updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 02/24/2014 AT 8:00 AM ET
Here are the stories that made us tear up, smile, and sometimes yell at the TV in frustration.
Sochi Strays Find a New Home
Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis may not have won gold, but she still scored a pretty special souvenir – one of Sochi’s stray dogs. And she’s not the only animal-loving athlete to bring home a something warm and furry. Silver medalist freeskier Gus Kenworthy Tweeted his plans to fly a mama dog and her four pups back to the U.S. “They are the cutest thing ever,” he said.
puppy love is real to puppies. pic.twitter.com/krauCUPjOg
Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 11, 2014
T.J. Oshie Is a One-Man Miracle on Ice
The 27-year-old from Washington state scored four goals in Team USA’s dramatic victory over Russia. Team USA’s men weren’t the only ones in fine form – the women’s hockey team took home silver, losing to Canada in overtime.
Bode Miller Breaks Down After Taking Bronze
The Alpine ski racer was emotional after the men’s Super-G, but when NBC’s Christin Cooper asked him about his brother, Chelone, who died last year, the floodgates opened, and the 36-year-old broke down and walked away from the interview. But he later defended Cooper on Twitter.
My emotions were very raw, she asked the questions that every interviewer would have, pushing is part of it, she wasnt trying to cause pain.
Bode Miller (@MillerBode) February 17, 2014
Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski are Perfect Together
If there was a gold medal for fierce fashion these former Olympians, best friends and ice skating commentators would win it hands down for their color coordination
Accessorizing (with headpieces!)
And overall adorableness.