Politics Steal Spotlight From the Olympic Games

Two members of the punk protest group 'Pussy Riot' detained and released in Sochi.
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I'm Michelle Franzen in new York and this is an ABC news digital special. They eleven from so she will feature some new faces on the snow and ice but it -- the Russian politics taking center stage this morning. First though your Olympics and sixty. The attention this morning though has been turned away from the mountains and the arena as to the streets. -- two members of the Russian pop -- -- protest group was he right were detained and released. They managed to have their photos tweeted from their own accounts during the initial run in with police ABC's -- gunman was there he of the. Just a few moments ago the two members of pussy -- actually walked out of the police station. They were released earlier in the day they'd been accused of theft in a hotel they were not charged with anything and once they came that it was this mad scrum of reporters following them down the street. And cat and out just -- They've been here in Sochi and -- specifically not far from the Olympic park for the past couple of days. They say they've been detained twice already today was the third time. The sale always for un grounded reasons that when they came now they performed one of their songs. Which was very ironic we -- helpful and will make you love Russia they've been here making. Peter and that's exactly what they got they probably wanted to get arrested and even as they were being detained taken away police cars. They were tweeting out pictures even their telephone numbers from reporters to call. -- -- -- That Scotland smack in the middle of the chaos that brings pussy -- to Sochi. Back to the games now and the medal count the competition is tight the Dutch remain in first with twenty medals. Teen USA and Russia are tied with nineteen medals each Norway follows closely with eighteen and the Canadians still -- with sixteen. The gold medal rankings though they tell a different story Germany leads the way -- on top with eight. Norway is right behind with seven host Russia and the Americans -- have. Five gold medals the so teen USA is grabbing more -- shining bright on the ice last night and on the slopes today ABC's -- robot watching all the Olympic action in -- we spoke to her earlier today. Michelle good morning from -- it was a magical performance that captivated the crowd. Figure skating duo Meryl Davis and Charlie White not missing one beat up their tightly choreographed dance on ice. Lifting and -- selling their way to America's first win ever in ice dancing and reaching the highest free dance score ever recorded. White afterwards said quote to be able to go out on the ice and skate -- you dream about it at night was ridiculous. The -- seventeen years together still on a euphoric high today. In -- -- and Michelle another one for the Olympic history books here teen USA on fire with adrenaline pumping speed. Steven Holcomb and Steve the Lincoln lined on the issue they ended up grabbing the bronze medal. But -- this is America's first two man bobsled medal in more than sixty. Years so way to go guys. And then let's now turn to women's hockey because these ladies are on the high road to that gold medal team USA crushing the -- six to one the big game against rival Canada. Is coming up on Thursday we can't wait for that. Other metals that have been snatched by teen USA. After the fog delayed the men's snowboard cross to Tuesday today the big final race was a thriller a photo. Finish for gold and silver France taking the gold. Russia silver and then America has Alex people who saved his best performance. For the exact right moment winning the bronze -- -- so much going on here in Sochi. But I have to say that I'm kind of missing the balmy sunny days that we are complaining about the heat because it's now turned -- fog. And rain and it's about therapeutic -- difference inside our studios right here but then again. I know you guys have a lot of snow there in New -- -- I -- plane back to you. Yes they mean much better weather where you're -- still thank you again Amy robot from our ABC news Winter Olympic headquarters in -- And we are joined live now on the phone from Sochi by Wall Street Journal's Jim -- was named Jim thank you so much for joining us first of all I know it's been a busy time -- there. After fog kept the olympians off the mountain yesterday we now have a men's snowboard cross champion how was the visibility up -- today. -- it's just mention that the current I didn't achieve that it currently reading -- now. -- go and are not here today. Wade be sweet and delicate condition are great at it what and you know billboard -- went on. It and -- people got -- That's right the show must go on the Olympics must go forward so photo finish to that raise the American Alex Diebold taking last the last place on the podium. How -- his run and had we understand he's dedicating his -- to someone very special. -- -- It will run in the semifinals of the most because the you to get the final any at the. We photo finish with -- countries and Trevor Jacob. And he got it made -- final -- I don't it's really no match that went gold medal -- -- there but -- he would get brought. You don't get -- adults see it coated metal could bode Miller's late -- Stella still order -- Miller who died last year. That's a very special sort of feeling to have that gym bag down the mountain now to the hockey -- the men are back in action today. How -- the host Russians -- in game with the upstart Norway. -- Russians want it -- let you don't admit the crowd -- little bit early in the game but it scoreless but the Russians eventually all the way. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And now with the Russians and also the Slovenia's advancing how is the quarterfinal round shaping up do we know yet who the US men's team will be facing off with tomorrow. US -- tomorrow night against the winner that night game against Slovakia and -- the Czech Republic. And in the other side of the draw and it wait a winner. Switzerland and -- Even -- US beat Russia. Hockey here that you went at it more difficult. Canada. But he. Yeah that'll be Vancouver all over again a familiar face -- and a different race let's move on now former summer Olympian -- Jones. Has made her winter debut she's part of the two women bobsled team and she posted this message to her sled made this morning. Jazz I know how hard you work to get here I've celebrated with you and we won both the bobsled medal together and also shared your frustration when we -- I can't wait to go in this battle with you. That was just a bit of it you're the bobsled track right now watching the women's heats how are they shaping up to do today. How you escaped into first place it's not -- and and their partner Jack. -- had a bumpy run and are currently eleven. Another track and field athlete Warren Williams and her partner a lot of -- Her -- -- -- -- -- -- Very good -- oh wait and watch and see what happens with that. Certainly -- -- it sounds like you're having a good time at the Olympics as they still run forward in gear up for lots more this week. Thanks for joining us -- Jersey of the Wall Street Journal live from Sochi. And for all the latest from Sochi including the US men's hockey team will play in tomorrow's quarterfinal game stay right here on abcnews.com. Truck to the minute results check out our live blog for now though I'm Michelle Franzen in New York this has been an ABC news digital. Report at --

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