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5 Crazy Things to Watch at the Sochi Olympics

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics could be the wildest ever
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics could be the wildest ever

The Sochi Winter Olympics are the Games of the XXII Olympiad. They are also shaping up to be a potential dumpster fire on all fronts — politically, socially and athletically. The infrastructure to host 2,850 Olympians from 88 countries, plus fans and media, doesn’t appear to be in place. The government is playing by its own rules, as usual. And there are 17 days to make it through before breathing a sigh of relief for a job, well, done.

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10 Olympians Who Will Dominate Sochi

Team USA's highest profile athletes at the Sochi Olympics
Team USA's highest profile athletes at the Sochi Olympics

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are finally here. After months of hearing about Vladimir Putin, homophobia, double toilets, sub-tropic climates, IOC corruption, lack of infrastructure and threats of terrorism, the Games of the XXII Olympiad are hitting the ice and snow for what should be a memorable month, for better or worse. As usual, the USA is bringing a star-studded field of gold medal hopefuls. These are 10 USA Olympians who will dominate Sochi, whether it’s on the medal stand or on NBC’s television coverage.

2014 Sochi Olympics: What to Watch Feb. 6

Tonight's Can't Miss Coverage from Sochi
2014 Sochi Olympics: What to Watch Feb. 6

Action is underway at the Winter Olympics, and Sochi's preparedness as a host city comes under the microscope right out of the chute, as a slopestyle course whose safety has come into question sees some early action in the 2014 Winter Games. Here are the highlights of what to watch on tonight's coverage on NBC. If you want to watch these events as though they're live, we suggest avoiding certain corners of the Internet today.

 

Today's Highlights

25 Twitter Accounts Every Winter Olympics Fan Should Follow

Check out these Tweeters to get the inside scoop from Sochi
25 Twitter Accounts Every Winter Olympics Fan Should Follow

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are upon us, as the world’s attention will soon focus on Sochi, Russia. More than 2,500 athletes from 88 different nations are scheduled to compete in 98 events over 15 disciplines from Feb. 7-23 in the Russian resort city located on the coast of the Black Sea.

Olympic Skier Julia Mancuso Talks Tiaras, Training and Going for Gold

The free-spirited skier is looking to add to her medal count in Sochi
Olympic Skier Julia Mancuso Talks Tiaras, Training and Going for Gold

While the fun-loving Julia Mancuso, 29, may not have the name recognition of fellow skier Lindsey Vonn, she does have something better — more Olympic medals. In fact, Mancuso has amassed more than any other American female alpine skier ever — one gold from Turin, Italy, in 2006; and two silver from Vancouver in 2010. 

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