Sochi Olympics

russia

Somehow Russia is more of an outsider than North Korea at Winter Olympics

The switch from Olympic host to pariah-of-the-sports-world is a humiliating turnaround for a country that has long seen Olympic glory as a symbol of national power.
Greg Walters
2.9.18
Highlights

WADA Report Confirms Government-Aided Doping Program in Russia

A WADA-commissioned report confirms an extensive Russian government doping coverup and program.
Sean Newell
7.18.16
women in sports

Nana Fujimoto Is Out To Save Everything

Nana Fujimoto was a hockey prodigy in Japan before walking away from the sport. She came back when she was ready, and now the NWHL goalie isn't going anywhere.
Alex Wong
2.15.16
russia

WADA Accuses Russia of Widespread Doping Cover-up, Recommends Suspensions

WADA has released it's report into Russian doping and has recommended suspending the RAF, and accuses the government in engaging in cover up.
Sean Newell
11.9.15
News

With the Russian Ruble Collapsing, What's Putin's Next Move?

Economic sanctions and the falling price of oil seem to be crippling Russia's fragile economy, but is that actually a good thing for the West?
Peter Lawrence Kane
12.16.14
food politics

I Watched the Sochi Olympics with the Putin Youth

I viewed the Sochi Olympics in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, so I could eat lamb dumplings and drink Czech lager. I ended up hanging out with members of Putin's Youth, young people in support of Putin’s aspirations for a unified, powerful Russia. They...
Hannah Egan
2.22.14
Art

"Without You" Tumblr Shows Figure Skating Duos Without Their Better Half

Christopher Hiltz digitally manipulates photos to create images that are both hilarious and oddly melancholy.
Jodi Sussman
2.19.14
Design

[Photos] The Selfie Monument At The Olympics Up Close And Personal

Look at some magnified pics of one of the more interesting attractions at Sochi
Zach Sokol
2.11.14
Design

The Sochi Olympics Were Designed Inside 5Pointz Graffiti Haven

As far as we know, there's no graffiti at the Opening Ceremony...
Zach Sokol
2.7.14
Design

5 Game-Changing Olympic Opening Ceremony Spectacles

Including fake UFOs, Firework footprints, and Björk's projection mapped dress.
Zach Sokol
2.6.14
VICE News

Sochi 2014: Mountains of Money

The 2014 Winter Games have cost Russia about $50 billion, making them the most expensive in history. There's more money to be made than ever before—especially if you're a friend of President Putin.
VICE Staff
2.6.14
News

The Environmental Martyr of the Sochi Olympics

Russian activist Evgeny Vitishko faces three years in a labor camp for vandalizing a fence near Sochi. The severe punishment is almost certainly an attempt to silence a vocal critic of the environmental costs of this year's Olympics.
Thor Benson
2.4.14
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