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2014 Sochi Olympics

Lila Shapiro

Activists to Russian Consulate: 'We're Here, We're Queer, We're Drinking Only Beer!'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK -- On Wednesday, about 100 activists crowded behind a police barricade across the street from the Russian consulate to protest a slew of anti...

Recent Profiles in Leadership

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

There have been times in modern U.S. and world history when thoughtful, responsive and compassionate leadership was nowhere to be found. This past week we were treated to a sudden outburst of enlightened engagement from three people who are closely watched by millions.

WATCH: 'Most Original Stoli Guy' Gets Ambushed By ACT UP

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Activists associated with ACT UP / NY disrupted Stoli Vodka's "Most Original Stoli Guy" event last night, July 30, at Splash Bar in Chelsea. The ...

Everything You Wanted To Know About Sochi

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.31.2013 | Travel

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are just six months away. Whether you're planning on traveling to watch the games or are simply a fan of the world's...

Johnny Weir Sounds Off On The Possibility Of Gay Athletes Boycotting Russian Olympics

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir sounded off on pleas for a 2014 Sochi Olympics boycott in the wake of controversial anti-gay legislation in Russia. ...

Sochi vs. Vancouver: Why This Olympic Experience Will Be Very Different

Robbie Romu | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robbie Romu

Even if Putin himself signs a decree stating that no LGBT persons will be subjected to Russia's draconian laws and that their safety will be guaranteed, boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi or pulling out completely is still the right thing to do.

Senators Press Putin To Send Back Snowden

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced a resolution Friday calling on President Barack Obama to recommend an alternative ...

Bidding Wars and Olympic Madness

Andrew Zimbalist | Posted 08.11.2013 | Sports
Andrew Zimbalist

Politicians' egos, buoyed by the private economic interests that stand to profit and the frenzied international competition for hosting the Olympics, drive the bid. It leads to untethered grandiosity. Putin's pet project in Sochi seems to be a case in point.

Russia Saving Snow To Ensure White Olympics

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.27.2013 | World

Russia has started to stockpile hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of snow to ensure the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is not hit by unpredictable ...

Pussy Riot Punk Says Bandmates Could Be Released Early

Agence France Presse | Anna Malpas | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

Freed Pussy Riot punk Yekaterina Samutsevich vowed to pursue every legal route to free her jailed bandmates, saying there was still a chance the Russi...

Why Johnny Weir Says Olympic Athletes Shouldn't 'Wear A Big Rainbow Flag Fur Coat'

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Echoing the sentiments of its controversial anti-gay laws, Russian officials have reportedly rejected an application for a Pride House at the 2014 Oly...

PHOTOS: Sochi Becomes A Winter Destination

Posted 02.04.2013 | Travel

With a little over a year to go before the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, the Black Sea resort is still covered in scaffolding and construction equip...

Ashley Cain: US Figure Skating's Rising Star

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 04.14.2012 | Sports
Lesleyann Coker

At the recent U.S. Figure Skating Championships the crowd was treated to a preview of skaters who will contend for the Olympic team in 2014. One particular skater had the audience buzzing -- 16-year-old Ashley Cain.

Curtis M. Wong

Here's Johnny: Skating Champ Sounds Off On 2014 Olympic Pursuits, Music And Married Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

If you thought that Johnny Weir would mellow as he settled into married life, think again. The three-time U.S. champion figure skater, who tied th...

PyeongChang: Taking the Olympic Movement to New Horizons

Dmitry Chernyshenko | Posted 09.07.2011 | Sports
Dmitry Chernyshenko

With the choice of PyeongChang, the IOC has just confirmed that it's willing to take the Olympic Movement to a "New Horizon." Together we will take the power of Olympism to new territories.

"Russian" Back Into Sports Again

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Even outside of the large scale events now coming to Russia, the idea of sport for commerce is growing in ways never before seen.

Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

This Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: Goodluck, Nigeria President Umaru Yar'Adua, Nigeria's ill ruler, returned home from Saudi Arabia this wee...