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Olympics 2014

Crushing Olympic Hockey Defeats Made Worse: Obama Owes Canada Two Cases Of Beer

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Both hockey teams representing the United States in the Olympics lost in major match-ups with Canada this week, and now President Barack Obama has to ...

Yuna Kim Is A Winner For Reasons That Really Count

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact

No matter your thoughts on Yuna Kim's silver medal shock on Thursday, no one can deny that "Queen Yuna," as she's known in South Korea, has played a s...

Figure Skating Outfits Are Pretty Much Just Mini Oscars Dresses

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Style

The only thing more exciting than the Winter Olympics is the fact that the Oscars are looming in the not-so-distant future, bringing with them the pro...

Obama Makes Olympic Hockey Beer Bet With Canada

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper have put both national pride and cases of beer on the...

My Russian Dream: Time for Olympic Athletes to Step Up and Right Wrongs

Janet Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janet Mason

I appreciate that the athletes, including the ones who are openly gay, have trained long and hard to get to Sochi. That is exactly why they should speak out.

My Sochi 2014 Playlist

Julie Chu | Posted 04.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chu

These songs are just fun. Some have faster beats, some slower, but all are great to sing to and energize me.

Tinder To Team USA: Guys, FOCUS!

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 02.14.2014 | Sports

Hey, Team USA: Quit using Tinder, and focus on the games. That's the gist of Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen's message to athletes following U.S. ...

The Most Memorable Russian-American Showdowns In Sports

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Sports

Feb 13 (Reuters) - The United States and Russia, including their Soviet days, have one of the longest and most competitive rivalries in international ...

The Winter Olympics Is Basically A Bunch Of Sliding

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 02.12.2014 | Comedy

With no disrespect to the athletes, you can't help but notice that almost all of the winter Olympic games can be reduced to one activity: Serio...

Bob Costas Might Wanna Get That Checked Out

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.12.2014 | Comedy

Bob Costas has finally stepped down from anchoring the Olympics due to an eye infection -- and not a moment too soon. Conan O'Brien took a look at Bob...

Billionaire Saves Sochi Stray Dogs!

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.12.2014 | Sports

A Russian billionaire has stepped up to save the stray dogs roaming Sochi by setting up a shelter in the mountainside. Oleg Deripaska, one of the ...

Slovenian Downhill Skier Leaves Training Run With Bloodied Face

Posted 02.08.2014 | Sports

Alpine skier Rok Perko of Slovenia was one of 10 racers who failed to finish the dangerous downhill course on Saturday, leaving his final training run...

Our Favorite Part Of The Olympics Are These Beautiful Vintage Uniforms (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman and Rebecca Adams | Posted 02.07.2014 | Style

Every two years, millions of people tune in to catch the excitement of the Olympic Games. There's something so thrilling about the opening ceremonies ...

The 15 Most Unforgettable U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Performances

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 02.09.2014 | Sports

Triple salchow, double toe loop, triple axel -- amateur viewers of Olympic figure skating probably don't know the difference, but everyone can recogni...

Why Are The Sochi Olympics The Most Expensive In History?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.06.2014 | Sports

Even before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics, records were falling in Sochi. The Games will be the most expensive in history, projected to co...

Norwegian Snowboarder Crashes Hard In Slopestyle Qualification

Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports

The slopestyle course at the Sochi Olympics is living up to its fearsome reputation. Norwegian snowboarder Kjersti Buaas was the latest to fall when s...

The Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods Olympic Athletes Eat

Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.06.2014 | Taste

They're just like us?

Russia Seeks To Sooth Security Concerns On Eve Of Winter Olympic Games

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2014 | Home

By Mike Collett-White SOCHI, Russia, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday its Sochi Olympics were as safe as any place in the Wes...

Top Olympic Figure Skaters To Watch For In Sochi

Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports

Competition in one of the 2014 Winter Olympics' most anticipated sports -- figure skating -- is set to be fierce. Starting with the inaugural team ...

10 Old Olympic Venues You Can Still Visit

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

So, you didn't get a ticket to Sochi this winter. Not to worry, sports fans: There are still plenty of sites used in Olympic Games that are open to visitors.

8 Olympic Figure Skaters You Were Obsessed With As A Kid, Then And Now

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.27.2014 | Women

Between the artistry, the thrill of watching fearsome athletes hurl themselves into epic jumps, and the costumes (oh, the costumes!) it's no wonder fi...

P&G Thanks Moms For Picking Kids Back Up -- No Matter How Many Times They Fall

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Once the Olympic Games begin, the soaring triumphs and devastating disappointments of world-class athletes play out on the public stage -- broadcast a...

Travel With The Olympic Torch

Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel

Monday kicked off the 39,000-mile trek the Olympic Torch will make across Russia before kicking off the Games on February 7. We were curious to s...

Thousands In Stockholm To Join Forces To Support Russian LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Live and Let Love," a new film project, is gearing up to show the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community of Russia they are not alon...

Instead of Punishing Russia, IOC May Punish Pro-Gay Olympians

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

The New York Times' Jeré Longman reports that the Olympic Charter "prohibits athletes from making political gestures during the Winter and Summer Games," and that this prohibition could be used to "banish" Olympians who choose to protest, even silently, against Russian homophobia.