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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 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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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 »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 2 Update: Dragon Wrangling

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This year’s Dragon Wrangling has no signs of decreasing in excitement. Christopher Drake gave some great effort, but unfortunately, the Swedish Short-Snout got distracted by the Horntail’s roar and squished both of Drake’s arms, removing his ability to hold a wand. He was immediately disqualified, and the mediwizards rushed him off the field. Maybe next time he’ll use a more appropriate spell instead of a Cheering Charm. If you’re trying to make a name for ... Read More »