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Simon Shnapir retires from figure skating

U.S. pairs figure skater Simon Shnapir, a 2014 Olympic team event bronze medalist, announced his retirement Tuesday.

Shnapir, 27, said he looked forward to coaching full time and getting into broadcasting… 69 more words


Fortney: Calgary couple hold Twitter contest to name their baby

I could’ve been a Penny.

That is, if my dad had got his way. But mom was set on Valerie, even though years later she couldn’t remember where she’d heard the then-uncommon name. 736 more words

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Norwegian Curling Team

There is one thing that I have come to love about Norway and probably only fuels my obsession, but that’s not an issue. I am going to warn you now that I might sound slightly crazy when I start raving on and on about the Norwegian Curling team, but I assure you that I am completely sane. 451 more words


Do You Believe in Miracles?

Yesterday, we attended a cute little country church, about 100 people total in the congregation.

We then went snow tubing at Titus Mountain, which thankfully was pretty empty so we got a lot of runs in before we had to run inside to thaw.  1,081 more words


Vanessa-Mae's four-year skiing ban overturned

Violinist Vanessa-Mae‘s four-year skiing ban for taking part in rigged qualifying races to reach the Sochi Olympics was overturned Friday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which upheld her ineligibility to compete in the 2014 Winter Games. 155 more words


Christina Gao retires from figure skating

Christina Gao, a six-time competitor at the U.S. Championships, has retired from figure skating to concentrate on her studies at Harvard, according to Icenetwork.com… 105 more words


Cindy Klassen, most decorated athlete at 2006 Olympics, expected to retire

Canadian speed skater Cindy Klassen, who won a Games-leading five medals at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics, is expected to announce her retirement at a press conference scheduled for Saturday, according to The Associated Press. 181 more words