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Sochi-2014

Joseph Erbentraut

Everything You Need To Know About Figure Skating This Olympics

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports

Cue up the "Carmen" and get ready for some Salchows, because it's Olympic figure skating time once again. The 2014 Olympic figure skating competiti...

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 ...

Billie Jean King Drops Out Of Olympics Opening Ceremony

AP | MELISSA MURPHY | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King will not attend the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics in Russia because her mother is ill. King was chosen in...

Gay Lawmaker Has Surprise Plan For Sochi

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | Gay Voices

* This is normal, says Norwegian minister * Dutch PM and King face pressure not to go to Sochi * Putin faces criticism o...

Obama Addresses SochI Safety

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

(Adds more quotes, details) WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast on Friday that he beli...

Awesome and Artful Vintage Olympic Posters

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

There are a lot of advertisements out there for the Sochi Olympics right now, but these vintage travel posters are the ones we prefer.

Tara Lipinski: 'It's Unfortunate' That Russia's Anti-LGBT Stance Has Overshadowed Olympics

Posted 01.28.2014 | Gay Voices

U.S. figure skater Tara Lipinski weighed in on Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" laws during a HuffPost Live appearance this week, saying that s...

Toughest Drug-Testing Program In Winter Games History

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 01.28.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Go ahead — just try to get away with it. If you're willing to take the risk, you'll pay the price. That's the challenge laid down t...

Jamaica, We Have A Bobsled Team. Here's All You Need To Know About The Olympic Duo.

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.24.2014 | Sports

There's a new chapter in the ultimate Olympic underdog story of the Jamaican athletes who captivated the world by competing in a traditional alpine sp...

POLL: What Do You Think Of Team USA's Opening Ceremony Uniforms?

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Designer Ralph Lauren's new Olympic opening ceremony uniform has lots of stars and stripes. It has lots of red, white and blue. And ...

Putin: Gays At Sochi Olympics Won't Be Arrested If They 'Leave Children Alone'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices

President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that Russia will welcome all athletes and visitors at next month's Winter Olympic Games in Sochi irrespective ...

Sochi Residents Blame Environmental Damage On Olympic Games

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2014 | World

By Thomas Grove SOCHI, Russia, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The first warning of the problems that eventually swept away Irina Vorochkova's house...

Lisa Belkin

12 Lessons From Moms Who Raised Olympians For All Of Us

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

It’s been 22 years since I started noticing Olympic Moms. It's not a coincidence that that’s around the time I became a mother myself. Until then,...

Look for This Gesture at the 2014 Olympics

Nathaniel Zelinsky | Posted 03.03.2014 | Sports
Nathaniel Zelinsky

With New Year's 2014, world attention turns to the coming winter Olympics in Sochi. Egypt recently banned its athletes from displaying the Rabaa, a four-fingered hand gesture favored by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

GOP Rep. Warns Sochi Olympics Could Become Benghazi 'Nightmare'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) is concerned that recent terrorist attacks in Russia could turn the upcoming Sochi Olympics into a "nightmare like Benghaz...

WATCH: Vonn's Knee 'Just Completely Gave Out' In Latest Injury Setback

AP | JEROME PUGMIRE | Posted 12.21.2013 | Sports

VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Lindsey Vonn felt her injured right knee give way and for a moment it looked like her chances for another Olympic gold mi...

Inside One Of Russia's Most Bizarre Unseen Rituals

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.20.2013 | Arts

Walk into any restaurant in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi at night, and you'll be greeted by the sounds of a professional chanson singer. He or s...

Vonn Speeding Up

AP | Posted 12.19.2013 | Sports

VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Lindsey Vonn had the second-fastest run in World Cup downhill training Thursday as she increased the pace in her comeback...

'There Is No Gay Scene Here. It's A Myth'

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices

* "Gay propaganda" law criticised before Sochi Olympics * Sochi relatively tolerant but gay scene in decline * Many gay ...

Reigning Olympic Champ: 'My Road To Sochi Ends Here'

AP | By NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 02.09.2014 | Sports

Evan Lysacek woke up every morning praying this would be the day the excruciating pain in his left hip — "like you're being electrocuted" — would ...

LOOK: The Olympic Torch's First Spacewalk

AP | Posted 11.09.2013 | Sports

MOSCOW -- MOSCOW (AP) — The Sochi Olympic torch has started its first spacewalk. NASA Live TV showed Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryaza...

This Time Team USA Gets 'Made In USA Label'

AP | SAMANTHA CRITCHELL | Posted 10.29.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Team USA will now wear the Made in the USA label. Every article of clothing made by Ralph Lauren for the U.S. Winter Oly...

LOOK: Olympic Torch Relay Reaches North Pole

AP | Posted 10.25.2013 | Sports

MOSCOW -- MOSCOW (AP) — The Sochi Winter Games organizers say the Olympic flame has traveled to the North Pole aboard a Russian nuclear-powered iceb...

Pro-Gay Demonstrators Descend Upon Olympic Flame Ceremony

AP | DEMETRIS NELLAS | Posted 10.05.2013 | Gay Voices

ATHENS, Greece -- ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Olympic flame was handed to organizers of the Sochi Winter Olympics in a ceremony at the site of the fir...

Olympic Gold Medalist Denounces Russia's Anti-Gay Law

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 11.12.2013 | Gay Voices

PORTLAND, Maine — Russia's new law banning gay "propaganda" could end up tarnishing the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, two-time Olym...