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Sochi 2014 Olympics: Medal Haul Not Indicative of Massive American Failure

Team USA managed to walk away with more total medals than any country other than host nation Russia, but that can't hide the fact that this was a disappointing addition to America's Olympic history.<p>For starters, the second-place finish in the race for overall medals, seen just below, is …

Canadian Olympic Hockey Team 2014: Unsung Heroes from Gold-Medal Run

Canada has done it again.<p>After securing the gold on home soil in 2010, Mike Babcock managed to lead arguably the most balanced international roster in history to a second consecutive Olympic title in Sochi.<p>It wasn't always easy, as Canada barely scraped past lowly Norway and Latvia, but in the end, …

The 13 Most Intense Facial Expressions Of Olympic Figure Skaters

While Olympic figure skaters tend to look incredibly graceful and elegant on screen, the still photos of their performances tell a somewhat different story.<p>The intense facial expressions of these skaters convey how physically difficult the sport is — it takes a lot of strength and athleticism to be …

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 …

Forget its hotels, Sochi’s tech has been up for the Olympic challenge

Privacy may be lacking, but network connectivity and digital surveillance are not.<p>The scale and grandeur of the Winter Olympics in Sochi is estimated …

On the Sochi Riviera

When you think of Sochi and the winter Olympic Games — and all the reports of falling-apart hotel rooms, and all the media coverage of homeless dogs …

John Williams on Scoring the Olympics Soundtrack

World<p>The Olympic score was composed 30 years ago by Oscar winner John Williams. Williams sat down with NBC's Joe Fryer to discuss the famous fanfare.<p>Read more here.

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Sochi's Last Winter Olympics

<b>Co-authored by Mona Funiciello, an independent consultant who specializes in climate change policy and strategy</b><p>Are we witnessing the last Winter Olympics held in Sochi? The Russian games are already relying primarily on manmade snow. SMI Snowmakers, a Michigan-based company, has spent the last four …

Brian Boitano Recalls Decision To Come Out Ahead Of Winter Olympics In Sochi

Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano join HuffPost Live this week for a candid chat about his coming out experience and recent visit to Sochi, Russia.<p>"It was a big decision for me, because I had always been out to my friends and family," Boitano, 50, recalled. "Everybody always knew, so I didn't …

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 …

Sochi 2014: Fantasy and reality collide at the Olympics

Perhaps the most fruitful approach to the Sochi Winter Olympics is to see the event as a kind of fairy tale.<p>Or it could be a journey-fable. A fantasy. We send a group of our best young people to a strange, forbidding place ruled by an ogre, and expect them to return with treasures in gold, silver …

How Excited Are Your Olympics Announcers?

The Winter Olympics I Can Never Forget

Ah, the Winter Olympics are here once again. Every four years I am reminded of the first time I paid attention to them, the games held in Innsbruck, Austria in February 1976.<p>Although I was too young to comprehend it, the Munich massacre of the summer games held in 1972 introduced me to the …

What 32 Nations Will Wear to the Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Image courtesy of the Latvian National Olympic Committee<p>Good news, guys. The kind-of-strange Ralph Lauren patchwork cardigan that the United States is wearing to the Olympic Opening Ceremony will fit right in next to every other nation's personal brand of crazy patriotic. The looks will include …

L.A. to hold U.S. Olympic marathon trials

Los Angeles has been awarded the 2016 men's and women's Olympic marathon trials, a prestigious event that fits the city's hope of bringing the Summer Games back in 2024.<p>The U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Marathon will be held Feb. 13, 2016, and will determine Team USA's marathon entrants at the Rio de …

Red Wings' Johan Franzen to miss the Olympics

Johan Franzen's inability to compete at the Sochi Games could turn into a chance for another Detroit Red Wings teammate.<p>Team Sweden's coach Per Marts confirmed Thursday what had been expected for two days, saying Franzen will miss the Olympic Games because of the concussion symptoms that flared …

Sochi Workers Faced Rampant Abuses Building Olympic Sites

The Sochi Olympics are the most expensive in history with an estimated $50 billion price tag, as cost overruns and corruption have driven the cost to …

Russia Ramps Up Security for the Winter Olympics

'I'd love to walk through Lockerbie with an Olympic curling medal'

David Murdoch, the British curling skip targeting an Olympic medal at the third attempt in Sochi, is matter-of-factly casting his mind back to the events of 25 years ago in the town that shaped him. Born in Dumfries, he grew up in Lockerbie – the small rural town in south-west Scotland with a …

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 …

Ranking Every 2014 Olympic Hockey Team's Shootout Ability

Which team would be at the greatest advantage if one of the upcoming Olympics games goes to a shootout? Every nation is prepared with its own masters of this skills competition, but some teams have more weapons than others. It's a tight pack, but there are least a couple of teams with a definite …

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Olympic Opening Ceremony 2014: Latest Buzz Surrounding Celebration in Sochi

The opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia kicks off on Friday, Feb. 7 at Fisht Olympic Stadium.<p>Every four years, athletes from around the world gather to compete in the biggest international sporting event on the planet, and every four years, the Olympic Games put on a …

Why Steven Stamkos Should Skip the 2014 Winter Olympics

TAMPA — Steven Stamkos didn’t practice the other day with the Tampa Bay Lightning because he said his right leg was sore. This, we were told, was <i>not</i> a setback in his rehabilitation from a broken bone in that leg about 10 weeks ago.<p>In that sense, this was right. The original prognosis by doctors was …

The Business Of The Sochi Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics in Sochi that begin next week will generate the most revenue and be the most expensive Olympic Games ever.<p>Sports business expert Chuck Baker of DLA Piper was recently a guest on Forbes SportsMoney, the Emmy Award winning show on the YES Network. He, Bob Lorenz and I discussed …

Will climate change kill the winter Olympics?

To hold the winter Olympics, you need, well, winter. Cold. Snow.<p>The organizers of the games in Sochi, Russia, promise that there will be snow for the winter Olympics that start there next Friday.<p>They're hoping it's mostly real snow, but they've also got hundreds of artificial snow makers at the …