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That Wolf in a Sochi Hotel Was Just a Jimmy Kimmel Prank

Fool us once, shame on you, Jimmy Kimmel. Fool us twice, the Internet is going to get very, very angry.<p>The late-night talk show host has been exposed …

Duhatschek: Team Canada sets sights on gold after thrilling victory over U.S.

So everybody finally got the game they wanted, in all of its open-ice glory - Canada and the United States, in the men's Olympic hockey semi-finals, and it lived up to all the hope and the hype. The pace was supercharged, the skill on display breathtaking. More than anything, it was a fearless …

Russia Made A Brilliant Olympic Ring Malfunction Joke At The Closing Ceremony

The organizers of the Sochi Olympics have a pretty good sense of humor.<p>At the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, the finale of the opening dance routine featured dancers forming the Olympic rings. The top right ring remained unopened in a self-deprecating homage to the infamous malfunction during the …

The Case Against Fancy Figure-Skating Outfits

Eye-catching costumes can unfairly influence judges as they evaluate the abstract side of a skater's performance. It might be time for the sport to implement a stricter dress code.<p>At the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer, American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan wore a plain white Vera Wang skating …

BuzzFeed Sports on Twitter: "This is how INSANELY close Canada just came from taking the lead over Latvia. http://t.co/rh7sl9A8wF"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>BuzzFeedSports</b><p>“@<b>BuzzFeedSports</b>: This is how INSANELY close Canada just came from taking the lead over Latvia. …

American Bobsledder's Awesome Reaction To Winning A Silver Medal Included A Snow Angel

Lauryn Williams and Elana Meyers could not hold off Team Canada in the final heat of the women's bobsled, but that didn't mean the Americans were disappointed winning the silver medal.<p>Long after the event had ended and before the international feed cut off, Williams and Meyers mingled with American …

Great Thing of the Day: Adopting Stray Puppies Has Become an Olympic Trend

Sochi may have its share of problems, but while Olympians probably can't do anything constructive with shared bathrooms and falling light fixtures, one of the city's largest issues has been transformed into an adorable opportunity for visiting athletes to pay it forward. Bringing home stray dogs is …

Kate Hansen Tweeted 'Wolf' From Sochi But Luge Association Says It Was A Hoax (VIDEO) [UPDATED]

<b>UPDATE 3:35 p.m.:</b> Jimmy Kimmel may deserve a gold medal for his latest viral hoax. A publicist for the U.S. Luge Association told "Inside Edition" that Olympian Kate Hansen teamed up with the "Late Night" host on the Epic#SochiFail she shared on Twitter. Going forward, Hansen is not to be believed …

What's It Like to Go Last at the Olympics?

Remember in college, when you had a final on the last day of exams? Everyone else on campus seemed to be goofing off, partying or packing up to head home. And there you were, stuck in the library.<p>That’s kind of what it’s like to have an event in the second half of the second week of the …

Swimming

More Than Half Of The Ukrainian Olympic Team Has Left Sochi In Protest [REPORT]

Ukraine sent 43 athletes to the Olympics in Sochi this year. The Times reports that most of those who chose to leave the Games early had already competed in events.<p>More than 50 people have died so far in the Ukraine protests, which began in late November. The clashes are between Kremlin-backed …

Faceplanting Russian curler reminds us that curling happens on ice

You got curled, bub.<p>Curling seems pretty great. It is certainly the only Winter Olympics event in which pitchers of beer can be considered a performance-enhancing drug, for one thing, and competitors can participate in something like their street clothes -- or, in the case of the Norwegian team, …

Skier Narrowly Avoided Serious Injury When A Safety Fence Completely Failed

Much has been made about athlete safety at some of the venues for the Sochi Olympics, so it doesn't help when a skier crashes through a net that is designed keep competitors on the course.<p>That is exactly what happened when Yuri Danilochkin of Belarus crashed during the downhill portion of the super …

German Skier Felix Neureuther Misses Olympic Flight After Car Crash

Felix Neureuther is being tested for whiplash after suffering a car accident on his way to airport, where he was meant to board a plane to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.<p>The slalom specialist subsequently missed his journey from Munich to Sochi. Germany's skiing federation has been quick to update …

Winter Olympics

Sochi Olympics: Joss Christensen honors late dad; 'I did it for him'

SOCHI, Russia -- Joss Christensen wanted to make his father proud of him.<p>Those were among the last words he said last year to his dying father, James Dale “JD” Christensen, who was fighting a congenital heart condition. And those were among the words coming from Joss Christensen not long after he …

Newport Beach

Do the Winter Olympics Have a Future in a Warming World?

Russia's balmy weather could be a sign of things to come, a new study says. We're running out of places cold enough to host the Games.<p>One of the warmest Winter Olympics in history is getting warmer.<p>Temperatures reached the low-60s today in Sochi, and they're expected to stay there on Thursday and …

Sochi Crews Race to Fix Halfpipe Before White Goes for Gold

SOCHI, Russia — Crews at the snowboard halfpipe battled warm weather and raced to smooth and harden the course on Monday, one day before a marquee event at the Sochi Olympics — American Shaun White’s bid for a third straight gold medal.<p>A morning training run for snowboarders was delayed till …

Snowboarding

Photos: Sochi's Mysterious Knitting Man Through History

Tapping into the vast research resources at our disposal, it seems that whoever The Knitter is, this is definitely not his first appearance in History.<p><b>Olympics viewers who tuned in</b> to the snowboard slopestyle finals on Saturday were treated to not only a first time medal event, amazing feats of …

Knitting

Sochi Olympics: Are Halfpipes Getting Safer?

In the last 16 years, the Winter Olympic halfpipe has almost doubled in height, freeing athletes do ever more elaborate–and dangerous–tricks. Yet industry insiders insist it’s actually gotten safer.<p>In a practice run before today’s snowboarding halfpipe event, Olympic contender Danny Davis called …

Mashable on Twitter: "2-time Olympic champ @shaun_white places 4th; Swiss Iouri Podladtchikov is the halfpipe champ. (photo: @schulerst) http://t.co/9OnNISHgiT"

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'Could be a beach day': Sochi heats up amid Winter Olympics

Things are heating up in Sochi, and we're not just talking about the competition.<p>"It could be a beach day today," Matt Lauer said Wednesday afternoon of the 60 degree weather in the Olympic Village.<p>It looks like Matt isn't the only one with the beach in mind: Al squeezed in a run, while Sochi …

Luger loses sled, somehow completes magical run

Magnets. How do they work?<p>It looks for a moment like 31-year-old Indian luger Shiva Keshavan is headed for a terrific spill during a practice run in Sochi. The he just kind of lands back on the sled. Luging is obviously a lot easier than it looks and any of us could do this.<p>Guess what! This is all …

Ashley Wagner's Angry Face Inspires Olympics Meme

McKayla Maroney, meet your Winter Olympics counterpart, Ashley Wagner.<p>Team USA figure skater Wagner came to Sochi to prove herself after a shaky …

Shaun White describes faults in Sochi halfpipe

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Shaun White returned to the Olympic halfpipe in the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Sunday night for a second training session.<p>He found some improvements to the pipe, but was among many riders with concerns about the conditions of the course where the men's competition will …

From Women’s Ski Jumping to Meteor-Fragmented Gold Medals: 4 Fun Facts About the Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics have begun! With coverage on NBC already in full effect, and this time around there's something for everyone, especially …