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483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 7 Update: Wand Skating

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Welcome back to Wand Skating at the 483rd ½ Wizolympics. It’s warm weather here in Sochi, but freezing spells are in effect here inside the dome that houses our skating rink. There is no lack of ice here. In fact, the ice has been cleared and is now a blank canvas ready for our next competitor to make their mark on. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 7 Morning Update: Wand Skating

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As the stands start to clear out, the competitors for today’s wand skating event take the ice. As usual, France has a high amount of entries in this event. With four chances at defending their ten-year running title, it looks as though France is once again standing in high probability of taking home the top honor in wand skating. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 6 Update: W.W.N. Report

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Scandal breaks out at the 2014 Sochi Wizolympics! Listen in to the W.W.N.'s Lee Jordan and Daily Prophet correspondent Ginny Potter as they report on the shocking twist at Expedition Wandless before covering the surprises at the Yeti Toss event and Snowball Fight finals. Read More »

Wizards Responsible for Muggle Olympics Sabotage Located, Brought to Justice

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SOCHI, RUSSIA—Declaring they have finally discovered the culprits behind the now ubiquitous Olympic rings fiasco and a slew of other mysterious mishaps that have occurred at the Muggle Olympics this past week, officials of the Russian Ministry have captured 27-year-old Fillion Brokeworth and 34-year-old Theodore Nott, both of Surrey, London. “We were only trying to have a bit of fun,” lamented Brokeworth, after he was captured trying to sell cookies to unsuspecting guests at the Muggle ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 6 Update: Snowball Fight Finals

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Ginny Weasley here, and what I have to report to you is quite hard to believe. But as per the Daily Prophet’s maxim, I am committed to giving you the news as it is! “You are the superior teams and have rightfully risen above the rest,” the Snowball Fighting judge, Vladimir Golubov, began this morning. The audience at Firebird Stadium seemed to hang on his every word, and he was clearly enjoying the attention. “Iceland ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 6 Update: Yeti Toss Final Round

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After an exciting but not unsurprising qualifying round this morning, five countries advanced to the finals round of the Yeti Toss: Iceland, Nepal, Norway, Russia, and the US. The finals began with Iris Einarsson landing head first in a pile of snow after being tossed 63.48 meters. As Wizolympic officials helped to dig Einarsson out of the snow, Adam Whitney choose his yeti. Once the arena was cleared, Whitney and his yeti prepared for the ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 6 Update: Yeti Toss Qualifying Round

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This morning the qualifying round for the Yeti Toss kicked off here in Sochi. Nine teams competed in this round with Nepal as the favorite going in. In order to make it past this round the wizard from each team needed to choose a yeti that would toss him/her at least 60 meters. As expected Shreya Rana of Nepal skillfully chose her yeti, and she landed at 69 meters to qualify for the finals. She ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 5 Update: W.W.N. Report

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Things are moving fast at the 2014 Sochi Wizolympics! The W.W.N.'s Lee Jordan recaps an audience favorite, the Muggle-inspired Bob Sledding event, as well as the penultimate Snowball Fight, followed by Ludo Bagman's latest report on Expedition Wandless. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 5 Update: Snowball Fight

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Ginny Weasley here, reporting from Sochi, Russia, where Day 5 of the Wizolympics is happily underway! I am taking over coverage of the Snowball Fighting Tournament following the strange disappearance of our Editor-in-Chief, Barnabas Cuffe, just yesterday afternoon. Wherever you are Barnaby, we wish you a safe return to us! Needless to say, I never got a chance to watch the preliminary rounds of this event. Besides lending my voice nightly to the Wizarding Wireless ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 5 Update: Bob Sledding

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Bob Sledding is a fan favorite event of the Wizolympics, usually garnering a crowd so large that Omnioculars are employed just so that visitors can partake in the action. This event has been known in the past for it's cheating scandals, with many teams trying to find a way to magically enchant their sleds to either go faster or to float on the snow. Turkey even tried sneaking in a Robert. Read More »