Monday's Highlights at the Sochi Olympics

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm •  Published: February 17, 2014
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MONDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS AT THE SOCHI OLYMPICS:

LOST IN A FOG

Soup was the special on the Olympic menu. Thick, soupy fog in the mountains rolled in to Krasnaya Polyana on Sunday night, stuck around on Monday and knocked out a bunch of events. A men's biathlon race and a snowboard event were both postponed until Tuesday. "Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate," American snowboardcross rider Nate Holland said.

PROTEST & POLITICS

An Italian gay-rights activist says she was detained for several hours by police. The police say no such thing happened. Vladimir Luxuria, a former Italian parliament lawmaker who has become a prominent transgender rights crusader and television personality, told The Associated Press she was stopped while carrying a rainbow flag that read in Russian: "Gay is OK." She added that the issue was not the flag but the message. "They asked me not to show things like that anymore."

LET'S SHAKE IT

Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the first Olympic title in the ice dancing for the United States. The silver medalists from four years ago scored 116.63 points in the free dance to beat their Canadian training partners, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Davis and White started skating together in 1997, and on the biggest day of their career, they were nearly flawless. "That in itself justified 17 years of hard work," White said.

AND IT'S GOT ME MOVING

Rivals compare her to a dancer because she skis with rhythm. She also wins plenty of gold. Darya Domracheva became the first female to win three gold medals in biathlon at the same Olympics when she won the 12.5-kilometer mass start race, missing only one target. Gabriela Soukalova of Czech Republic was second and Tiril Eckhoff of Norway finished third.

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