Does Games’ flame still burn, or will Sochi get cold shoulder?


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Have we outgrown the Olympics?

A generation ago, the buzz would have been building and the rest of the sports world would have slowed, if not stopped altogether, as eyes turned toward Sochi, Russia.

The grace of figure skating, the drama of ice hockey, the sheer adrenaline of alpine skiing — the American contingent became our instant heroes for a fortnight, folded into the pageantry of world competition.

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