Sochi's Most Memorable Moments As Rendered By Old-School Video Games

We're loath to see the Sochi Olympics go—truth be told, a few of us are starting to miss Nightmare Bear—so we enlisted the help of old video game consoles to help recreate some of the Winter Games' most memorable moments. Hockey, freestyle skiing, curling—they're all here, backed up by an NES, a Sega Genesis, PSX, and… » 2/25/14 2:40pm 2/25/14 2:40pm

NBC Edited Out 38% Of The Closing Ceremony. Here's What You Missed.

It's no secret NBC makes significant edits to its tape-delayed broadcasts of Olympic ceremonies. We've never seen them leave out as much as they did last night, though, in excising more than 50 minutes from an already brisk Sochi closing ceremony; that left U.S. viewers seeing less than 62% of the event. We tracked… » 2/24/14 8:45am 2/24/14 8:45am

NBC Ad Interruption Almost Ruins Gold Medal Winner's Watch Party

Mikaela Shiffrin kept her nerve and won gold in ladies' slalom, but the same can't quite be said for her family members watching at home here in the U.S. As we noted in that piece, NBC Live Extra put up an ad that covered up the first part of her run; that ad affected everyone, and it's no surprise people with an… » 2/23/14 9:00am 2/23/14 9:00am

Super-G Course "A Disaster," 18 Different Skiers Fail To Reach Finish

The ladies' super-G competition today in Sochi was a farce, with seven of the first eight competitors failing to reach the finish and a total of 18 registering DNFs on a terrible course covered with what can only generously be called "snow." » 2/15/14 8:49am 2/15/14 8:49am

Irish Slider Falls Off Skeleton Sled, Climbs Back On, Finishes Run

We've seen this in luge before, but it's another thing entirely when you're headed down the Sanki Sliding Centre headfirst. Here's Irish skeletoner Sean Greenwood recovering from almost certain disaster—and inevitable serious injury, given he was going nearly 75 mph—to finish his run and avoid disqualification from the … » 2/14/14 10:02am 2/14/14 10:02am

Watch Russian TV React Live To The End Of Evgeni Plushenko's Career

Evgeni Plushenko is the closest thing Russia has to royalty anymore, and the celebrated Olympic figure skater's withdrawal today is a shock to the Winter Games host nation. Here's the live coverage from Россия-1, with commentators slowly realizing Plushenko's Olympic career was ending before their eyes, and reporting… » 2/13/14 11:55am 2/13/14 11:55am

Composite Video Of Downhill Skiing Runs That Ended In Gold-Medal Tie

Switzerland's Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze of Slovenia made Olympic history today when they turned in identical winning times of 1:41.57 in the ladies' downhill. That had never happened before in alpine skiing, which measures to the hundredth of the second. We wanted to know what it would look like if they'd been… » 2/12/14 7:00pm 2/12/14 7:00pm