Tag: Sochi Olympics

German athlete fails doping test, 1st case of the 2014 Olympics

An unidentified German athlete has failed a drug test in the first announced doping case of the Sochi Olympics. The German Olympic Committee has been notified and a backup sample will be analyzed today, the committee said. German officials did not name the athlete, sport or substance involved. AP

Pussy Riot Members Arrested In Sochi Again

So much for Putin trying to make Russia seem more appealing on the international stage. Two members of the female punk band Pussy Riot, who were recently released from Russian prisons after being jailed for two years for charges of “hooliganism,” have once again been detained. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were meeting with journalists…

Accidental #SochiSelfie officially goes viral

A woman attempting to take a picture at a hockey game in Sochi today. This may be one of my favorite pics ever. pic.twitter.com/x2X20ebCdq — Bryan Wood (@bryanwx) February 13, 2014 A woman attempting to take a picture with her point-and-shoot camera at Thursday’s Russia—Slovenia men’s hockey game in Sochi has become one of the…

Bode Miller Crying Pressed On Dead Family By NBC Reporter [VIDEO]

Sure, NBC loves a good gut-wrenching Olympian backstory, but sometimes, it can take things too far. Many think that was the case with NBC’s Christin Cooper’s interview with Olympian skier Bode Miller after becoming the oldest medalist in Alpine skiing. Cooper appears to have badgered Miller about his brother who passed away last year to…

Meredith Vieira to become 1st woman to host primetime Olympics solo

Meredith Vieira of NBC will become the first woman to host the primetime Olympics broadcast as a solo broadcaster. Regular host Bob Costas is still recovering from a viral infection in both eyes. Vieira is replacing her former TODAY colleague Matt Lauer who has filled in for Costas over the last three days. NBC News

Russian deputy PM causes new controversy as games begin

As events get under way at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia’s deputy prime minister has said gay Olympians and fans have nothing to worry about but then added “Please do not touch kids. That’s the only thing,” In a move set to draw further anger from the international community. Photo: Russia Deputy Prime Minister…

Sochi Hotels a Horror Story [Pictures]

Welcome to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, where the beds are small, the toilets don’t accept toilet paper, the water is yellow and the stray dogs, well, their numbers are dwindling. Zdeno Chara is angry about bed size. #SochiProblems #Sochi pic.twitter.com/c8Fb4RYLsS — Sochi Problems (@SochiProblems) February 5, 2014 The Winter Olympics in Sochi may be…

U.S. speed skater asks family not to go to Sochi due to threat

U.S. Olympic speed skater Tucker Fredricks asked his family not to follow him to Sochi because of security concerns, his father said Tuesday. Fredricks, 29, is going to his third and final Olympics in February and told his family he didn’t want to worry about them while there. The U.S. State Department issued a travel…

Russia hunts as many as 4 ‘black widows’ before Olympics

Russian security services may be looking for as many as four ‘black widows’ dispatched to carry out terrorist attacks related to the Winter Olympics, including at least one woman believed to be in or near the Olympic city of Sochi, US and Russian sources told NBC News on Monday. Wanted posters that have gone up…

Lindsey Vonn will not compete in Sochi Olympics

Lindsey Vonn, the Olympic champion who is the best American skier in history, will miss next month’s Sochi Games following the latest injury to her right knee, which will require surgery. Vonn, 29, was intent on making a comeback from an incident in which she tore two ligaments and broke a bone in her right…

Putin on Ice: Vladimir Putin Plays Hockey [VIDEO]

Russian president Vladimir Putin tested out the ice at in the Winter Olympics host city – by strapping on skates and playing a game of ice hockey. The 61-year-old Putin played as his red team won the all-star game, held in Sochi, which will host the 2014 Winter Games. Putin’s Belarussian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko was…

Obama sends message by naming Sochi Olympic delegation

The White House delivered a strong message of opposition to Russia’s anti-gay laws Tuesday with the announcement of its delegation to the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics. The White House delegation will include an openly gay athlete: tennis great Billie Jean King. It will not include the president, first lady or the vice president,…

Olympic Torch Fizzles Out In Russia

The traditional Olympic torch relay got off to a rocky start in Russia after a torch fizzled out during a portion of the Sochi 2014 relay. The torch, carried by champion swimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan was re-lit by a man using a lighter. ABC News