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U.S. Olympian Gus Kenworthy Is Reunited With His Sochi Dogs On Today Show! Find Out Why This Story Just Got Even More Bittersweet HERE

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Remember when Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy rescued four Sochi puppies and their momma?

We were so excited that several strays stuck in Russia were going to get out and find good homes in the good ol' U.S. of A.!

Sadly, in the most heartbreaking news we've ever heard, two of the puppies have died. Noooo! Say it isn't so!

Gus' friend Robin Macdonald had stayed behind in Sochi to make sure the pups would get home safe, but has explained that the deceased pups died after Russian authorities "refused to let [Macdonald] bring [them] to get treatment."

The two were on the Today show this morning with Matt Lauer and Gus was finally reunited with the remaining pups, including their precious momma.

Gus is gonna keep two of the pups, another one will go to his brother and his fiancé and the momma dog will be adopted by Gus's mom.

Watch the bittersweet reunion and their explanation of why the process took so long to bring them home (above).

And, say goodbye to one of the pups, in which Robin posted a pic and sweet message (below).

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Sochi’s Youngest Paralympian Competes In Memory Of His Late Teammate!

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This is so touching!

14-year-old Ben Tudhope is the youngest Paralympian to compete in Sochi, but after suffering a recent tragedy, his perspective on winning the event changed a little bit.

The Australian para-snowboard cross competitor lost his teammate Matthew Robinson last month after he

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Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Ad Will Give You Chills!

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Even though the Sochi 2014 Winter Games are over, that doesn't mean sports there have completely shut down…

Because this Friday marks the beginning of the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games!

The Paralympics are so amazing and so inspiring because it's not just athletes competing to win gold.

The Games are about people who have overcome disabilities to compete at an Olympic level.

That's why this Samsung Paralympic commercial hits so hard.

It shows how these athletes are no different than anyone else, except they strive to be the BEST! As all Olympians do!

Check out the video (above) to see this inspiring commercial!

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Frozen In Sochi! Relive The Winter Olympics With A Little Help From Olaf, Elsa & Anna HERE!

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Missed all the coverage of the Winter Olympics, but saw Frozen 7 times in the theaters? Then you've got to the right spot.

With its freezing weather, Sochi and Arendelle are not too different, except in maybe how they treat dogs.

We all know that America's T.J. Oshie scored the winning goal in the final shootout against Russia's hockey team, but did you know the Russian goalie was actually Marshmallow, the snowman-turned-bodyguard?

Want the Disney-fied version of the Sochi Olympics? Then ch-ch-check our recap…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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You're About To Fall In Love With Olympian Gus Kenworthy Even More! He Took All Five Pups HOME WITH HIM!!!

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You're about to fall in love with Olympian Gus Kenworthy Sochi puppy Savior even more!!!!!!!!

Ahhh! The cuteness! We're sorry but this is just the best thing ever.

Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy isn't just a silver medalist in men's slopestyle…

He's a Sochi stray dog savior!

We've previously mentioned that Gus has been trying to rescue some pups and now we know everything is getting real.

He's actively trying to adopt a momma dog and her four puppies! And, guess what! He did it!

Gus ended up staying in Sochi about a week longer than he originally planned, just so he could get all the paperwork straight.

And now finally it has happened… the pups are coming to America! He tweeted out the cutest pic ever, with him and one of the pups Rosa (above), and another one detailing their trip home, which you can see (below). He wrote:

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Ratings Loser! American Idol Fails To Hold Its Own Against The Sochi Winter Olympics!

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This is not looking too good.

The numbers just continue to dwindle down for American Idol!

AI's 13th season was off to a rough start with an abysmal number of viewers tuning in for its season premiere, despite the fact that Jennifer Lopez returned and Harry Connick Jr. joined the panel alongside Keith Urban!

Now there's this!

Last night, the singing competition was competing against the Sochi Winter Olympics and they did not come out on top. In fact, AI scored its lowest ratings EVER.

So sad!

Sure, it probably had to with the fact that it's the last week of the Sochi games and everyone in the country was glued to their seats watching all the wintery competitions, but surely there's still a big AI fan base out there?!

Maybe it's time to hang up the music stands after 13 good seasons.

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Pussy Riot Arrested & Thrown In Russian Jail AGAIN! What They Did In Sochi That Got Them Locked Up!

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Two members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot were arrested yet AGAIN today!

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who after being released from prison last year have quickly become the stars of the Pussy Riot movement, were detained on Tuesday in central Sochi!

With the Winter Olympic games going on right next door, the women were accused of a theft at Hotel Adler before police used extreme force to apprehend them! According to eyewitnesses, the arrest was EXTREMELY violent!

Tolokonnikova's husband, Petr Verzilov was there and described just how bad the situation got, saying:

"They were put to the floor and beaten and physical force was used to them when they refused to be questioned without the presence of their lawyer, who was on his way to the police department.”

Later, the girls posted pictures of themselves behind bars on Twitter (below), along with tweets describing their ordeal. Nadezhda explained:

"Unbelievable lawlessness, even we are amazed. Beat on the floor of the department, in the Olympic capital!”

Another tweet exclaimed:

"They dragged me on the floor in the hall of the department, hands tied behind back and thrown to the floor. Putin will teach you to love the motherland!”

That last line is also the title of a song that Pussy Riot members are in town to record in order to spread awareness about the social injustices being carried out by President Vladimir Putin and Russian law enforcement.

Both Nadezhda and Maria were eventually released from jail and Russian police say they are no longer considered suspects in this crime.

Well good, because we need you girls out spreading the word about what’s going on in Russia!

Jail them all you want! Pussy Riot will not rest until their country is TRULY free!

[Image via Clemens Niehaus/Future Image/WENN.]

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