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Sochi-2014

Gay Ski Jumper Wants To Win Not Protest

AP | DENNIS PASSA | Posted 04.11.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — An openly gay women's ski jumper says protests against Russia's law banning homosexual "propaganda" aimed at minors ...

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 ...

Fuss Over Anti-Gay Russian Law Is Exaggerated, Lesbian Olympian Claims

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices

By David Ljunggren ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Lesbian Austrian ski jumper and gay rights advocate Daniela Iraschko-Stolz sa...

Why Olympians Are 'Kind Of Torn' Over Russia's Anti-Gay Law

AP | JOHN LEICESTER | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Olympic competition first, gay rights maybe later. Plenty of athletes made clear before traveling to Sochi how unhappy they we...

Sunday Looks To Be Exciting Day For Sochi

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2014 | Sports

By Keith Weir SOCHI, Russia, Feb 9 (Reuters) - American Bode Miller and Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal will start as favourites for what ...

LOOK: U.S. Figure Skater REALLY Didn't Like Her Score

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.08.2014 | Sports

Judges, take note: Ashley Wagner is going to be checking the protocols. The U.S. figure skater was visibly disappointed with her scores after her ...

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...

15-Year-Old Dazzles In New Figure Skating Event

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 02.08.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Fifteen-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia had the look of an Olympic champion Saturday night, dazzling the home crowd with a near-perf...

Davis And White Give HUGE Lift To U.S. Team

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 02.08.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The United States got a huge lift, along with some dazzling footwork and spins, from its world champion ice dancers Saturday ni...

Oldest Winter Olympic Individual Gold Medalist Ever

AP | ERIC WILLEMSEN | Posted 04.10.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Ole Einar Bjoerndalen had just become the oldest Winter Olympic individual gold medalist — at age 40 — when he w...

Flying Dutchman Sets Olympic Record

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 02.08.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Sven Kramer of the Netherlands set an Olympic record and defended his title in the men's 5,000 meters Saturday, winning gold wi...

Russian Muslims In Spotlight As Sochi Olympics Begin

Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion

Security concerns have been a major aspect of this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, due to current unrest in nearby regions. A Pew Research su...

Best Olympic Uniforms?

AP | STEVE DOUGLAS | Posted 04.10.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Flat cap. Soccer socks. Knickers. Just another outfit for Norway's funky men's curling team. The ...

LOOK: Olympian Forced To Break Down Bathroom Door

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.08.2014 | Sports

Johnny Quinn needed to rely on his training in order to solve yet another Sochi problem. The 30-year-old member of the U.S. boblsed team found himself...

Sochi's First Gold Medal Goes To...

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.13.2014 | Sports

Sage Kotsenburg conquered the formidable Sochi slopestyle course to take home the first gold medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The 20-year-old Americ...

Bob Costas Explained What's Going On With His Eye

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports

Bob Costas has seen better days. He has also seen better. The veteran sportscaster had a noticeably swollen and red left eye when he made his prim...

Lean In and Speak Out

Esther Lofgren | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Esther Lofgren

When one thinks about the ideals we represent as Olympic athletes, equality -- including LGBT equality -- is important to uphold everywhere in the world.

Check Out The Opening Ceremony Outfits

Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games have finally arrived! But before all athletes put on their skates, skis or assorted equipment, it was time for the openi...

Nobody Tell Russia, But Look How Super Gay Their Olympics Opening Ceremony Was

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker & Nick Wing | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices

Russia's anti-gay policies have taken center stage in the buildup to the 2014 Winter Olympics, with homophobic delusion going so far as to lead the ma...

Russia Is not Always As Cold As We Think

John M. Simmons | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
John M. Simmons

If Sochi is cold enough for Winter Olympic snow events, it's barely cold enough. In fact, the city is more known for subtropical beach getaways than w...

Of Course, The Opening Ceremony Has A #SochiProblem

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports

Perhaps predictably, the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics had its own #SochiProblems. Early in the ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium i...

Russia Takes Early Lead In Team Figure Skating

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 02.06.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia's world champion pairs figure skaters didn't have to look far for inspiration. They got it from the local hero. Three-t...

An Open Letter to Journalists in Sochi

Christian Avard | Posted 04.08.2014 | Media
Christian Avard

There are only a few in Russia that I know of that have what Americans expect -- and these places are really catered to the one percent. Why would you want to stay at a place like that? It doesn't represent the real Russia I experienced.

What Tara Lipinski Would Tell Sochi Olympians

Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Welcome to our "Like An Olympian" series. During the 2014 Sochi Olympics, HuffPost Healthy Living will take a look at lifestyle and fitness lessons fr...