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Day 1 At The Sochi Winter Olympics

I have 'Olympics Fever.' Really can't wait for the Men's Hockey to start for Team USA against Slovakia Thursday morning at 6:30 am CT (NBCSN). Hope we get that channel in the 98 Country studio (guess we can watch online). Here are the winners and losers from Day #1 at the Sochi Olympics according to our friends at Bleacher Report.

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U.S. Medals Equal Cash For Athletes (And Taxes Due Of Course)

Winning an olympic medal as an U.S Olympic athlete means cash in your pocket. The U.S. Olympic Committee pays athletes $25,000 per gold, $15,000 per silver, and $10,000 per bronze. Of course, part of being an American means giving a healthy chunk of that back to the IRS. As much as $10,000 of the gold medal award could need to be paid back it taxes.

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Is This a Scene from a Slasher Flick or from Sochi 2014?

Johnny Quinn, an Olympic bobsledder for the US, was in his hotel bathroom -- and then this happened.

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US Women’s Hockey Opens With 3-1 Olympic Win Over Finland

On the off chance that you were sleeping at 2:00 this morning when the game aired, I thought I'd let you know that the U.S. Women's Hockey team opened the Sochi games with a 3-1 win over Finland. Next up for the women; Switzerland, Monday morning at 4:00 am CT on NBCSN.

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2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Heralds Start of Sochi Games [PHOTOS]

An elaborate opening ceremony lasting more than three hours marked the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Friday.

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Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies Tonight

The opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are tonight at 6:30 pm CT on NBC (KARE-11). Qualifying for Freestyle Skiing, Slopestyle Snowboarding, and Team Figure Skating took place yesterday. USA Women's Hockey's first game can be seen live Saturday morning at 2:00 am CT on NBCSN.

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Snowboarding, Freestyle Skiing, Figure Skating Highlight Tonight’s Olympic Coverage

Even though the opening ceremonies aren't until tomorrow night, the competition begins today at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Slopestyle Snowboarding, Freestyle Skiing, and Figure Skating highlight tonight's action. Coverage begins tonight at 7 pm CT on NBC (KARE-11).

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Many Americans Say Sochi Was Poor Choice for Winter Olympics

In a new poll, almost half of Americans surveyed say the decision to hold the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia was a poor one.

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When Are The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies?

The opening ceremonies for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are Friday night at 6:30 pm CT on NBC (KARE-11). Coverage of the Olympics will be spread across the NBC family of networks: NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, and USA.

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2014 Team USA Mens And Womens Hockey Schedules

Follow Cathedral graduate Anne Schleper and Team USA in Sochi with this schedule. Minnesota Wild superstars Zach Parise and Ryan Suter headline the men's team.

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SCSU Mens Hockey Alum Selected For Sochi Olympics

Former St. Cloud State University hockey standout Andreas Nodl has been selected to compete for Austria in the upcoming Winter Olympics

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Lindsey Vonn Withdraws From Olympic Consideration

Vonn made the announcement Tuesday morning on her Facebook page

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