483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 4 Update: W.W.N. Report

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The pixies are loose at the 2014 Sochi Wizolympics! The W.W.N.'s Lee Jordan sits down for an interview with Doxy Baiting organizer Lapetus Panogopoulous, with a recap of the event, followed by a report by Ludo Bagman on the third day of Expedition Wandless. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 4 Update: Doxy Baiting Finals

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The 2014 Doxy Baiting games came to a close at 5 PM Sochi time, and miraculously there were still three players standing… Finalists: Hilarion Panayotis (Greece), Mene Akilki (Egypt), Fay Quigley (UK). Opaline Plaskett (Canada), Spyridon Pasternak (Russia), and María Maravilla Vaca (Colombia) entered the final round not expecting to see our old favorite battler of dark creatures, Gilderoy Lockhart. “He hasn’t been in his right mind for ages, but this kind of stuff cheers ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 4 Update: Snowball Fight

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"Gather round, gather round!" screamed the heavily bearded Russian man who had judged the preliminary round. I had recently learned he was Vladimir Golubov - a two-time Wizolympic champion and dragon tamer. "Last time, you all produced adequate snow forts. The other two teams were cheaters and weaklings. They deserved what the Pogrebin gave them!!" Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 4 Update: Doxy Baiting Opening

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This year’s Doxy Baiting started with a blast when the Wizolympics Organizing Committee decided to give the event a twist. Doxy Baiting has been part of the Wizolympics ever since it was declared an official sport back in the 15th century by the Russian Department of Magical Games and Sports. The game was originally played using Ashwinder eggs and Doxys; however, the practice was banned after the game’s sudden rise in popularity and the consequent ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 3 Update: W.W.N. Report

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The snow is flying at the 2014 Sochi Wizolympics! The W.W.N.'s Lee Jordan is once again joined by the Daily Prophet's Ginny Potter, reporting on the Snowmen Battle and Snowball Fight events, followed by a report by Ludo Bagman on the first departure from Expedition Wandless. Read More »

Fan of the Week: Natalie – February 9, 2014

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NATALIE Age 20 – USA HUFFLEPUFF How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I literally grew up with Harry Potter. I became a Harry Potter fan simply because my older brother was a fan. He owned the first four books, and I remember him getting the first movie on DVD when I was 8. My family watched it together, and we all became pretty obsessed with Harry Potter! I decided to read the first four ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 3 Update: Snowball Fight

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‘Ello again, Daily Prophet subscribers! Barnabuss Cuffe here bringing you coverage directly from the Wizolympics in Sochi, Russia. Today’s report is brought to you by the Nimbus Racing Broom Company. Flying now to a store near you, the Nimbus 2014 is the superior model to all of its predecessors. Not only is it the most exquisitely designed broom of its kind, but it is also the speediest ever produced by wizard hands! Nimbus is excited ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 3 Update: Snowmen Battle

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Welcome to the final of the Snowman Battle! If this morning’s preliminaries were any indication, this is sure to be something to see. And here come the finalists! The fans are going wild, especially those from Germany, who haven’t seen a gold in this sport since the 403rd Wizolympics, when Abigail Burkhard’s snowman split into two separate snowmen. One decapitated Aleksandr Kezerian of Armenia’s snowman, while the other one ripped off his arms. Certainly not ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 3 Update: Snowmen Battle

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The Snowman Battle is always one of the most popular events in the Wizolympics; no one wants to miss the beautiful and terrifying sculptures the competitors manage to construct in the span of an hour followed by a violent fifteen-minute battle. Today’s event is no exception to this rule; nevertheless, we’ll be seeing few familiar faces. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 2 Update: W.W.N. Report

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The 2014 Sochi Wizolympics are underway! The W.W.N.'s Lee Jordan reports on the first day's events, Dragon Wrangling and the Squib-exclusive Snow Shoveling, followed by a special report from Ludo Bagman on the first day of Expedition Wandless in Krasnaya Polyana. Read More »