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  1. Snow big deal for Sochi Olympics

    Lizzie Haldane

    Let the -- countdown to the -- Games begin. A year from today, Sochi will kick off the 22nd edition of the Winter Olympics, hosting 98 medal events in 15 winter sports. There's a wide temperature range across the vast Russia landscape, and some offic...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  2. Flashback to first Winter Olympics

    Lizzie Haldane

    France's Chamonix played host to the first ever Winter Olympics 89 years ago today. The United States, one of 16 nations represented, won four medals, including the first of the Games, when Charley Jewtraw won the 500-meter speedskating. Beatrix Lou...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  3. Remembering Sarah Burke

    Lizzie Haldane

    Today we remember Sarah Burke, the freeskier who advocated for and saw the inclusion of ski halfpipe to the 2014 Winter Olympics just months before her tragic death a year ago today at the age of 29. This past summer, she was inducted into the Canadi...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  4. Celebrating a breakthrough in bobsled

    Lizzie Haldane

    On this date in 2002, the inaugural women's bobsled Olympic title was decided over two runs in Salt Lake City. Vonetta Flowers, who took gold with partner Jill Bakken, became the first black champion in the 78-year history of the Winter Games. Ironic...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  5. Celebrating an icy anniversary

    Lizzie Haldane

    It's hard to believe that the first women's ice hockey game in Olympic history was played on this date in 1998, especially since women have been taking slap shots since the late 19th century. During the Winter Games in Nagano, Finland took on and def...

    Blog | February 08, 2013