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December 26, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
It was a scary day if you were living in Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday. During the early morning hours, a gas pipeline that feeds a local power station exploded, then in an unrelated incident later in the morning , a magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocked the city. Sochi is to be host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, scheduled for Feb. 7-23. There were no reported injuries from either incident. Russia President Vladimir Putin ordered authorities to inspect Olympic sites, particularly those under construction, to ensure that there was no damage.
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February 27, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
In Russia, Teemu Selanne was hockey's hero. In Anaheim, will he be more than just another player on the NHL team with the most points? Selanne returned to Honda Center ice for practice Thursday, showing more bounce in his skating than when the 43-year-old departed for the Winter Olympics with just seven goals in 47 NHL games. Selanne was the most valuable player of the Olympic hockey tournament in Russia after leading Finland to the bronze medal - and a victory over Team USA - with four goals and six points in six Sochi games.
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December 9, 2012 | By Gary Ambrose and John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times
Sochi, a resort area on the Black Sea in Russia, is the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. It's a popular summer resort town because of its warm weather, beaches and a shoreline boardwalk that draws visitors from across Russia. All that makes it an interesting choice for the site of the Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 7-23, 2014. Thirty minutes from the town center, a new Olympic park is under construction. The venues for figure skating, hockey, speed skating, curling and the opening and closing ceremonies are being built in a cluster and will be within walking distance of one another.
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April 20, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
The Bruins and the Red Sox, Boston-based professional sports teams with home games that had been scheduled for Friday, postponed competition as authorities searched for and apprehended a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Regional rail and bus systems were closed part of the day after Gov. Deval Patrick urged residents of Boston and nearby areas to avoid going out in public. Many fans use mass transit to attend hockey games at TD Garden and watch the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
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March 1, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Worldsnowboarding.com offered a comprehensive look at the quaint mountain resort of Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, with one seemingly minor disclaimer. The website said the resort's only disadvantage was its size and mild climate, "which means there is a risk to find too little snow at the lower runs even in January." Wait a minute. . . . Didn't we just go through this for the last two weeks, let alone the furious lead-up effort to redistribute snow to weather-challenged Cypress Mountain?
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April 20, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
The Bruins and the Red Sox, Boston-based professional sports teams with home games that had been scheduled for Friday, postponed competition as authorities searched for and apprehended a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Regional rail and bus systems were closed part of the day after Gov. Deval Patrick urged residents of Boston and nearby areas to avoid going out in public. Many fans use mass transit to attend hockey games at TD Garden and watch the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
SPORTS
February 27, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
In Russia, Teemu Selanne was hockey's hero. In Anaheim, will he be more than just another player on the NHL team with the most points? Selanne returned to Honda Center ice for practice Thursday, showing more bounce in his skating than when the 43-year-old departed for the Winter Olympics with just seven goals in 47 NHL games. Selanne was the most valuable player of the Olympic hockey tournament in Russia after leading Finland to the bronze medal - and a victory over Team USA - with four goals and six points in six Sochi games.
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February 16, 2014 | By Stacy St. Clair
SOCHI, Russia - Wearing a dark warmup suit with "USA" emblazoned on the back, Katie Eberling helps carry the 400-pound bobsled to the starting line and places it down on freshly sanded blades. She gives a reassuring nod to teammate Elana Meyers, her off-season roommate and the pilot with whom she has won two world championship medals. She smiles at Meyers' new brakeman, Lauryn Williams, a former track star who has been racing for only seven months. Eberling watches the pair as they start down the ice, following their progress as the sled slides into the first curve.
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February 5, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia - With the opening ceremony scheduled for Friday, it seems that Russians have mixed feelings about hosting the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The RIA Novosti news agency reported that only 53% of the people polled by the Levada Center in Moscow believe their country did the right thing by bidding for the Games. Those in favor of the idea believe the massive sports competition will help unite the populace and improve the country's image. But 26% did not want the Games here. "Opportunity for graft" was the most common reason given.
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February 3, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia -- The International Olympic Committee said Monday that it has intervened on behalf of workers who built venues and surrounding infrastructure at the 2014 Sochi Games. IOC President Thomas Bach said his organization found "concrete information" regarding the mistreatment of the workers. The IOC subsequently met with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak and an ombudsman for human rights regarding outstanding payments to the workers. "As a result," Bach said, "we found that 227 million rubles had been paid to workers in 13 companies.
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December 26, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
It was a scary day if you were living in Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday. During the early morning hours, a gas pipeline that feeds a local power station exploded, then in an unrelated incident later in the morning , a magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocked the city. Sochi is to be host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, scheduled for Feb. 7-23. There were no reported injuries from either incident. Russia President Vladimir Putin ordered authorities to inspect Olympic sites, particularly those under construction, to ensure that there was no damage.
TRAVEL
December 9, 2012 | By Gary Ambrose and John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times
Sochi, a resort area on the Black Sea in Russia, is the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. It's a popular summer resort town because of its warm weather, beaches and a shoreline boardwalk that draws visitors from across Russia. All that makes it an interesting choice for the site of the Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 7-23, 2014. Thirty minutes from the town center, a new Olympic park is under construction. The venues for figure skating, hockey, speed skating, curling and the opening and closing ceremonies are being built in a cluster and will be within walking distance of one another.
SPORTS
March 1, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Worldsnowboarding.com offered a comprehensive look at the quaint mountain resort of Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, with one seemingly minor disclaimer. The website said the resort's only disadvantage was its size and mild climate, "which means there is a risk to find too little snow at the lower runs even in January." Wait a minute. . . . Didn't we just go through this for the last two weeks, let alone the furious lead-up effort to redistribute snow to weather-challenged Cypress Mountain?
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February 7, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
The 2014 Winter Olympics officially opened Friday in Sochi, Russia. The ring malfunction near the beginning of the opening ceremony was a gift to cynical Internet users everywhere -- and of course it didn't stop there. Check out some of our favorite moments.  
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June 27, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Finally, a final deadline. Maybe. Deadlines have come and gone in terms of the long-running saga involving the NHL, the Phoenix Coyotes and the City Council of Glendale, Ariz. On Thursday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said that if an arena management deal is not approved by the City Council, the Coyotes would not be playing in Phoenix this upcoming season. And Tuesday appears to be that day of reckoning. “That's a decision that needs to be made by July 2,” Bettman told reporters in New York after a regularly scheduled Board of Governors meeting.
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