2014 Winter Games

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama accept autographed U.S. Olympic flags from Jon Lujan (L) of Littleton, Colorado, Paralympics Alpine Skiing, former US Marine Corps Sergeant and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer; and Julie Chu of Fairfield, Connecticut, Women's Ice Hockey and 2014 Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer, during an event in the East Room of the White House April 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Olympic Athletes Get Their White House Moment

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama surrounded themselves with Olympians and Paralympians Thursday, saluting their success at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, praising their perseverance and marveling at their performances.


The Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security said Sunday that there is a “high degree of probability” of an explosion during the Sochi Olympic games.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Poll: 44 Percent Of Americans Believe Russia Hosting Winter Games Is Bad Idea

A new poll shows that, when asked, most Americans said they felt the decision to allow Russia to host the 2014 Winter Olympics was a bad one.