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Sochi 2014

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As the athletes of snow and ice gather in Russia for the XXII Olympic Winter Games, will politics, unfinished facilities and the threat of terrorism overshadow the competition?

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Paul Coyte, the Cochran show expert on all things British, is on with Steve Cochran to discuss the UK women’s curling team. Coyte discusses the actual popularity of curling in England and why he thinks the team chose so many beautiful women.

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Pete McMurray welcomes Access Hollywood host, Billy Bush! Billy gives us an update on the Sochi Olympics and surprises us with a very special guest, Al Michaels!  Listen and find out who else Billy Bush is having breakfast with!

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Chicago Tribune reporter Stacy St. Clair is on from Sochi to give the latest Olympic news. She and Steve discuss Lolo Jones, bobsledding, and the funky weather. She also shares her recent experience at the Subway near her hotel- what key ingredient was it missing?

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Stacy St. Clair (Twitter)

Dave Eanet will bring a new Olympic term of the day throughout the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Today’s term is:

Slope style

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Steve Dale discusses the exterminating company in Sochi that is killing stray dogs. He believes the Sochi Olympics should now be boycotted.

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Tribune journalist Stacy St Clair is on with Steve Cochran for her daily Sochi update. How clueless is Putin when congratulating male figure skaters? And why are the coaches in trees? Stacy also talks about what it feels like to bobsled.

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Stacy St. Clair (Twitter)

The opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi resulted in a flubbed light display of the Olympic rings, when only 4 of the rings illuminated.  Designer Michael Miller jumped at this opportunity, and created the Sochi Problems T-shirt.

He’s selling a light version here and a dark version here, and he’s donating all proceeds to charity.

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Photo courtesy of Michael Miller.

A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports instead of terrorism, gay rights and coddling despots.

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We couldn’t help ourselves. The talk of stray dogs in Sochi makes us sad, but it also makes us scratch our heads. How did the Olympic planners let it happen? We have to cheer ourselves by humming this annoying tune. Sorry to plant it in your head!

Tribune reporter and Cochran show Sochi corespondent Stacy St. Clair is on for her daily call with Steve Cochran. She talks about the stray dog she hung out with last night and her surprise at seeing him again this morning. St. Clair also addresses the preliminaries that took place last night and the increase in ticket sales.

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Stacy St. Clair (Twitter)

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