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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 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 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 »

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 »

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 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 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: Snow Shoveling (Squib Games)

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Snow Shoveling, the only squib event in the Wizolympics, experienced a delay today as the self-named WETS. (Witches for the Ethical Treatment of Squibs) staged a show-stopping protest. “This is a horrible event that should be outlawed,” explained WETS founder Ira Tater before her arrest under suspicion of using the Imperius Curse on Australian Squib and first time competitor Perrick Ackerman. Russian Ministry officials subdued  the shovel-yielding Ackerman, who took out three officials and a ... Read More »