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Winter Olympics 2014

9 Women From Olympics Past Everyone Should Remember

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.30.2014 | Women

Olympics fever is hitting us hard. Between the first ever Olympic women's ski jumping event and the incredible figure skating routines we're anticipat...

52 Olympians Push For Russia To Repeal 'Gay Propaganda' Laws Ahead Of Sochi Games

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Fifty-two Olympic athletes, including 12 current Winter Games competitors, are pushing Russia to repeal its controversial "gay propaganda" legislation...

Nothing About Sochi Makes Any Sense

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.29.2014 | Comedy

Lewis Black returned to "The Daily Show" to express the latest thing confusing him: The choice of Sochi, Russia as the locale for the Winter Olympics....

Why This Athlete May Be The World's 'Most Interesting Olympian'

Posted 01.27.2014 | Latino Voices

Internet, meet Hubertus von Hohenlohe. Recently dubbed the "most interesting Olympian" in the world, the alpine skier -- who will be the only perso...

8 Olympic Figure Skaters You Were Obsessed With As A Kid, Then And Now

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.27.2014 | Women

Between the artistry, the thrill of watching fearsome athletes hurl themselves into epic jumps, and the costumes (oh, the costumes!) it's no wonder fi...

Meet The 10 Hottest Women Of The Winter Olympics

Your Tango | Posted 01.26.2014 | Celebrity

Meet the hottest women of the cold sports. These ladies are talented, more athletic than you or I could ever hope to be, and oh so sexy. And they are ...

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...

Aja Evans' Path to Sochi Highlights Track Athletes' Bobsledding Success

Alicia Jessop | Posted 03.25.2014 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

What's most impressive about Evans' athletic prowess is not that she trained alongside NFL players, but that she was able to keep up with them.

U.S. Officials Looking Into Rescue Plans In Case Of Crisis At Sochi Olympics

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - In the face of concerns about possible attacks by militants during the Winter Olympics...

Shani Davis Paving The Way For African-American Winter Olympians

Rant Sports | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece profiling speedskater Shani Davis, and I talked about how a great performance at the 2014 Winter Olympics Games in So...

11 Awesome Women To Watch At The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

Double axels, insane ski jumps and half-pipe moves -- we can hardly wait for the Winter Olympics to start. During the 2012 Summer Olympics, we fel...

Let the Games Begin!

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 03.09.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

We should make our stance clear in words and in deeds and plainly state our revulsion with Russian homophobic policies. Despite our belated arrival on the right side of issues of equality, we must stand strong against discrimination of any kind.

Sochi, Sexuality and Sports: The GO! Athletes Interview With Women's Ice Hockey Olympian Caitlin Cahow

Avery Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Avery Stone

As the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi draw nearer, debate is heating up about Russia's anti-LGBT policies. Former Olympic Women's Ice Hockey player Caitlin Cahow was kind enough to speak with me, sharing her take on boycotting Sochi, the tension that LGBT athletes face today, and why she loves sports.

Behind-the-Scenes Sneak Peak at All Out's Upcoming Russian Olympics Film (VIDEO)

Joe Mirabella | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Mirabella

2013-10-31-alloutrussiafilmplay.pngIn a new short film that will debut on Nov. 4, All Out imagines what it could be like for a gay or lesbian Olympian in Russia during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

OOPS: Olympic Torch Goes Out In Russia

Posted 10.07.2013 | Sports

The Olympic flame for the 2014 Sochi Games was finally lit on Sunday by Russian President Vladimir Putin. But it didn't take long for it to go out. ...

Travel With The Olympic Torch

Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel

Monday kicked off the 39,000-mile trek the Olympic Torch will make across Russia before kicking off the Games on February 7. We were curious to s...

Where the Boys Are

Paula Froelich | Posted 11.19.2013 | Travel
Paula Froelich

Somehow, by sheer accident, I'd wandered into the land of Olympic athletes training for this Winter's Games -- it was like my own private Olympic Village.

The UN's Olympic Truce Is Two Steps Back for LGBT Rights

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cyd Zeigler

The United Nations should return to the Olympic Truce language that specifically excludes LGBT people. Masking over the discrimination that we face and giving cover to governments like Russia only make us invisible and set back our advancement toward true equality.

WATCH: Russians Speak Out About Putin's 'Gay Witch Hunt'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Russia's anti-gay laws have been filling headlines this summer, especially with increased visibility due to the Winter Olympics being held there next ...

Coca-Cola Promises More Engagement With the International Olympic Committee

Scott Wooledge | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Wooledge

Primarily activists are calling on Coca-Cola to abandon its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of the Sochi Winter Games in response to escalating human rights abuses made by the Russian government against the country's LGBT citizens.

Jessica Elgot

Pussy Riot Member Sounds Off On Russian Olympic Boycott

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

Freedom is only the first battle for Pussy Riot’s Yekaterina Samutsevich. The Russian punk pioneer, radical artist and gay rights campaigner is t...

When It Comes to the Olympics, Cheer From Home

Melissa Carter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Melissa Carter

I refuse to give my dollars to a country that diminishes free speech and basic humanity. So while I hope that the Olympic field of competition is fuller than ever, I also hope that the stadium is emptier, the profits at hotels and restaurants smaller, and the lines to buy souvenirs shorter.

The International Impact of Russia's Anti-Gay Laws: The Olympics and Beyond

Udoka Okafor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Udoka Okafor

LGBTQ issues are very prolific in our contemporary society, and it is not farfetched to presume that the international community or the UN Security Council might want to propose a resolution to address the LGBTQ issues. What then? What happens when Russia vetoes this resolution?

All Out Delivers Petition to the International Olympic Committee (VIDEO)

Joe Mirabella | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Mirabella

This global call urged the IOC to condemn Russia's anti-gay law before the Olympic Games and urge Russia to ensure the security of all visitors, athletes and Russian people before, during, and after the Games.

Anti-Gay Laws Are Symbols of Russian Decline

Brian Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Stone

Putin is also trying to revive Cold War tensions with the Snowden affair and is bullying LGBT citizens as if this had any chance of resuscitating the flaccid Russian economy. These are the symptoms of Russia's sickly infant, her dying democracy.