2014 Winter Olympics

Regional
4:57 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Northern Wisconsin Town Attracts Unique Athletes to Annual Downhill Competition

6,000 miles from Winter Olympics in Sochi, Drummond, Wisconsin holds its own ski-related event. Saturday marks its 15th annual bar stool races.

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Regional
12:17 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Five Things You Might Not Know About Biathlon

Biathlete Carolyn (Treacy) Bramante represented the United States in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.
courtesy Carolyn Bramante

2006 Olympic biathlete Carolyn Bramante talks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

You say you've been watching hours of coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics?  Then you've probably run across biathlon, that seemingly odd hybrid of target shooting and cross-country skiing.

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Regional
5:10 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

A Year After Telling Story of Abuse, Speedskater Bridie Farrell Achieves Personal Bests

After undergoing gall bladder surgery seven weeks before Olympic trials, Bridie Farrell placed seasonal and personal best in long-track skating.
Credit Courtesy of Bridie Farrell

Almost exactly a year ago, speedskater Bridie Farrell rocked the sports world when she went public with the story of her sexual abuse by former teammate, mentor and four-time Olympian Andy Gabel.

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World
4:26 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

How Go the Olympic Games, So Will Go Russia's Global Status

The Olympic Torch is lit during the Opening Ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Credit Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Marquette law professor Gordon Hylton.

The opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics will air in the U.S. tonight, but the Games have already been marked by controversy.

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Sports
4:20 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Four Wisconsin Athletes to Watch in Sochi

US Olympic long-track speedskater Sugar Todd graduated from Wauwatosa East High School in 2008.
Credit Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich and sports contributor Howie Magner talk about Wisconsinites at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Fifteen Wisconsin athletes will be among the American contingent at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.  That ties the Badger State for fourth-most in the country.

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