Sometimes you just HAVE to knit.
Sometimes you just HAVE to knit.
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Serving their country in more ways than one.
Fifteen-year-old Yulia Lipnitskaya’s routine in the short program portion of the team figure skating competition was basically flawless.
Your Olympic cheat sheet is here!
“As in many countries in the world, in Russia, you need permission before staging a protest. We understand this was the reason that they were temporarily detained,” said an IOC spokeswoman.
Meet your new favorite U.S. Olympian.
As criticism over Sochi approached fever pitch, Friday’s opening ceremony celebrated all the best Russia has to offer.
The Olympics are off to an amazing start.
Because the Russian alphabet is different than the English one.
More speed, more flying, more tricks, more competition.
“Olympic games are a sports festival embracing human diversity and great unity,” the International Olympic Committee head says. The IOC head did not, however, reference LGBT rights or Russia’s anti-LGBT laws directly — and asked world leaders not to politicize the games. [Update: Some of his speech, including a comment opposing discrimination, was cut in NBC’s broadcast in the U.S.]
Irina Rodnina, a member of Putin’s parliamentary party, gets a big honor on the opening day of Sochi Games.
Luger Shiva Keshavan fell off his sled on the track, but got back on it with incredible athleticism.
We found the most tenacious female Olympians and the most inspiring stories so you know which ladies to keep an eye on at Sochi.
“The practice of sport is a human right.”
“We must all raise our voices against attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex people,” Ban Ki-moon tells the International Olympic Committee. The IOC ignored those comments in its press release about the event, while media reports highlighted them.
Some of these countries don’t even have snow, but that doesn’t stop these athletes from training.
I’m not feeling very good right now. This is the same course that’s injured Shaun White and others.
“Here we go, Montenegro, here we go!”
“With the Sochi Olympic Games starting at the end of this week, there is simply no time to waste in getting our Olympic athletes and employees a nutritious and delicious breakfast – Chobani Greek Yogurt,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said in a statement.
While the 10 top sponsors of the Olympics invested heavily in Sochi’s success — and in their multi-year partnership with the International Olympic Committee — they have remained largely silent on LGBT and other human rights concerns in Russia.
It’s just like the movie! Sort of.
Everything’s ready for the Sochi Olympics, except the hotel rooms, the door handles, the shower curtains, the tap water, and the floor.
With the Sochi games mere days away, it’s time to jump-start your crippling case of SOCHI FEVER by directing all your aggression toward our neighbors to the north.
LGBT and human rights advocates remain uncertain about what to expect in Russia under the international spotlight of the Olympics. Several organizations, along with the U.S. State Department, warn LGBT visitors to exercise caution.
BrewDog targeting Sochi Winter Olympics with “Hello My Name Is Vladimir” beer.
Canadian snowboarder Sebastien Toutant tweeted this picture from a Sochi bathroom over the weekend. Russia really does hate fun.
“In the run-up to Olympic games, this amounts to a failing grade,” said one leading human rights advocate.