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BC-AP Olympic Digest
Associated Press
2014-02-16 11:22 PM

The AP Olympic Digest at 10 a.m. EST (1500 GMT). The supervisor of the Olympic desk in Sochi is Chris Lehourites. NOTE: Members should get all Olympic copy. Please call the service desk (800 838-4616) for any problems or reruns.

TOP STORIES:

OLY--SKI-BODE AND WAR HORSE

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- This medal mattered to Bode Miller. Not so much because, at 36, his tie for the bronze in Sunday's super-G -- behind winner Kjetil Jansrud and surprise runner-up Andrew Weibrecht -- makes Miller the oldest Alpine medalist in Olympic history. Or even because he now owns six medals in all, the second-highest total for a male ski racer and tied for second among U.S. Winter Olympians in any sport. SENT: 850 words, photos. By Howard Fendrich.

OLY--SBD-WOMEN'S SNOWBOARDCROSS-JACOBELLIS

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Lindsey Jacobellis, the woman who has dominated her sport for a decade, came to the Olympics for the third time in search of the gold medal she gave away once and lost in one of those so-called "racin' deals" the other time. She failed again. By Eddie Pells. SENT. 760 words, photos.

OLY--FIG-YUNA'S MINDSET

SOCHI, Russia -- Defending gold medalist Yuna Kim seems to be approaching the Sochi Olympics women's competition as just another job, certainly not as thrilling as her first games in Vancouver, where she enchanted the sports world. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 530 words, photos.

OLY--SOCHI-CIRCASSIANS

SOCHI, Russia -- These are the real hosts of the Sochi Olympics: the Circassians, a Muslim ethnic group native to these lush lands that Putin chose for his hegemonic Olympic project. They were massacred and exiled by czarist troops, persecuted under Stalin and largely ignored in the run-up to the Sochi Games. Members of the Circassian diaspora are protesting, but those who still live in rocky hillside villages sprinkled through the Sochi region are afraid to put up a fuss. By Angela Charlton. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos by 11 a.m. EST, 1600 GMT.

OLY_TWEETING FOR OLYMPIANS

SOCHI, Russia -- Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and Facebook and letting other people send commercial messages in their name. By John Leicester. SENT: 600 words, photos.

NEWS/POLITICS:

OLY-SOCHI-SKICROSS-INJURY

SOCHI, Russia -- Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova is in "grave but stable" condition after surgery on her fractured spine and may be airlifted out of Sochi to another clinic for further treatment, Russian officials said. By Stephen Wilson. SENT. 660 words, photos.

OLY--SOCHI SIBLINGS

KRASNAYA GOLYANA, Russia -- At these Winter Games, the term "Olympic family" can often be used literally. All over Sochi, siblings are competing next to each other -- some as teammates, some as rivals. For all of them, the experience makes for a special addition to the family album. By Mattias Karen. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

OLY--VIRAL VIDEOS

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Brian Gilmore, a senior director at NBC Sports, is assigned to create viral videos for the Olympics. His job is to find moments -- wacky, heartbreaking or heartwarming -- to break out and post in the hope of generating the most online traffic possible. By David Bauder. SENT. 575 words, photos.

OLY--INDIAN FLAG

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia -- India's flag has finally been hoisted at the Sochi Olympics, five days after the IOC lifted a 14-month ban and more than a week after the games began. By Eric Willemsen. SENT: 650 words, photos.

OLY--SOCHI-RUSSIAN BANYA

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- A few miles from the ski slopes of Krasnaya Polyana, an outdoor bathhouse attracts visitors who feel so strongly about their weekend tradition of sweating it out in a steam room and whipping each other with bunches of leafy branches that even a crucial hockey game against their old rivals can't stand in the way. By Nataliya Vasilyeva. SENT: 760 words, photos.

FIXTURES:

OLY--OLYMPIC ROUNDUP

SOCHI, Russia -- A Norwegian skier earns his country's fourth consecutive Olympic title in men's super-G and a Czech snowboarder wins her country's first gold of the Sochi Games. By David Pace. SENT; 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 11 a.m. EST, 1600 GMT.

-- With:

-- OLY--Sochi Scene -- Multiple shareable text-and-photo nuggets about the Olympics, inside the arenas and out. About 50-300 words each, between 12 and 20 items daily. With photos.

-- SOCHI, Russia -- OLY--Olympics-5 Things. Five things to know about the Sochi Olympics. SENT: 350 words, photos.

