News comes today that a civilian employee at the NSA was disciplined and later resigned after admitting he gave Edward Snowden encryption information that allowed Snowden to gain access to files he later leaked. Marco catches up on the story with Luke Harding, a writer with the Guardian newspaper and author of the new book "The Snowden Files."
-- From Sochi, Jian talks about the public life and politics of Russia with NINA KHRUSHCHEVA [crews-CHEV-ah], the Russian-American granddaughter of former Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, and director of the Russia Project at the World Policy Institute.
--Jian talks to "Own the Podium" mastermind CATHY PRIESTNER ALLINGER [preest-ner AL-in-jer] about her new gig working for the Russians, why medals matter to governments, and the relationship between competition and culture.
With so many eyes on Sochi and Russia, we thought it would be a good time to chat with Michael McFaul, the outspoken US ambassador to Moscow. He's been a frequent voice on The World for more than a decade and has tracked the trajectory of post-Soviet Russia as closely as anyone. We'll hear his reflections on a country he loves.
Lots of Olympics coverage too - including a skiing Geo Quiz and a timing expert on the digital clocks that recorded a tie for gold in the women's downhill.
-- From Sochi, Jian talks to Canadian hockey icon DON CHERRY. Canada's most prominent hockey commentator has never taken it easy on Russia or Russian players. Now, he finds himself in the belly of the beast in Sochi for the men's and women's Olympic hockey competition. He discusses his experience in Russia so far, and if he stands behind his prior criticisms of the country and its players.
Well, not blame really. The Women's Olympic ice hockey competition heated up today in Sochi, with the Canadian women's team scoring a victory of their American counterparts. The two teams are, in many ways, more than mere rivals. The last couple of meetings have seen bench-clearing dust-ups between the two sides. We'll head north of the border to find out if Canadians are as passionate about their women's hockey as they are about the men's event.