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Luge dreams live on in family of Georgian who died

...his first Olympics halfway around the world in Canada.The 2014 Winter Olympics in neighboring Russia are just up the Black Sea coast from Georgia, but the geographical proximity has not helped to create enthusiasm for the games. Most Georgians...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-01-24/luge-dreams-live-family-georgian-who-
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The negatives:

...German President Joachim Gauck are not going to Sochi, either.WEATHER WORRIES: Sochi is a subtropical resort on the Black Sea. Temperatures on the coast, where the indoor ice events will be held, will be mild. That's fine, but there is uncertainty...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-07/negatives
Sports
An Olympic city that did it right

...investment. In fact, it seems very likely that five ice arenas and the main stadium - all clustered together along the Black Sea, far from the city center - will become a complex of white elephants as soon as the torch is extinguished.Not so in...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-29/olympic-city-did-it-right
Sports
For Alaskans, orca film might stir memories of '80s-era controversy

...it had denied the Georgia Aquarium's request to import 18 beluga whales from a research station located on Russia's Black Sea coast. The process offers insight into how the public can affect federal policy. In this case, the 60-day public...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-08-15/alaskans-orca-film-might-stir-memories-80
Art
Boston bombs raise worries for Olympics, World Cup

...Palestinian gunmen that killed 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Munich Games. The focus now falls on Sochi, a Black Sea resort that will host Russia's first Winter Olympics next February. Security was already a concern because of Sochi's...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-04-17/boston-bombs-raise-worries-olympics-wo
Sports
Azerbaijanis study state's permanent fund

...foreign investment has picked up and Caspian Sea crude crosses the small country of 8 million through a pipeline to the Black Sea. By the end of the year, 1 million barrels a day are expected to flow through a new 1,100-mile pipeline from Azerbaijan...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071205/sta_20050712014.shtml
News
2 charged in dirty dancing case

...cultural" performances that turned out to be stripping. Seven Russian women ages 16 to 30 from Krasnodar, near the Black Sea, apparently were recruited by dance instructor Viktor Virchenko to come to Alaska to dance in folk festivals. The women...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011001/Bre_dancing.html
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...by the Juneau International Folkdancers. Bulgaria is a Balkan state, bordered by Macedonia, Serbia, Greece and the Black Sea. The dance workshops were originally planned for February, but were postponed when instructor Jaap Leegwater became...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041599/Ent_dance.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...cultural" performances that turned out to be stripping. Seven Russian women ages 16 to 30 from Krasnodar, near the Black Sea, apparently were recruited by dance instructor Viktor Virchenko to come to Alaska to dance in folk festivals. The women...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011001/Bre_dancing.shtml
Sub deaths expose Russia's military mess

...President Vladimir V. Putin's popularity. He has been deservedly criticized for refusing to interrupt his vacation at a Black Sea resort to assume command of a rescue operation that naval authorities were clearly bungling. Four days passed before...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082200/Ope_sub.html
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