483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 10 Update: Unicorn Capture Pre-Contest

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One of the Wizolympics’ most cultivating bouts is the much-anticipated Unicorn Capture, which is set to begin this morning at 6:00 am, and will go until 6:00 pm unless a lucky team succeeds in capturing a unicorn before then. For those of you who are not seasoned viewers of the Wizolympic games, the Unicorn Capture is one of the longest-running winter Wizolympic events to date. The rules are very straightforward: in teams of two, the ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 9 Update: W.W.N. Report

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The ice is breaking at the 2014 Sochi Wizolympics! The W.W.N.'s Lee Jordan covers the brand new Ice Fishing event, where celebrity athlete Viktor Krum premieres his newfound skills, while Glenda Chittock covers a "growing problem" at Expedition Wandless. Read More »

483 1/2 Wizolympics – Day 9 Update: Wizard Ice Fishing Finals

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After a confusing start and some faulty charms this morning, the Wizard Ice Fishing qualifying round ended with the United States eliminated and the other six teams advancing to the finals. The final round began with excitement as Viktor Krum, famous Bulgarian Seeker and ice fisher, took an early lead, hooking an impressive 30-pound ice fish in just the first fifteen minutes. Krum’s family and friends were seen cheering wildly in the stands along with ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 9 Update: Ice Fishing

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For the first time ever, right here at the 483 ½ Wizolympics, wizards from across the world competed in the Muggle sport ice fishing. Despite some initial confusion from athletes as to how exactly to catch ice, the game got off to an exciting start. Percy Weasley from the Department of Magical Games and Sports was able to charm ice blocks of various sizes so that the games could continue. Mr. Weasley was not available ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 8 Update: W.W.N. Report

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The brooms are up at the 2014 Sochi Wizolympics! Daily Prophet correspondent Ginny Potter covers the American-invented, Quidditch-inspired Frozen Quodpot event, while Lee Jordan introduces the W.W.N.'s replacement Expedition Wandless reporter, Glenda Chittock. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 8 Update: Frozen Quodpot

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Hello, everyone! I know you’re all excited to see who will join Team USA in the Frozen Quodpot finals later this evening. This morning they played a spectacular game against Transylvania, with team captain Steven Knight landing the winning Quod into the pot. No surprise, really, since the Americans developed this game, and they are determined to add another gold medal for this sport. This afternoon’s match will be Russia vs. Denmark. With both teams ... Read More »

483 1/2 Wizolympics – Day 8 Update: Frozen Quodpot

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The USA and Denmark compete for the Frozen Quodpot finals! Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics WWN SPECIAL REPORT: Ludo Bagman Leaves Russia

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Today the Wireless Wizarding Network have had to announce that legendary Wimbourne Wasps and England captain Ludo Bagman will no longer be a part of our commentary team for these games. Read the full details in this special report. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 7 Update: W.W.N. Report

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Sparks are flying at the 2014 Sochi Wizolympics! The W.W.N.'s Lee Jordan covers the Wand Skating & Snow Shoveling events, while Ludo Bagman gets opinions on the fate of the USA team from the remaining participants of Expedition Wandless. Read More »

483 1/2 Wizolympics – Day 7 Update: Snow Shoveling (Squib Games)

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We are now on Day 6 of the fifteen day-long Squib Snow Shoveling games. With a heatwave hitting Sochi, much of the shoveling has been of slush or after-game clean-ups. Squibs received special permission to shovel dragon dung after the Dragon Wrangling competition completed on Saturday. While the large piles could have been wiped away with a flick of a wand, it was felt that the Squibs would enjoy the task. The Wizolympic Committee is ... Read More »