The media is always hungry for a good story during the Olympics. Some can be over broadcasted
Slopestyle skiing silver medalist Gus Kenworthy captured hearts of animal lovers as he did whatever he can to adopt four puppies and their mother. He is keeping two of the puppies while his brothers get the other two. Kenworthy’s mom is keeping the mother.
Lindsey Jacobellis did not medal at her event at Snowboard Cross, but left Sochi with her hands full. She also adopted a stray dog.
The US Hockey team was a disappointment by failing to beat Canada and losing the bronze match. Some of the team members are working on adopting stray dogs around Sochi so they will not be going home empty handed after all.
Before the 2006 games, Noelle Pikus-Pace broke her leg and was unable to compete. In 2010, she earned fourth place and decided to retire from the sport to start a family. After a miscarriage, her husband encouraged her to go back to Skeleton. She won the silver in her event where her whole family, including her young children who were there to support her.
Johnny Miller made headlines after he posted on his Twitter account that he broke down his bathroom door after being locked in. He appeared in the media explaining how he did it and joking about it. Even though he did not receive a medal in bobsled, he will be remembered by this moment in a popular social media frenzy #SochiProblems. The former Green Bay Packer later was stuck in an elevator.
Luger Kate Hanson, is known for her outgoing personality. She was seen dancing at Sochi and later revealed to be a huge Beyoncé fan. Henson made headlines again when she posted a video of a wolf spotted in the hallway in Sochi. Turns out it was a prank by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel filmed the scene in his studio and Hanson then posted it on her social media accounts. It caught media wide attention where news reporters were debating how it got in and what kind of wolf it was.
David Wise is the first person to capture gold in the new event in Halfpipe ski. He is a dedicated husband and father at a young age while being a pro skier. During his event, he kept a heart shaped rock that his wife found for him. A video of his daughter who was back in the U.S. was seen kissing the TV as her dad won gold. Maddie Bowman and other freestyle skiers dedicated their event to Sarah Burke. Burke a Canadian skier, died in a training accident in 2012, she was the pioneer making Freestyle skiing Halfpipe an Olympic event.