-- SOCHI, Russia -- OLY--Sochi Olympic Glance. Highlights of Day 9. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos by 2 p.m. EST, 1900 GMT.

-- SOCHI, Russia -- OLY--Sochi-Photo Gallery. 20 notable Olympic photos on Day 9. UPCOMING: about noon EST, 1700 GMT.

COMPETITION:

Five gold medals: Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, speedskating, biathlon, snowboarding.

Medals:

OLY--SKI-MEN'S SUPER-G

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- In an Alpine event that Norway absolutely owns, Kjetil Jansrud wins a thrilling men's super-G race one week after earning Olympic bronze in downhill. By Pat Graham and Graham Dunbar. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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BC-OLY--SKI-Hudec's Journey. By Andrew Dampf. SENT. 520 words, photos.

BC-OLY--SKI-Men's Super-G-Svindal. By Pat Graham. SENT: 700 words, photos.

OLY--XXC-MEN'S RELAY

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russa -- Sweden completes a double in the Olympic cross-country skiing relays when the men's team defends its title in the 4x10-kilometer event. The Swedish women earned a narrow come-from-behind victory on Saturday. By Mattias Karen. SENT: 600 words, photos.

OLY--BIA-MEN'S 15K INDIVIDUAL.

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Two-time gold medalist Martin Fourcade of France and Norwegian standout Ole Einar Bjoerrndalen will be among the 30 leading biathletes battling it out for the 15-kilometer mass start, the final individual biathlon race of the Sochi Olympics. By Eric Willemsen. UPCOMING. Race starts at 11 a.m. EST, 1600 GMT.

OLY--SPD-WOMEN'S 1500

SOCHI, Russia -- Ireen Wust looks to continue a dominant Olympics for herself and the Netherlands in women's 1,500-meter speedskating. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING. Race started at 9 a.m. EST, 1400 GMT.

OLY--SBD-WOMEN'S-SNOWBOARDCROSS

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic wins the women's snowboardcross gold, posting three wire-to-wire victories. Lindsey Jacobellis of the U.S. fails to make it to the medal round after crashing near the end of the slushy course in the semifinals. By Will Graves. SENT. 500 words, photos.

Non-Medals:

OLY--HKO-SLOVENIA-US

SOCHI, Russia -- Phil Kessel scores two of his three goals in the opening 4:33 and becomes the first U.S. player with an Olympic hat trick in more than a decade, leading the Americans to a 5-1 win over Slovenia. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. SENT: 500 words, photos.

OLY--HKO-FINLAND-CANADA

SOCHI, Russia -- The defending Olympic champion Canadians face Finland in a matchup of 2-0 teams hoping to win and earn an automatic spot in the quarterfinals. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at noon EST, 1700 GMT.

OLY--HKO-RUSSIA-SLOVAKIA

SOCHI, Russia -- Alex Ovechkin and the Russians are stinging over their shootout loss to the U.S., but they still have a good shot at an automatic berth in the quarterfinals when they face winless Slovakia in their final preliminary-round game. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started 7:30 a.m. EST, 1230 GMT.

OLY--FIG-SHORT DANCE

SOCHI, Russia -- Meryl Davis and Charlie White open their bid to become the first Americans to win an Olympic ice dancing gold medal. The reigning world champions take the ice last in the short dance. By Rachel Cohen. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Starts 10 a.m. EST, 1500 GMT.

OLY--BOB-TWO-MAN

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Driver Steven Holcomb, who ended a 62-year gold medal drought for the U.S. in four-man bobsled in 2010, has his sights set on ending a 78-year dry spell in two-man for the Americans. He'll have to outrace a deep field of the world's top pilots during two days of competition. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. First heat begins at 11:15 EST, 1615 GMT.

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-- KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- BC-OLY--BOB-Myers' Sled. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 500 words, photos.

OLY--CUR-WOMEN'S CURLING ROUNDUP

SOCHI, Russia -- Sweden joins Canada in the semifinals courtesy of a 5-4 win over Russia and Switzerland's extra-end loss to Japan. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 500 words, photos.

OLY--CUR-MEN'S CURLING ROUNDUP

SOCHI, Russia -- After seeing Canada's women qualify for the Olympic semifinals, the men's team can match them by beating the United States and China in their final two round-robin games. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. By 1 p.m. EST, 1800 GMT.

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