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2014 Olympics

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WBZ Water Cooler: The Man Behind Olympic Figure Skating’s Telecasts

At The WBZ Water Cooler: figure skating is underway at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia and it’s always a fan favorite.

02/11/2014

Officials pass the Olympic rings during training ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Soundbytes Of The Week: 2/7

Top audio clips from each week, as selected by WBZ News Editor Dave Mager.

02/07/2014

Broomstones Curling Club in Wayland (Mary Blake photo)

Going For Gold: Curling Grows In Popularity

Curling, a sport that dates back to Scotland in the 1500’s, was restored as an official medal sport at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games following a 56-year hiatus.

02/07/2014

Tiina Smith, of Weston. (WBZ-TV)

Mother Of Local Olympian Heading To Sochi Despite Security Scare

Tiina Smith, of Weston, is preparing to travel to Russia to cheer on her Olympian son Trace Smith.

02/06/2014

Chris Mazdzer of the United States makes a run during the men's luge training session ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Going For Gold: Chris Mazdzer In Luge, Annalisa Drew In Freeskiing

Mary Blake talks to Winter Olympians Chris Mazdzer, a Pittsfield native, and Annalisa Drew of Andover.

02/06/2014

Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Going For Gold: Figure Skating Pairs Champions Ready To Make Boston Fans Proud

Figure Skating is a Winter Olympic event that always draws enthusiastic crowds and Marissa Castelli of Cranston, Rhode Island and Simon Shnapir of Sudbury are looking forward to their moment in the spotlight in Sochi.

02/04/2014

Alex Carpenter #25 US Women's Olympic Hockey (WBZ-TV photo)

Going For Gold: Local Women On U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

Opening Ceremonies for the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia take place Friday, so let the pageantry begin.

02/04/2014

Dennis Seidenberg #44 of the Boston Bruins (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Gresh & Zo: Bruins Defense Missing Veteran Presence

Here comes the Bruins’ annual midseason slump – or could it be something more than that? Andy Gresh thinks this team desperately needs a veteran presence on defense.

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