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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: 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 2 Update: Dragon Wrangling

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This morning we saw things heat up in this 483 ½ winter Wizolympics, as the Dragon Wrangling event got underway. Seven competitors circled around Reginald Indra, the son of the dragon keeper, Kevin Indra, and referee for today’s event. Indra is a stout man with dark, curly hair and rather thin arms. Perhaps his father’s invention of the Fumosis spell made it unnecessary for any physical force when taming dragons, therefore causing the younger Indra not to grow any muscles. Read More »