 5:59 PM 14,487 Views 18 Comments

The threat came as the Winter Olympics got under way.

Dad of Irish teen snowboarder Seamus O'Connor focused on health rather than medals
# Sochi
# Sochi

Dad of Irish teen snowboarder Seamus O'Connor focused on health rather than medals

Feb 7th 2014, 1:09 PM 3,219 Views 0 Comments

Kevin O’Connor is a doctor who specialises in brain injuries.

15 tweets that prove that Sochi isn't exactly ready for the Olympics
# A Right Mess
From The Daily Edge
# A Right Mess

15 tweets that prove that Sochi isn't exactly ready for the Olympics

Feb 7th 2014, 1:00 PM 34,324 Views 45 Comments

It’s a bit of a mess, lads.

Olympic luger crashes at 55mph, finishes race in an unbelievable recovery
# Tekkers
# Tekkers

Olympic luger crashes at 55mph, finishes race in an unbelievable recovery

Feb 7th 2014, 11:36 AM 5,238 Views 0 Comments

Top, top… eh… luging from Indian athlete Shiva Keshavan.

Column: As the Winter Olympics kick off in Russia, let's consider oppression in all its forms
# Homophobia
From TheJournal.ie
# Homophobia

Column: As the Winter Olympics kick off in Russia, let's consider oppression in all its forms

Feb 7th 2014, 7:00 AM 39 Views 97 Comments

The situation in Russia is one of the more extreme examples of LGBT rights abuses in the world, but let’s not run the risk of thinking that our community is wholly welcoming by comparison, writes Kevin Donohue.

# sochi - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Channel 4 welcomes the Winter Olympics with gay mountain 'bearlesque'
# Bearlesque
From The Daily Edge
# Bearlesque

Channel 4 welcomes the Winter Olympics with gay mountain 'bearlesque'

Feb 6th 2014, 7:18 PM 4,441 Views 14 Comments

It’s out there.

Poll: Will you be watching the Winter Olympics?
# Your Say
From TheJournal.ie
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be watching the Winter Olympics?

Feb 6th 2014, 9:45 AM 10,975 Views 92 Comments

One out of ten Americans say they’ll be boycotting the games because of Russia’s political policies. What do you think?

Ireland's snowboarder Seamus O'Connor through to semi-finals of Slopestyle
# Sochi2014
# Sochi2014

Ireland's snowboarder Seamus O'Connor through to semi-finals of Slopestyle

Feb 6th 2014, 9:16 AM 11,086 Views 31 Comments

The US born teenager came 13th in this morning’s heat.

# sochi - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

US warning about 'toothpaste bombs' on Russia flights
# Target
From TheJournal.ie
# Target

US warning about 'toothpaste bombs' on Russia flights

Feb 5th 2014, 11:41 PM 14,704 Views 55 Comments

There are fears that terrorists could specifically target flights to Russia, where the Winter Olympics are due to begin on Friday.

# sochi - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Ireland’s Jan Rossiter: ‘We certainly can’t ignore Russia’s stance on homosexuality’
# Protest
# Protest

Ireland’s Jan Rossiter: ‘We certainly can’t ignore Russia’s stance on homosexuality’

Feb 1st 2014, 8:00 PM 4,174 Views 2 Comments

The Cork-born Winter Olympian on “the flawed world that we live in”.

# sochi - Saturday 25 January, 2014

No Coca-Cola products for Trinity students during Sochi Winter Games
# Coca-Cola
From TheJournal.ie
# Coca-Cola

No Coca-Cola products for Trinity students during Sochi Winter Games

Jan 25th 2014, 7:45 AM 19,882 Views 92 Comments

The decision was taken in protest against the failure of repeal of the ‘anti-gay propaganda laws’ in Russia.

# sochi - Friday 24 January, 2014

US athletes cautioned on team gear outside Olympic venues
# Threat
# Threat

US athletes cautioned on team gear outside Olympic venues

Jan 24th 2014, 9:28 PM 4,720 Views 0 Comments

The warning for American athletes not to advertise their nationality is due to security concerns.

# sochi - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Norway's curling team aiming to cause a stir in Sochi with funky trousers
# Sochi
# Sochi

Norway's curling team aiming to cause a stir in Sochi with funky trousers

Jan 22nd 2014, 12:15 AM 2,659 Views 1 Comment

Take that Putin.

# sochi - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Sochi: The 'dark side' of the 2014 Winter Games
# Russia
From TheJournal.ie
# Russia

Sochi: The 'dark side' of the 2014 Winter Games

Jan 21st 2014, 6:50 AM 13,968 Views 23 Comments

Locals living in the area undergoing development for the Games say that their living conditions only got worse and that authorities are not listening to their grievances.

# sochi - Monday 20 January, 2014

The internet raised $30,000 in Dogecoin to send the Jamaican bobsleigh team to the Olympics
# Cool Runnings
From The Daily Edge
# Cool Runnings

The internet raised $30,000 in Dogecoin to send the Jamaican bobsleigh team to the Olympics

Jan 20th 2014, 6:00 PM 6,006 Views 7 Comments

Get on up, its bobsled time!

