Seeking an unfair advantage in sports did not originate in the former Soviet Union, but state-sanctioned cheating is much more common in communist or former communist countries.
The White House vowed on Tuesday to level more sanctions against Russia for its moves to take over Crimea.
With three medals in these games, including a gold, skater Ireen Wüst leads the roster not just of gay athletes at the Sochi Olympics, but all athletes.
Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, among a dozen others, were detained Tuesday in the locale of the 2014 Winter Olympics for their alleged involvement in a theft at the Hotel Adler.
In a speech ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the U.N. secretary-general condemned attacks on Russia's LGBT community, amid growing criticism of the country's "gay propaganda" laws.
The NSA whistle-blower's new leak that the British government targeted activist collective Anonymous has sizable and scary implications; in 2013, 85 people were exonerated for crimes they didn't commit, and it wasn't just because of scientific advances; meanwhile, strangle rules and regulations are being revealed in Sochi as the Winter Olympics start. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The Sochi Olympic Games are rightly highlighting the constellation of abuses that have become standard in Russia under Vladimir Putin.
"The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart brings to our attention a lesser known competition happening concurrently with the Sochi Winter Olympics: the Homophobic Olympics. Can you guess who's winning?