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  • Russian speedskater Olga Graf almost took her victory lap at Adler Arena topless.

    Graf, who won the host country's first medal of the games - a bronze - in the women's 3,000 meters, unzipped her skintight suit down to her belly button.

    (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)When the Olympian realized she was flashing some serious skin, she quickly zipped her suit back up and smiled.

    "I totally forgot," Graf said through a translator, according to the Associated Press. "We have very good suits and they are very tight. … You just want to breathe and you want to take off your suit."

    Graf was good-humored about her Olympic striptease and joked that it could end up on YouTube.

    "But I don't think it will be so bad," she said.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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  • Zac Posen is a designer to the stars, but now he's sending his glamorous designs down a far different red carpet: the wedding aisle.

    Zac Posen's 13 Favorite Dresses

    Posen, who's dressed stars such as Rihanna, Eva Longoria, Julie Bowen and Gwyneth Paltrow, has teamed up with David's Bridal to create a line of high fashion but affordable wedding gowns in sizes from 0 to 26.

    "If you are plus-sized, you can wear a Zac Posen dress," said Darcy Miller, editor of Martha Stewart Weddings. "You can get that red carpet look and still get it at an affordable price and in your size."

    "Good Morning America" correspondent Sara Haines met Posen at The Mondrian SoHo hotel for a sneak peek at the line.

    "Women are the inspiration and we need to celebrate that," Posen said, "and I really treat the process like couture process."

    Vera Wang Debuts Pink Wedding Dress Collection at Bridal Fashion Week

    Among the dresses Posen showed Haines were a satin fit-and-flare number for $850, a tulle ball gown priced at

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  • ABC News' Claire Shipman reports:

    Bao Bao the Panda is probably the most celebrated and guarded furry creature in the world right now.

    "Good Morning America" went on an exclusive visit to her inner sanctum at The Smithsonian's National Zoo's in Washington, D.C., and watched as she stretched and toddled curiously around. The cute factor was high.

    We watched as Bao Bao went through the early days of her training program. Her trainer used sticks with balls on the end and sweet potatoes to teach her basic skills, and praised her when she got it right.

    "Good job! Good girl, good job," said Juan Rodriguez, one of the zoo's trainers.

    Bringing Up Baby: A Tour of Baby Panda Bao Bao's Crib at the National Zoo

    Sometimes she just wanted to do her own thing-such as play with everything all at once.

    But her training isn't all about play or learning tricks. The trainers are starting early to teach important skills, and that that's why we were invited in.

    Her father, Tien Tien, shows us one of the many

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  • 'Flappy Bird' App Grounded by Creator

    "Flappy Bird," the enormously addictive game that has been downloaded millions of times, was pulled from app stores today after its creator said it had ruined his "simple life."

    The game no longer appears in search on Google Play and in Apple's App Store, where it topped the free app charts last week.

    Creator Dong Nguyen, who is based in Hanoi, Vietnam, tweeted a warning on Saturday that "Flappy Bird" would soon be grounded.

    I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore.

    — Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014

    It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore.

    — Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014

    During an interview with The Verge last week, Nguyen said "Flappy Bird" was raking in $50,000 a day in revenue from in-app advertisements.

    According to his Twitter account, it seems Nguyen had no idea his game would be a soaring success.

    Press people are overrating the

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  • Mystery Extreme Knitter at Men's Slopestyle Finals Revealed

    The Olympic medal for nonchalance goes to Finland snowboarding coach Antti Koskinen, who was spotted wielding knitting needles near the start gate for the men's slopestyle finals on Saturday.

    Cameras captured Koskinen stylishly de-stressing while knitting what looks to be a cream-colored scarf just seconds before Finland's two-time world champion Roope Tonteri was set to blast down his final run.

    Tonteri seemed completely unfazed by his coach's unusual antics however, giving Koskinen a friendly fist bump before going on to place 11th on Saturday.

  • Dude, have you seen how many Twitter followers Sage Kotsenburg has?

