Category: figure

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Drinking considerations: The sad facet of resolve skating

The figure skating competition has grabbed headlines at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. However, two competitors who made huge impact four years ago are absent from the Games. US skater Gracie Gold, 18 at the Sochi Olympics four years ago, seemed destined for bigger things after winning team bronze, while 15-year-old Russian skater…

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Gerry Adams: A serious resolve or cult chief?

In 2005, Gerry Adams went to South Africa. After landing in Johannesburg, he laid a wreath at Freedom Park before driving to the University of Witwatersrand to make a speech. At that point, he’d been the leader of the Irish nationalist party, Sinn Fein, for 22 years. It was a party Nelson Mandela described as…