04:10 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 03/15/2014 01:30PM
They arrived in America with serious health problems – but the future is looking brighter for two dogs rescued from Russia during the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
On Feb. 23, Katherine Heigl and her mom, Nancy, teamed up with former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky to welcome two needy canines to America.
The pooches – named Sochi and Adler, after the Olympic city and one of its neighborhoods – were taken in by Fedotowsky while she was covering the Winter Olympics for E! News, and the trio arranged for the pair to come to America for adoption.
Originally posted 03/14/2014 04:00PM
It took a lot longer than he thought it would, but Olympic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy was finally able to bring those puppies home from Sochi, Russia.
He and his friend Robin Macdonald, who stayed behind in Sochi following the Winter Olympics to complete the adoptions, brought the mom and two of her little ones to the Today show Friday.
Originally posted 03/13/2014 02:15PM
One of the stray puppies adopted by Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy has died.
A stray female that he named Sochi passed away before getting to the U.S. for medical treatment, the silver medallist's friend Robin Macdonald announced on Twitter.
Originally posted 03/05/2014 04:00AM
The Team USA athlete – soon to retire – is headed to Sochi this week for his final run
Originally posted 02/28/2014 03:45PM
The Winter Olympics may be over and the crowds have packed up and left Sochi, but the stray dogs that captured the world's attention are still there. And so is Oleg Deripaska, the Russian billionaire who developed much of the area and is now determined to do what he can to shelter and find homes for the area's estimated 4,000 dogs.
"It is a problem, a big problem," says Deripaska in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, while flipping through countless photos of strays on his cellphone. "Here, look," he tells his visitor a moment later, pointing to a picture of ten puppies in a cardboard box. "Somebody dropped these off at our shelter a few days ago."
Originally posted 02/25/2014 06:15PM
Anger Management star Noureen DeWulf was in Sochi for the Winter Olympics. As she cheers on her husband, Team USA hockey goalie Ryan Miller, Noureen is blogging for PEOPLE. You can also follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Originally posted 02/25/2014 04:00PM
The two skating stars make us laugh by answering our beauty questions post-Sochi
Originally posted 02/24/2014 02:00PM
Images of run-down Olympics venues are so ubiquitous that they've become their own genre of "ruin porn."
But no Olympic sites posses the tragic history of those built for the 1984 Winter Games in Sarajevo, the first Winter Olympics ever held in a communist country. Less than a decade after hosting the Games, the city was besieged by Bosnian Serb forces for three years at the height of the Bosnian War. An estimated 10,000 civilians died during the siege, and the venues of the Olympic park were transformed into scenes of heavy fighting.
Originally posted 02/24/2014 12:15PM
Johnny Dodd is a reporter and writer for PEOPLE, currently in Sochi covering the 2014 Winter Olympics. You can follow him on Twitter @Johnny_Dodd.
Originally posted 02/24/2014 08:00AM
We knew the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, were going to be a mixed bag when we watched the opening ceremony and saw dazzling displays alongside some unfortunate mishaps.
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