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Top stories heading into the Winter Olympic Games

We're now inside the 100-day mark until the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Every Olympics creates its own storylines as it goes, but here are 10 that you'll want to keep in mind going into the Games. 1. HowShow More Summary

Olympic gold medalist Heather Petri on her first experiences in Rwanda with Right to Play

Heather Petri, a member of the 2012 gold-medal winning U.S. women's water polo team and and a four-time Olympic medalist, joined a group of Olympians visiting Rwanda and Uganda with Right to Play. While visiting Right to Play's programs in Africa, Petri hopes to inspire the troubled country's children and teach them the virtues of play. Show More Summary

Lindsey Vonn won’t compete in Sochi

Next month's Winter Games in Sochi just lost a lot of star power. Hampered by an ACL injury for the past year, United States skier Lindsey Vonn announced on Tuesday morning that she will not compete in the 2014 Olympics. Here's the statement from Vonn's Facebook page: I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete in Sochi. Show More Summary

Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic games, beating out Istanbul and Madrid

The 2020 Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee announced Saturday. Istanbul and Tokyo were the final two competitors for the honor. Madrid was eliminated in the first round of balloting. Madrid and Istanbul were tied in the initial balloting, but a runoff vote gave that edge to Istanbul 49-45. Show More Summary

United States men’s relay team disqualified after one swimmer jumps the gun

One one-hundredth of a second kept the United States men's medley relay team from winning at the world championships on Sunday in Spain. Though the team handily won the race, they were disqualified for Kevin Cordes leaving the blocks.01 of a second too early. At 1:10 in the video, Cordes' error happens. Show More Summary

Azerbaijani wrestler’s dance will brighten your day

Azerbaijani wrestler Rasul Chunayev was really happy he won over Russian Islambek Albiev at the Summer Universiade. Winning over a Russian while in Kazan, Russia, and taking home the gold medal made him so happy that he needed to dance, and dance he did. About 30 seconds into the video, Chunayev scores the decisive points. Show More Summary

Freestyle skier Emily Cook shares her experiences in Tanzania with Right to Play

Emily Cook is a two-time Olympian in freestyle skiing. She's currently working toward representing the United States in Sochi, and took time out of her busy training schedule to visit Tanzania with Right to Play. She and other Athlete...Show More Summary

Diving legend Greg Louganis getting hitched

Greg Louganis is getting hitched. According to People Magazine, the American diving legend is marrying Johnny Chaillot. He confirmed the news on Twitter. Yes! It is official we are getting married! I love my life and I love Johnny Chaillot...Show More Summary

Oscar Pistorius described as ‘on verge of suicide’ as lawyers seek reduced bail terms [UPDATE: Family disputes 'suicidal' description]

Oscar Pistorius is "on the verge of suicide," a close friend says, even as his attorneys are seeking lighter bail terms that would allow Pistorius to travel. [UPDATE: The Pistorius family has taken issue with that characterization. See...Show More Summary

Oscar Pistorius tweeted about intruder fears months before being charged with murder

South African runner Oscar Pistorius was charged with murder on Thursday after his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot at his home in Pretoria. Pistorius, who had collected considerable fame and wealth after becoming the first double...Show More Summary

T-minus one year: Events to watch to prepare you for the 2014 Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics officially open one year from today. Do you want to be the super cool person at the water cooler who can impress everyone with your Winter Olympic knowledge? Circle these dates on your calendar and start paying attention to the your favorite winter sports right now. Feb. Show More Summary

Lindsey Vonn injured in crash at world championships, airlifted from mountain

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn was airlifted off a mountain in Schladming, Austria on Tuesday after crashing during the world championships. Vonn's crash came during the Super G, when she slipped and then went head over heels, with her legs getting tangled up as she hit the ground. Show More Summary

Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton reveals she worked as a Las Vegas escort

Suzy Favor Hamilton, a three-time U.S. Olympian, has revealed that she has spent much of the past year working as a $600-an-hour escort. It's a stunning admission, and a decision that Hamilton now calls a "huge mistake," according to...Show More Summary

Check out the U.S. Olympic team’s Sochi Opening Ceremony uniforms

Team USA has unveiled its Opening Ceremony uniforms for its 400 athletes and 200 officials. Created by Ralph Lauren, the uniforms are sourced from domestic vendors following widespread protests in 2012 that the American uniforms were...Show More Summary

Jessie Vetter’s Olympic goalie mask has U.S. Constitution removed by IOC

U.S. women’s hockey goalie Jessie Vetter had an awesome concept for her 2014 Sochi Olympics mask: Using actual 23 karat gold in the paint – hey, she’s going for gold, right? – and adorning it was inspiring American iconography. One of...Show More Summary

Who is Mikaela Shiffrin? With Lindsey Vonn out, you’re about to find out

With the news that Lindsey Vonn, the most famous American skier and arguably the U.S.'s best-known winter Olympic athlete, will miss this year's Olympic Games, there's a star-power vacuum at the top. Sure, there's snowboarder Shaun White, and Vonn's fellow skier Ted Ligety, but most of the U.S. Show More Summary

Behold the awe-inspiring beauty of the Canadian skeleton team’s helmets

All right, this is good stuff. Behold the helmet of Canadian skeletoner Sarah Reid. It's one of the high-concept helmets for four members of the Canadian skeleton contingent, and you'll see plenty of them next month in Sochi. "I hadShow More Summary

Lindsey Vonn remains upbeat about Sochi chances despite failure to finish race

Lindsey Vonn failed to finish a downhill race at Val d'Isere, France, on Saturday after her surgically repaired right knee "completely gave out," but insists she's no more injured than she was before the race. Vonn believes she is still...Show More Summary

Brian Boitano announces he is gay

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi were already shaping up to be an event at which sexual orientation played a significant role, in large part because of Russia's stringent anti-gay propaganda law. The United States already upped the ante this week by naming two gay athletes to its delegation attending the Games. Show More Summary

Infographic: Lindsey Vonn’s impressive return from injury outdoes Adrian Peterson, Derrick Rose

Lindsey Vonn's recovery from a catastrophic knee injury suffered in February has been nothing short of amazing. How amazing, you ask? Last year, Adrian Peterson suffered a similar injury and made a highly-celebrated return to the NFL just 226 days afterward. Show More Summary

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