# sochi - Sunday 19 January, 2014

UPDATE: Confusion over Jamaican bobsled team qualifying for winter Olympics
# Cool Runnings
From The Daily Edge
# Cool Runnings

UPDATE: Confusion over Jamaican bobsled team qualifying for winter Olympics

Jan 19th 2014, 4:25 PM 13,363 Views 11 Comments

Somebody get the lucky egg out.

# sochi - Friday 17 January, 2014

Jamaican bobsled team on the verge of qualifying for the 2014 Olympics
# Cool Runnings
From The Daily Edge
# Cool Runnings

Jamaican bobsled team on the verge of qualifying for the 2014 Olympics

Jan 17th 2014, 4:32 PM 7,517 Views 12 Comments

Jamaica we have a bobsled team.

Putin says gay people at Olympics must 'leave children alone'
# Winter Olympics
From TheJournal.ie
# Winter Olympics

Putin says gay people at Olympics must 'leave children alone'

Jan 17th 2014, 4:15 PM 28,407 Views 248 Comments

The Russian president said gay people need not fear persecution at the Winter Olympic Games but stood by a ban on promoting homosexuality to children.

# sochi - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird backs LGBT protests at Winter Olympics
# Interview
# Interview

Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird backs LGBT protests at Winter Olympics

Jan 15th 2014, 7:50 AM 4,524 Views 2 Comments

In an interview with Off the Ball, the 25-year-old encouraged the sports world to stand up to Russia’s anti-gay laws.

# sochi - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Death toll from Russian suicide bombings rises to 33
# Attacks
From TheJournal.ie
# Attacks

Death toll from Russian suicide bombings rises to 33

Dec 31st 2013, 8:12 AM 4,602 Views 7 Comments

The two blasts in Volgograd were the deadliest attacks in Russia in almost three years.

# sochi - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

You can now pay for train tickets in Russia with exercise
# Ticket To Ride
From The Daily Edge
# Ticket To Ride

You can now pay for train tickets in Russia with exercise

Nov 13th 2013, 7:45 AM 1,900 Views 1 Comment

30 squats equals one ticket.

# sochi - Friday 27 September, 2013

Athletes and spectators can expect 'fabulous experience' at Russian Winter Olympics
# Olympics
From TheJournal.ie
# Olympics

Athletes and spectators can expect 'fabulous experience' at Russian Winter Olympics

Sep 27th 2013, 8:43 AM 3,902 Views 29 Comments

The IOC said that as long as the Olympic Charter is respected, it is satisfied, despite criticisms of the country’s ‘anti-gay laws’.

# sochi - Monday 24 June, 2013

Russia to send Olympic torch into space
# Spacers
# Spacers

Russia to send Olympic torch into space

Jun 24th 2013, 3:51 PM 917 Views 0 Comments

Once in space, cosmonauts Sergei Ryazansky and Oleg Kotov will take the Olympic torch on a spacewalk.

# sochi - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Putin sacks Olympic deputy chief on anniversary of Sochi winter games
# You're Fired
From TheJournal.ie
# You're Fired

Putin sacks Olympic deputy chief on anniversary of Sochi winter games

Feb 7th 2013, 6:46 PM 5,957 Views 15 Comments

The Russian president had sarcastically told deputy chief Akhmed Bilalov beforehand: “Well done. You are really working well.”

# sochi - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Reports of migrant worker abuses at Sochi Olympic sites
# Sochi 2014
From TheJournal.ie
# Sochi 2014

Reports of migrant worker abuses at Sochi Olympic sites

Feb 6th 2013, 7:08 PM 16,621 Views 13 Comments

A year before the games, Human Rights Watch has published a report which details the abuse of workers.

# sochi - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Mission to Moscow: FIFA announce 2018 World Cup venues
# Forward Planning
# Forward Planning

Mission to Moscow: FIFA announce 2018 World Cup venues

Sep 30th 2012, 11:23 AM 1,047 Views 0 Comments

Next job is finding Ekaterinburg on the map.

# sochi - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Videos: Devastating floods kill 146 in southern Russia
# Russia
From TheJournal.ie
# Russia

Videos: Devastating floods kill 146 in southern Russia

Jul 8th 2012, 9:29 AM 4,026 Views 1 Comment

President Vladimir Putin described the worst natural disaster in the Krasnodar region’s history as a “catastrophe”.

# sochi - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Abandoned tiger cubs adopted by Shar Pei
# Awwww
From The Daily Edge
# Awwww

Abandoned tiger cubs adopted by Shar Pei

Jun 7th 2012, 12:52 PM 4,284 Views 10 Comments

The Siberian cubs are being cared for by a dog after they were abandoned by their mother at a Russian zoo.

# sochi - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Winter Olympics terrorist attack foiled, says Russia
# Sochi
From TheJournal.ie
# Sochi

Winter Olympics terrorist attack foiled, says Russia

May 13th 2012, 4:45 PM 2,285 Views 5 Comments

Russian government security officials say they have foiled plans to attack Olympics host city before and during the 2014 games.

# sochi - Thursday 14 October, 2010

Winter Olympics venue to host F1 GP from 2014
# Formula 1
# Formula 1

Winter Olympics venue to host F1 GP from 2014

Oct 14th 2010, 3:49 PM 84 Views 0 Comments

Sochi – which hosts the Winter Olympics in 2014 – will host the Russian Grand Prix, though it may be delayed a year.