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5 things to know Tuesday about the Sochi Olympics

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  • Spectators protect themselves from the rain Tuesday as they walk past the Olympic cauldron at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

      Spectators protect themselves from the rain Tuesday as they walk past the Olympic cauldron at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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SOCHI, Russia -- Fast Five, Tuesday edition: Five things you'll want to know about the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Pussy Riot Members Detained

Two members of the punk group Pussy Riot ran out of a police station in their trademark garish balaclavas Tuesday after being released following several hours of questioning in Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, along with seven others, were detained by police near Sochi's ferry terminal, a popular area for fans celebrating the Olympics, and taken to a police station for questioning. Police said they were questioned in connection with a theft at the hotel where they were staying. No charges were filed.

South Korea Wins In Short Track

South Korea won the women's Olympic short track 3,000-meter relay, passing China on the last lap. The team of Cho Ha-ri, Kim Alang, Park Seung-hi and Shim Suk-hee crossed the finish line first in the 27-lap race.

Women's Hockey To Stay

There is no danger of women's hockey being dropped from the Olympics, the head of ice hockey's international governing body said. IIHF President Rene Fasel said he can guarantee that will never happen. Women's hockey has faced criticism because it is dominated by the United States and Canada, which play in the gold medal game Thursday.

Mancuso In 2018?

Julia Mancuso is leaving the door more than open for a 2018 Winter Olympics run in PyeongChang. The 29-year-old four-time medal winner said after failing to finish a giant slalom qualifying run on Tuesday that being in Sochi makes her want to compete again in four years.

Medal Movers

Belarus picked up two gold medals on Monday to be Sochi's biggest medal mover of the day, moving to seventh in the overall medal standings after 60 events. A total of 12 countries won medals in five events Monday, with seven events scheduled Tuesday.

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