Feb 03, 2014 — The opening ceremonies for the Sochi Winter Olympics are this Friday. The build-up to this year's Olympic Games been packed with subplots and controversies - everything from gay rights to terrorism to Russian corruption.
But those political undercurrents are nothing new to the world of winter sport. One of the very first famous Olympians - figure-skater Sonja Henie - was a huge star in the 1930s and '40. She won her second gold medal in Lake Placid in 1932.
But Henie was also a divisive, controversial figure. Her life is being remembered in an expanded exhibit at Lake Placid's Olympic Museum. Go to full article