What Happened to U.S. Women's Figure Skating?

Another Olympic figure skating competition has ended and the main controversy seems to be trying to figure out whether the Russians rigged the competition in favor of 17-year-old Adelina Sotnikova. (Good luck proving that with anonymous score sheets.) But lost in all the commotion is the fact that the U.S. women's team … » 2/22/14 1:46pm 2/22/14 1:46pm

Sochi Organizers Attempt To Clear Fog With Giant Fans

Heavy fog in the mountains above Sochi caused postponements of men's biathlon and snowboard cross races today. Visibilities were near zero at times, making the shooting portion of biathlon impossible, and snowboarding downright dangerous. But let no one say organizers didn't try everything in their power to get the… » 2/17/14 4:19pm 2/17/14 4:19pm

IOC Declared A "Red Alert" On Sochi's Unfinished Hotels In September

Many accommodations in the Sochi area simply weren't ready for the thousands of visitors and journalists who arrived earlier this month. It sounds like it could have been even worse, if not for the IOC forcing the Russians to kick things into overdrive last fall. » 2/17/14 2:34pm 2/17/14 2:34pm

Russian Skier Breaks, Dislocates Spine in Olympic Training

The Winter Olympics are fun and spectacular, but they also feature hundreds of people launching themselves very high in the air or riding down mountains at many, many miles per hour. Injuries — deaths — do happen, including a severe one today. » 2/15/14 12:22pm 2/15/14 12:22pm

This Is the "Next-Level" Tinder the Olympic Athletes Are All On

Just because you're warm, indoors, and out of shape, doesn't mean you have to miss out on the best social networking fuckfest of the olympiad: here's what it looks like to browse Tinder at the athletic sex-romp of the year. » 2/14/14 4:21pm 2/14/14 4:21pm

Is A Crappy Under Armour Race Suit Slowing Down U.S. Speed Skating?

The U.S. has sucked something fierce in speed skating so far at Sochi. Through more than half of its races, Team USA still hasn't medaled. This is astonishing, because speed skating is traditionally one of the U.S.'s strongest winter sports. One explanation for the dip? As the Wall Street Journal first reported, it may … » 2/13/14 7:29pm 2/13/14 7:29pm

Sage Kotsenburg Isn't the Lochte We Want. He's the Lochte We Deserve.

The 70's had Mark Spitz, the 80's had Bruce Jenner and Carl Lewis, the 90's had Alberto Tomba, the 2000's had the Australian swim team and Apolo Ohno, and in 2012, the Olympic gods blessed us with Ryan Lochte. But pickings for the Sochi Games' Unofficial Sexy Male Olympian are decidedly more meh. In a post-Lochte era,… » 2/12/14 2:18pm 2/12/14 2:18pm

Female Athletes Say Tinder Use at The Olympic Village Is "Next Level"

Jamie Anderson, the 23-year-old American snowboarder, tells US Weekly that she and her fellow female athletes spend their down time in Sochi on one app in particular: » 2/12/14 12:48pm 2/12/14 12:48pm

How I Accidentally Became Part Of The Anti-Russia Conspiracy

Here is a report from a Russian news site (Google translated version here) that claims I intentionally damaged my Sochi hotel room, and as a result have been stripped of my credentials to cover the Olympic games. This was news to me, because I've never been to Sochi in my life. » 2/10/14 3:07pm 2/10/14 3:07pm

Russia Today Consults Security Expert Steven Seagal On Sochi Safety

Some security experts have suggested that with the eyes of the world on the Winter Games, terrorist elements could leave Sochi under siege. Indeed, with its location near contested Chechen territory, it's possible the world's athletes could be competing on deadly ground. With that in mind, the U.S. affiliate of cable… » 2/08/14 9:00am 2/08/14 9:00am

Model Predicts That The U.S. Is Going To Dominate Sochi

We're nearly past the Opening Ceremony, so it's time to get serious: Who's going to win the Winter Olympics? Based on an analysis of economic and geographic data from participating countries through Winter Olympic history, Dan and Tim Graettinger have built out a model for medal performance at the games, and it looks… » 2/07/14 1:28pm 2/07/14 1:28pm

Motel For Stray Dogs Near Sochi Has Roughly 100 Occupants

The majority of news regarding the stray dogs roaming around Sochi has been dismal. A company was hired to cull them, but it hasn't done that well, and now these dogs are just chilling everywhere as the Olympics start. Not exactly the most uplifting situation. But there's refuge for some of them! » 2/06/14 8:14pm 2/06/14 8:14pm