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7 Examples Of Incredible Sportsmanship At The Sochi Olympics

Winter Olympics

So Long, Sochi: Olympic Moments That Will Outlive the Flame

SOCHI, Russia — It’s almost time to say so long to Sochi.<p>When the Olympic flame is extinguished on Sunday night at Fisht Stadium, 98 gold medals will have been awarded, and 2,800 athletes from 89 countries will go home with memories to last a lifetime.<p>The rest of the world made some, too. Here’s a …

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Sochi Olympics: Olympic Committee 'Pay-to-Play' Rules Govern Corporate Tweets, Posts

Sports companies revel in the victories of the Olympic athletes they support, but Salomon Snowboard has remained eerily quiet in social media. After …

International Olympic Committee

Sochi Was a Wonderland of Excess Years Before the Olympics

Sochi is now infamous for the myriad of snafus and PR disasters that have permeated the Winter Olympics. Back in 2007, the year the Games were awarded to Russia, it wasn't much better. It was still totally corrupt and totally insane.<p>Seven years ago, I was sent to Sochi to do the dumbest thing one …

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Ukraine Crisis: IOC Ban on Sochi Athletes' Black Armbands for Kiev Dead

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected a request to wear black armbands at the Sochi Winter Olympics to remember the deaths of 25 …

11 Surreal Photos That Make Sochi Look Like The Summer Olympics

Ice Hockey

Team Canada scratching Subban and Duchene for Olympic opener

P.K. Subban and Matt Duchene are Team Canada's scratches for its Olympic opener today against Norway.<p>Coach Mike Babcock said Subban and Duchene will both play against Austria in Canada's second game on Friday.<p>Team Canada ran the same lines during a noon skate at Bolshoy Ice Dome's training rink …

Winter Olympics

Olympic Beer Fridge Only Opens For Canadians

If you're in Sochi right now, better make some Canadian friends. There's a fridge on the scene that only opens for them.<p>And it's full of beer.<p>Here's how it works: Find a Canadian. Make sure he or she has a passport, otherwise find a new Canadian. Scan the passport in the machine and the fridge pops …

The Walking Dead: how a zombie game helped in a real-life gory emergency

I finished <i>The Walking Dead</i> the same day I started <i>The Last of Us</i>. Both apocalyptic zombie games (or infected, if you're going to be precise), they have similarities. They're both good enough for me to have got soaked in their worlds and their blood.<p>The following day I was walking down the street and …

<b>Warning:</b> The Walking Dead Game spoilers from this point on... The quality of the absolutely stellar first season of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead …

After 'Flappy Bird' takedown, phones with the game list for thousands on eBay

Miss out on the chance to download <i>Flappy Bird</i>? You may still be able to get the game, but this time, you'll have to pay big for the privilege of playing it: on eBay, dozens of listings have appeared for popular phones with the game already installed on them — an added value that's put a premium on …

Top House Republican Expects Terrorist Attack During Sochi Olympics

WASHINGTON -- House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Tex.) said Sunday that he expects a terrorist attack to occur during the Sochi Winter Olympics.<p>"There's a high probability that something will detonate, something will go off, but I think it's probably going to go off …

Winter Olympics Day 2: Russia Wins Its First Gold and 28 Stunning Photos

The host of this year's Winter Olympics, Russia, finally won its first gold medal on day two of the games, during the team figure skating competition.<p>…

Injuries Having the Biggest Impact on 2014 Winter Olympic Hockey

In just one week, the cauldron will be lit in Sochi, Russia to symbolize the opening of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. A week after that, the men's hockey tournament will begin.<p>At the Olympics, the best in the world play for national pride. Of course, not all of the world's best players will be …

Ice Hockey

Photos Show Sochi Looking Half-Built And Covered In Trash Two Weeks Before The Olympics

It's the most expensive Olympics of all-time at $51 billion, a figure that's $39 billion over the original budget.<p>One of the main complaints from Putin detractors is that government contracts were given to companies that didn't know what they were doing, resulting in shoddy construction that has …

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Power Ranking the Best Winter Olympic Sports

The Winter Olympics are, without question, a little less flashy and a lot less sexy than the Summer Olympics. The winter games have well under half the number of events and the snow and ice focus makes what they <i>do</i> feel a little repetitive.<p>That being said, the Winter Olympics are still pretty solid. …

Summer Olympics

8 Better Ways Russia Could Have Spent Its Olympic Billions

For the record, we have nothing against the Olympics. It is a noble, ancient tradition, full of camaraderie, sportsmanship and healthy competition. (At least in theory.)<p>One of the downsides of this "healthy competition," though, is the increasingly exorbitant price tag host countries pay to put on …