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Russia's headlong rush into populism

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.14.2017 | Sports
The Conversation Global

Vladimir Putin has developed populism across many fields, from his own image to Russian sport and media. Kremlin Press office Antoine Arjakovsky, Col...

The Olympic Agenda 2020: A Global Reset for Sport, Sustainability and Legacies

Ann Duffy | Posted 03.23.2015 | Sports
Ann Duffy

Though only time will tell, we should see substantial change in the 2024 Summer Olympic bids. In the meantime, with 2015 as the Year of Sport and three major sport events happening across the country, Canada will have the nation and the world watching.

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 ...

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?

After Olympics, Russians Hope Culture Of Volunteerism Remains | 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...

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...

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...

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...

Kate Hansen Is The Olympian Who Cried 'Wolf In My Hall?!?'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.21.2014 | Sports

Once upon a Winter Games, Olympians were tweeting from Russia. If anything unusual happened in the Olympic Village, the athletes would cry, “#SochiP...

Julie Chu's No. 1 Move For A Fit 'Hockey Butt' Of Your Own

SELF | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living

In Chu's rigorous training on and off the rink, she focuses on core and lower-body moves -- 'cause when she's making her way across the ice in a game, someone's usually right on her tail.

'This Is Why We Love To Watch Figure Skating'

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.21.2014 | Sports

After star figure skater Mao Asada came in a shocking sixteenth place in the ladies short program at the Olympic Games in Sochi, no one knew what to e...

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...

'Knock, Knock! Who's There? Gold Medal In The Face'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.21.2014 | Sports

Not everyone is ready with an iconic line like "Do you believe in miracles?" when the climactic moment of a classic sporting event arrives. More often...

LOOK: Crashes Lead To Amazing 3-Way Photo Finish

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.20.2014 | Sports

Debates over the relative efficacy of head-first and feet-first sliding are generally reserved for baseball but men's ski cross showed the discussion ...

How Jamie Greubel Warms Up For Bobsled

Jamie Greubel | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Greubel

Music is an amazing tool for athletes to use when they are getting ready to train or compete.

LOOK: Bode Had A Message For Daughter On His Gear

Posted 02.19.2014 | Sports

Bode Miller had a reason to celebrate on Wednesday even after his Sochi Olympics ended with a tweaked knee and a 20th-place finish in the men's giant ...

LOOK: Hockey Fan Spotted In Blackface In Sochi

Posted 02.19.2014 | Sports

An unidentified hockey fan was spotted in the stands wearing blackface and the jersey of Canada's P.K. Subban during the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday. ...

Jordan Schultz

This 19-Year-Old Athlete Is An Olympics Pioneer | Jordan Schultz | Posted 02.19.2014 | Sports

When Sarah Hendrickson first started ski jumping, around age 7, she had no idea it wasn’t an Olympic sport for women. "I just purely did it becau...

'If I Could Have A Theme Song, This Would Be It'

Steve Langton | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve Langton

I don't really listen to music while I'm warming up to compete, as I like taking in the sounds and the scenes on race day. I do, however, blast music with my teammates as we're getting ready to leave for our venue.

Olympic Figure Skating's Dangerous Love Affair With Little Girls

Elizabeth Licorish | Posted 04.21.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Licorish

My 10th birthday was riddled with grief. I wasn't a little girl anymore. At Delaware, there were 6-year-olds who could jump higher and spin faster than me. At 10, it felt like the ice was melting. At 10, I was washed up.

LOOK: It Finally Looked Like Winter At The Winter Olympics

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.18.2014 | Sports

On the eleventh day, it snowed. After sunny skies and warm temperatures had made Sochi seem more like a city that could vie to host the Summer Oly...

I Am Infuriated by the Homophobia of Putin's Government

Belle Brockhoff | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Belle Brockhoff

As a gay athlete going to Sochi, I am infuriated by the homophobia, established by the Putin government.

The 'Lowlanders' Flying High in Sochi

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.19.2014 | Sports
Dorian de Wind

Ice skating is so popular in the Netherlands, such an integral part of the culture -- The King of the Netherlands proposed to the Queen on ice skates -- that it should not be surprising that the Dutch are very successful in speed skating events, especially at the Winter Olympics.