Winter Olympics


6 Abandoned Olympic Venues You Can Still Visit

If you’re tuning into the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, it’s hard not to wonder what these Olympic venues will look like in ten years. While we wait for the answer, check out these abandoned Olympic venues you can still travel to.


Shaun White of the United States competes in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Finals on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Feb. 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Shaun White To Take Break, Go On Tour With Band After Failing To Medal At Sochi

Shaun White lost to a kid they call the “I-Pod,” and now, he may never hear the end of it.


Russia's Olga Graf celebrates after wining the bronze medal in the Women's Speed Skating 3000m at the Adler Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 9, 2014. (credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian Speed Skater Nearly Has Nip Slip Following Race

One Russian speed skater almost had a Janet Jackson Super Bowl moment.


Irina Rodnina, right, and Vladislav Tretyak approach the the Olympic cauldron as they prepare to light it during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 7, 2014. (credit: Matt Slocum - Pool/Getty Images)

Russian Who Lit Olympic Cauldron Tweeted Racist Picture Of Obamas Last Year

A three-time gold medalist who lit the Sochi Olympic cauldron Friday tweeted a racist picture last year of the Obamas.


A woman poses under the Olympic rings at the Olympic Park on Feb. 6, 2014, on the eve of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony. (credit: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Yogurt Spat Throwing Off Routines Of American Olympians In Sochi

U.S. Olympians will have to make do without the team’s official yogurt — depriving them of a source of protein and potentially disturbing their daily routines as they prepare for the biggest competition of their lives.


Russia Police Tell American Gold Medalist To Get Off Grass Near Stadium

One American gold medalist had a “get off my lawn” moment while in Sochi.


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.


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

Russian Official Reveals That Hotel Surveillance Video Records Shower Activity

While discussing recent complaints from journalists covering the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the deputy prime minister of Olympic preparations revealed that video surveillance equipment is documenting shower activity in hotel rooms.


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.


Tennis legend Billie Jean King arrives for the state dinner in honor of South Korea's President Lee Myung-Bak and his wife Kim Yoon-Ok on Oct. 13, 2011 at the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Billie Jean King Not Attending Sochi Opening Ceremony

Billie Jean King will not attend Friday’s opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics in Russia because her mother is ill.