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Sochi hockey team thriving a year after Winter Olympics

In this photo taken on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, children shout during the KHL hockey match between Sochi and Atlant teams in the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia. The subtropical resort of Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Games, now boasts a decent hockey team and a steady following of fans who turn the otherwise deserted Olympic park into a noisy busy place it was a year ago. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Many Russians laughed when Sochi was selected to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Not only was Sochi one of the warmest places in Russia, it also had no history of winter sports.

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Italy’s Paris beats Mayer, Streitberger for 1st super-G win

Dominik Paris, of Italy, center, winner of an alpine ski, men's World Cup super-G, celebrates on the podium with second placed Matthias Mayer, of Austria, left, and third placed Georg Streitberger, of Austria, in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Italian skier Dominik Paris won his first career World Cup super-G, and Alexis Pinturault of France dominated the combined event for his eighth victory on Friday.

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