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It’s hard to understand the allure of certain winter Olympic sports. Like curling, for instance. We’d like to have a serious conversation with the person who invented the least eventful ice sport of all time (not including the funny pants they wear, which are sort of great). Ice dancing, on the other hand, is a… READ MORE »


Entertainment

I feel that the Olympics are best viewed while eating greasy foods and questioning the life choices that kept you from being an Olympian, which is why I’m now at a sports bar eating parmesan garlic fries. I rarely go to sports bars or eat fries in my normal life, but this is a special… READ MORE »


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…it might look something like this. Plushenko is favored to win the individual men’s gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, but I’m pretty sure he could up his chances even more by just skating to “Pony” live. Ride it, my pony! [YouTube] … READ MORE »


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I didn’t think it was possible for me to love Beyonce and Jay Z’s collab “Drunk In Love” any more than I already do, but then I saw U.S. Olympic ice-dancing duo Meryl Davis and Charlie White skate to it (by which I mean, the music was synced and dubbed over their routine) and, well,… READ MORE »


News

Russian speedskater Olga Graf earned herself a bronze medal in Sunday’s women’s 3000 meter race, and then celebrated with what’s being heralded as a massive “wardrobe malfunction.”In what turned out to be the least revealing flashing of all time, Graf unzipped her suit after winning, and flashed a bit of chest. At this point, I… READ MORE »


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The winter Olympics are almost upon us. In celebration of this year’s event, let’s take a look at all of our favorite figure skaters from Olympics past. Check out all 13 on HLN…READ MORE »


News

As a twin, news stories about “my kind” always hold a special place in my heart, but this latest one is a real doozy.

This past weekend, Lanny and Tracy Barnes, 31-year-old twin sisters from Colorado who both participated in the 2006 Winter Games, were to compete in their final qualifying races to… READ MORE »


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The 2014 Winter Olympics will be the first time ever that women’s ski jumping will be a sport. Previously, women were only allowed to test the courses for the men. The International Olympic Committee has long said women were excluded from competition because the category does not have enough elite female competitors, a charge actual women… READ MORE »


Celebs

There has long been speculation — perhaps hopeful speculation — that British Olympic diver Tom Daley, 19, is gay. This weekend, the bronze metal winner, who’s very popular with the hormonal, Bieber-loving set in his home country, decided to take control of the rumors and posted this candid confessional to YouTube, in which he says for the… READ MORE »


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125 Olympic athletes were photographed by Howard Schatz to exemplify body diversity in even the most fine tuned of human forms. A woman’s body is a personal thing that has historically been made public. Whether that objectification comes from the male gaze or the mainstream media, many times our bodies can feel like they’re constantly under… READ MORE »


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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. Rather than accept monetary payment in exchange for a ride, the machine requires that customers do 30 leg squats or lunges to obtain a ticket. READ MORE »


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In case you were looking for some inspiration for your morning run, two British women have dedicated themselves to trying out all 114 summer Olympic events available to women in the 2016 Brazil Olympic games. … READ MORE »


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“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…”
Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted that gay participants and attendees of the upcoming 2014 Olympic festivities in Sochi will be welcome. Given Russia’s harsh anti-gay laws and… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Lifetime has announced that it will be producing a made-for-TV movie about the young life of Gabby Douglas, the first American to win both the individual all-around and team gymnastics competitions in a single year’s Olympic Games, and the first woman of color to take the gold in the individual all-around competition. Read more atREAD MORE »


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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 homosexuality – even something as innocuous as same-sex hand-holding – potentially illegal.” The Russian government has warned that this law against homosexuality will apply to… READ MORE »


Celebs

I was already going to post these two hot Olympic swimmers posing in a shower for an anti-homophobia campaign … and then I found out THEY ARE FRENCH! You know what French men do to me. Or maybe you don’t. But trust, they get me all, Ooh la la. Sorry, Amelia, I’m going to need… READ MORE »


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Back in the ’70s, when there was still an East and West Germany, East Germany was very serious about winning international sports competitions, and was known to regularly dope their athletes (see also: East German swim team). Athletes were fed “performance enhancing drugs” (PEDs) — aka anabolic steroids — that bulked them up and made… READ MORE »


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Excited to head to Brazil’s 2014 Olympic Summer Games? Well, if you’re obese, expect to pay a little bit more to enjoy the sports. Where standard-sized stadium seats start at $28, all obese seating is $58. Brazilian law defines obesity as a “disability,” and as such requires that the stadium be properly outfitted for the… READ MORE »


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