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Grim talk turns to gold for now at Olympics
Sochi Olympics Snowbo Heal
Silver medalist Staale Sandbech, left, of Norway, gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg, of the United States, center, and bronze medalist Mark McMorris, right, of Canada, pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip ) - photo by Associated Press
SOCHI, Russia — All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things. IOC President Thomas Bach had said it's "time that it finally starts." And so it did Saturday — the first competition since the cauldron was lit.