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Sochi Olympics TV moment: Slopestyle sweep, skating slip
Sochi Olympics TV moment: Slopestyle sweep, skating slip

With slopestyle, figure skating and skeleton all in action Thursday, it was a day without one big narrative but plenty of juicy smaller ones. Russian figure-skating superstar Evgeni Plushenko practically set off a local media riot when he had an 11th-hour opt-out of the men’s singles competition due to a back injury; the skeletal American Noelle Pikus-Pace looked for a comeback story to make TV Olympics producers giddy; and U.S. slopestyler Joss Christensen became, well, the polite Shaun White. Five streams in NBC’s Olympics telecast Thursday. --U.S. audiences could be delighted by the Olympic plaza sight of three American flags waving overhead after U.S. men took gold, silver...

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