Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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We can't tell whether Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy barking like a dog is adorable or creepy

Something happened to Gus Kenworthy at the Sochi Winter Olympics besides winning a silver medal in slopestyle skiing. He fell in love—with Sochi's stray dogs. All of them. Now something even stranger seems to be happening to Kenworthy. On a recent appearance on VH1's Best Week Ever Kenworthy barked like a dog in front of a green screen. It's pretty convincing. We can't figure out if it's really adorable or really creepy. We definitely know it's funny though, and we can only imagine the people at Best Week Ever saying to Kenworthy, "Bark like a dog for me."

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Dose: Find out how Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov invented the YOLO flip

The Olympic gold medal celebration continues on Dose this week with snowboarding halfpipe gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov. We caught up with iPod while he was in New York City celebrating the gold medal victory from Sochi and enjoying city life. iPod runs us through the final moments before clinching the gold, what it means having beaten Shaun White, how he hates and loves rivalries in snowboarding, and the origin of the YOLO flip.

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Dose: Olympic freeskier Joss Christensen tours New York City with his gold medal in a sock

In case you have amnesia from the recently finished Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, the United States swept the first ever men's freeskiing slopestyle event. And at the top of that podium was 22-year-old Joss Christensen. As we learned from Jamie Anderson, Olympic medals open doors. So while Christensen was in New York City with fellow medalists Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper, Dose tagged along with him as he got a fresh haircut at Franks Chop Shop and was fitted for a suit at Freemans Sporting Club. Those aren't the only perks, Christensen has enjoyed since Sochi. He has also received free dinners and had people buy him bottles of wine. Life is good.

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Special thanks to: Freemans Sporting Club and Franks Chop Shop
Additional Footage shot by: AJ Dakoulas

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Dose: Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson's Top 5 moments from Sochi

Pro snowboarder Jamie Anderson is the first women's slopestyle Olympic Gold medalist. Dose caught up with her in New York City recently to find out her Top 5 Olympic moments, and it's clear that winning a gold medal opens a lot of doors. From appearing on the Ellen Show with Ellen Degeneres to getting upgrades for her entire family on United Airlines, life has been good for Anderson since Sochi.

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Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy is adopting stray puppies from Sochi

Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy won a silver medal in slopestyle at the Sochi Winter Games. But if he has his way, the shiny hardware won't be all that he takes home from Russia. Like everyone else, Kenworthy heard about the issue with stray dogs in Sochi. Rather than just chalk it up to another fucked up thing about Sochi, like double toilets or doors that don't open, Kenworthy is taking action. He is working with officials in Russia to adopt four stray puppies and their mother and bring them back to the United States with him.

"They're treated like pests instead of pets," Kenworthy says of the strays. "[But] these puppies are so cute."

Kenworthy had to delay his return to the States while he fills out the necessary paperwork required to adopt the dogs. "There are all sorts of papers and forms," Kenworthy says. "It's really difficult because I don't speak Russian."

But he is determined to bring the dogs back with him, even if it means postponing his celebration party at home in Colorado. At least he can console himself knowing that Miley Cyrus is melting over the story.

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The Jamaican Olympic bobsled team's theme song is awesome

The fact that the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team exists at all is amazing. This is literally the kind of story that they make movies about. To get to this year's Sochi Olympics, the Jamaicans relied on PayPal and crowdfunding to raise the money for the team. That's endearing on its own. Then they went and made this incredible 8-bit video for the team's theme song "Bosled Song." The song by Sidney Mills, Jon Notar, and Groove Guild was written to sync up with the Jamaican bobsled's run down the track. Listeners were instructed to press play as soon as the team started its big race. And it's actually a catchy track.

Alas, as heartwarming as the team's funding method and 8-bit video were, it didn't translate to success on the bobsled track. The Jamaicans had the slowest time of any country which completed all three runs and failed to advance to the fourth and final run.

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[h/t The Verge]

Dose: Olympic gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg says NYC cabs are more dangerous than slopestyle

Olympic slopestyle gold medalist Sage Kostenburg became the new face of snowboarding overnight. Kotsenburg won the first gold medal for the United States at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Even though he was inundated with interview requests that come with winning a gold medal, Kotsenburg made time to for another appearance on Dose. (We can't blame him, seeing as how appearing on Dose was a ticket to a gold medal in snowboard slopestyle this year). Kotsenburg admitted that the slopestyle course was gnarly, but it was nothing crazier than a New York City taxi cab. He also touched upon the fact that now the world knows of more snowboarders than just Shaun White, and how he'd like to use his recently found fame to help inner city kids get into snowboarding.

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Slopestyle skier Henrik Harlaut shouted out Wu-Tang Clan at the Olympics

The biggest news from slopestyle skiing's Olympic debut was Team USA's sweep, with Joss Christensen taking gold, Gus Kenworthy the silver, and Nick Goepper earning bronze. Overshadowed by the Americans was this incredible moment from Sweden's Henrik Harlaut. The dreadlocked Harlaut finished sixth in Sochi, but earned the adoration of hip-hop heads everywhere with his Wu-Tang Clan shout-out. While waiting for his score, Harlaut formed a "W" with his hands and said, "Wu-Tang is for the children." Those words are as true today as they were when the late Ol' Dirty Bastard said them onstage at the 1998 Grammys.

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8 reasons why Human Bowling should be the next Olympic sport

Can you remember a time when snowboarding wasn't in the Olympics? If you're under the age of 16, you don't. And as the Olympics continues to broaden its reach with new sports (halfpipe skiing and slopestyle skiing and snowboarding debuted at the Sochi Winter Games this year), we are sure the IOC is going to look for new and unique sports to add to the program. Well, after watching this Devin Supertramp video, we've got a suggestion: human bowling in Zorb balls.

And we're prepared to justify our position. Here's 8 reasons why human bowling should be the next Olympic sport:

1. It can be done during the day or night, winter or summer, and on so many different surfaces & fields.

2. This is the perfect opportunity for Big Lebowski's Jesus to get his gold medal.

3. We won't have to hear horrible livestream announcers screwing up trick names. Hopefully.

4. The Zorb balls would protect athletes from coming into contact with Bob Costas's eye infection.

5. The fat kid from Hook.

6. Superman jumps could be taken to a whole other level because of the ball's padding.

7. Being inside a ball would deter athlete-on-athlete relations.

8. Human Bowling works just as well on a "garbage halfpipe" as on a well-made one.

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This "Mo Sochi, Mo Problems" mashup with Vladimir Putin will make you smile

Sure, we could go on and on about the dozens and dozens of problems that have come to light during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The #SochiProblems hashtag has become one of the most popular on Twitter, and athletes are getting trapped in their rooms and having to bust a hole through the door to get out. But without all of the snafus, would these Olympics be as entertaining? We certainly wouldn't have DJ Steve Porter's amazing mashup of Biggie Smalls's "Mo Money Mo Problems" with Vladimir Putin, titled "Mo Sochi, Mo Problems." So, maybe it's a good thing that it's been amateur hour (or just corrupt hour?) in Russia. Because mashups like this are a very good thing.

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