Hockey Fills the Stands in Sochi

HOCKEY: Russians poured into the Olympic park by the thousands for men’s hockey, creating long lines at both the Russian fan house and the Olympic store. Russia won a game against Slovenia 5-2 today with a team studded with local stars. The score was close until the third period when Russia scored it’s fourth goal, relieving tense fans in the stands. Other hockey scores included Canada’s win over Norway 3-1 and America’s rout of Slovakia 7-1. Read the hockey highlights from The Toronto Star and see what everyone is saying about it on Twitter.

Another beautiful story of sportsmanship: Canadian long track speed skater Gilmore Junio gives his spot in the event to teammate Denny Morrison who fell in the nations’ trials and lost his own spot. Click here to read about it in the Moose Jaw Times Herald.

Tied for Gold: Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland tied for gold in the women’s downhill event, marking the first time in Olympic Alpine history that a race has been won in a tie.

Mobile dating app Tinder: Athletes are logging on to find that the dating pool is world-class (from the San Jose Mercury News Weekend).

Find our press clips from Day 8 of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, click here.