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Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony: Russia welcomes the world
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On the evening of 7th February 2014, the spectators inside the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi were joined by millions of television viewers worldwide, to witness the breath-taking Opening Ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games.
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NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Olympic Observer Programme offers valuable insights Olympic Observer Programme offers valuable insights

A large delegation of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Organising Committee is currently on-site in Sochi to develop its knowledge as part of the IOC Observer Programme.

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Right To Play Event attended by active athletes and skiing legends Right To Play Event attended by active athletes and skiing legends

The first of two events Right To Play (RTP) events held in conjunction with the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi took place on Tuesday evening, 11th February 2014, to celebrate the Athlete Ambassadors who champion Right to Play’s mission of helping children around the world learn through play.

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Modern infrastructure for St. Moritz 2017 Modern infrastructure for St. Moritz 2017

The Organisers of the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz (SUI) were very pleased with a voting result last weekend in Switzerland in which the citizens approved the enhancement of infrastructure for the Championships.

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OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS
Norway leads medals table in Cross-Country Skiing after four events Norway leads medals table in Cross-Country Skiing after four events

The Cross-Country competitions started in the Laura Cross-Country venue on Saturday 8th February. Marit Bjørgen (NOR) became the oldest female Olympic Winter Games gold medallist at 33 years 324 days when she won the opening ladies 15km skiathlon race.

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Gold for Poland and Germany in Ski Jumping Gold for Poland and Germany in Ski Jumping

German Carina Vogt is the first ever Olympic Champion in ladies' Ski Jumping in the dramatic debut of the discipline. She won the Olympic competition late Tuesday evening ahead of Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (AUT) and Coline Mattel (FRA).

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Nordic Combined: Frenzel makes it a golden four days in a row for Germany Nordic Combined: Frenzel makes it a golden four days in a row for Germany

Today, 12th February, Eric Frenzel, won the Nordic Combined individual normal hill event, making it four days in a row that Germany has claimed at least one gold medal.

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Austria, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland with top results in Alpine Skiing Austria, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland with top results in Alpine Skiing

"This is unbelievable. I thought maybe in a few years I could dream of this sort of achievement," Matthias Mayer, the 23-year-old Austrian winner of the first Alpine gold medal awarded at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games said.

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Canada dominates Freestyle Skiing Canada dominates Freestyle Skiing

In Freestyle Skiing, Canada has dominated the three events held with three gold, two silver and one bronze medal.

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Historic first days of Olympic snowboarding at Sochi Historic first days of Olympic snowboarding at Sochi

With three competitions already in the books and a total of seven still to come, the first impression of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, is this: snowboarding is at a new level.

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INSIDE FIS
126th IOC Session 126th IOC Session

In his capacity as IOC Member, FIS President Gian Franco Kasper participated in the 126th IOC Session which got underway on 4th February in Sochi.

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BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
World Snow Day public Survey open World Snow Day public Survey open

World Snow Day has been designed to engage the Organisers and participants. Each year following the event, a public survey is released to examine why participants did and did not participate in the World Snow Day.

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