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Miss the Olympics coverage last night? 5 things people are talking about

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SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Fast five, Thursday edition: Things you'll want to know about the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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USA SKI SLOPESTYLE SWEEP: Team USA got a sorely needed medal boost with Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper sweeping the podium in freestyle ski slopestyle. The podium sweep was just the third for the U.S. in Winter Olympic history, joining men's figure skating in 1956 and men's halfpipe snowboarding in 2002.

U.S. Men Sweep Podium In Slopestyle Skiing

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WARM AGAIN: Temperatures in Sochi reached into the mid-60s on Thursday as the warm front on the beachside resort town continued. IOC spokesman Mark Adams says officials are "very relaxed" about the warm temperatures, which aren't expected to cool until Saturday at the earliest. Russian officials say they have not needed to tap into their snow reserves on the mountain yet and all events are taking place on schedule.

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RUSSIAN HOCKEY OPENS: The Russian men's hockey team made its Sochi debut on Thursday, and the headliners of the Winter Games enlivened the rest of Olympic Park. The sprawling campus had an empty feeling for the first week of the games. But Russian fans poured in by the thousands on Thursday, packing the park and creating long lines at the Russian fan house and the Olympic store.

U.S. Routs Slovakia In Opener

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BROKEN FOOT? NO PROBLEM: Poland's Justyna Koawlczyk won gold in the 10-kilometer cross-country ski race despite a fractured foot, finishing in 28 minutes, 17.8 seconds. She hurt the foot in January, making it unclear if she would live up to her status as an event favorite.

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MEDAL MOVERS: Germany led the medal standings after 35 events in efficient fashion with six golds. Its eight total medals were fewer than the next four countries in the standings, all above 10 medals each. Germany was the top medal mover on Wednesday with two golds and a bronze, with six medal events on Thursday.

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sportsguy56201 February 13 2014 at 8:49 PM

NBC is treating the Olympics like they do a news event. I wish they would treat it more like a sporting event.

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casino272 February 13 2014 at 2:39 PM

WHAT TV. CHANNEL WILL SHOW THE USA HOCKEY GAMES LIVE OR RE PLAY OTHER THEN WEE HRS OF CST?

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mrscdel February 13 2014 at 2:39 PM

REALLY dont like the coverage of these olympics......and the lack of identity of competitors is truly frustrating. now Matt ....couldnt they get anybody else????

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lthrnck68 February 13 2014 at 8:14 PM

Nope. Sure didn't miss it. Had to care about to miss it. Watched a couple of animated movies instead.

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luigi1947 February 13 2014 at 4:36 PM

over 80 countries and hundreds of athletes competing and all we get to see is the same events over and over again. What ever happened to the medal ceremonies????

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emmett February 13 2014 at 12:34 PM

It's too bad there's no free, on-line coverage of men's hockey without going through hoops .

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Gloria February 13 2014 at 12:16 PM

I thought tennis commentators were bad but these guys who point out the mistakes while I am trying to enjoy those beautiful skaters ought to have tape put over their mouth. Thank goodness for the remote control mute button!!!!!

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bicoastal1530 Gloria February 13 2014 at 1:09 PM

I agree....its annoying......small knitpicking stuff......

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Tech Design Gloria February 13 2014 at 2:43 PM

Agreed! Let us watch the skaters with their music, with silent commentators. Critize later to explain scores.

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Betty February 13 2014 at 2:10 PM

Don't ever remember the coverage being so poor.
There are some games that would be good to see and yes for free

As for Obama, he does not seem to care at all

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en4j February 13 2014 at 12:36 PM

every story from this site would have you think america is sweeping everything they enter, sorry but they are in third place, try living in reality

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ramapoman February 13 2014 at 12:26 PM

blame it on Obama

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maandj ramapoman February 13 2014 at 1:23 PM

Obama will only blame it on Busch.

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Bob maandj February 13 2014 at 2:28 PM

The beer?

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theark1964 ramapoman February 13 2014 at 3:02 PM

What???

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