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2014 Sochi Olympics

Were The Rio Olympics A Mistake?

Rafael Salazar | Posted 07.06.2016 | Latino Voices
Rafael Salazar

This is not to say that cities in developing nations don't deserve the honor of hosting Olympics, but simply that resources poured into these countries would be better spent improving cities for the people who will continue living them long after Olympics have moved on.

Why It Matters That Gus Kenworthy Came Out

Chris French | Posted 10.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris French

When you grow up gay in this part of America, where LGBT people are essentially invisible, just one hero can change your life.

Leading Regional LGBT Group Slapped With a "Foreign Agent" Fine in Russia

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 04.15.2015 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Another day, another court battle lost for the Russian LGBT community, this time set to the tune of Secret Agent Man.

One Year Anniversary of Sochi Olympics - What Have We Seen and Learned?

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 04.11.2015 | Sports
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

I believe every Olympic Games where athletes, spectators, journalists, and others from around the globe congregate for a hallowed two weeks is a testimony to miracle of humanity. I believe that people are inherently good unless some "neuro-circuitry" misfires or is misguided.

Magazine Names Vladimir Putin 'Person of the Year'

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.07.2014 | Media

The Advocate has named Russian president Vladimir Putin its "Person of the Year." "Driving the governmental, religious, and popular disdain for gay...

Shaun White On Olympic Letdown: 'The Course Was Not Up To Standard'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Shaun White has spent countless breaths talking about the failure that was his Sochi Olympics, in which he finished fourth — outside of the medals ...

Tonight We Are All Dutch

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Dorian de Wind

Ironically, and tragically, the Netherlands moment of victory in Russia has been wretchedly eclipsed and marred by the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 by a Russian missile reportedly with the knowledge and support of the same country that hosted those Winter Games.

BMW's Trudy Hardy Takes the #AOLBUILD Stage

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.30.2014 | Technology

Trudy Hardy, a 19-year veteran in the auto industry, joined AOL's BUILD series to share her experiences in marketing, product planning and strategy for such brands as Jaguar, Mini and in her current role as Vice President of Marketing North America for BMW.

15 Signs The Return Of Soulja Boy Is Upon Us

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak & Lauren Zupkus | Posted 06.17.2014 | Entertainment

We tried to ignore it. We tried to pretend like it wasn't happening. But the time has come for us all to accept the truth: Soulja Boy has returned. ...

WATCH: Meryl Davis On Her 'Chemistry' With 'DWTS' Partner

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After their gold medal-winning performance at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White were dogged by dating rumors. But aft...

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

My work might be the place where I'm defined by my leadership but at home? That's where duality steps in: What do I need to create a better me? I need balance between my personal and professional life.

'We Want To Make Sure They Know They're In A Safe Place': Sochi Strays Arrive At U.S. Shelter

The Huffington Post | Melissa Mcglensey | Posted 03.28.2014 | Good News

After several weeks of preparations and a long journey, 10 strays dogs from Sochi, Russia, will now have the opportunity to be adopted in the United S...

Russophobia, a Pretext for a War on Information

Christophe Deloire | Posted 05.28.2014 | World
Christophe Deloire

You cannot snuff out the right to news and information in the same way that you seal Chernobyl's radioactivity under layers of concrete.

Annex the Baja: The Cabo San Lucas Winter Olympics

Craig Bowron | Posted 05.25.2014 | Comedy
Craig Bowron

The Olympic games bring all kind of important life lessons to its participants -- dedication, endurance, blah blah blah -- but they can also be a tran...

The Sochi Olympics Emboldened Putin's Abuses in Ukraine and Russia

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Mugambi Jouet

Organizing the Olympics is not only the precise opposite of international isolation, it probably emboldened Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine. Why did Russia get the Olympics in the first place given its appalling human rights record?

Olympian Hero Brings Home More Than a Medal

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Humane Society International's Masha Kalinina, Gus Kenworthy and Robin Macdonald with two of the rescued puppies. View more photos here. Photo by Chri...

The Olympic Oversight

Blake Skjellerup | Posted 05.13.2014 | Sports
Blake Skjellerup

Medals were won, friendships were made, and the Games were largely dubbed a success. But during more than two weeks of competition, not one athlete or IOC member made a statement to advance the educational arm of the Olympic movement.

The Courage of Pussy Riot

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The women of Pussy Riot were attacked again today. This time by six men at a McDonald's restaurant in the city of Nizhny Novgorod. They were attacked with garbage, pepper spray and green antiseptic, leaving them with chemical burns and head injuries.

This Is Our Favorite Crazy Bob Costas Eye Theory Yet

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.07.2014 | Media

Bob Costas's epic battle with a gross eye infection was obviously the best part of the recent Olympics in Sochi, but it wasn't quite clear just what h...

Ukrainians, Not the U.S., Will Resolve Their Problems

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

It's called self-righteousness. It does not make it legitimate. It is urgent that both sides of the aisle sit down and redesign a U.S. foreign policy that does provide for actions and reactions based on a new set of principles.

Sochi Paralympics Should Level Playing Field for All Russians With Disabilities

Andrea Mazzarino | Posted 05.05.2014 | Sports
Andrea Mazzarino

Without concrete improvements in accessibility for people with disabilities, the strength and independence of Paralympic athletes may seem to the Russian public more like the exception than the rule.

11 Places in Britain You Should Have Heard Of

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 05.05.2014 | Travel
Paul Anthony Jones

Practically every town the world over has some random achievement to its name, or else has secured its place in history as the birthplace of some notable figure, the location of some remarkable building -- or the site of the first ever speeding ticket.

The Word to Use for My Older Brother Is "Inspiring"

Hannah Teter | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Hannah Teter

The use of the "r-word" perpetuates the marginalization and exclusion of individuals with intellectual disabilities that persist in society, and it cannot be tolerated.

'Let's Go To War! It's Been 48 Hours!'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.04.2014 | Comedy

Jon Stewart opened Monday's "Daily Show" with the latest international crisis that, for better or for worse, America has found itself a party to. Vlad...

Are the Olympic Games Too Dangerous?

Justin Vanderleest | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Justin Vanderleest

What should we think of a competition where one in three of the world's best athletes are sustaining injuries from which they may never fully recover?