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Sochi-2014

World's Dumbest Hijack Attempt?

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2014 | Crime

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A passenger on board a Hong Kong-bound Cathay Pacific flight, armed only with a Toblerone chocolate bar, demanded the plane fly ...

Tragedy At Sochi Olympic Mountain

AP | Posted 03.23.2014 | Sports

MOSCOW (AP) — An avalanche killed two skiers on Sunday at the Russian mountain resort used for the Sochi Olympics the day after it opened to the pub...

Ukrainian Paralympians Stage Silent Protest

AP | By ROB HARRIS | Posted 05.15.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — On a podium in Russia, Ukrainian athletes cover their medals in a silent protest against the turmoil being inflicted on their c...

Ukrainian Paralympics Medalist Makes Independence Plea In Sochi

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 03.08.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The first Ukrainian medalist of the Sochi Paralympics dedicated her achievement to "an independent Ukraine," appealing for peac...

PHOTOS: Putin Presides Over Sochi Paralympics Opening Ceremony

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi against the backdrop of his country's military acti...

Russia Hockey Coach Out After Olympic Failure

AP | Posted 03.05.2014 | Sports

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia ice hockey coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov is leaving his job after the home team's disappointing quarterfinals exit at the Sochi ...

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?

Russia Gave Cars To All Its Olympic Medalists

AP | Posted 04.29.2014 | Sports

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has given a Mercedes-Benz to each Olympic medalist from the host country of the 2014 Sochi Game...

After Olympics, Russians Hope Culture Of Volunteerism Remains

www.boston.com | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

SOCHI, Russia – The volunteers at the Olympics are everywhere. They dot the streets, buses, venues and the Olympic Park. They wear smiles on their ...

'In The Minutes Before I Compete, I Think Of Everything That Makes Me Happy'

Posted 02.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Welcome to our "Like An Olympian" series, where HuffPost Healthy Living takes a look at lifestyle and fitness lessons from competitors, coaches and fo...

Russia Wins Olympic Medal Count

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 02.23.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia's post-Soviet athletic decline hit bottom at the Vancouver Olympics, where the once dominant winter sporting nation left...

PHOTOS: Closing Ceremony Ends Sochi Olympics

AP | JOHN LEICESTER | Posted 02.23.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global...

LIVE: Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremony

Posted 02.23.2014 | Sports

The Sochi Olympics have reached the finish line. After gold medals were awarded in 98 events over more than two weeks of competition, the 2014 Win...

Canada Wins Gold, Again!

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 02.23.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Jonathan Toews scored in the first period, captain Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the tournament and Canada defended it...

Ho-Hum Hockey Finale?

AP | Posted 02.23.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Empty seats, relatively quiet crowd — the final gold medal competition of the Sochi Games feels more like a lazy Sunday warmu...

Russia Clinches Medals Title

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 02.23.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Alexander Legkov's victory in the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race Sunday clinched the overall medals title for the host n...

Russia Sweeps Bobsled, U.S. Grabs Bronze

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 02.23.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Alexander Zubkov has driven Russia to victory in four-man bobsled, making him the sixth pilot to sweep the men's bob...

U.S. Hockey Team Misses Medal After Rout

AP | By LARRY LAGE | Posted 04.24.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Teemu Selanne led his team around the ice, with a bronze medal draped around his neck, after he finished off his sixth Olympics...

What's A Twitter Roundup Without Chrissy Teigen?

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 02.22.2014 | Style

This week, our Twitter feed wasn't inundated with New York Fashion Week updates... and we're okay with it. That being said, it was a generally slow ne...

Another Failed Drug Test

AP | Posted 02.22.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Ukrainian Olympic Committee says cross-country skier Marina Lisogor has failed a doping test, the third positive result of ...

LOOK: Canadian Women's Team Left Inspirational Note For Men

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.21.2014 | Sports

As the saying goes, behind every men's hockey team on the verge of success is a women's hockey team that already won a gold medal. Before Canada's...

Canada Eliminates U.S Hockey, Again

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.21.2014 | Sports

Hockey bragging rights will stay north of the International Boundary for another four years. Canada's men's hockey team defeated the United States...

Another Figure Skating Controversy?

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 02.22.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Leave it to figure skating and judging, where winning can be obscured by whining. Any sport without a finish line or clock or ...

U.S. Flag Bearer Chosen For Closing Ceremony

AP | Posted 02.21.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Four-time Olympian Julie Chu will carry the U.S. flag at the closing ceremony of the Sochi Games. The U.S. Olympic Committee m...

U.S. Teen Wins Historic Gold

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 02.21.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history Friday as the youngest ever winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal after...