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Flakeout! Russia pokes fun at itself, stops Olympic ring from opening 

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In a nod to the #SochiProblem heard ‘round the world, Russia gave a knowing wink to the audience in the form of a very shy snowflake during the Closing Ceremony.

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Oh no, Canada! U.S. Falls to rival in men’s hockey semis

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The U.S. was averaging five goals per game heading into the Olympic semifinals.

Against Canada, it couldn’t muster one.

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Ukrainian skier who quit games says president should be jailed

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A Ukrainian skier who pulled out of Olympic competition in solidarity with the protesters in her home country says Ukraine’s president should be jailed “for all the lives that he has taken.”

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Canada stuns the U.S. in overtime to win women’s hockey gold

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Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title. 

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The best, worst and weirdest moments from the Sochi Olympics

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Hard to believe, but the Sochi Olympics are halfway over. Dozens of medals have been handed out, and the games have already delivered one unforgettable moment after another.

Here’s a quick look at the best, the worst and the most bizarre from the Black Sea.

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Accidental #SochiSelfie officially goes viral

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A woman attempting to take a picture with her point-and-shoot camera at Thursday’s Russia—Slovenia men’s hockey game in Sochi has become one of the viral hits of the 2014 Winter Olympics. In the process, the woman took an unintentional selfie in a moment that was captured and shared around the world.

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What a game! U.S. defeats rival Russia in men’s hockey shootout

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Russia and the U.S. put on an Olympic game for the ages on Saturday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, engaging in a thrilling affair that ended with four — yes, four — T.J. Oshie shootout goals as the Americans beat the Russians 3-2.

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Team USA sweeps podium in first-ever men’s freeski slopestyle competition

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Joss Christensen led a United States podium sweep in spectacular fashion to win the first Olympic gold medal in men’s slopestyle skiing at the Sochi Games on Thursday.

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Girls rule: Women bringing home the medals at Sochi

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The women of Team USA have been carrying America’s Olympic dreams. On Thursday, a medal-stand sweep at slopestyle skiing started a comeback for the guys.

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Wow! Sochi’s Olympic lights look dazzling from space

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The International Space Station’s astronauts are snapping fantastic pictures of the Sochi Olympics from 260 miles away.

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Going Down! British Bobsledder Has Close Call with Elevator

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It was one thing when reporters complained about their hotel rooms in Sochi. Now, the athletes are running into problems, too.

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Bobsledder Johnny Quinn Breaks Through Locked Door

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Team USA bobsledder Johnny Quinn used his training unconventionally Saturday, after he got locked inside a bathroom at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Russia Welcomes the World in Dazzling Opening Ceremony

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Russia raised the curtain Friday on its $50 billion Winter Games, seizing the world stage with a dazzling display of color and cultural pride that welcomed 3,000 athletes to its gleaming new Olympic stadium.

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Russian TV shows doctored video of Olympic rings

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Smoke and mirrors? Russian state television aired footage Friday of five floating snowflakes turning into the Olympic rings and bursting into pyrotechnics at the Sochi Games Opening Ceremony. Problem is, that didn’t happen.

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