Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir isn't afraid to bring it when he skates -- and fiercely defends his stylistic choices.
"Extra" was in Vancouver and caught up with the skater, who says he's been asked throughout his career to "take it down a few notches." He counters, "But at the same time, I wouldn't want it another way. I don't fake anything for anybody."
Things are going icily downhill with US Olympic skiers Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Mancuso said, "People are having a hard time reaching their potential because it's such a struggle for attention. You come to meetings after races and it's like it's a bad day if Lindsey didn't do well."
While hanging out with friends, Vonn was recorded while making fun of the disgraced golf pro. "They're like, 'Yeah, you're awesome, you go have that sex," Vonn said. She then imagines herself in a "Saturday Night Live" skit, pretending to read a solemn apology from a podium.
"There's something you don't know about me," Vonn said pretending to read a script. "Tiger, you're like my idol, and I too have a sex problem."
The tape, posted by Sean Gregory, was recorded at USA House, a space for athletes, staff, sponsors and families to congregate during the games.
Gregory stands by his story, posting on his Twitter, "L. Vonn's comments about Tiger Woods were not off-the-record."
Vonn's husband and adviser Thomas Vonn has yet to comment.
Lindsey has won a gold and a bronze medal at the 2010 Winter Games.
Speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno won a record-breaking seventh Winter Games medal after competing in the men's 1000-meter short-track speed skating race on Saturday.
Ohno's bronze medal win set a new U.S. record for most medals won at the Winter Olympics. Speed skater Bonnie Blair previously held the record with six medals.
"It feels amazing, especially in a sport as volatile as short track speed skating," said Ohno. "This is my third Olympic games and there is no other athlete here competing who has gone to three Olympic games and medaled every time."
A slip-up towards the end of the race almost knocked Ohno out of the competition, but he fought back, skating past two competitors to take home third place.
"I had to crank it up, but I regrouped and won the bronze. It means a lot to me," said Ohno. "I wanted to leave my heart and soul on the ice and I did. I don't look back at past medals, I look back at the struggles. I live my life with the philosophy that anything's possible but I had no idea I'd have this much success."
Ohno will compete again in the men's 5,000 meter relay and is also considering entering the men's 500-meter race.
Oops, be careful not to make an fool of yourself when there are cameras around!
Snowboarder Scotty Lago learned this the hard way when photos of him wearing his bronze medal and partying hard with his fellow teammates surfaced online. TMZ posted the photos of Lago whooping it up -- including one of him allowing a girl to bite on his medal. No, little lady, that's not a chocolate coin.
The American Flag was flying high Wednesday, as favorite U.S. Olympians Lindsey Vonn, Shani Davis and Shaun White won gold medals in their respective events.
Working off an injury, Vonn made history when she won the Women's Downhill, the first time an American placed first in that event. She beat teammate Julia Mancuso, who won gold in the Giant Slalom in 2006, but had been hindered by injuries ever since, reports AP.
"This is everything I've wanted and hoped for," said Vonn.
The flamboyant White expectedly won the gold in Men's Snowboarding, using some of his signature tricks. "I just felt like I didn't come all the way to Vancouver not to pull out the big guns," White told AP. Meanwhile speed skater Davis, who didn't place in his first two events, nailed the 1,000 Meters, an event in which he holds a world record.
The Americans big win at the Olympics also managed to beat favorite "American Idol" in the ratings Wednesday night. The Olympics were seen by 30.1 million people while 18.4 million watched "American Idol," AP reports.
Former Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming and former bobsled champion Vonetta Flowers sustained minor injuries on Sunday during a crash involving Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade, reports Reuters.
The Vice President's limo was not involved in the crash and he continued without incident to watch the U.S. Women's Ice Hockey Team defeat China.
"Neither the Vice President nor anyone else in his party was involved in the incident," Biden's spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement.
According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the cause of the three-vehicle accident at the rear of the motorcade has not yet been determined, but may have been the result of slick roads.
Fleming and Flowers have both been treated and released from a local hospital, the White House said.
The Vice President is currently in Canada to support U.S. athletes.