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11 Memorable Stories From the Winter Olympics | Animals & Pets, Olympics, Winter Olympics 2014

Winter Olympics 2014

The 11 Most Memorable Stories From the Winter Olympics

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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Olympians Spread the Love with Valentine's Day Instagrams

From Russia with Love: Olympians Share Valentine's Day Instagrams

Originally posted 02/14/2014 03:00PM

Love is in the air at Sochi, and we're not talking about Tinder. Olympians are taking a break from the snow and ice to share their Valentine's Day greetings on Instagram.

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See Tara Lipinski Re-Enact the Dude's Big Lebowski Dance – on Ice!

Originally posted 02/03/2014 04:00PM

What has Tara Lipinski been doing since she became the youngest gold-medalist in Winter Olympics history at Nagano in 1998? A lot of skating, some acting and a TV-commentator gig, mostly.

She's also, apparently, become quite the fan of The Big Lebowski.

It's for this reason (or the slight resemblance of her last name to that of Jeff Bridge's famous L.A. slacker) that Lipinski agreed to perform the Dude's onscreen dance to Kenny Rogers's "Just Dropped In" for Jimmy Fallon. On ice. While holding a White Russian.

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Evan Lysacek Won't Compete at Sochi Olympics Due to Injury

Evan Lysacek Won't Compete at Sochi Olympics Due to Injury

Originally posted 12/10/2013 08:00PM

Gold medalist Evan Lysacek was emotional as he revealed on the Today show on Tuesday that he won't be setting his sights on the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, in February.

"It's very difficult for me to say that, but my road to Sochi ends here," the figure skater told Matt Lauer.

The 28-year-old has been dogged by injuries since winning gold in Vancouver in 2010, and has been undergoing rehab and physical therapy since tearing a labrum in his left hip earlier this year.

"The pain has become in recent weeks unmanageable," he admitted, adding that his doctor warned him that the pain would only get worse and he could be doing permanent damage if he continued training.

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