The members of the U.S. men’s 4x100 meters relay team that won silver at the 2012 Olympics have been stripped of their medals following the doping conviction of sprinter Tyson Gay, the United States Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.
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There are more reasons to watch the Games than just for stories about toilets. Here are 9 of them.
Days before the Opening Ceremony of the most expensive Olympic Games in history, the hashtag #SochiProblems is picking up steam as journalists and athletes tweet about the weird — or just plain gross — problems they’ve encountered.
The bathrooms at the Sochi Olympic venues are the gift that just keeps on giving.
While Shaun White is the unquestioned face of his sport, snowboarding pioneer Chris Klug will always be part of its heart and soul.
The double toilet in Sochi may have captured the Internet’s attention this week, but it’s not the only quirky Olympic thing to go viral this week. Here are five of our favorites.
BBC reporter Steve Rosenberg went to use the bathroom at the cross-country skiing and biathlon center in Sochi and found two toilets but only one stall. His tweeted picture instantly became a national joke.
It wasn’t exactly like working out at the United States Olympic Training Center, but the interactive “Road to Sochi Tour” at the Orleans Arena did give us a small taste of what it’s like to compete in the Winter Games.
Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars.
The outside of the mittens say “Go USA.” The insides say “Made in China.”
Billie Jean King will be one of two openly gay athletes in the U.S. delegation for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Winter Olympics next year in Sochi, Russia, President Obama announced Tuesday. For the first time since 2000, however, the U.S. will not send a president, former president, first lady or vice president to the Games.
Rio de Janeiro’s endless beaches and lush tropical forest will be a photographer’s dream during the 2016 Olympics. But zoom in on the likes of once-pristine Guanabara Bay, and the picture is of household trash and raw sewage.
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte tore a ligament in his knee trying to catch an excited teenage fan.
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics torch will be sent to the International Space Station on board a Russian spacecraft this week and astronauts will then carry it outside the station.
Every article of clothing made by Ralph Lauren for the U.S. Winter Olympic athletes in Sochi, including their opening and closing ceremony uniforms and their Olympic Village gear, has been made by domestic craftsman and manufacturers.
MOSCOW — Pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva condemned homosexuality Thursday after criticizing competitors who painted their fingernails in rainbow colors to support gays and lesbians in the face of a new anti-gay law in Russia.
Russia will enforce a new law cracking down on gay rights activism when it hosts international athletes and fans during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the country’s sports minister said Thursday, appearing to contradict assurances to the contrary from the International Olympic Committee.
The 28 invitees to USA Basketball’s Las Vegas minicamp can rest easy, knowing nobody is going to be cut this week. But they also know the window to make a positive impression is small.
HARTFORD, Conn. — A former Olympic and professional runner from Ethiopia who was due to give birth in three weeks has died after collapsing at a Connecticut restaurant, but doctors were able to save her baby, her friends said Wednesday.
Amanda Bingson hammered out danger and hammered out warning. Then the former Silverado High and UNLV product hammered out a new American record in the women’s hammer throw, twirling and tossing the 8.82-pound ball and chain from a field just north of historic Drake Stadium to a field just south of Sioux Falls.
Last time, it was pizza in a Chicago hotel lobby that convinced him to come back. This time, it was pasta in a Las Vegas restaurant.
He won six gold medals of a possible eight at the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona — only Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz won more in a single Olympics — and is considered one of the greatest gymnasts of all time. But you wouldn’t know this from visiting the Vitaly Scherbo School of Gymnastics at 3250 N. Bronco St., a mile east of the Cheyenne exit off the 95 freeway.
As much as amateur wrestling would like to avoid politics, it has no choice but to engage in them if it wants to remain in the Olympics beyond 2016.