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Switzerland, Belarus make their Olympic moves on Day 7 of Sochi Olympics

Published time: February 15, 2014 00:55
Switzerland's Dario Cologna competes to win gold in the Men's Cross-Country Skiing 15km Classic at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 14, 2014 in Rosa Khutor near Sochi. (AFP Photo / Alberto Pizzoli)

Switzerland's Dario Cologna competes to win gold in the Men's Cross-Country Skiing 15km Classic at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 14, 2014 in Rosa Khutor near Sochi. (AFP Photo / Alberto Pizzoli)

The Swiss national team has moved up to second place in the Olympic medal count with five golds after winning top medals in cross-country skiing and Super-Combined. The Belorussian team also managed to grab two gold medals, drawing closer to the leaders.

Belorussian biathlete Darya Domracheva is celebrating her second gold medal in Sochi after winning the women’s 15-kilometer individual race. Her teammate freestyle skier Alla Tsuper in the meantime won gold in women’s aerials.

In the absence of Russian figure skating legend, Evgeny Plushenko, who withdrew from the individual event over back injury, Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan has become the men’s individual figure skating champion at the Sochi Winter Games.

Read more on Sochi Olympics Day 7.

Belarus' Darya Domracheva competes at the firing range in the Women's Biathlon 15 km Individual at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 14, 2014 in Rosa Khutor near Sochi. (AFP Photo / Odd Andersen)

Comments (7)

 

Andrew Jennings 15.02.2014 14:03

On the contrary Mergon....

The 'competition' is ALL Putin's but one would expect that from a little man who carries very large chip on his rounded shoulders. Little presidents need to spend big in oder to momentarily escape their little man syndrome which in turn allows them a momentary reprieve to keenly foreground their own self worth.

The next winter games expected budget will be 5 billion but then of course the future South Korean president is expected to be err...somewhat taller than the little president

 

mergon 15.02.2014 10:52

The games have developed into a competition within its self and the main event is to see which country can spend the most public money to get the best result !

 

mergon 15.02.2014 10:48

I suppose if you get up early enough and go for a walk around Moscow before the trucks come around to remove all of those frozen bodies from the streets you might think it was all worth it !

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