Our measly 30 minutes of free Sochi live stream on nbc.com has long since run out. Even the gym is beginning to catch on to the fact that we've been creeping along on the treadmill just to watch couples' figure skating. We might be missing Johnny Weir's inspired outfits, but there's still plenty of ... More >>
Twenty seven year old Erin Hamlin secured a bronze medal -- the first medal for a singles luger in U.S. history -- Tuesday in Sochi. This was the third Olympics for Hamlin, who hails from Ramsen, New York. She grew up training on her home track at Mount Van Hoevenberg outside Lake Placid.
Does Bob Costas have pink eye? Yikes. #welcometoSochi pic.twitter.com/oPE7iTpkdb— Dan Ukrainetz (@Dan_Uk1) February 8, 2014 The lead-up to Sochi was filled with dire signs that Putin's games were doomed. The toilets are weird! There's no Chobani! They're butchering thousands of dogs! My honey ... More >>
It's true, that old adage about the road to Hell being paved with good intentions. Sometimes, there's a seed of a great idea, one that involves a number of powerful celebrities with household names combining the behemoths of their popularity for a noble cause. It blossoms, budding with it an awarene ... More >>
Yesterday dozens of people gathered in front of the Russian Consulate in the Upper East Side to protest the country's homosexual propaganda law, and get rid of any spare Russian vodka that might be clogging their bars. The rally, though contained by the NYPD, was a loud reminder that the country's a ... More >>
The new mascots for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are here! They're pretty cute if a little too Pixar. It's a polar bear, a hare, and a leopard with a snowboard. The only one who looks remotely athletic is the leopard. He's actually kind of scary if you look too long into his eyes ... More >>
Russian officials are working hard to construct a plan to send the Olympic Torch into space. The Russian government wants to hand off the torch to the cosmonauts stationed in the International Space Station during the relay to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The AFP is reporting that the h ... More >>
Cops in Moscow think they've found the head of the suicide bomber who blew up the city's busiest airport today, killing 35 people and wounding at least 168 others. As a Russia Today talking head puts it, it's "the head of a man wth an Arabic appearance." The mid-afternoon (Moscow time) attack "spr ... More >>