Sochi Games

Turn your head and there's former NHLer Petr Nedved.

Postcards from Sochi

Last month, UBC’s Jon Azpiri was in Sochi taking in gold medal hockey games, sad Russian hockey players and frightening bear mascots.

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Researcher seeks to level playing field for Paralympians

Researcher seeks to level playing field for Paralympians

UBC’s Dr. Andrei Krassioukov on the practice of boosting – intentional injury – that can increase blood pressure and may improve performance.

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Can the Olympics change our bad environmental habits?

Can the Olympics change our bad environmental habits?

The public increasingly expects host cities to meet tough environmental standards, says expert.

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How Stalin paved way for Sochi Games

How Stalin paved way for Sochi Games

UBC’s Anne Gorsuch details the troubled history of the seaside town of Sochi, a paradoxical place of healing and excess.

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The LGBT struggle in Sochi

The LGBT struggle in Sochi

UBC law prof Margot Young on gay rights in Russia.

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Dare devils, DNA and the dopamine rush

Dare devils, DNA and the dopamine rush

Researcher and extreme skier Cynthia Thomson, a UBC alumna, explains the science behind risky sports.

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Games security

Games security

From bomb threats to cyber attacks, UBC expert assesses Sochi’s complex threat environment.

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Decoding the thirst for victory

Decoding the thirst for victory

From Sochi to the Super Bowl, a UBC sociologist explores our global obsession with winning.

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Putin’s Games

Putin’s Games

A UBC prof looks at what the Sochi Games say about Russia’s past and its future.

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Gold standard

Gold standard

UBC Prof. and Chief Medical Officer for the Canadian Olympic Committee Bob McCormack is heading to Sochi to help Canadian athletes stay fit and get on the podium.

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Sochi's waterfront today.

UBC experts on Sochi Games

UBC experts are available to comment on the Sochi Winter Games, from security to sports psychology.

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Countdown: Six months to Sochi

Countdown: Six months to Sochi

UBC Law Prof. Margot Young examines Russia’s gay rights laws and lifting of the female ski jumping ban.

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