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A bathroom door at the Sochi games stood no chance against American bobsledder Johnny Quinn. (Credit: Johnny Quinn/@JohnnyQuinnUSA via Twitter)

U.S. Bobsledder Relies On Training To Break Down Barriers In Sochi…Literally

Locked in a bathroom inside the athlete’s village, U.S. Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn only knew one way to get out.

02/08/2014

General view taken on February 4, 2014 showing the Mountain Olympic Village at the Rosa Khutor Alpine center prior to the start of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games(Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Olympic Officials Dole Out 100,000 Condoms To Athletes

Amid security concerns, organizers of the Winter Olympics are doing what they can to ensure the world’s top athletes are safe — in the bedroom.

02/06/2014

Construction work at the Gorky Gorod 960 hotel is seen prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics at the Mountain Cluster on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

‘Pampered’ Media Members Facing Backlash For Tweeting Sochi Problems

Complaints have been flooding in — and going viral — as journalists get settled for the Winter Olympics. But just as quickly there’s backlash forming from people who say the grumbling is over the top.

02/06/2014

Picture of a road sign taken as a plane lands on February 4, 2014 in Sochi before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. (Photo by Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)

US Warns Of Explosives In Toothpaste Tubes Ahead Of Sochi Olympics

The threat was passed onto airlines that have direct flights to Russia, including some that originate in the United States, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

02/06/2014

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2014 Sochi Games Pregame Playlist

As Team USA gears up for the biggest sporting events of their lives in Sochi, they need some motivation to push themselves in ways they never have before.

02/05/2014

U.S. snowboarder Shaun White waves during a press conference at Gorky Media Center the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre on February 5, 2014. (Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images)

Canadians Criticize ‘Scared’ Shaun White For Withdrawing From Olympic Slopestyle

The U.S. star pulled out of the event Wednesday, about 24 hours after being banged up on a course that riders are criticizing as unduly harsh. Reaction came from several corners, not all of them positive.

02/05/2014

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Media Members Take To Twitter To Complain About Poor Conditions In Sochi

Let’s just say that many media members are not happy with the conditions and accommodations in the seaside city, and they’ve taken to Twitter to complain about the issues they’re facing.

02/05/2014

Para-snowboarder Evan Strong hands out Chobani at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Countdown in Times Square on October 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images for Chobani)

Schumer To Russia: Give Team USA Its Yogurt!

Unlike many just arriving at Sochi, alpine skiers don’t have too many complaints about their accommodations. But there’s this one thing. Where’s the yogurt?

02/05/2014

Vladimir Putin (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin Is At The Olympics, Co-Starring A Persian Leopard

Putin checked in at a preserve for endangered Persian leopards and visited a group of cubs born last summer in the mountains above the growing torrent of activity in Sochi for the Winter Games.

02/04/2014

A view inside the Bolshoy Ice Dome where the hockey will take place in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

NHL Could Rethink Sending Players To Sochi Olympics

With the league set to push pause on its season for next month’s Winter Games, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly is allowing for the possibility of a security issue that could keep the players from traveling to Russia at all.

01/28/2014

Russian president Vladimir Putin meets upcoming Olympic Games volunteers in Sochi on January 17, 2014. (Photo by Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian Counter-Terrorism Agency Studies Islamic Militant Group’s Video Threatening Olympics

Russia’s counter-terrorism agency says it’s studying a video posted by an Islamic militant group that asserted responsibility for suicide bombings which killed 34 people last month and is threatening to strike the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

01/20/2014

International Olympic Committee Sports Department's Director Christophe Dubi (R) and Ukraine's National Olympic Committee president Sergei Bubka (L) speak as they attend IOC executive board meeting at the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, on May 31, 2013. (Photo credit should read OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)

Football Takes Tiny Step Closer To Potential Inclusion In Olympics

A vote on approving football for the Summer Games could take place as early as 2017, with the possibility of the sport joining the Olympics in 2024.

12/11/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Ice Cube Curling Centre during his tour of the Olympic venues in the Black Sea city of Sochi on February 7, 2013. (Photo by SERGEI KARPUKHIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin Offers Assurances On Gay Rights At Sochi Olympics

President Vladimir Putin sought to ease concerns that Russia’s new anti-gay law would be used to punish athletes who display rainbow flags during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, while insisting that gays are not discriminated against in his country.

09/04/2013

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Former Olympic Diving Champion Greg Louganis To Marry Johnny Chaillot In Fall

Former Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis plans to get married this fall. People magazine says the 53-year-old Louganis will marry paralegal Johnny Chaillot.

06/18/2013

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Backyard Olympics: How To Have Your Own Field Day

Give your kids a summer day filled with friends, fitness and fun! Organizing a Backyard Olympics can be as simple or complex as you want to make it, so don’t be afraid to dive in and indulge your kids with a field day of their own!

06/03/2013

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