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Pope Francis Speaks English In iPhone Video For Evangelical Conference

"Let us give each other a spiritual hug." The leader of the Catholic Church recorded a special message about Christian unity.<p>In the video, which was posted on YouTube and not officially released by the Vatican, Pope Francis discusses the historical divisions between Christians and expresses hope …

Sochi 2014: the journey of an Olympic medal – in pictures

From the moment they arrived in Sochi under armed guard to their presentation on the podium, each Olympic medal receives a lot of attention. We follow the medals destined for the women’s 500m short track winners – the race Elise Christie crashed out of – from the airport to the athletes’ hands

In Bobsled, 'You Learn As You Go'

If there's one sport in the Winter Olympics you can do with your eyes closed, it's bobsled.<p>The bobsled brakeman does about five seconds of hard work, jumps in the sled and can then relax a bit. During the women's bobsled competition tonight in Sochi, we should keep our eyes open, because it's fun …

Sochi's best human interest stories really will restore your faith in humanity

Sure, you want to hate NBC for trading personal tragedy for ratings at the Olympics. But you’d be forgiven for crying, too.<p>In the US, the two big human interest stories of the Olympics have been the skier, Bode Miller, crying for his late brother on camera and Noelle Pikus-Pace, the skeleton …

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 …

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 …

Bobsled

Sochi in Pictures: Highlights From Day 12

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32 Glorious Faces of Olympic Victory

The face says it all — especially when an Olympic medal leaves you absolutely speechless.<p>What is there left to say when the years of training, …

See an Adorable Photo of the Tiny Skaters Who Collect the Flowers at Sochi

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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 …

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 …

Brennan: Skating insiders question Sochi gold judging

SOCHI, Russia — One of the nine judges who picked a young Russian skater over two more refined competitors for the Olympic gold medal Thursday night was suspended for a year for trying to fix an event at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano.<p>And another is the wife of the former president and current …

Winter Olympics 2014: Russian Skater Adelina Sotnikova Wins Gold

There's a new queen on the ice.<p>Russian Adelina Sotnikova, 17, won the women's figure skating gold medal in front of a roaring home crowd.<p>South …

Best Twitter Reactions to the Women's Figure Skating Free Program

Not many would have predicted Adelina Sotnikova would be standing at the Sochi Games longer than Alex Ovechkin. In an event dominated by the buzz surrounding compatriot Julia Lipnitskaia, Sotnikova climbed to the top of the pack in Thursday’s free skate at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, to …

The Lesson of Sochi 2014: Figure Skating Takes Grit, Not Just Grace

Skaters like Adelina Sotnikova, Mao Asada, Ashley Wagner, and Jeremy Abbott reminded fans that sometimes the best Olympic stories are about athletes with something to prove.<p>“Redemption” is a word that gets tossed around a lot in figure skating—sports reporters have used it more times in this …

17-Year-Old Gold Medalist Vows To Dominate The Figure Skating World

At her day-after press conference she delivered this fantastic quote (via the Associated Press):<p>"I want all the gold that there is out there — everything that exists in figure skating. In all events, in all competitions."<p>That is a Kobe Bryant-level quote.<p>Adelina Sotnikova is coming to take all of …

Figure Skating

Sochi in Pictures: Highlights From Day Six

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Why Ashley Wagner Is Wrong About Figure Skating

It's OK to question your sport's judging system; it's not OK to pander to mass media at the expense of good sportsmanship.<p>The American skater who ended up in seventh place yesterday is all over the news this morning saying she feels cheated — actually, "gypped" is the word she unfortunately used. …

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Top Moments From Sochi: Biathlon Photo Finish, Slovenian Slalom Success

American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White made history on Monday, beating their Canadian rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the defending …

Sochi Medal Count 2014: Latest Reaction and Standings for Day 14 Results

The 2014 Winter Olympics are starting to wrap up, but there were still seven gold medals on the line on Day 14 to keep the overall medal count close at the top.<p>While the United States held onto the overall lead, Norway still has the most gold medals. However, there are a number of events remaining …

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Photo Gallery: Day 14

Olympic Drug Test Results Are Coming in, and Not Everyone Is Passing

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Sochi Winter Olympics are officially not a drug-free zone as of today, believe it or not. With …

Sochi 2014: 1.5m sign petition calling for inquiry into figure skating gold

• South Koreans angered by decision in favour of Russian • Adelina Sotnikova won surprise gold ahead of Yuna Kim<p>At the end of a flawless performance, it seemed that nothing could come between Yuna Kim and her bid to become only the third woman to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals in figure …