Global Journalist
4:41 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Sochi in Focus: Media coverage of Russia and the Winter Olympics

The Olympics rings and flame in Sochi, Russia, on February, 10, 2014.
Credit Frank May / Associated Press

With the Winter Olympics underway, the world’s attention is now focused on the Russian resort city of Sochi.
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Missouri Olympic medalists
1:42 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Show me gold! Here are the olympic medalists born in Missouri [GRAPHIC]

STL Represents.

At least three U.S. Olympic athletes with Missouri ties are competing in Sochi this month. But they represent only a small part of the Show-Me State’s Olympic heritage. Nearly 100 medalists since the 1900s were born in Missouri, as shown by the interactive map below.

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Global Journalist
11:12 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Security concerns loom in North Caucasus ahead of 2014 Winter Olympics

A Russian Special Forces officer aims his weapon during a security raid at a village outside Makhachkala, the regional capital of Russia's province of Dagestan.
Credit Associated Press

The deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon and security concerns about the upcoming winter Olympics in Russia have a common link: the North Caucasus. This rugged region between the Caspian and Black Seas is beset by a violent Islamic insurgency.
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