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Upstate NY Olympians Set to Be Honored

Two parades are scheduled for later this month in the Adirondacks to honor the region's athletes who competed at the Winter Olympics in Russia, including medal winners Andrew Weibrecht and Erin Hamlin

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Bjoerndalen Coming Back for 2016 Championships

Buoyed by two gold medals from the Sochi Olympics, Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen says he will continue for two more years and not retire this season as planned.

Bjoerndalen, who had failed to win any major race for two years before Sochi, writes in a Facebook entry that he is "full of energy and inspiration" after winning the 10-kilometer sprint and mixed relay at last month's Olympics

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Russian Olympic gold medalists in figure skating Adelina Sotnikova (R) and Yulia Lipnitskaya pose for the media during an awards ceremony for Russian Olympic athletes. (Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)
Russian Olympic gold medalists in figure skating Adelina Sotnikova (R) and Yulia Lipnitskaya pose for the media during an awards ceremony for Russian Olympic athletes. (Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)
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Russian Olympic Medalists Rewarded With Cars

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has given a Mercedes-Benz to each Olympic medalist from the host country of the 2014 Sochi Games.

Medvedev reportedly gave away dozens of white Mercedes-Benz cars, decorated with the Russian Olympic team logo

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Olympic Broadcaster Andrew Catalon Joins Joe & Brix [AUDIO]

For years Andrew Catalon cut his teeth as a news anchor at WNYT News Channel 13 right here in Albany, New York. Now he a national sports voice, and for the last two weeks he’s been in Sochi, Russia heading the Olympic Curling coverage for NBC.

Earlier today Catalon joined Joe & Brix to discuss his experience in Russia covering the Games. During their conversation Catalon discussed the hospitality in Sochi, the American results and his favorite stories from the games.

Check out the interview below, and always tune into Joe & Brix on 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio.

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Sochi Games End With Grand Ceremony

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — With a nod to Russia's Olympic past and 900 children carrying small flames, a giant bear has extinguished the flame of the Sochi Games.

The 26-foot (8-meter) bear shed a single tear down from his left eye after blowing out a cauldron inside FischtOlympic Stadium, marking the symbolic end of the 17-day games

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Upstate New York Native ‘Shocked’ To Win Silver

As American Andrew Weibrecht crossed the finish line of the Super G for a silver medal last Sunday, the announcers on TV were shocked. Apparently, they weren't the only ones.

"I was a little bit shocked myself," said Weibrecht, when he called into 104.5 The Team on Fr

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No Place Like Home?

Last night’s Olympic ladies’ figure skating results have caused quite a stir as several people are upset that Russian Adelina Sotnikova was awarded the gold medal over reigning Olympic champion Yuna Kim of South Korea

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Alex Carpenter of the U.S. goes down in front of Canada's Jocelyne Larocque as they battle for the puck in the third period. Mark Reis/Getty Images
Alex Carpenter of the U.S. goes down in front of Canada's Jocelyne Larocque as they battle for the puck in the third period. Mark Reis/Getty Images
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U.S. Women Lose Lead Late, Fall to Canada

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title.

Canada trailed 2-0 before Brianne Jenner and Poulin scored in the final 3:26 of regulation, and Poulin had the game-winner with a power play goal at 8:10 of overtime

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Obama Bet’s a Case Of Beer On USA Hockey

WASHINGTON (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is ready for the icy cold one President Barack Obama promised him.

With their countries facing off in a pair of Olympic hockey games this week, more than just the puck was on the line

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Olympian Kate Hansen Finds A Wolf In The Hall [VIDEO]

The Sochi Olympics have been marred by reports of terrible accommodations, unfinished construction sites and reports of stray dogs wandering the city streets. None of that compares to this.

Check out Olympic luger and twerking sensation Kate Hansen’s video of a wolf wandering the hallways of her Olympic hotel. Not only is this video incredible, its also pretty damn dangerous. The last thing Putin needs on his hands are a bunch of maimed athletics that were attacked by an arctic beast while they were trying to take a nap. Not good for National PR. 

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IOC: No Arm Bands Not Insensitive

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The IOC's reluctance to allow competitors to wear black arm bands, or any other individual badge, to honor fallen loved ones might seem on the surface to be insensitive. That's hardly the intent, the Olympic committee says

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The Significance Behind This Man Shaving His Beard

Last week, Upstate New Yorker Erin Hamlin ignited the Capital Region whenever she became the first American ever to medal in a luge event.

The Remsen, NY native called into the Team and told us about a bet

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