Feb 20: Olympic gold, Dominic is old, Katy has a cold

We’ve got two birthdays to celebrate this week. Independent Kosovo is officially 10, and your host Dominic Kraemer is officially old. Congrats to both!

As Kosovo marks 10 years since declaring independence from Serbia, we give our man in the Balkans Andrew MacDowall a call to explain the challenges that lie ahead for Europe’s youngest country. Meanwhile, Katy’s been huddling under a duvet in Paris with a cold this week — a great excuse to obsess over the Winter Olympics, not least that amazing Scottish invention, curling. Team Finland’s Oona Kauste is on the line all the way from South Korea with a staunch defence of the sport against allegations that it ‘looks weird’, and how she manages to juggle the Olympics with her career as a hairdresser and make-up artist.

Plus: out and proud LGBT Olympians, happy news for German commuters, and political truth, Dutch-style. Oh, and a mysterious Finnish tongue-twister. Anyone that solves the mystery gets a gold medal of their very own.

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