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Pussy Riot Tweets Paddy Wagon Selfies After Sochi Olympics Arrest

The two members of Pussy Riot arrested outside the Sochi Olympics tweeted selfies from inside a police wagon today. Authorities still haven’t explained why members of the group, who were…

Jessica Wakeman | February 18, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Cat Curling Would Make The Olympics Way More Watchable

An oldie but a goodie: this is from the 2006 Torino Olympics, when the American kittehs bested the Danish kittehs on the ice. (I think.) The Olympics would be much…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2014 - 9:00 am

Openly Gay Billie Jean King Joins U.S. Delegation To 2014 Olympics In Anti-Gay Russia

President Obama has selected openly lesbian athletes Billie Jean King and Callie Cahow as delegates to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, a country where homosexuality is frowned upon.

Jessica Wakeman | December 18, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Subway Riders In Moscow Can Now Pay For Their Rides With Exercise

Russia is gearing up to host the winter Olympics in 2014, and as preparation, the organization Olympic Changes installed a very special ticket machine in one of Moscow’s subway stations.

Style Caster | November 14, 2013 - 11:50 am

Russian President Vladmir Putin Says Gays Are Welcome At The Olympics

“We are doing everything, both the organizers and our athletes and fans, so that participants and guests feel comfortable in Sochi, regardless of nationality, race or sexual orientation…”
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Claire Hannum | October 28, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Figure Skater Johnny Weir Defends His NBC Olympics Gig In Russia Despite The Country’s Gay Discrimination

“I risk jail time just going there, but the Olympics are not the place to make a political statement. I’m not a politician and I don’t really talk about politics.

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Johnny Weir Retires From Figure Skating

Figure skater Johnny Weir has retired from skating and will cover the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia for NBC — despite the country’s discrimination against gays. [US Weekly]

Jessica Wakeman | October 23, 2013 - 10:00 am

Cher Refuses To Attend Russia’s 2014 Olympics Over Anti-Gay Bigotry

First Andy Cohen, then Wentworth Miller, now Cher — everyone is telling Russia where to stuff it. (Well, not President Obama. Oh, Syria.) Cher revealed that she refused an…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Why Everyone At The 2014 Winter Olympics In Russia Will Be Holding Hands

As, you’ve no doubt heard, Russia recently enacted an anti-gay law, banning all “promotion of nontraditional sexual relations [in front of minors], and makes any expression of real or perceived…

Daley Quinn | August 18, 2013 - 5:00 pm