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2014 Sochi Olympics

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Romney Accuses Russia Of Corruption In Sochi Olympics

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized Russia Sunday for spending an excessive amount of money on hosting the Olympics...

Tighten Your Core With Ice Skater Gracie Gold's Oblique Exercise

SELF | Posted 04.18.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

To stay strong for all the show-stopping flips and balancing acts she does on ice, Gracie Gold focuses on her core in the gym. Her favorite do-anywhere move? Core rotations with a resistance band, which target her obliques.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week was about storms and climate change. First, Missouri football star Michael Sam ignited a storm and changed the climate in the NFL by coming out, making him, when he's drafted, the league's first openly gay player. A blizzard of mostly positive -- and a few regrettably negative -- reactions ensued. Climate change was less constructive in Sochi, where thermometers hit the 50s, giving the place a warmer Wednesday than many host cities of Summer Olympics. Along America's East Coast, however, yet another winter storm descended, which in turn ignited a chilly exchange between New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Roker over school closures. Taking on special interests is one thing, but picking a fight with a beloved weatherman is another. Meanwhile, I was lucky enough to be in balmy San Francisco for the Wisdom 2.0 conference, devoted to spreading mindfulness in a stormy world. Not a moment too soon.

U.S. vs. Russia: Now That's the Winter Olympics!

Brian Shactman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Sports
Brian Shactman

Cold War or no Cold War, when Russia plays the United States in hockey, it's an event. When it's in the Olympics, it means more. When those Olympics are in Russia and the nation's president basically pins a nation's hopes on its hockey team, well, then it's intense.

This Tiny Minnesota Town Produces A Lot Of Olympic Hockey Players

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.15.2014 | Sports

WARROAD, Minn. (AP) — As T.J. Oshie led the U.S. men's Olympic team to a dramatic 3-2 shootout win over Russia on Saturday, people in his tiny north...

Suit Change Doesn't Help U.S. Speedskaters

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 02.15.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — When U.S. Speedskating hooked up with Under Armour to develop a new high-tech skinsuit that would revolutionize the sport at th...

Sochi Skiers, Hot Ash And A Mass Wedding: The Week In Photos

Posted 02.15.2014 | World

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos off...

These Winter Olympians Have Some Celebrity Doppelgangers

Posted 02.15.2014 | Celebrity

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are almost halfway over, but that doesn't mean the fun has to come to an end. We've been noticing quite a few ce...

Russian Skicross Racer Breaks Spine

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 04.17.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova of Russia underwent a 6½-hour operation on her fractured spine following a...

Peggy Fleming Brought Classic Glamour To The Winter Olympics

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.20.2014 | Style

As the Sochi Winter Olympic Games continue, we are taking a look back at figure skating legend Peggy Fleming. Back in 1968, Fleming won the Ladies' si...

We're Talkin' Olympics! (Normal English Need Not Apply)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.17.2014 | Sports
Rick Horowitz

So how's your angulation? Thrown down any mad tricks lately? ...

The Olympics We Don't See

Brian Shactman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Sports
Brian Shactman

We don't tell the story of Stacey Cook, the 29-year-old American who has dedicated her life to skiing. Just a month ago, she finished fifth in a World Cup downhill event. She came to the Olympics with confidence that she could surprise people. She is leaving Russia devastated.

U.S. Figure Skater Offers 'A Big F-You' To Critics

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 02.15.2014 | Sports

"I just want to put my middle finger in the air and say a big 'F-you' to everyone who has ever said that to me because they've never stood in my shoes...

How the Planet Could Take Gold for $51 Billion

Lucy Emerson-Bell | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Lucy Emerson-Bell

So maybe Russia crossed "hosting the Olympic games" off their list. But where are they on achieving their self-imposed renewable energy targets? Will they win gold, silver, or bronze?

Japanese Teen Takes Gold In Men's Free Skate

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 04.16.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Yuzuru Hanyu made it difficult on himself before coming through to win Japan's first gold medal in Olympic men's figure skating ...

Gold, Silver, Bronze... Does it Really Matter?

Linda Goepper | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Linda Goepper

When we woke up on competition day, my husband and I were nervous. Very, nervous! As a mom, it's hard to be the voice of reason when all you want is for your child to achieve his dream, but I had to stay positive for him and my other children.

This Is The Perfect Way To Watch The Winter Olympics

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 02.14.2014 | Comedy

Turn your heat off, find an old Russian woman with a babushka and boil some potatoes. These are just a few tips on how to be a perfect winter sports v...

Symbolism in the Olympic Ring Failure

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Seth Adam Smith

Don't misinterpret what I'm trying to say. I fully believe that the fifth ring failure was mere a technical glitch and not some subliminal message. But I also believe that this incident can serve as a potent symbol of the current state of affairs between Russia and America.

5 Places You Need to Visit in Slovenia That Have Nothing to Do With Skiing

Inga Batur | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Inga Batur

We might be small and it's easy to get around, but you should really take your time to enjoy us, meet the people and have a perfect glass of wine.

Putin, Ventriloquism and Free Speech

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Eliot Borenstein

The Russian government has gotten back into the story business.

Olympian Will Root Against His Wife On Valentine's Day

Posted 02.14.2014 | Sports

It's going to be quite the unconventional Valentine's Day at the Olympics for one curling couple in Sochi. While South Korean curler Kim Ji-Sun lea...

Defending Principle 6, Sport as a Human Right

Ciarán ó Lionáird | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Ciarán ó Lionáird

Why, in this apparent sea of nirvana, are we as athletes choosing to speak out in support of the oppressed LGBT community in Russia?

I Found Love at the Sochi Olympics

Caitlin Cahow | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Caitlin Cahow

Having been at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, I was vaguely aware of the buzz about Olympic Village romances...

Is Vladimir Putin a Bond Villain?

Benari Poulten | Posted 04.16.2014 | Comedy
Benari Poulten

Is Vladimir Putin using the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi to become the next great James Bond villain? Let's look at some facts.

Is This The Secret To Olympic Gold?

Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Instead of going to Disney World after winning gold in the women's snowboarding slopestyle event, Jamie Anderson said she'll be headed to Wanderlust -...