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2014 Olympic Winter Games

WATCH: Jamaica's Bobsled Theme Song Is Solid Gold!

Posted 02.19.2014 | Sports

Jamaica didn't win a medal in the bobsled -- but this new theme song is solid gold. To the right It's bobsled time! To the left It's bobsled tim...

U.S. Wins All 3 Medals In Men's Slopestyle Skiing

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 02.13.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Don't worry, Team USA. The shredder kids have your back. Americans Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper...

What's With Her Eyes???

Posted 02.10.2014 | Sports

These are eyes you don't want to mess with, especially when they're aiming a rifle. The steely blue peepers belong to Grete Gaim, an Estonian comp...

Hey Martin Johnsrud Sundby: Russia Wants Your Bronze Medal Back

AP | Posted 02.10.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Russia has appealed a jury's decision to let a Norwegian cross-country skier keep his bronze medal at the Sochi Olym...

This Stray Dog Is A Stark Reminder Of Sochi's Extermination Plan

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Sports

A stray dog recently found its way onto a cross country ski run in Sochi. As some point out, video footage of the barking dog mingling with Olympia...

Bring on the Games

Ann Duffy | Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports
Ann Duffy

There are people everywhere. From now until the day after the games, the mountain and city venues reach their highest population and event organizers are weaving and juggling a multiplicity of tasks, services, deadlines, needs and nationalities.

Free Speech at Sochi Olympics? Not Really..

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 01.30.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A day after the head of the Sochi organizing committee appeared to contradict IOC President Thomas Bach on the rights of Olympi...

McDonald's #CheersToSochi Campaign Meets With LGBT Backlash

Scott Wooledge | Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott Wooledge

By the end of Wednesday, a Twitter search of the McDonald's hashtag #CheersToSochi revealed that it was no hyperbole when the Bilerico Project's John Becker declared it officially "hijacked." Legions of LGBT protesters outnumbered everyone else in the feed.

Olympic Gold Medalist Comes Out As Gay

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Figure skating legend and Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano has come out as gay ahead of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. "It is my desire...

French President Skipping Winter Olympics In Russia

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2013 | World

PARIS, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Neither President Francois Hollande nor any top French official will attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Sochi, Fore...

The Rings Stand for Inclusion. So Do We, and So Can You!

Udi Behr | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Udi Behr

LoveandPride.com and I are starting the "Missing Link" campaign to help raise awareness about the injustices that the LGBT community in Russia is facing on the eve of the Olympics in Sochi. Like my company, I am committed to fighting for inclusion and ending discrimination against all people.

Sochi, Sexuality and Sports: The GO! Athletes Interview With Women's Ice Hockey Olympian Caitlin Cahow

Avery Stone | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Avery Stone

As the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi draw nearer, debate is heating up about Russia's anti-LGBT policies. Former Olympic Women's Ice Hockey player Caitlin Cahow was kind enough to speak with me, sharing her take on boycotting Sochi, the tension that LGBT athletes face today, and why she loves sports.

Behind-the-Scenes Sneak Peak at All Out's Upcoming Russian Olympics Film (VIDEO)

Joe Mirabella | Posted 12.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

2013-10-31-alloutrussiafilmplay.pngIn a new short film that will debut on Nov. 4, All Out imagines what it could be like for a gay or lesbian Olympian in Russia during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Olympics Officials Back Gay Rights, But Warn 'We Are Not A Human Rights Organization'

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2013 | Gay Voices

By Steve Keating PARK CITY, Utah Oct 1 (Reuters) - U.S. Olympic officials said on Tuesday they support amending the Olympic Charter to ...

The UN's Olympic Truce Is Two Steps Back for LGBT Rights

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

The United Nations should return to the Olympic Truce language that specifically excludes LGBT people. Masking over the discrimination that we face and giving cover to governments like Russia only make us invisible and set back our advancement toward true equality.

High Heels in Sochi

Anthony Romeo | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

It breaks my heart that I want to help and just don't know what I can do to effect change. So I'm plucking out words on my Mac, keyboard activism at its finest, because it makes me feel like I'm at least doing something, even if I'm not doing something.

To the International Olympic Committee, Some Kinds of 'Propaganda' Are Worse Than Others

John Becker | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

If the IOC continues looking the other way when it comes to religious "propaganda" but punishing and silencing athletes who take a stand for LGBT equality under the guise of "political propaganda," it will be complicit in Russia's egregious human rights violations.

The Case for Boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics

Slava Mogutin | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Slava Mogutin

Russia's recent anti-gay legislation contradicts the letter and spirit of the Olympic Charter, and the International Olympic Committee must acknowledge that and find a more tolerant and civilized host country. This is not just another political issue; this is an issue of basic human rights.

A Solution for Sochi: The Superfan

Erin Sharoni | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Erin Sharoni

My suggestion to you, dear readers, is to become loud, outrageous superfans of equality. You'll abet the participating Olympic athletes in feeling more empowered and supported, and you'll have the chance to show an audience of over 200 million people the importance of tolerance.

When Prejudice Dims the Flame

Joe Putignano | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Putignano

Recently, laws in Russia have questioned the morals of a sector of humanity, and I wonder how it has impacted the passion of our young athletes. If I'd known I was gay as a child and these laws were standing then, would it have turned me off the sport of gymnastics?

Olympic Committees Are Disgracing the 2014 Winter Olympics

Scott Wooledge | Posted 10.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Scott Wooledge

From day one, the Olympic committees and the corporate sponsors have sought to spin their way out of this story as though it were just an unflattering gossip item on Page Six. Will they next invite U2's Bono to appear at the opening ceremonies and hope that all will be forgotten?

No Chi in Sochi Olympics

Christopher Harrison | Posted 10.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Harrison

I must disagree with the venerable Greg Louganis. The U.S. Olympic Committee should expeditiously threaten to boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics and encourage other countries to join in. Then the IOC will be forced to take up Canada's offer to have the Games moved to Vancouver.

Hoping for a Gay Jesse Owens?

Tyler Lopez | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Lopez

Merely hoping for an inspirational moment to present itself during the 2014 Winter Olympics isn't fair to anyone. By moving the Games to another location, we can avoid endangering athletes. Those of us who support LGBT rights would be just as inspired by a gay champion in Vancouver.

It's Time to Move the 2014 Winter Olympics Out of Russia

Wayne Besen | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

Russia is an unsuitable and unstable nation that is unqualified to host a major world event. No country is perfect, but when Russia was awarded the 2014 Winter Olympics in 2007, few people knew that its warts were actually tumors.

All Out Delivers Petition to the International Olympic Committee (VIDEO)

Joe Mirabella | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

This global call urged the IOC to condemn Russia's anti-gay law before the Olympic Games and urge Russia to ensure the security of all visitors, athletes and Russian people before, during, and after the Games.