Swoon Alert! Gus Kenworthy Brought His Puppies on the Today Show

Hold on to your butts! Gus Kenworthy, the Olympic silver medalist whose name is written all over our trapper keepers, has finally reunited Stateside with the litter of stray puppies he's been working to rescue since the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia this past February. No surprises here — everyone (man and beast) are… » 3/14/14 12:20pm 3/14/14 12:20pm

Here's a Video of Olympian Gus Kenworthy With Even More Cute Puppies

The Sochi Olympics are over, but our love for baby-faced, puppy-rescuing skier Gus Kenworthy lives on. He recently stopped by Elle for an interview, but because he is the guy who took home the Sochi strays, he also did a video Q&A with several rambunctious (adoptable!) puppies at his feet. My favorite is the pit with… » 2/27/14 7:00pm 2/27/14 7:00pm

Sports Illustrated to Feature Fully Clothed Woman on Cover

The magazine famous for its swimsuit issue will put a fully clothed woman on their cover this week: Sochi Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin. Three cheers for Shiffrin and a polite golf clap for SI. » 2/26/14 12:30pm 2/26/14 12:30pm

Sex Trafficker Tried To Trap Woman With Promise of Sochi Reporting Gig

An NFL cheerleader-turned-sports journalist was in for a shock when she found out that the promising Olympic reporting job for which she spent four months interviewing was probably something way scarier: a scam designed to trap her in the Russian sex trade. » 2/25/14 11:30pm 2/25/14 11:30pm

The Reign of the Sochi Nightmare Critters Is Finally Over

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: Olympic mascots the Hare, the Polar Bear and the Leopard stand by the extinguished Olympic flame during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. The three giant animals will be dismembered and then fed, limb by fuzzy… » 2/23/14 2:30pm 2/23/14 2:30pm

What Happened to U.S. Women's Figure Skating?

Another Olympic figure skating competition has ended and the main controversy seems to be trying to figure out whether the Russians rigged the competition in favor of 17-year-old Adelina Sotnikova. (Good luck proving that with anonymous score sheets.) But lost in all the commotion is the fact that the U.S. women's… » 2/22/14 1:00pm 2/22/14 1:00pm

Not Everyone's Happy About Adelina Sotnikova's Gold Medal

I'm no figure skating expert. I'm just a fan who wanted to write a fist-pumping post celebrating Adelina Sotnikova, despite the chatter that her free skate scores were higher than she deserved. But. But. » 2/21/14 11:00am 2/21/14 11:00am

The Sochi 'Wolf in the Hotel' Video Was a Jimmy Kimmel Prank

Jimmy Kimmel tricked you again, fools! Or, he tried to. You know that "wolf" that was wandering around the hallway outside of U.S. luger Kate Hansen's Sochi hotel room? Turns out, that was just some freelance dog that Kimmel paid to impersonate a wolf. I thought its performance seemed a little forced. » 2/20/14 8:00pm 2/20/14 8:00pm

This Coverage of Figure Skater Yulia Lipnitskaya Is Heart-Wrenching

During the Olympic figure skating short program competition last night, 15-year-old prodigy and pride of Russia Julia Lipnitskaia (or Yulia Lipnitskaya, if you'd rather) took a fall on the ice that ended up knocking her all the way down to fifth place. A lot had been riding on the young athlete. She had already helped… » 2/20/14 3:15pm 2/20/14 3:15pm

U.S. Olympian Films Possible 'Wolf' in Her Sochi Dorm

Perhaps you've been awakened in the middle of the night by a possum or raccoon skulking about your porch. If so, you'll relate to Kate Hansen, the American luger known for her slick pre-competition dance moves, who recently opened her door in Sochi to find a "wolf" prowling the halls. » 2/20/14 10:40am 2/20/14 10:40am

Pussy Riot Attacked in Sochi by Cossacks With Whips

Several members of Pussy Riot, including Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, are currently knocking around Sochi. But according to reports, when they most recently tried to stage a protest action they were surrounded and shut down by Cossacks. » 2/19/14 10:00am 2/19/14 10:00am

Lots of Women Are Getting Hurt at the Olympics

On Sunday, two women's snowboardcross riders crashed during the Olympic qualifying round for their event and had to be removed on stretchers. Even more dramatically, the day before, Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova crashed at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park and had to undergo spinal surgery. These are just a few of… » 2/18/14 6:45pm 2/18/14 6:45pm

Meryl Davis and Charlie White Win Olympic Gold, Celebrate With Violin

Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the gold medal in ice dancing at the Sochi Olympics on Monday but they assure their fans that they weren’t always so graceful. » 2/18/14 12:40pm 2/18/14 12:40pm

Pussy Riot Members Detained and Released in Sochi Hotel 'Theft' Case

About three hours after Nadezhda Tolokonnikov said she and bandmate Maria Alyokhina were arrested in Sochi, the duo along with three others with whom they were arrested were released from police custody, donning their balaclavas and chanting an anti-Putin song as they walked out of the station. » 2/18/14 10:20am 2/18/14 10:20am

Transgender Former Italian MP Briefly Detained in Sochi

Transgender television personality and former Italian Member of Parliamant, Vladimir Luxuria has been released after being arrested by Russian police Sunday night. Her offense? Holding a banner that read "Gay is OK" in Cyrillic. While she says during her detainment the officers treated her with respect, it seems, … » 2/17/14 1:45pm 2/17/14 1:45pm

NBC Reporter Accused of Badgering Bode Miller Until He Cried

An NBC reporter is accused of pushing a post-game interview with U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller too far, eventually causing the athlete to break down in tears over repeated questions about the death of his brother. » 2/16/14 11:30pm 2/16/14 11:30pm

Behold the Full Spectrum of Olympic Emotions

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 16: Alisa Agafonova (2L) and Alper Ucar (2R) of Turkey wait for their score during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance on day 9 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) » 2/16/14 3:30pm 2/16/14 3:30pm

All that Olympian Sex at Sochi Isn’t Affecting Athletic Performance

The Olympics, as we all know, are really just a sex summit put on by the fittest human specimens. It's like an orgy of Greek deities peppered with the occasional slalom or hockey exhibition. Otherwise, the Olympic Village is basically bonetown and its residents are the enervated athletes that somehow hope to win gold… » 2/16/14 1:30pm 2/16/14 1:30pm

Olympic Chobani Update: Unloved Yogurt to Find a New Home

After one week of US-Russian diplomatic arguments over whether Chobani yogurt could cross into Vladimir Putin's playground, Mother Russia has officially said no. » 2/14/14 4:15pm 2/14/14 4:15pm