In a few weeks, the best athletes in the U.S. will be walking the Sochi runway wearing quilted sweaters and peacoats — but will they win "Best Dressed"? The uniforms, unveiled this week by Ralph Lauren, have been received with a mixed reaction. Melissa Block checks in with ESPN blogger Paul Lukas about Winter Olympic fashion.
Josh Brent was intoxicated when the car he was driving crashed and rolled over in December 2012. His passenger, teammate Jerry Brown Jr., died. The jury that convicted Brent of "intoxication manslaughter" could have sent him to jail for 20 years. Instead, he got a 180-day sentence, probation and a fine.
Not that long ago, female elite athletes thought they had to retire if they wanted to have kids. Now, they're competing throughout pregnancies and getting right back to training once they deliver. In some cases, they're even making the most out of sponsorship deals they might have once lost.
Hockey has been considered a white sport, but it's gaining popularity with minorities. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with journalist William Douglas about his blog The Color of Hockey, and his trip to Sochi for the Winter Olympics.
It's a picture that's been swirling around the Web: side-by-side toilets in the men's room at one of the Winter Olympics sites in Russia. Should overly sensitive sorts just calm down? Or is this a symbol of an Olympics where much of the money has been figuratively flushed?
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