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Lunatics Left Disappointed After Other Lunatics Steal Their Thunder

“Well I can’t say I’m over the moon,” says Mohammed Al-Shawahddi-Wahddi, a spokesman for the militant Islamist movement, ISIS. “We did everything right. We invaded large swathes of Syria and Iraq, sentenced anyone who didn’t agree with our narrow interpretation of Islam to death and posted the results of mass shootings, floggings, hangings and beheadings on Twitter. 345 more words

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Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Chief Quits

Kim Jin-sun (Reuters/Rogan Ward)

(Reuters) – Kim Jin-sun quit as head of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizing committee on Monday, the second senior official to step down in recent weeks. 415 more words

Winter Sports

Louis Zamperini, Inspiration For “Unbroken” Has Died

LOUIS ZAMPERINI, INSPIRATION FOR “UNBROKEN” HAS DIED

World War II hero Louis Zamperini has died at age 97. A statement released included a message from his family: “Having overcome insurmountable odds at every turn in his life, Olympic runner and World War II hero Louis Zamperini had never broken down from a challenge. 331 more words

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2014 has been a disappointing year for big sporting events

Rory McIlroy’s wire-to-wire win at the British Open continued a disturbing trend of major sporting events culminating with a drama-free final. From the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl blowout to the 1-0 snoozer that capped a thrilling World Cup, the biggest events on the 2014 calendar have been disappointments. 1,090 more words

World Cup

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics chief quits

The president of the Pyeongchang Olympic Organizing Committee resigned Monday, saying the organization needed new leadership at a turning point in preparation for the 2018 Winter Games. 151 more words

Olympics

More Skiers Taking to English 'Slopes'!

According to a new report by Snowsport England, the UK’s national governing body for skiing and snowboarding, the amount of people choosing to try out winter sports in Britain is increasing at high speed. 322 more words

Ski

Lindsey Vonn, Roger Federer play tennis in the Alps (photos)

One had to wonder what Lindsey Vonn and Roger Federer were up to when they Skyped two weeks ago.

As it turns out, they were arranging a sponsor-related tennis exhibition in the Alps, about two miles above sea level in Jungfraujoch, Switzerland. 179 more words

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