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5 things to know about the Sochi Olympics


SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Fast Five, Monday edition: Five things you'll want to know about the 2014 Winter Olympics.

WEATHER DELAYS: Heavy fog is giving the Sochi Olympics more problems than the warm temperatures ever did. The men's snowboardcross and men's 15-kilometer mass-start biathlon race have been pushed back to Tuesday because of poor visibility. It's the second straight day that the biathlon has been postponed because of the fog.

Fog Postpones Snowboardcross, Biathlon


PROTESTER DETAINED: An activist has been detained in Sochi for protesting a recent prison sentence for a local environmentalist. David Khakim was holding a one-man picket outside the city administration in central Sochi on Monday when two police officers took him away. Khakim later posted pictures of his arrest on Twitter. Russia passed an ad-hoc law last year, banning public gatherings and rallies in Sochi during the Olympics.


BODE'S EMOTIONAL MOMENT: American Alpine skier Bode Miller said an NBC interview that generated significant buzz in the United States was a "crazy emotional moment" after his bronze medal win in a super-G race. The interview was widely criticized after Miller was pressed on the death of his brother last year. The six-time medalist ended the interview in tears.


GAY RIGHTS ACTIVIST: An Italian gay-rights activist says she was detained by police in the Olympic host city after being stopped while carrying a rainbow flag saying "Gay is OK" in Russian. Vladimir Luxuria, a former Communist lawmaker in the Italian parliament, said on her website and Twitter feed that she was held for several hours Sunday before being released. Olympic officials say there is no record of the arrest.


MEDAL MOVERS: The Netherlands is dominating speedskating in the Winter Olympics in a big way. Second in the overall medal standings - zero medals in any other sport. The Dutch swept their third podium of the Sochi Games Sunday, the women's 1,500 meters speedskating, to be the biggest medal mover of the day. The Netherlands has won 17 medals overall, including five silvers and seven bronzes.

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cameoroxx1 February 17 2014 at 12:56 PM

Putin= dry ice machines

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Linda February 17 2014 at 10:41 AM

I felt the interviewer went way overboard, and actually seemed to press for Bode's emotionalism. She was highly insensitive.

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lstasz Linda February 17 2014 at 11:03 AM

That was exactly my thought.

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grannynjs lstasz February 17 2014 at 12:14 PM

And mine.

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hrs1203 February 17 2014 at 10:25 AM

I am deeply saddened by the moral conduct of the interviewer with Boddy Miller yesterday.For any human to PRESS another human that far is criminal. NBC just dove lower then I could have ever expected. we are on a world stage. Is this the impression we want to leave?

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jmwbooks February 17 2014 at 10:25 AM

I join the protest against the NBC reporter who brought Bode Miller to tears. Is she the same one who asked another American skier how she felt about losing? Idiot woman, should be fired.

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Bill jmwbooks February 17 2014 at 10:30 AM

"It's a test...designed to provoke an emotional response." - Holden (Blade Runner)

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clemenrw February 17 2014 at 10:26 AM

Appalling. Abhorrent behavior. No human decency.

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whcduan February 17 2014 at 10:27 AM

GO USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lady Eldy February 17 2014 at 10:31 AM

The interview with Bode Miller was horrible. I cannot believe she kept insisting on torturing him. He should've been celebrated for winning the Bronze. I'm tired of reporters who keep harping on the same question....What did she want out him??

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patatotown February 17 2014 at 10:35 AM

NBC.............................do you really think that we want to dwell in another person's sadness?
Did you have to take Bodie's big moment away by reminding him of his loss time after time after time? A personal loss is a personal loss.................not for reporters (it was not just the lady reporter) to make it a road show.

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bambi4318.barbara patatotown February 17 2014 at 12:06 PM

I won't be watching NBC after the Olympics, I already gave up on the Today show weeks ago.

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pml1957 February 17 2014 at 10:37 AM

The interview of Bode was cruel and insensitive, and the interviewer should be terminated immediately. The camera crew should have cut away also. NBC take notice and review tactics for interviewing with your staff.

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Kay February 17 2014 at 10:37 AM

I don't know who the person was that was interviewing Bode Miller, but she should be fired! You could see already that he was getting emotional but yet she kept pushing him until he broke down. How rude! She should have dropped that line of questioning when she saw and even mentioned how emotional Bode was getting! Shame on NBC!

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