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#81 Posted : Saturday, September 07, 2013 9:03:53 AM(UTC)
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First snow off the season; lots worried about the high temperatures and the snow !!!



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#82 Posted : Sunday, September 29, 2013 4:12:56 AM(UTC)
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Live broadcast of the Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony

http://torchrelay.sochi2014.com/en/News/2286

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#83 Posted : Sunday, September 29, 2013 6:08:43 AM(UTC)
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Sochi 2014 Flame lit in Olympia kicking off record-breaking torch relay...

http://rt.com/news/olympics-sochi-flame-lit-493/

IT HAS BEGUN...


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#84 Posted : Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:29:56 PM(UTC)
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Sochi 2014 Flame lit in Olympia kicking off record-breaking torch relay...

http://rt.com/news/olympics-sochi-flame-lit-493/

IT HAS BEGUN...


Saw Shamil Tarpischev sitting by Chernyshenko.

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#85 Posted : Monday, September 30, 2013 12:36:25 AM(UTC)
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Her 'favorite', chelsea handler will be there. Super. I'm so glad.


 


Why does anyone with internet access think they have something interesting to say...?


My cleaning lady Fiona doesn't have a car, but she has a website and a weekly podcast.....


 


Favorite...elitist?


 


You've come far, pilgrim. I hardly recognize the girl I once...


COME ON TECHNOLOGY!!!!!!

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#86 Posted : Sunday, October 06, 2013 9:46:00 AM(UTC)
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OLYMPIC FLAME arrives at the RED SQUARE...DAVAI !!!



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#87 Posted : Thursday, November 07, 2013 1:15:44 AM(UTC)
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Olympic Torch Launches Into Orbit with New Space Station Crew


A Russian Soyuz rocket launches toward space carrying the Olympic torch for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and the new Expedition 38 crew for the International Space Station at 11:14 p.m. EST on Nov. 6, 2013. The rocket carrying Expedition 38 flight engin 


A Russian Soyuz rocket launches toward space carrying the Olympic torch for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and the new Expedition 38 crew for the International Space Station at 11:14 p.m. EST on Nov. 6, 2013. The rocket carrying Expedition 38 flight engineers Rick Masstrachio of NASA, Koichi Wakata of Japan and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. http://www.space.com/23498-olympic-torch-space-station-crew-launch.html


 


Also an Olympic Mascot Polar Bear--second video at http://www.space.com/23483-rare-impulsive-x-flare-bombards-earth-with-x-ray-radiation-video.html 

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#88 Posted : Monday, November 11, 2013 8:36:35 AM(UTC)
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Torchdown: Olympic symbol returns to Earth after spacewalk...


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#89 Posted : Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:44:48 AM(UTC)
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Sharapova To Join NBC Olympics In Sochi...



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#90 Posted : Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:47:03 AM(UTC)
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SOCHI, Russia - Maria Sharapova, a silver medalist herself at the Summer Olympics last year, will join NBC Olympics for its Winter Olympics coverage in Sochi next year, it was announced Wednesday.

Sharapova, who was the flag bearer for her native Russia at the Opening Ceremony in London last year, will serve as a correspondent, offering insight and commentary on Russia's first Winter Olympics.

"Maria transcends sports as one of the world's most recognizable stars," Jim Bell, Executive Producer of NBC Olympics, said. "Growing up in Sochi until she was six years old and with family and friends still living in the area, Maria will offer a unique and personal perspective on a place she knows so well."
SOCHI AMBASSADOR...


Sharapova isn't just one of the WTA's very best players right now, she is one of its all-time legends. With victories at all four Grand Slams - Wimbledon in 2004, the US Open in 2006, the Australian Open in 2008 and the French Open in 2012 - she is one of only six women in the Open Era to have a Career Grand Slam, and one of only 10 all-time. She has also held World No.1 for 21 weeks in her career.

And in 2013, despite only playing one match in the second half of the year due to injury, Sharapova finished at No.4 on the November 4 year-end rankings - the sixth time in her career she has finished a year in the Top 4 (No.4 in 2004, No.4 in 2005, No.2 in 2006, No.4 in 2011, No.2 in 2012, No.4 in 2013).

This will be the 22nd edition of the Winter Olympics and it will run from February 6 to 23 next year.

Sharapova was actually an ambassador for the Sochi bid, promoting it across the globe, from LA to London - which brings us to the below picture, which shows Sharapova hitting with local schoolkids with London's Tower Bridge in the background on June 21, 2007. Sochi won the bid on July 4, 2007.


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#91 Posted : Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:48:42 AM(UTC)
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INTERNATIONAL TENNIS STAR MARIA SHARAPOVA TO JOIN NBC OLYMPICS IN SOCHI

Four-Time Grand Slam Singles Champion & Olympic Silver Medalist Learned to Play Tennis in her Hometown of Sochi

STAMFORD, Conn. – November 13, 2013 – Tennis champion Maria Sharapova, winner of four Grand Slam singles crowns and a silver medal for Russia in women’s singles at the 2012 London Olympics, will join NBC Olympics for its Winter Games coverage in Sochi, Russia, it was announced today.

