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# Winter Olympics

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Olympians come out against Russia anti-gay laws
In a statement, the two groups also announced protests to be held in Moscow, Sochi, London, Rio de Janeiro and other cities.
Watch Guinness's Winter Olympics ad now (because it could be pulled at any second)
Introducing the inspirational story of Tracy and Lanny Barnes.
Start getting excited about Ireland's 16-year-old snowboarder Seamus O'Connor
O’Connor is one of the five athletes flying the flag in Sochi next month.
The new US Olympic bobsledding suits are insanely tight
Where are you supposed to keep your keys?
No Coca-Cola products for Trinity students during Sochi Winter Games
The decision was taken in protest against the failure of repeal of the ‘anti-gay propaganda laws’ in Russia.
US athletes cautioned on team gear outside Olympic venues
The warning for American athletes not to advertise their nationality is due to security concerns.
These hideous Winter Olympics uniforms have sent the internet into a frenzy
They’re just Sochi-c.
What’s wrong with this picture of a toilet cubicle in Sochi?
Who wants company then…
The internet raised $30,000 in Dogecoin to send the Jamaican bobsleigh team to the Olympics
Get on up, its bobsled time!
€22,000 in Dogecoin raised in a day to help the Jamaican bobsleigh team
More than 26 million Dogecoins have been donated to the cause in the space of a few hours.
Jamaican bobsled team on the verge of qualifying for the 2014 Olympics
Jamaica we have a bobsled team.
Putin says gay people at Olympics must 'leave children alone'
The Russian president said gay people need not fear persecution at the Winter Olympic Games but stood by a ban on promoting homosexuality to children.
Irish athlete Ciarán O’Lionáird backs LGBT protests at Winter Olympics
In an interview with Off the Ball, the 25-year-old encouraged the sports world to stand up to Russia’s anti-gay laws.
This epic BBC ad will get you in the mood for the Winter Olympics
There’s less than a month to go until the Sochi Games kick off.
Obama names gay tennis legend Billie Jean King on Olympic delegation
Obama move hailed as a “stroke of genius” in fight against Russian laws targeting homosexuals.
Olympic setback for reigning downhill champ Lindsey Vonn after Colorado crash
The American skier was on a training run during her recovery from knee ligament damage.
Ski chief fears impact of winter World Cup on 2022 Olympics
A 2022 football World Cup in Qatar could detract from the traditional quadrennial winter Games.
Poll: Should Ireland boycott Winter Olympics over Russian 'anti-gay laws'?
Some critics of Russia’s anti-homosexual propaganda laws have suggested the Olympics be moved from the city of Sochi.
Stephen Fry compares Putin to Hitler, calls for Olympics to be moved from Russia
The author, comedian and activist says Russia should be stripped of its right to hold the games over its passing of anti-LGBT laws, which criminalise those who engage in “gay propaganda”.
10 years after Croke Park spectacular, Special Olympics dreams still coming true
The organisation is appealing to the public to give generously on its annual collection day.
Winter Olympics organisers start collecting snow ahead of 2014 Games
It’s been a relatively warm winter in Sochi – so authorities have gone to nearby mountains to save up some snow just in case.
Ouch! Here's your don't stand in the way of a golf ball picture of the day
This looks like it really hurt.
Track star Lolo Jones looked completely petrified on her bobsled competition debut
But the hurdler still won a medal at Lake Placid.
Sochi 2014: Organiser says he is 'the happiest man in the world'
Dmitry Chernyshenko is hoping the Games, little over a year away, will herald the beginning of a bright new Russia.
Vending machine doles out mountain bikes and surfboards to chuffed Americans
The British Columbia tourist board came up with a unique way to tempt sports lovers and outdoor enthusiasts north of the border.
Winter Olympics terrorist attack foiled, says Russia
Russian government security officials say they have foiled plans to attack Olympics host city before and during the 2014 games.
The strange story of the Tongan winter Olympian who turned out to be a German marketing gimmick
It’s not quite Cool Runnings.
Top freestyle skier in coma after accident
Sarah Burke, four-time Winter X Games champion, remains in a coma following a crash during training in Utah yesterday.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
NOTW phone hacking controversy, Dáil protests over bailout troika and hospital cuts, and your guide to Oxegen. These and more in today’s Fix:
Pyeongchang, South Korea to host 2018 Winter Olympics
Pyeongchang, Munich and Annecy made their final pitches earlier and it was the eastern bid that won out.
Georgia's fury at allegations Vancouver knew of deadly luge track
Georgian organisers are incensed that the organiser of the Winter Olympics knew how dangerous the luge track really was.