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Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony
Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony

For the last 18 days, I've been chronicling TV's coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics, dutifully watching all manner of downhill ski races, luge runs and short-track heats. What effect this has had on me I'll leave to an imminently convening team of Austrian psychiatrists (Austria, winners of 17 medals, including three golds in Alpine skiing, of which one was Mario Matt's improbable win in the slalom). It was certainly an odd paradox, some of the most death-defying physical acts in the world understood through an act of extreme couch-potato-ing. So with the giant bear now shedding his tear, it was time for a look back at the several days of national viewing and...

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