The IOC voted on an agenda that included initiatives to foster equal protection of LGB athletes.
“[W]e … respectfully request that you amend Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity,” the 19 members write.
Only a few weeks ago, it was inhabited by thousands of volunteers, Olympic officials, and athletes. Now, it is a ghost town.
After a month of legal issues, Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy was reunited with the dogs he worked so hard to save from Sochi.
“Obviously, we are disappointed that at the moment the politics is overshadowing what is a fantastic sporting event that can change the perceptions and attitudes toward disabled people around the world,” says spokesperson for the International Paralympic Committee.
Part of Obama’s response to the situation in Ukraine. Update: U.S. Olympic Committee, still sending athletes, responds.
Organizers say government pressure forced venues to cancel their hosting of the post-Olympics event.
The best moments have little to do with winning.
Madame O’ Sane, Vladdy Pushin’, and Georgia Buchette.
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Serry! Please play again.
Tell me you’ve never dreamed of sliding down the luge track after a few drinks and I will call you a liar, sir.
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.
And proof that figure skaters are maniacs.
Defending Olympic champion Yuna Kim of South Korea won the silver and Italy’s Carolina Kostner finished third, taking home her country’s first figure skating medal. Americans failed to medal.
And this was just the quarterfinal.
Ukrainian Olympic skier Bogdana Matsotska is leaving Sochi due to the violent clashes in Kiev. Matsotska was scheduled to compete Friday in the women’s slalom event.
Just the long programs. Watch them all right now, yell at me if you disagree, and then let’s get REALLY EXCITED ABOUT TODAY’S SOCHI FINALS!
Update: Inside Edition is reporting the video is part of a stunt orchestrated by Jimmy Kimmel. A spokeswoman for Kimmel’s show refused to confirm the details.
Arguably the most important part of the olympics are the moose knuckles.
Because gold, silver, and bronze is sooo 776 BC.
Here’s another great reason to get drunk and watch figure skating.
Think you know the answer? Maybe nyet.
Can I call in Olympics to work?
ATTENTION OLYMPIC COMMITTEE: Please consider adding the following activities to the Olympic roster. Thank you.
Female hockey players make significantly less money than men. Finland’s goalie, Noora Räty, says she will be forced into retirement if she can’t play on a professional competitive team.
Sage loves nothing more than snowboarding and snacks. But can he take home another gold? BuzzFeed put him to the test.
But it’s not currently under discussion in a review of the Olympic bidding process, an IOC spokesman said.