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14 Reasons Why You Should Give 2014 Winter Olympics Another Chance

Despite the negative buzz surrounding Sochi's living accommodations, 2014 Winter Olympics is making history in more ways than one. It's a reminder we can achieve something greater and champion social causes near and dear to our hearts.

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1. U.S. Olympic team members Gus Kenworthy and Amanda Bird plan to adopt a number of Sochi's stray dogs.

Twitter: @guskenworthy / Via Twitter

2. And Gus is live tweeting his puppies' statuses.

Twitter: @guskenworthy / Via Twitter

3. The Jamaican Bobsled team is back after a 12-year hiatus.

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4. With the Jamaican team in dire need of financial support a few months before Sochi, they turned to the interwebs. Fans all over the world raised over $129K on crowdfunding site crowdtilt.

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5. And they have a catchy new theme song with 8-bit computer graphics. Check it out here:

View this video on YouTube

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6. Michael Christian Martinez is the first Olympic figure skater born and bred in the Philippines. He's also Southeast Asia's first Olympic figure skating contender EVER.

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7. Since the Philippines has no snow, Michael learned how to ice skate in a shopping mall ice rink before continuing his training in the U.S. and Russia.

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8. USA Hockey team beats Russia Hockey team. 'Nuff said.

AP Photo/Morry Gash / Via cleveland.com

9. Meredith Viera becomes the first woman ever to serve as a solo host for primetime Olympic coverage.

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10. Gold medal winner Swiss cross country skier Dario Cologna waits 30 minutes to shake hands with last place finisher.

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11. Russian Olympians Kseniya Ryzhova and Yulia Guschina kiss to defy Russia's anti-gay legislation.

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12. Yuzuru Hanyu is the first Japanese male figure skater to win a gold medal.

Via Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

13. After experiencing the 2011 earthquake in Japan leaving him unable to use his local skating rink for months, Yuzura relied on visualizing his jumps.

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14. Aaaaand Bob Costas is back from "sitting out" a few days due to his eye infection. HUMANITY RESTORED!

Sorry Matt Lauer. We want Costas.
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Sorry Matt Lauer. We want Costas.

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