A British pop violinist is appealing a four-year ban for fixing giant slalom races that allowed her to qualify for the Sochi Olympics.
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…
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…
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…
After two weeks of hearing about sports you've never cared to follow in the past four years, you've probably wondered why the short track skaters don't just ... you know ... throw a blue shell at the end? And here we can see what would happen if they did.
He seems upset.
It's no "Bullshit!," but Ashley Wagner's response to another lower-than-expected score in today's ladies short program deserves our attention. It's almost as if she's so conscious of her reaction that she overcorrects toward glee. We like both parts.
Trevor Jacob did not have a very good semifinal in today's snowboard cross competition. First, he busted his ankle. Then he suffered a dickpunch from American teammate Alex Deibold. And finally, he missed out on qualifying for the final by hundredths of a second.
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."
Every figure skater makes weird faces while performing. This much is true due to torque and physics, but we were especially taken by Chinese skater Yan Han during his performance today in Sochi, one that helped him land an seventh place overall position in men's figure skating. We thought we'd highlight it here.
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…
Your feel-good Olympic story of the day features Roberto Carcelen, cross country skier and Peru's first-ever Winter Olympian. Carcelen broke a rib in training but elected to compete in today's 15K Classic anyway; he struggled through the course and finished dead last.
Wu-Tang is for the children.
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…