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2014 Sochi Olympics

Goin' for the Gold in Sochi

D.J. Wilson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
D.J. Wilson

I'm asking all of you who read this, to join me in Goin for the Gold in Sochi. I've put in an urgent request, both to Fed Ex and UPS, to have planes at the ready to deliver essential, life(Medal)-altering items to all the Americans in Sochi.

Sochi Olympics: Issues, Beauty and Humanity

Catherine Cussaguet | Posted 04.08.2014 | Denver
Catherine Cussaguet

One part of me would like to ask: "Can we just watch the spectacular beautiful moments and forget about the issues around the Sochi Games?" I don't think so.

LOOK: Olympian Flashes Rainbow And Unicorn As Winter Games Kick Off

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices

One of six reportedly out lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) competitors at this year's 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics made the first display of...

Colbert To Sochi Journalists: Buck Up!

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.07.2014 | Comedy

Right now, everything that could possibly be going wrong in Sochi is going wrong. But Stephen Colbert thinks that those complaining about the ramshack...

REPORT: NBC Hacking Story Is Completely Bogus

Errata Security | Robert Graham | Posted 02.07.2014 | Media

Yesterday (Feb 5 2014) NBC News ran a story claiming that if you bring your mobile phone or laptop to the Sochi Olympics, it'll immediately be hacked ...

Another Snowboarder Pulls Out Of Slopestyle

AP | Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Austrian snowboarder Adrian Krainer withdrew from the Olympics after suffering an inch-long cut on his chin and hurt...

What Gold Medalist Picabo Street Does Instead Of Going To The Gym

Posted 02.07.2014 | 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...

Obama Reveals Putin's 'Shtick'

AP | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says part of Russian President Vladimir Putin's "shtick" is to look like the tough guy in Russia. Obama sa...

Why I Am Watching the Sochi Olympics

Kathie Bergquist | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports
Kathie Bergquist

On the Olympic stage, women competing in sports finally get their due share of the limelight. It is the only occasion where coverage of women in sports receive anything close to parity with that of men in sports.

Athletes and Icons

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

During this Olympiad, the cheetah, one of the animal kingdom's greatest athletes, has some allies. We're excited to see Anna Fenninger compete in Alpine Skiing in Sochi. Anna has been an advocate for Cheetah Conservation Fund, and has learned much about the cheetah's race against extinction.

'I'll Be Ready No Matter What'

AP | JOHN WAWROW | Posted 02.06.2014 | Sports

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ryan Miller's freshly designed red, white and blue goalie mask — with Uncle Sam on one side and a soaring bald eagle on the o...

Reagan, Sochi, and What America Is All About

Ken Adelman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Ken Adelman

The nice coincidence of Ronald Reagan's birthday and the opening of the Olympics reminds me of a wonderful story daughter Maureen Reagan told me in Reykjavik, Iceland. We were there in October 1996, on the tenth anniversary of the summit, which is the focus of my upcoming book Reagan at Reykjavik.

Sochi Winter Olympics Check-list

Andy Valvur | Posted 04.08.2014 | Weird News
Andy Valvur

Needless to say, security will be tight. Getting backstage at a Lady Gaga concert will seem like a walk in a mall. Plus, you'll be going through metal detectors so often that you'll feel like an employee of Homeland Security. The key is to make this process as painless as possible.

This Stray Dog Is A Stark Reminder Of Sochi's Extermination Plan

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Sports

A stray dog recently found its way onto a cross country ski run in Sochi. As some point out, video footage of the barking dog mingling with Olympia...

Norwegian Snowboarder Crashes Hard In Slopestyle Qualification

Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports

The slopestyle course at the Sochi Olympics is living up to its fearsome reputation. Norwegian snowboarder Kjersti Buaas was the latest to fall when s...

The 8 Essential Russian Foods Everyone Should Know

Thrillist | Posted 04.08.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Russian food is rich in history and poor in PR.

Sochi Gives Homosexuals A Warm Welcome

Posted 02.06.2014 | Comedy

The Sochi Olympics begin today and it looks like all that anti-gay unpleasantness is behind us. Russian president Vladimir Putin has made it very clea...

The Dog of Sochi: Turn Him Off!

Jonathan Del Arco | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Del Arco

There is no bigger self-inflicted wound than denying myself (a gay man) the figure skating competition or the sight of Billy Jean King (brilliantly appointed by Obama to be in the U.S. delegation) marching into that stadium, strong and proud, but I will not watch.

#SochiProblems --> @SochiProblems

Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports

It was only a matter of time. After journalists checked into their hotel rooms in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, they soon noticed there were ...

USA, Canada Headed For Another Gold Medal Matchup In Women's Hockey

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 02.06.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Canada and the United States. The United States and Canada. Since women's ice hockey became an Ol...

Sochi Has The Weirdest Toilets

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.06.2014 | Comedy

Murphy's Law is in full effect at the Sochi Olympics. Take these toilets, for example: Ещё туалет в Сочи. Теперь с места...

How Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Ban Is Being Enforced

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 02.06.2014 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW (AP) — When the Sochi Winter Olympics begin Friday, many will be watching to see whether Russia will enforce its law banning gay "propaganda"...

The Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods Olympic Athletes Eat

Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.06.2014 | Taste

They're just like us?

Few Foreign Fans To Be Found At Sochi

AP | Posted 02.06.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Olympic fans of the world, where are you? Sochi is (more or less) ready for you to come to its Winter Games. Thousands of at...

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...