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Ashley Wagner Takes Sochi Olympics Internet Memes in Stride

Ashley Wagner doesn’t seem to be bothered by the internet memes that are circulating about her. The American figure skater has become well-known during the Sochi Olympics for her entertaining facial expressions. The first Wagner meme surfaced following her February …

For Ashley Wagner, Sochi Performances Have Been Redemptive

No one could blame American figure skater Ashley Wagner for wanting to prove her detractors wrong in Sochi. And Wagner is holding her own at the Winter Olympics. She finished sixth in the women’s short program on Wednesday. And she …

Ashley Wagner Says “You Can’t Just Be A Zombie”

Twenty-two-year-old U.S. figure skater Ashley Wagner is a world-reknown athlete who knows how to thrill and entice a crowd. The talented skater coins herself as “Figure skater. Two-time US National Champion. Ice cream enthusiast” on her Twitter account. Wagner recently …

Eve Muirhead And GB Curling Team Go For The Gold

Since watching Rhona Martin win gold for Great Britain in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, Eve Muirhead has vowed to do the same in the sport. At just 12 years old, Muirhead knew winning the gold in curling was …

Ted Ligety Wins Gold Medal in Giant Slalom at Sochi Olympics

Alpine ski racer Ted Ligety won the gold medal in the giant slalom in Sochi on Wednesday, setting several Olympic records. The win made the 29-year-old Park City, UT native the first American male skier to win the Olympic giant …

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue: Coach is to Blame

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue lost their chance at a gold medal in ice dancing to their rivals and training mates Meryl Davis and Charlie White. So, what’s next for the duo? Finger pointing, apparently. And the person at the …

Brittany Schussler in Hot Water for Selfie With Vladimir Putin

Canada’s Brittany Schussler hasn’t won an Olympic medal yet, but if medals were given out for worst selfie, the speed skater would definitely win gold. Schussler found herself in hot water after posting a selfie with Russian president Vladimir Putin …

Meryl Davis and Charlie White: Moms Helped Win Gold

Meryl Davis and Charlie White have just scored the ultimate goal and have brought home to the USA that coveted gold medal during Sochi’s winter olympics. This is an historic gold medal, as the US has never won for ice …

USA Takes First Ever Gold in Ice Dancing

The USA gains another gold medal, and our first in ice dancing. Graceful pair Meryl Davis and Charlie White wowed the crowd with a cheerful “My Fair Lady” performance in the short program on Sunday, then another spectacular performance to …

Normal People Tapped For Glorious Fake Torch Run

The Winter Olympics are well underway, and people across the world are cheering for their athletes. Though the opening ceremony was not without its problems, for the most part the games are providing the curling athletic competition everyone wants. In …

Lindsey Jacobellis Falls Short Of Gold Yet Again

Lindsey Jacobellis, who has widely been regarded as the best female snowboarder in the last ten years, fell again in semifinals on Sunday – making it her third Olympics games without a gold medal. Jacobellis looked promising in the first …

Kate Hansen Dances Her Way Through Sochi

Kate Hansen had a bit of unorthodox training – riding skateboards through suburban streets – so it’s no surprise how she reacted when she placed 10th in her event at the Sochi Olympics. When Hansen’s race, the women’s singles luge …

Let AsapSCIENCE Tackle Some Olympics-Related Scientific Queries

Our favorite science illustrators AsapSCIENCE usually take a couple-week break between uploading some of the finest 2-minute animated science videos on the internet. Basically, AsapSCIENCE takes complicated topics and boils them down to their most salient points, and then presents …

Carina Vogt Wins Historic Gold at Sochi

Skier Carina Vogt made a historic win in the first ever women’s ski jumping event at Sochi. She grabbed an early lead with jumps of 103 and 97.5 meters, for a total 247.4 points, according to Yahoo. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz was …

Brittany Bowe Competes in First Event at Sochi Winter Olympics

Brittany Bowe took 13th place in the women’s 500-meter speed skating event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Tuesday. Thirteenth place might not sound like much, but it was an impressive race for the 25 year-old Ocala, Florida native. A …

India’s Olympics Ban Lifted By IOC

India is back in the game, officially. After being suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in December 2012, India has been reinstated in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. The suspension is a result of the country‚Äôs refusal to …

Sarah Burke: IOC Can Ban Sticker, But Not Her Memory

Sarah Burke, the freestyle skier who died in a halfpipe accident in 2012, has a fan club at the Olympics among what would have been her fellow competitors. However, the International Olympic Committee has stepped in and called the stickers …

Olga Graf, Russian Speed Skater, Nearly Flashes Crowd After Winning the Bronze

Speed skater Olga Graf won Russia its first medal of the 2014 Olympic Games on Sunday. In a surprising win, she took the bronze medal in the women’s 3000 meter event at Adler Arena. Her moment of triumph almost ended …

Sarah Burke Memorial Stickers Banned By IOC

The International Olympic Committee is remaining firm in their decision to ban the athletes from wearing the Sarah Burke memorial stickers during the Olympic games. Burke, a Canadian freestyle skier, was killed two years ago, in January 2012, after sustaining …

Jenny Jones Wins Historic Bronze for Britian

Jenny Jones waved emphatically to the scattered Brits in the Olympic crowd in Sochi on Sunday, after winning a historic bronze medal in the women’s slopestyle final, according to the AP. She is the first olympian from Britain to win …

Stray Dogs In Russia & The Rush To Save Them

Thousands of homeless dogs wander the streets of Sochi, begging for food. They live in the mud, and amid abandoned buildings and construction sites, without food or water, in the cold. With the winter Olympics opening ceremonies to start Friday, …