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'Spirit' of Olympics hits Sochi

SOCHI, Russia, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- International Olympic Committee officials said Thursday the "spirit of the Games is awakening" in Sochi, Russia, four months before the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.
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Committee visits Sochi for Olympics update

Committee visits Sochi for Olympics update

SOCHI, Russia, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Organizers said they are impressed with preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2006 with 123 to follow.
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Rogge claims Turin Games 'magnificent'

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge declared the just-concluded Winter Olympics in Italy "magnificent."

Distinctive medals set for Turin Olympics

TURIN, Italy, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The medals to be awarded at February's Winter Olympic Games were presented to Italian Games organizers Friday.

IOC group makes final Turin tour

TURIN, Italy, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- An International Olympic Committee group has completed its final full visit to Turin, Italy, the site of the 2006 Winter Games.

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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2005 with 123 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Aug. 30, the 243rd day of 2004 with 123 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2003 with 123 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2002 with 123 to follow.
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French go 1-2 in slalom

PARK CITY, Utah, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Bode Miller's second-run miscue Saturday allowed Jean-Pierre Vidal of France to win the Olympic gold medal in slalom at the Deer Valley Resort.
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Jean-Claude Killy (born 30 August 1943, in Saint-Cloud, Hauts-de-Seine, France) was a alpine ski racer, who dominated the sport in the late 1960s. He was a triple Olympic champion, winning the three alpine events at the 1968 Winter Olympics, becoming the most successful athlete there. He also won two World Cup titles, in (1967 and 1968).

Killy was born in Saint-Cloud, a suburb of Paris, during the Nazi occupation of World War II, but was brought up in Val-d'Isère in the Alps, where his family had relocated in 1945 following the war. His father, Robert, was a former fighter pilot for the Free French, and opened a ski shop in the Savoie village, and would later operate a hotel. In 1950, his mother Madeline abandoned the family for another man, leaving Robert to raise Jean-Claude, age 7, his older sister (France), and their infant brother (Mic). Jean-Claude was sent to boarding school in Chambéry, 80 miles (130 km) down the valley, but he despised being shut up in a classroom.

Killy turned his attention to skiing rather than school. His father allowed him to drop out at age 15, and he made the French national junior team a year later. As a young racer, Killy was fast, but did not usually complete his races, and the early 1960s were less than successful.

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