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Julia Mancuso Says, For Her, Skiing Is “99% Mental”

Julia Mancuso, the 29-year-old Olympic gold medalist in skiing, spoke to CBS News recently and said that she has finally discovered that for her, skiing is “99% mental,” a determination that will, hopefully, result in another gold medal for the …

Sochi Olympics: Will Security Be Tight Enough?

The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are preparing to get underway as teams across the world begin competing for the gold, silver, and bronze on Thursday evening. Both snowboarding and team figure skating will be broadcast on Thursday, even though …

Sochi Olympics Not Winning Over Americans, Poll Says

According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, 4 of every 10 Americans have unfavorable impressions of the upcoming Winter Olympiad in Sochi. Half of respondents had a favorable impression and 10 percent didn’t care either way. In comparison, the …

Gabby Douglas Biopic on Lifetime Saturday Night

Gabby Douglas is featured in a biopic on Lifetime on Saturday night. Called The Gabby Douglas Story, the feature highlights the struggles the young girl faced that eventually resulted in her accomplishments during the 2012 Olympics. Douglas was known as …

Winter Olympics Will See The Least American Visitors

As we’re weeks away from this year’s Olympic games, it looks like Sochi will see the least amount of American spectators visiting an Olympic games in the last 20 years. US tour operators blame poor reception on several factors: terrorism …

Winter Olympics- Are They Safe To Attend?

It’s time for the 2014 Winter Olympics and while athletes have already headed off the Sochi, where the Olympics will be held, many spectators are wondering if it’s safe to attend the sporting events. The Olympics have always been an …

Vladimir Putin Defends Anti-Gay Law
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Russian President Vladimir Putin recently defended his country’s new controversial anti-gay law, and explained that it was not intended to discriminate against anyone. “It seems to me that the law that we have adopted does not hurt anyone,” he said …

Miral Nagasu Suffers Olympic Snub

A spectacular performance by figure skater Miral Nagasu on Saturday was not enough to win her another coveted spot on the U.S. Olympic figure skating team. The talented skater Ashley Wagner placed lower than Nagasu during the 2014 World Championship, …

Gracie Gold Wins First U.S. Skating Championship

On Saturday night, 18-year-old Gracie Gold won her first title in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Following in second place was 15-year-old Polina Edmunds and third was Mirai Nagasuf, a previous Olympian in 2010. Former two-time titleholder, Ashley Wagner, gave …

Lindsey Vonn Will Miss Sochi Olympics Due To Knee Injury

US skier Lindsey Vonn will not take part in this year’s Winter Olympic Games to be held in Sochi due to a right knee injury. The 29-year-old skiing sensation from Vail, Colorado made the announcement on Tuesday. According to her …

Nancy Kerrigan Not Stymied by Tonya Harding Attack

Nancy Kerrigan certainly hasn’t forgotten her attack at the Winter Olympics in 1994, when Tonya Harding’s now ex-husband hired a hit man to beat her on the knee–but the act definitely hasn’t stymied the skater, mom, wife and daughter. Her …

Suicide Bombings In Russia Lead To Security Changes For Olympics

Two back-to-back suicide bombings in Volgograd have now claimed at least 30 lives and are believed to be acts of terrorism, and although no groups have come forward to claim responsibility for the attacks, officials say the bombs were the …

Maria Alyokhina Unimpressed with Pussy Riot Amnesty
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Maria Alyokhina, 1/5 of the group that may hold The Most Edgiest Name of All Time, has wasted no time in speaking her mind after being released from jail this Monday. Alyokhina and fellow Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and …

Lindsey Vonn Suffers Setback with Injured Knee

World Cup alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn suffered another setback on Saturday when she competed at the Alpine World Cup event in Val d’ Isere, France. Vonn said her injured right knee caused her to miss a gate and veer …

Vladimir Putin Signs Pardon for Mikhail Khodorkovsky

In an act that surprised the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned former billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky at the end of his annual press conference on Thursday. Some have speculated that the pardon was an attempt by Putin to appease world …

Brian Boitano: “Being Gay Is Just One Part Of Who I Am”
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After years of singing along to South Park’s “What Would Brian Boitano Do?”, we now have an answer – and it doesn’t include staying trapped in a closet, R. Kelly style. After Russia’s legalized banning of gay propaganda banning the …

Usain Bolt ‘The Fastest Man Alive’ Races Bus

Twenty-seven-year-old Usain Bolt is world-renowned for being the fastest man alive. The Jamaican sprinter sought to prove the title when he raced against a number 59 commuter bus while visiting Buenos Aires to participate in the 80-meter exhibition race. The …

McKayla Maroney Wows the Cast and Crew of ‘Bones’
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McKayla Maroney exercised her acting muscles and landed a guest spot on Bones. The episode aired Friday night–and the gymnast proved she has some pretty amazing acting skills. A long time fan of the show, Maroney jumped at the chance …

McKayla Maroney To Appear On Episode of “Bones”
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Olympic gold medalist, McKayla Maroney, went into the audition for a character on Bones while having a severe sore throat and not having rehearsed her lines. She never dreamed that she would land the part, but she did and will …

Lindsey Vonn Is Back In Training After Injury

Lindsey Vonn has been allowed to get back on the skis this week after a crash in November that partially tore her right ACL, and is trying to stick it out rather than head straight to surgery. It’s an injury …

Tom Daley Has A Boyfriend; “It Felt Right”

Olympic diver Tom Daley surprised his fans by revealing he is dating a man, despite previously dating girls. The 19-year-old diver, who won a bronze medal in London 2012 Olympics, revealed the news on Monday in a YouTube video. Daley says …