Santa Claus, German dance and Shakespeare: Olympic houses provide little windows to the world – The National


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Santa Claus, German dance and Shakespeare: Olympic houses provide little windows to the world
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The man with the wild white beard looks familiar and his plump frame and jolly countenance add to the image. The red-and-white bobble-hat confirms his identity. "Papai Noel!" shouts an excited Brazilian child as she looks up from the canvas on which

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Cuddly Controversy: Sochi 2014 Olympic Mascot Choices Mired in Political Debate – TIME

Cuddly Controversy: Sochi 2014 Olympic Mascot Choices Mired in Political Debate
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But the fishy part was this: before the winners were announced, the frontrunner appeared to be Grandfather Frost, the Russian version of Santa Claus. However, shortly after Prime Minister Putin put in his endorsement for the snow leopard, which he said

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Page 2’s suggested Olympic mascot revisions – ESPN


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Page 2's suggested Olympic mascot revisions
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But there is already controversy about the choices, after the first choice, Russian Father Christmas Ded Moroz, the equivalent to Santa Claus, was thrown out by organizers. Also, the snowboarding leopard, who just happened to be praised by Prime
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Father Frost removed from competition for Sochi Olympic Games mascot

MOSCOW, February 26 (Itar-Tass) — Father Frost, the Russian version of Santa Claus, has been removed from the list of official candidates for the mascot of the Winter Olympic Games to be held in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi in 2014. View full post on santa claus – Yahoo! News Search Results

Santa on shortlist to be Olympic mascot – Yahoo! Eurosport UK (blog)


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Santa on shortlist to be Olympic mascot
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Santa Claus is on the shortlist to be named the official mascot of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. A Russian television station is running a
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Santa on shortlist for Olympic mascot – Yahoo! Eurosport UK (blog)


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Santa on shortlist for Olympic mascot
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Santa Claus is on the shortlist to be named the official mascot of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Russian Santa Claus has no link to Saint
2012 Olympic Mascot Candidates Include Santa Claus And The Sun?SB Nation (blog)
Sochi 2014 Mascot Could Be A Bear, Doll, Or Santa ClausGamesBids.com
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2012 Olympic Mascot Candidates Include Santa Claus And The Sun? – SB Nation (blog)


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2012 Olympic Mascot Candidates Include Santa Claus And The Sun?
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Santa Claus. Wait, what? The Winter Olympics are in February, so it's not like his busy, but … • Fire Boy. Seems like wishful thinking for the environment
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2014 Olympic Mascot Candidates Include Santa Claus And The Sun?

Three years out from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, it’s time to start talking intangibles, and our friends at Fourth-Place Medal have an exhaustive ranking of the proposed mascots for the games. In a startling departure from past years, several of the candidates are actually identifiable creatures. Never fear, though; this is still the Olympics and the pool isn’t without the requisite left-field … View full post on santa claus – Yahoo! News Search Results