Winter Olympics 2014

February 7-23 in Sochi, Russia

Internet wins the Olympics

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The Winter Games are over, and while the top athletes will go down in Olympic history, Sochi’s best flubs, fails, and facial expressions are immortalized thanks to Twitter and the world’s best invention: Photoshop. Check out the best memes, GIFs, Photoshop shade, and Sochi snark to come out of the 2014 Olympics. [Read More]
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Photos: Olympic elation and heartbreak

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The drama of the Sochi Olympics played out all over the faces of the winners and losers. Here are some of the most moving shots of the highs and lows for Olympians from the U.S. and beyond. [Read More]
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Live coverage: Day 17 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

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US loses hockey, must keep Bieber, Chicago sign alleges

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Rubbing more salt on the wounds of Team USA hockey is the unfortunate gamble a Chicago-based transportation company made with Canada. “Loser Keeps Bieber” Oh, the humanity of it all. The billboard was created by Command Transportation and featured the Canadian pop singer in between Chicago Blackhawks center/right wing Patrick Kane and center Jonathan Toews. […] [Read More]
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Petition disputing Russian figure skater’s win gets over million signatures

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Not everyone is happy about Russian Olympic figure skater Adelina Sotnikova’s win during the ladies free skating event. A Change.org petition had accrued over a 1.7 million signatures as of Friday morning, crying foul over the 17-year-old’s win over South Korea’s Yuna Kim. The petition, titled “Open Investigation in Judging Decisions of Women’s Figure Skating […] [Read More]
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Team USA picks Julie Chu to be flag bearer in Olympics Closing Ceremony

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Four-time Olympian Julie Chu has been chosen as Team USA’s flag bearer for the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony, NBC Sports announced Friday morning. RT @NBCOlympics: This just in: Women's #hockey player @juliechu13 chosen as #TeamUSA's closing ceremony flag bearer. — NBC Sports (@NBCSports) February 21, 2014 The 31-year-old Chu, who hails from Fairfield, Conn., was […] [Read More]
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Sochi Olympics skating outfits: Best and worst

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I’m no skating official versed in technical skills on the ice, but like many watching the Sochi Olympics on TV, I’m happy to judge the contestants’ costumes — from Italy’s Carolina Kostner to the U.S.A.’s Gracie Gold to Russian pair skaters Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy. It’s all subjective, of course. Did they successfully coordinated […] [Read More]
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Creepy Sochi mascot does not take Russian loss well

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If there’s one image that sums up the disappointment of Russian hockey fans, it’s this: #Sochi2014 Bear is inconsolable after Russia’s loss to Finland in the #IceHockey… :-( pic.twitter.com/8nOAw3Cqdr — Sochi 2014 (@Sochi2014) February 19, 2014 Earlier on Wednesday, Russia lost 3-1 to Finland in the quarterfinals, making it 22 years since the hockey-loving nation […] [Read More]
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