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Today in sports history: February 19

...1-2 in an Olympic event, the men's slalom, at the Winter Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. The Soviet Union beats Czechoslovakia...Vonetta Flowers give the United States 21 medals in the Winter Games. Flowers becomes the first black athlete in history...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-19/today-sports-history-february-19
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Today In Sports History for Wednesday, Feb. 18

...1-2 in an Olympic event, the men's slalom, at the Winter Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. The Soviet Union beats Czechoslovakia...Vonetta Flowers give the United States 21 medals in the Winter Games. Flowers becomes the first black athlete in history...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-18/today-sports-history-feb-18
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Today in sports history for Sunday, Feb. 8

1936 - Jay Berwanger, University of Chicago halfback and Heisman Trophy winner, is the first player ever selected in the NFL Draft. The Philadelphia Eagles make the pick and eventually trade his rights to the Chicago Bears.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-08/today-sports-history
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Sochi opening: Let Putin's games begin

...compete with the cinematic splendor of the London Olympics or the pyrotechnic extravaganza of Beijing, but then again, the Winter Games are usually more low-key.No matter. All Putin needs is an event that tells the world "Russia is back."It's...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-07/sochi-opening-let-putins-games-begin
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Injured Lindsey Vonn skipping Sochi Olympics

Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars.The 29-year-old skier from Vail, Colo., announced her decision Tuesday, exactly one...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-08/injured-lindsey-vonn-skipping-sochi-ol
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Arctic Winter Games officials hail Fairbanks plans

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Visiting Arctic Winter Games officials converged on Fairbanks recently, saying they like what they've seen so far in preparations for the 2014 games that will take place in the city and nearby North Pole.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-10-22/arctic-winter-games-officials-hail-fai
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Let's hope athletes take a stand in Sochi

...so-called gay "propaganda."Some of that is understandable, given we're only months away from the start of the Winter Games - too short a timeframe to pull the mammoth event from Sochi and award it to another city, at least without delaying...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-08-19/lets-hope-athletes-take-stand-sochi
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6 cities in running for 2022 Winter Olympics

LONDON - The race for the 2022 Winter Olympics is on -a six-city contest featuring two former Summer Games hosts, a cross-border bid and a pair of candidates from the former Soviet Union.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-17/6-cities-running-2022-winter-olympics
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Fairbanks seeks interpreters for Arctic Winter Games

...who come here."Chapin speaks English and Russian and works as an interpreter for Ice Alaska.She is working with the winter games to bring in volunteer interpreters for each language spoken by participating contingents: Alaska, multiple regions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-27/fairbanks-seeks-interpreters-arctic-win
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An Olympic city that did it right

...as this one."We love our winter sports," Hilton said. "We're active with our winter venues. Some day, if the Winter Games look to come back to us, we've got the infrastructure and citizens to host another great games."

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-29/olympic-city-did-it-right
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