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Maze Strikes Double Gold, Political Wounds Reopen

Athletic prowess is overshadowed by Russian Vladimir Putin's authoritarian arrest of Pussy Riot for no good reason at all.
Maze Strikes Double Gold, Political Wounds Reopen
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Via AFP:

Tina Maze struck double Olympic ski gold on Tuesday while the stark political realities of the Sochi Games were exposed by the arrests of members of the high-profile Pussy Riot punk group.

Maze bagged her second title after sharing the downhill gold by edging Austrian arch-rival Anna Fenninger by a hairsbreadth seven-hundredths of a second in the giant slalom.

In tricky weather conditions that included heavy snow, torrential rain and fog, the 30-year-old Slovenian clocked a combined total of 2min 36.87sec over the two runs in Rosa Khutor.

"This season's plan was to show my best here....

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