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Does the Sudden Ukraine Deal Clear the Decks for Obama's Asia-Pacific Tour?

William Bradley | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

The key to getting Russia to back away from any potential invasion of Ukraine is what it has always been, to ensure that Ukraine, just a few hundred miles from Moscow, does not become a leading outpost of the West and NATO.

The Poor and the Olympic Games

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The Olympian is a difficult foe to oppose. Homer, The Iliad Now that the Olympics are over and Sochi proved itself such a triumph (and eagerly...

11 Places in Britain You Should Have Heard Of

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 05.05.2014 | Travel
Paul Anthony Jones

Practically every town the world over has some random achievement to its name, or else has secured its place in history as the birthplace of some notable figure, the location of some remarkable building -- or the site of the first ever speeding ticket.

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?

Believe It Or Not, Russia's First 'Gay Games' Are Underway

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The long-anticipated "Gay Games" in Russia began immediately following the closing ceremonies of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, but organizers soon r...

PHOTOS: Day 16 Of The Olympics

Posted 02.21.2014 | Sports

Bummed you didn't get tickets to the most exciting event in winter sports this year? Can't believe you're about to miss your favorite alpine skiers? W...

PHOTOS: Day 15 Of The Olympics

Posted 02.20.2014 | Sports

Bummed you didn't get tickets to the most exciting event in winter sports this year? Can't believe you're about to miss your favorite alpine skiers? W...

Is That A Wolf Or A Hoax In Sochi?

Posted 02.20.2014 | Sports

UPDATE 3:35 p.m.: Jimmy Kimmel may deserve a gold medal for his latest viral hoax. A publicist for the U.S. Luge Association told "Inside Edition" tha...

PHOTOS: Day 14 Of The Olympics

Posted 02.19.2014 | Sports

Bummed you didn't get tickets to the most exciting event in winter sports this year? Can't believe you're about to miss your favorite alpine skiers? W...

Jordan Schultz

This 19-Year-Old Athlete Is An Olympics Pioneer

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Here's How to Get McDonald's to Send 'Gay Propaganda' to Sochi's Olympic Village for You

Scott Wooledge | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Wooledge

Although McDonald's has abandoned the #CheersToSochi hashtag, the Cheers to Sochi campaign website is still up and functioning and, according to their press and social media updates, still a conduit to talk to Olympic athletes and teams behind Putin's Lavender Curtain.

WATCH: Jamaica's Bobsled Theme Song Is Solid Gold!

Posted 02.19.2014 | Sports

Jamaica didn't win a medal in the bobsled -- but this new theme song is solid gold. To the right It's bobsled time! To the left It's bobsled tim...

Political News, Olympic Style

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Many of us have grown weary of the partisan hyperbole and tone of television news reporting. At the risk of dating myself, I can remember a time when CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite was declared the most trusted person in America.

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.

PHOTOS: Day 11 Of The Olympics

Posted 02.16.2014 | Sports

Bummed you didn't get tickets to the most exciting event in winter sports this year? Can't believe you're about to miss your favorite alpine skiers? W...

PHOTOS: Day 10 Of The Olympics

Posted 02.16.2014 | Sports

Bummed you didn't get tickets to the most exciting event in winter sports this year? Can't believe you're about to miss your favorite alpine skiers? W...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week was about storms and climate change. First, Missouri football star Michael Sam ignited a storm and changed the climate in the NFL by coming out, making him, when he's drafted, the league's first openly gay player. A blizzard of mostly positive -- and a few regrettably negative -- reactions ensued. Climate change was less constructive in Sochi, where thermometers hit the 50s, giving the place a warmer Wednesday than many host cities of Summer Olympics. Along America's East Coast, however, yet another winter storm descended, which in turn ignited a chilly exchange between New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Roker over school closures. Taking on special interests is one thing, but picking a fight with a beloved weatherman is another. Meanwhile, I was lucky enough to be in balmy San Francisco for the Wisdom 2.0 conference, devoted to spreading mindfulness in a stormy world. Not a moment too soon.

These Winter Olympians Have Some Celebrity Doppelgangers

Posted 02.15.2014 | Celebrity

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are almost halfway over, but that doesn't mean the fun has to come to an end. We've been noticing quite a few ce...

PHOTOS: Day 9 Of The Olympics

Posted 02.14.2014 | Sports

Bummed you didn't get tickets to the most exciting event in winter sports this year? Can't believe you're about to miss your favorite alpine skiers? W...

A Heartwarming Valentine For LGBT Russians

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics underway and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Russians still subject to a pervasive climate of fear a...

PHOTOS: Day 8 Of The Olympics

Posted 02.13.2014 | Sports

Bummed you didn't get tickets to the most exciting event in winter sports this year? Can't believe you're about to miss your favorite alpine skiers? W...

#RingFail -- Why a Broken Ring Matters at the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Andy Miah | Posted 04.15.2014 | Sports
Andy Miah

It would be unfair for the world to judge the artistic merit of the ceremony on the basis of this one technical fault, as the rest of the staging was flawless. Art may deserve a bit more flexibility in terms of how we evaluate success, compared to sport, where only perfection matters.

As a Lesbian Athlete, I Am More Than a Stereotype

Nora Cothren | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Nora Cothren

You never know who is listening, and you never know how a casual use of a slur will impact a teammate.

Post-Olympics, Russian LGBT Youth Will Not Have It Easy

Greg Louganis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Greg Louganis

It is my concern what happens after the Sochi Games are over. There are LGBT children born in Russia every day, and who is there to protect those children?

PHOTOS: Day 7 Of The Olympics

Posted 02.12.2014 | Sports

Bummed you didn't get tickets to the most exciting event in winter sports this year? Can't believe you're about to miss your favorite alpine skiers? W...