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Wolf Running Loose in Olympic Dorm Was a Dog (Update: And a Trick)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>Update:</b> Oh ha ha ha. The Sochi "wolf" video is just a Jimmy Kimmel hoax, orchestrated with Hansen's …

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 …

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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 …

Olympian hits wall, falls off skeleton sled, somehow doesn't die

We were just sitting around here at SB Nation World Headquarters discussing the merits of luge vs. skeleton. Or, more specifically, which one of these insane Olympic sports is more dangerous. Seconds later, this happened.<p>He stuck the landing, but I still think skeleton wins.

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 …

'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 …

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Cross Country Skier Breaks Ski, Still Finishes The Race After An Opposing Coach Runs Onto The Course To Help Him

In the finals of the men's cross country skiing sprint, Russia's Anton Gafarov crashed but still managed to finish the race thanks to Canadian coach Justin Wadsworth, who ran onto the course to help him.<p>Garafov finished nearly three minutes behind the leaders, but the Russian crowd gave him a …

Russian Freestyle Skier Somehow Walks Away From This Epic Crash

The moguls competition of freestyle skiing in the Olympics involves high speeds, lots of bouncing up and down, and amazing aerial tricks.<p>That combination of events also leads to some crazy crashes including one by Sergey Volkov of Russia during the qualification runs. Amazingly, he got up and …

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 …

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 …

Some Sochi Olympians Will Get Medals Made From a Meteor

Select athletes will be taking home medals from the Sochi Winter Olympics that are literally out of this world.<p>Fragments of a meteor that hit the …

No, A Man Wasn't Killed Due To The Sochi Olympic Ring Fail

The rumor that the technical specialist reportedly responsible for the fail was stabbed to death was — surprise, surprise — untrue.<p>The man responsible for operating the Olympic Rings during last night's Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Russia was found dead today. According to local reports the …

Luge wipeouts are the only thing scarier than the luge

Sandra Robatscher of Italy wiped the heck out, reminding us that the luge is completely terrifying.<p>Let us recap the luge, shall we?<p>- You wear skintight spandex and spike-gloves in freezing temperatures<br>- You climb aboard a tiny sled<br>- You hurl yourself as fast as you can down a giant ice-covered …

Subway to remove from bread a chemical used to make yoga mats

Subway's motto is "eat fresh." Sounds tasty, doesn't it? Certainly sounds a lot yummier than "Subway – eat a chemical used to make yoga mats."<p>Following pressure from a petition launched by food blogger Vani Hari, Subway announced on Thursday that it will be removing the chemical azodicarbonamide …

A Sochi Opening-Ceremony Malfunction: It's the Olympics*

A beautiful start to the games, with some fine print<p>The Olympic opening ceremony kicked off at 8:14 p.m. Sochi time but won't be broadcast in America until 7:30 Eastern tonight. Spoiler: It's a gorgeous show. But there's one snafu that's at least <i>seems</i> symbolic given the controversy-laden run up to …

Mint Adds Support for Bitcoin

Popular US financial planning company Mint has given Bitcoin a little more legitimacy after it partnered with Coinbase to add support for the virtual currency to its service.<p>Now Mint’s 10 million-plus users can keep tabs on their Bitcoin stash, alongside their existing credit cards, bank accounts …

Google Glass glasses are covered by insurance

With Google Glass now supporting prescription lenses, it only stands to reason that insurance companies will have to be involved in the process for some users, and so far one company is stepping up.<p>VPS Global announced that it will start offering prescription lenses to Google Glass users, …