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Winter Olympics

The Yosemite toboggan run seen in 1928. (NPS)

Once Touted As Olympic Venue, Yosemite Now Working To Keep Crowds Away

New plans by the National Park Service to retain Yosemite Valley’s natural wonders show a 180-degree shift from Prohibition-era plans to host the Olympic games and bring huge crowds to the national park.

02/18/2014

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6 Abandoned Olympic Venues You Can Still Visit

If you’re tuning into the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, it’s hard not to wonder what these Olympic venues will look like in ten years. While we wait for the answer, check out these abandoned Olympic venues you can still travel to.

02/13/2014

The United States Olympic team enters the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Security Concerns Not Enough To Shake Bay Area Olympians’ Confidence

Olympic athletes from the Bay Area have been looking forward to Friday’s opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, but while some admit to being worried about security, there are others who aren’t over thinking it.

02/07/2014

The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Olympics In Russia A Hot Spot For Hackers

As people from all over the world are gathering in Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics to watch top athletes, it is also apparently a gathering spot for hackers. There are reports that people are being hacked the second they log onto a Russian network.

02/06/2014

Polina Edmunds acknowledges the crowd during the medal ceremony following the free skate program during the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden on January 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

School Gives Figure Skater Polina Edmunds Warm Send-Off To Olympics

After earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team for next month’s Winter Games in Sochi, figure skater Polina Edmunds received a thunderous sendoff at her school in San Jose Friday morning.

01/31/2014

The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Sochi Mayor Proclaims ‘No Gays’ In City On Eve Of Winter Olympics

There are no gay people in the host city for the 2014 Winter Olympics, according to mayor Anatoly Pakhomov, despite 400,000 residents, and a normal allotment of gay bars.

01/27/2014

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Reno-Tahoe Bid For 2022 Winter Games Still Alive

Organizers of the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition said a new revenue-sharing agreement between the International and U.S. Olympic committees was critical to keeping alive their dream of hosting the Winter Games in 2022.

05/24/2012

A close up view of the Olympic rings on speed skates (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Group Looks Into Possibility Of Tahoe Olympics

A group of California business and political leaders has formed an exploratory committee to look into bringing the Winter Olympics to the state.

CBS San Francisco–04/26/2011

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