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2014 Winter Olympics: A Look Ahead

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The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi begin in less than a month. Our curated collection brings together interviews, training highlights, and analysis in anticipation for what has been widely deemed the most controversial Olympics ever.

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi begin in less than a month. Our curated collection brings together interviews, training highlights, and analysis in anticipation for what has been widely deemed the most controversial Olympics ever.
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The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi begin in less than a month. Our curated collection brings together interviews, training highlights, and analysis in anticipation for what has been widely deemed the most controversial Olympics ever.

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English


Episodes

Curling 101

1/22/2014
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NPR's Tamara Keith learns the basic of curling to give you an edge when watching this Olympic sport. (Morning Edition)

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Australians Look to Break Records

1/21/2014
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Australia is sending 60 athletes to Sochi - the country’s largest ever delegation - and Team Oz is aiming to return with its most medals yet. (Summer Breakfast)

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How Tropical Countries Get To The Winter Olympics

1/19/2014
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Some of the 85 countries sending athletes to Sochi may come as a surprise. The celebrated Jamaican bobsledders will be back, and so will skiers from countries that rarely — if ever — see snow, including Brazil, Zimbabwe and Thailand. (Here & Now)

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What is the sport 'skeleton'?

1/5/2014
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Katharine Eustace is already in Russia training to compete in the sport of skeleton.

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Olympic Snow, Courtesy Of Machines

1/5/2014
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Snow-making machines are already giving nature a nudge in the battle against Sochi's subtropical winter. (All Things Considered, NPR)

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Women Jump Into Olympic History

1/5/2014
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The first women's Olympic ski jumping team is one of twelve new events which will debut at Sochi. (The World, PRI)

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Figure Skater Jeremy Abbott Has 'Happy Feet'

1/4/2014
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Figure skater Jeremy Abbott, three-time U.S. champion, has been in ice skates since he was 2 years old. He is working hard to make Team USA and will compete in the U.S. championships in Boston, the Olympic qualifier. (Morning Edition)

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