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Welcome To The Edge: NPR's Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Blog

During the 17 days of the Olympics, we'll bring you the most interesting things we see and learn from the Sochi Games. We hope you tell us what you're seeing, too.
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Florida Man Gets 57 Years In Prison For Sean Taylor's Death

Eric Rivera Jr. received a sentence of 57 years on Thursday for his role in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor.

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Golden Or Not? Tell Us What You Think Of New U.S. Olympic Uniforms

The Ralph Lauren-designed uniform to be worn by U.S. athletes during next week's opening ceremony at Sochi has been described as "hideously ugly."
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Is The Color of Hockey Changing?

Hockey has been considered a white sport, but it's gaining popularity with minorities. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with journalist William Douglas about his blog The Color of Hockey, and his trip to Sochi for the Winter Olympics.
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Twin Toilets In Sochi: Some Wonder Why That's A Big Deal

It's a picture that's been swirling around the Web: side-by-side toilets in the men's room at one of the Winter Olympics sites in Russia. Should overly sensitive sorts just calm down? Or is this a symbol of an Olympics where much of the money has been figuratively flushed?
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Disastrous Weather Could Force Super Bowl Date Change

The Super Bowl is being played outside this year. If the weather is bad that Sunday, the National Football League is making contingency plans to play it on another day — like Monday.
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7 Facts And 3 GIFs: Hellooo Curling

The Olympic sport of curling is a combination of bowling, bocce ball, billiards and chess — all on ice, and with some sweeping involved. NPR's Tamara Keith spent some time learning how to curl, and put together this cheat sheet.
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Online Donors Send Jamaican Bobsled Team To Sochi

After word spread that Jamaica's two-man bobsled team had qualified for the Olympics but didn't have money to go to Russia, Internet donors stepped in — even contributing in Dogecoin, the peculiar digital currency.
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Peyton Calls Omaha — And Passes Out Some Free Publicity

Melissa Block speaks with David Brown, the president and CEO of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, about Peyton Manning's "Omaha" audible heard during the AFC Championship Game. The audible, called by Manning dozens of times to signal plays, has spurred much excitement and a public relations outreach for tourism in the Midwestern city.
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Ahead Of World Cup, Brazil's Delays Have FIFA Concerned

Months before Brazil hosts the World Cup, preparations are going at breakneck speed to host the hundreds of thousands of tourists who will pour in to watch the extravaganza. Still, construction on several of the proposed stadiums is behind schedule, and infrastructure upgrades have been delayed, as well. Will Brazil be ready for the games?

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