14. Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will be one of NBC’s TV hosts during the Games. It’s also her hometown.
29. German ski jumper Gianina Ernst is the youngest athlete competing in Sochi. She turned 15 on Dec. 31. If born a few hours later, she would not have been eligible for the Olympics.
- Donald Trump's pick to be commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, admitted at his confirmation hearing he once employed an undocumented immigrant as a household worker.
- It's official: NASA announced that 2016 was the hottest year on record and that greenhouse gasses are to blame ♨️️🌍
- President Barack Obama shortened Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking documents to WikiLeaks. She'll be freed in May.
- A Toronto man is on a mission to bathe at a different stranger's house every day this month. And so far, so good 🛀