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Russian, Western Media Clash Off Ice Over Team USA's Controversial Win
February 17, 2014 17:10

Photo Credit: Doug Mills ‏@dougmillsnyt
Russian and Western press have put the disallowed goal in the clash between USA and Russia in the spotlight. According to many in Russia, US goaltender Quick dislodged one of the posts on purpose. Tyutin’s go-ahead goal was waived off in line with the IIHF rules and opened the door to overtime and the shootout won by ‘lone ranger’ T. J. Oshie.
The New York Times unveils a thrilling story behind the tons of salt that is sprinkled atop the snow tracks to keep it hard and fit for events. According to it, Russian Olympic officials disregarded a preventive call to buy up salt and were forced to arrange a 24h delivery from Switzerland to avoid what could have turned out to be a major image disaster.
Australian media have focused on the ‘wardrobe malfunction’ by Canadian bobsledder Chris Spring. When he tried on his uniform, it came apart at the seams, revealing what he proudly dubbed on his Twitter account as #powerbelly. His post drew many delighted tweets in response
Below is the latest crop of the most interesting tweets about #Sochi, with the fog, curling and security sweeping the pedestal.
Actually really enjoying the Winter Olympics #Sochi2014
Security more stringent today. Made me open my umbrella & confiscated my nail clippers. I've had both w/me all week.
Oh the #clouds hanging close to the upper part of the #mountains here in #sochi..
"Winter" Olympics: Sochi is same latitude as Cannes, Monte Carlo and Florence. #Sochi2014.
Canada's Olympic House in #Sochi has a #beer fridge that only opens with Canadian passport.
Mongolia, the most supported country in #Sochi even though it is not listed in Twitter's country list
These downhill skiers look they are always one milisecond away from YouTube wipeout disaster. SLOW DOWN, YOUNG MEN. #Sochi
Italian LGBT-rights activist Vladimir Luxuria arrested at #Sochi2014 #Olympics for holding 'Gay is OK' banner 
Someone needs to tell me why curling is in the Olympics & people are cheering like mad.
I love seeing the happiness when people celebrate their Olympic wins! 
Elana Zak @elanazak  NBC's secret Starbucks in #Sochi has a barista battalion larger than the Olympic teams of 57 countries. 
I like the USA team, I wish the best, I prefer them on Canada, but I'm going a little bit for Russia because Ovi needs a gold #Sochi2014
Event designer @BronsonvanWyck plans a #Sochi #Olympics viewing party complete with bacon vodka and caviar. 
Norway, I'm digging the plethora of crazy trous
Pit stopping in the mountains at #sochi2014. Sore feet after 900 step path to postponed snowboarding.

Author: Mikhail Vesely

Tags: Sochi Olympic Games 2014 Sochi 2014 Sochi Olympics   

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