Sochi 2014

Via NPR
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Warning: Both this video and the one linked below are very graphic.

A video released Wednesday showed members of the Russian punk band pu**y Riot being beaten by Cossack militia in Sochi as they tried to film a music video at the port of the city that is hosting the Winter Olympics. Parts of that video has been used to release this new song.

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Updated: Today's first ski cross quarterfinal heat featured a big crash just before the finish, taking out three skiers and allowing Switzerland's Armin Niederer to cross first. Only second place would join him in the semis and that went to Russian Egor Korotkov as he slid in first... barely.

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Via BBC
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Svendsen was a few yards ahead of France's Martin Fourcade down the stretch of the 40-minute race. Right before he crossed the finish line Svendsen held his hands above his head in celebration, allowing Fourcade to almost beat him.

They finished with identical times of 42 minutes, 29.1 seconds. But Svendsen won gold after the photo finish showed he finished first by a few feet.

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Via Mashable
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Russian player Drozdov ate the ice during their 7-6 win over the Swiss team today. Though Russia is 1-4 in Curling games so far, maybe this is the kind of rude awakening they need to continue on.

Also, if anybody knows what it actually means to win or score points in curling, let us know in the comments.

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Meet the McKayla Maroney of This Year's Olympics

Another Olympics, another athlete's candid reaction to falling short of her goal...

Ashley Wagner was none too happy with her 63.10 score in the figure skating team competition. And, as athletes are likely to do in a moment of passion (looking at you, Richard Sherman...), Wagner didn't hesitate to express her emotion. Thus, the first meme of the Winter Olympics was born.

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This is Shiva Keshavan, an Indian luger. He just pulled a Homer...

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The Sochi 2014 opening ceremony was supposed to feature five "snowflakes" expanding to form the iconic Olympic rings. They got this instead.