    After winning gold in the men's slopestyle this weekend, Kotsenburg's number of Twitter followers has quadrupled, showing that winning gold comes with all sorts of new attention.

    What happens on @twitter after you win gold @sagekotsenburg #Sochi2014 #spoice

    — Twitter Sports (@TwitterSports) February 9, 2014

    No one seemed more stoked about the ride than Kotsenburg, who sent these now-infamous tweets that led up to his gold medal win.

    Stoked to go out and snowboard today!! Huge day. Haha so weird it will all be over in a few hours, so im gonna soak it up and do my best!!

    — sage kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) February 8, 2014

    Whoa how random is this I made finals at the Olympics!!!

    — sage kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) February 8, 2014

    WOW!! I just won the Olympics!! Bringing back the first Gold here to the USA! Love seeing all the support from everyone YOU RULE!!

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  • Vladimir Putin Watches Russia Win First Gold

    Vladimir Putin watched the Russian figure skating team clinch the host country's first gold medal of the 2014 Olympic games.

    The Russian president, who wore a red track jacket, was brought to his feet after Yulia Lipnitskaya, 15, turned in a flawless performance for the host country in the women's free skate.

    The Russians dominated the event, which is new to the Olympics, earning 75 points. The Canadians garnered 65 points, which earned them a silver medal, while Team USA took bronze with 60 points.

    The American team, which was favored to clinch gold, suffered a setback early on when Jeremy Abbott stumbled during his men's short program.

    A strong performance by Gracie Gold, who is expected to be a top contender for gold in the women's individual event, helped prop up Team USA's score. Ice dancing power couple Meryl Davis and Charlie White finished first in their category, bringing a much-needed 10-point boost to Team USA's final score.

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  • Russia's Alexey Sobolev stepped out on Thursday morning at the qualifiers sporting his snowboarding suit, bib and a silver helmet bearing his phone number in bright blue digits. By Saturday his cell had given up temporarily, inundated by an avalanche of texts and naked photos from women around the world.

    "Most of the messages are good luck messages and messages from the girls," Sobolev told the AP. "Some of the messages are not appropriate to read aloud."

    It seems the 22-year-old snowboarder is determined to grab headlines despite failing to make the men's slopestyle finals.

    Thursday's slopestyle stunt was paired with a whiff of controversy over his board, which was painted with a woman closely resembling a member of protest punk band, Pussy Riot, who's long been at the center of a political row with the Russian government.

    While Sobolev shied away from the attention the caricature on his board has brought, saying he didn't design it and wasn't sure if it was Pussy Riot, he's

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  • You've probably by now seen U.S. bobsledder Johnny Quinn's Hulk smash through a Sochi bathroom door after it jammed Saturday. Quinn told "Good Morning America" today that he was so happy to escape the bathroom but after he saw the gaping hole, he thought he would get in trouble.

    "At that time I was so mad and frustrated I didn't even have a towel in there. I was just excited to finally get out of there. Once I got out of there and put a towel on, I looked back at the door and said 'Oh man there's a giant hole in there. I might get in trouble for this,'" Quinn said.

    But before busting through the door, Quinn said his teammates and neighbors didn't hear his loud bangs on the wall for help.

    "I banged on the door and it cracked. And so I hit it even harder and my fist went through the door. So when I saw light from the room I said, 'Hey it's time to get out of here,'" Quinn said.

    The 6-foot, 220-pounder said he used his bobsled training to finally bust down the door. Quinn immediately

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  • Mother Shaken After Stranger Breaks in, Takes Selfie on Phone

    A Colorado mother is traumatized after a stranger broke into her house and took a single selfie on her phone before sneaking back out, Denver police said.

    The unnamed woman was putting her children to sleep just before 9:30 p.m. when the bizarre incident occurred on Jan. 29 at her Denver home.

    The mother told police she had no idea the man was in the house and only found the selfie on her phone the next morning.

    Authorities are still on the hunt for the suspect and are offering a $2,000 reward for any information leading to his arrest.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). Text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter the message or send an e-mail to .


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