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What’s the Fastest Color? Olympic Speedskaters Now Say Blue

Even Norway, famously red, is wearing blue at major competitions. Was the change based on science? Gamesmanship? Something else?

Published: December 11, 2017 at 05:30AM… 70 more words

NYT

Nikki Haley Calls U.S Presence at South Korea Olympics an ‘Open Question’

The American envoy to the United Nations expressed concerns about whether tensions on the Korean Peninsula could pose a threat to athletes.

Published: December 7, 2017 at 05:30AM… 70 more words

NYT

5 family-friendly things to do this weekend in Calgary

The Nutcracker (in a Nutshell), Thursday, Dec. 7 to Sunday, Dec. 10. Various locations

Bach Tots is once again presenting its kid-friendly version of Tchaikovsky’s ballet. 468 more words

Swerve

Putin Says Russia Won’t Boycott Winter Olympics

The country’s athletes will compete under a neutral flag if they gain entry into the Pyeongchang Games in February.

Published: December 6, 2017 at 05:30AM… 72 more words

NYT

Putin will allow Russians to compete in Pyeongchang under Olympic flag

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t boycott the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Putin said Wednesday his government will allow Russians to compete as neutral athletes at the upcoming games in South Korea. 725 more words

World

The Russia doping ban is a big black mark for the Olympics—no matter what Russia does next

The scale of the Russian doping scandal is gobsmacking. It’s the stuff of spy novels, with officials from the Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA teaming up with Russia’s Federal Security Service—successor to the KGB—to swap in clean urine samples during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. 838 more words