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483 1/2 Wizolympics – Day 17 Update: Closing Ceremonies

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Daily Prophet Sports Correspondent, Ginny Potter, reports as the 2014 Wizolympics in Sochi come to a dramatic conclusion at the Firebird Stadium, with Russia handing off the Wizolympic Salamander to Pyeongchang, South Korea. Read More »

483 1/2 Wizolympics – Day 16 Update: Snow Shoveling Finals (Squib Games)

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As the Squib Games came to a close in Sochi, things heated up amid the slushy snow. Just after Avalanching concluded on Thursday, the Squib players were charged with the task of shoveling their way back down the mountain. Before they could get far, ten Cornish pixies mysteriously arrived on the scene. Three snatched Diggory Pitts’s (USA) shovel from his blistered hands and began to shovel snow on top of his head while the other ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 15 Update: W.W.N. Report

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It's getting cold at the 2014 Sochi Wizolympics! The W.W.N.'s Lee Jordan reports on the magic-intensive Ice Course at the Firebird Stadium, as well as the exciting final round at the Avalanching event, while Glenda Chittock greets the teams of Expedition Wandless as they race to reunite with their wands. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 14 Update: W.W.N. Report

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The snow is falling at the 2014 Sochi Wizolympics! The W.W.N.'s Lee Jordan reports on the Avalanching qualifying rounds and gets an expert opinion from author Daisy Hookum on the recent scandals at Expedition Wandless, while Glenda Chittock covers the competition's penultimate event in Krasnya Polyana. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 13 Update: W.W.N. Report

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The action is sweeping by at the 2014 Sochi Wizolympics! The W.W.N.'s Lee Jordan reports on the major upset at the Curling event, while Glenda Chittock covers the rule-breaking shocker at the Expedition Wandless camp. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 13 Update: Wizard Curling Final Round

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The roaring of spectators could be heard from across Russia from Firebird Stadium this afternoon as the Swedish and Canadian teams faced off in the final round of Wizard Curling. Fans say that it was one of the most thrilling matches that they had ever seen. Since Canada has won the gold medal in Wizard Curling for the past eight years, Swedish fans were not taken aback when Canadian curler Aimee Ouellette delivered three flawless ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 13 Update: Wizard Curling Qualifying Rounds

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As the 483 1/2 Wizolympics arrive closer to their end, the events in store seem to be getting increasingly thrilling. Day 13 presents us with a wizarding tradition and fan favorite - that’s right - Wizard Curling. Earlier today, eight countries’ teams competed in qualifying rounds to determine who would ultimately be competing in the final round, which will be occuring at 3:00 pm this afternoon. If you are sitting on pins and needles waiting for the championship match to begin, fret not! We at the Daily Prophet have put together a brief history of one of the Wizarding World’s beloved sports, Wizard Curling. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 12 Update: W.W.N. Report

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It’s a race to the finish at the 2014 Sochi Wizolympics! The W.W.N.’s Lee Jordan reports on the daring teams competing in the Skrewt Sledding event, as well as the special Squib guest at the ongoing Snow Shoveling competition, while Glenda Chittock details the deep dive taken by the athletes of Expedition Wandless. Read More »

483 1/2 Wizolympics – Day 12 Update: Snow Shoveling (Squib Games)

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We are in the homestretch of the Snow Shoveling games as the eleventh day comes to a close in Sochi – and what an event it has been. Diggory Pitts (USA), reigning gold medalist, was taken to the mediwizard tent two days ago to be treated for severe blistering and exhaustion. “Poor thing, he has nothing left in him. Blisters the size of Galleons,” lamented Healer Herby Planter. Diggory has single handedly – mostly because ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 12 Update: Skrewt Sledding Finals

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Good evening everyone and welcome to the final round of Skrewt Sledding! We’ve watched competitors from all over the globe with wands at the ready and blast-ended Skewt’s ablaze race down the half-mile snow covered slope for a chance at the gold. Things have been heating up (no pun intended) since earlier in the day as it appears one of the finalists, Alden Weatherby of the UK, has suffered an injury to his … feet… in the opening round and is up in arms with Adam Vakhrushev of Russia about it. Read More »