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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.

02/05/2014

Security personnel walk in the Olympic Park in the Coastal Cluster on Jan. 9, 2014 in Alder, Russia. (credit: Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Researchers: Global Warming May Make Most Cities Too Warm For Winter Games

Climate researchers have learned that global warming could threaten the potential for most cities to reasonably host the Winter Olympics in the future due to unfavorable weather conditions.

01/27/2014

The USA Team celebrates their 4-3 victory over Russia in the semi-final of the Ice Hockey competition of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, N.Y. (credit: Steve Powell/Getty Images)

NHL Player Tells Dad Who Played For ‘Miracle On Ice’ Team To Skip Olympics

One of the charms of the Olympics is seeing and hearing the family members of the athletes cheering from the seats and waving the national flags after traveling around the world to get there.

01/24/2014

Alex Ovechkin carries the Olympic torch flame in September on its way to the Russian resort of Sochi, which will host the Feb. 7-23, 2014 Winter Olympics. (Photo credit: DIMITRI MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Face of Hockey, Ovechkin Faces Pressure in Sochi

There’s been an open season on Russia leading up to the Sochi Games, and that clearly strikes a nerve with Alex Ovechkin.

01/14/2014

Security is tight around the venues for the Winter Olympic games in Sochi. (Getty Images)

Unexplained Killings In Russia Heighten Olympic Security Concerns

Six men have been found dead in four abandoned cars.

01/10/2014

Alex Ovechkin playing for Russia. (Photo: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Ovechkin Juggles Torch Duty, Capitals Opener

Alex Ovechkin’s balancing act between the Washington Capitals and the Olympics in Russia could get a whirlwind test in a few weeks.

09/10/2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: The Olympic flag with the iconic Olympic rings is pictured during the IOC Executive Board meetings, held at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza on April 6, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Wrestling Wins IOC Vote For Place in 2020 Olympics

Wrestling has been reinstated for the 2020 Olympics, seven months after losing its spot.

09/08/2013

Runners leave the starters block to start the Men's 100m Final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (credit: Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Redskins Owner Joins Washington’s Bid to Host 2024 Summer Olympics

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is supporting Washington’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

08/27/2013

Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks talks with hockey players following a USA Hockey sponsored youth clinic at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Aug. 26, 2013 in Arlington, Va. (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

USA Hockey Team Holds Off-Ice Workouts at Caps’ Training Facility

USA Hockey invited 48 of its top prospects — including 16 players from its 2010 team — for off-ice workouts and meetings at the Washington Capitals’ training facility.

08/26/2013

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 30: Katie Ledecky of the USA celebrates as she sets a new World Record time of 15:36.53 during the Swimming Women's 1500m Freestyle Final on day eleven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 30, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Md. Native Olympic Swimmer Crushes WR in 1500-Meter At Worlds

After swimming nearly a mile, Bethesda-native Katie Ledecky knew it was time to get going.

07/30/2013

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