Sharapova, the flag bearer for her native Russia at the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony, will serve as a correspondent offering insight and commentary on Russia’s first Winter Olympics.

“Maria transcends sports as one of the world’s most recognizable stars,” said Jim Bell, Executive Producer of NBC Olympics. “Growing up in Sochi until she was six years old and with family and friends still living in the area, Maria will offer a unique and personal perspective on a place she knows so well.”

Currently the fourth-ranked women’s tennis player in the world, Sharapova is one of 10 women to achieve a “Career Grand Slam” winning singles titles at Wimbledon (2004), U.S. Open (2006), Australian Open (2008) and French Open (2012). She has won 29 Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) singles titles, appeared in eight Grand Slam finals, and held the No. 1 World ranking five times. In June 2011, Sharapova was recognized as one of the “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future” by Time magazine.

From 2005-2011, Maria was annually named one of the 100 most powerful celebrities in Forbes’ “Celebrity 100.”

THE OLYMPICS BEGIN FEB. 6, 2014

With more Winter Olympic events than ever before, competition for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, will begin one day prior to the Opening Ceremony. As a result, NBC will begin its primetime coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics on Thursday, Feb. 6, one night before the broadcast network provides its traditional primetime coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 7. This marks the first time NBC will air Olympic primetime coverage before the Opening Ceremony. The primetime broadcast on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, is scheduled to include competition in snowboard slopestyle (men’s and women’s), in which two-time gold medalist Shaun White is expected to compete in the slopestyle’s Olympic debut; team figure skating, which is also in the Olympics for the first time; and women’s freestyle moguls.


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#92 Posted : Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:48:28 PM(UTC)
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well, what'd ya know?


Maria transcends sports as one of the world’s most recognizable stars,” said Jim Bell, Executive Producer of NBC Olympics. “Growing up in Sochi until she was six years old and with family and friends still living in the area, Maria will offer a unique and personal perspective on a place she knows so well.”


Will media offer any acknowledgement , not even to speak of apology, for all the years they tried to shovel that "Siberian Siren" & 'American Mary" dreck down our throats?  LOL Don't hold your breath.


If there were fresh product to be moved via Minsk, we'd get the "Babe of Belarus".  


'Spose the cameras will be rolling if she gets a wild hair & decides to STAY in Sochi? LMAO


NTV+ had best get on the ball & feature Dementieva, is all I gotta say.  


(oh, and... suggests Masha may still be friendly with Charlie Ebersol & family. The old man is well retired from NBC Olympics/Sports, but betcha the Ebersols still have a lotta juice there. )

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#93 Posted : Saturday, November 16, 2013 9:18:40 AM(UTC)
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Maria Sharapova to Report on Sochi Olympics for US TV Channel !!!

http://en.rsport.ru/olympics/20131113/701136207.html

Who said yank-tv doesn't "ADORE" Masha? LMAO...


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#94 Posted : Saturday, November 23, 2013 6:00:41 AM(UTC)
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Olympic Flame UNDER WATER in Lake BAIKAL...WOW !!!



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#95 Posted : Wednesday, December 04, 2013 11:57:08 AM(UTC)
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Torches are relayed;days count down...65 !!!



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#96 Posted : Thursday, December 05, 2013 12:07:46 PM(UTC)
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64 and counting...



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#97 Posted : Saturday, December 07, 2013 4:17:51 AM(UTC)
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I wouldn't be honest if i didn't show "the others"...



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#98 Posted : Saturday, December 07, 2013 11:58:32 AM(UTC)
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By all means, let us be honest.  Honestly, the plots to destroy the Sochi Olympics were hatched in the basement of US State just as soon as Sharapova helped Tarpischev & Putin sell the bid to the IOC, culminating in their decision July 4, 2007. 


Going on seven years, reinforced by Obama's embarrassing failure to capture the 2016 Summer Games for Chicago, we've watched  every conceivable bogus "issue" bent to that purpose by Western sports media who claim to have not a single political calculation in their tiny heads.  


Failing all that tripe, they now fall back on their argument of choice--threats of violence from their trained animals in the Caucasus. To that sort of thing, there can be only one sort of answer that Russia is most capable & prepared to give: 4 Suspected Militants Killed in North Caucasus

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#99 Posted : Sunday, December 08, 2013 6:00:34 AM(UTC)
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Oldest torchbearer ever; Alexander KAPTARENKO is 101 !!!



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#100 Posted : Sunday, December 08, 2013 11:56:57 AM(UTC)
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Let's get his recipe for LIFE. I'm serious when I say he barely lookes eighty (80)! Look at the determination in his eyes. Wish I could sit down and chat with him...
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