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Former U.S. Olympic Skier: How I Told My Kids About LGBT Athletes

Carrie Sheinberg | Posted 07.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Carrie Sheinberg

Important, positive words like 'love' and 'games' got put into a new context for him. I'm convinced those words will become building blocks that will offer him support when the questions became more complicated.

Kris Freeman: Four-Time Olympic Athlete and Type I Diabetic

Scott Benner | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Benner

"I have never set out to be a role model or an inspiration in the diabetes world. I was just doing what I love to do and I found solutions with my own diabetes care that allowed me to do it."

Thanks Bode, for Letting Us See a Grieving Brother Cry

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda K. Wertheimer

Maybe NBC should have pulled the camera away sooner, but I don't regret that the world got to see how much Bode Miller loved and missed his little brother. His show of grief likely will help other grieving brothers and sisters with sorrow much more raw than mine.

Ukrainian Olympian: 'I Don't Want To Participate When In My Country People Die'

AP | ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOV and GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 04.22.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — A Ukrainian skier has withdrawn from the Olympics in response to the deaths of anti-government protesters in her cou...

Halfpipe Gold For U.S.

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 02.18.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — David Wise considers himself a dad and husband first, a freestyle skier second. That might be why he also became an...

18-Year-Old U.S. Ski Star Sets Sights On Gold After Sochi Debut

AP | TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 02.18.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin knew what to do after the first run of the giant slalom left the teen skiiing sensation in fifth pl...

Injured Olympic Skier Evacuated

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 02.17.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova has been airlifted to Germany for further treatment after surgery on her fractured spi...

Tearful Miller Gets Historic Medal

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 02.17.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — This medal mattered to Bode Miller. Not so much because, at 36, his bronze in Sunday's super-G — behind winner Kj...

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.

Unlikely Winner Dashes U.S. Hopes

AP | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 04.16.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Kjetil Jansrud of Norway was fastest in the downhill portion of the Olympic super-combined Friday, with Ivica Kostel...

Skier Thinks It's Totally Fine His Pants Keep Falling Down

Posted 02.13.2014 | Sports

Henrik Harlaut reached the men's ski slopestyle final but his pants almost didn't make it with him. The 22-year-old Swedish skier seemed to be having ...

Skier Stretched Off Course After Terrifying Crash

AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Women's slopestyle skier Yuki Tsubota of Canada was taken off the course following a scary crash at the end of her s...

Canadian Soars For Gold

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 04.13.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — The lasting image of freestyle skiing pioneer Sarah Burke is her ever-present smile, the one that helped inspire kid...

This Olympic Skier Surfs In Maui, Wins Medals At Sochi, And Beats All Of Us At Life

Posted 02.10.2014 | Sports

When Julia Mancuso isn't winning medals at the Olympics or talking about her long-time "rivalry" with Lindsey Vonn, she is surfing, diving and swimmin...

We Are Olympians

Chris Waddell | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
Chris Waddell

When they win, we win. When they struggle, we struggle. From the comfort of our homes, we get to see the best of being human. They remind us of who we are and who we hope to be. For a moment, we get to share their journey and their victory.

Yes, That Is An Olympic Drone Over Sochi

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — That drone you might have spotted hovering and zipping around the Sochi Olympic slopes isn't searching for terrorists or gay ri...

Olympic Champ Repeats

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 02.10.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Maria Hoefl-Riesch won her second straight Olympic super-combined title Monday, with downhill leader Julia Mancuso s...

Empty Seats For Olympic Showcase Event

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2014 | Sports

By Mark Trevelyan ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The cowbells clanged and the horns blared out, but the sight of hundreds of em...

Bode Miller's Downhill Dream Dashed

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2014 | Sports

By Martyn Herman ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Bode Miller's dream of adding Olympic downhill gold to his chest of medals was ...

U.S. Olympian Breaks Down Over Costly Mistake

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2014 | Sports

By Nick Mulvenney ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 8 (Reuters) - American Hannah Kearney arrived in Sochi as clear favourite to retain her free...

Sisters Win Medals In Same Event

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 02.08.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — The Dufour-Lapointe family of Canada will have a few things to share and compare when they get home from Russia. ...

Miller Warns Sochi Course 'Could Kill You'

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2014 | Sports

(Adds quotes) * Sullivan escape highlights danger * Miller shaken by team mate's close shave * American q...

'Right Now She's Fighting For Her Life'

AP | SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports

MIAMI (AP) — A Brazilian Olympic freestyle skier who was on her way to competing at the Sochi Winter Games when she was paralyzed while training in ...

"I Know That Everyone Wants To Beat Me Even More'

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 02.06.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Hannah Kearney answered a question about her readiness to defend the Olympic women's moguls gold medal with a questi...

Violinist Makes Olympics Ski Team

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — The manager of Vanessa-Mae says the musician will be swapping her violin for skis to compete at the Winter Olympics. Giles Howard say...