2014 Sochi Games

Charlotte-based reporter Brittney Cason writes she was nearly duped into going to Sochi. (Getty Images)

‘It Happened To Me:’ Reporter Tells How She Was Nearly Victim Of Human Trafficking In Sochi

A con man fabricated a broadcasting contract with a major network in order to female reporter to Russia for the Sochi Olympics.


Members of anti-protest punk group Pussy Riot were struck by Cossacks with whips in Sochi. (Getty Images)

Cossack ‘Held Accountable’ For Attack On Pussy Riot

A group of Cossacks was videoed lashing members of Pussy Riot as they started to perform in Sochi.


Gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States celebrates during the flower ceremony for the Women's Slalom during day 14 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on February 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

18-Year-Old Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Olympic Slalom

Normally so composed, so in control, so not-very-teenlike on and off the slopes, Mikaela Shiffrin suddenly found herself in an awkward position halfway through the second leg of the Olympic slalom.


American luger Kate Hansen admitted to being part of a prank video supposedly showing a wolf in an Olympic Village dorm. (Getty Images)

U.S. Olympian Kate Hansen Admits To Faking Wolf Video

Kate Hansen conspired with talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel to post hoax video of a wolf.


Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 12 - United States v Czech Republic

U.S. Claims Dominant 5-2 Victory Over Czech Republic

The United States defeated the Czech Republic 5-2 on Wednesday, advancing into the men’s Olympic hockey semifinals for the second straight time.


T.J. Oshie #74 of the United States scores on a shootout against Sergei Bobrovski #72 of Russia to win the Men's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A game on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

U.S. Defeats Russia 3-2 in Shootout Victory

T.J. Oshie scored four times in the shootout and got the winner in the eighth round, leading the United States past Russia 3-2 Saturday in the thrilling revival of an Olympic hockey rivalry.


Billie Jean King was unable to attend the opening ceremonies because of her mother's illness. (Getty Images)

Billie Jean King To Attend Sochi Closing Ceremonies For U.S.

President Obama announced the tennis legend will be part of the official U.S. delegation.


Security officers at Moscow's airport are reportedly not bothering to inspect passengers bags on flight to Sochi. (Getty Images)

Banned Carry-On Items Get Through Russian Security

Journalists and tourists have been able to board planes in Moscow with toothpaste and other liquids, say officials are not checking for them.


Though beautiful, scientists warn conditions around the mountains near Sochi are just right for deadly avalanches. (Getty Images)

Sochi Mountain Range Has Caused Some Of The Deadliest Avalanches In Recent History

It’s unique combination of jagged peaks, rocky slopes and proximity to the Black Sea have caused some of the deadliest avalanches in the past 10 years.


File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin. (credit: KIMMO MANTYLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Putin’s Girlfriend May Light Sochi Olympic Torch

With the Sochi Winter Olympics opening Friday, the person chosen for a key element in the opening ceremony has not been revealed.