Last night, eight teens snuck into Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park (where the 1988 Winter Olympics were held) with a sled, and crashed while trying to take it down the bobsled track. According to emergency services personnel, they crashed into a wall separating the luge and bobsled tracks, and two twins died at the…
Yesterday, Beijing was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics. Here is a photo of the mountain that will host the skiing courses, taken in the middle of January this year. You may notice a slight lack of white stuff.
Today the IOC announced the approval of four new events to debut at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Two of them seem to take their cues directly from the X Games:
The following is excerpted from The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge, by Nathaniel Vinton. The book is available now on Amazon.
I'm not going to pretend to know anything about curling except that it is kind of like lawn bowling or cornhole or shuffleboard but not really, and more importantly, that every four years when the Winter Olympics comes around I watch like 20 hours of it.
Norway's ruling party just voted against funding Oslo's 2022 Winter Olympics bid, essentially forcing the city to drop out of the race. It's just the latest in a long series of cities and countries who have given an emphatic "no" to hosting the Olympic quagmire.
The next Olympics to be awarded, a little more than a year from now, will be the 2022 Winter Games. Rather than going to the strongest bid, the games may end up going to the last city standing—a long list of potential hosts have given up on their Olympic dreams because the whole thing is one huge, useless waste of…
Will we ever get tired of winter sport athletes and their stoner ways? No, but we will generally forget them until the next Olympics. So why not enjoy gold medal snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg in this skit from last night's Conan?
After the opening ceremony, the Olympics were one long ungroomed trail for Gary di Silvestri and Angelica Morrone, the most-publicized husband-and-wife carpetbagging oldies act in cross-country-skiing history.
As the Winter Games in Sochi wind to a close this week, it got us thinking about one of the great American Olympic host cities, Squaw Valley. For the January 1961 issue, Playboy sent the artist LeRoy Neiman, to the California ski resort to capture the place's essence with his beautiful paintings. Enjoy the collection…
With a 6-3 result over Sweden bringing home gold for captain Jennifer Jones's squad, Canada is exultant over their curling success. In the piece below, Adam Doster explores the culture they came from—it involves beer and pork hearts—by way of finding out just why curling is so much damn fun.
Japanese skier Taihei Kato suffered a broken arm on a run in the Nordic combined large hill event earlier today when he lost his balance after landing, hitting the ground hard. NBC's packaging of the highlight makes it sound less painful than it was.
The American two-man bobsled team didn't do so hot on the track at the last Winter Olympics. While the four-person crew took home the gold medal, the shorter sled only came in sixth. And one reason was because their sled was nearly two decades old.
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…
There's plenty about the Winter Olympics to make a guy root for global warming: the so-called "Olympic tourists," for example. That's a tag applied to folks who have enough money and leisure time to make up for whatever talent deficiency kept them from competing for their real home country in the Games, and end up…
The men's halfpipe final was sort of a disaster today, as a terribly maintained Sochi course led to falls (or at least slips) for most of the major competitors. But, hey, no one got hurt!
It's no secret that NBC's Olympic coverage kind of blows, especially compared to what our northern neighbors are getting. Leaving aside issues like lack of live coverage, schmaltzy human interest stories, and Bob Costas's eye, Canada simply gets more Olympics: 1,519 hours on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation…
Last week, ladies' downhill skiing was halted after three runs because one jump was dangerously large and hadn't been properly tested. But at least courseworkers were able to fix it. Meanwhile, the snowboard halfpipe is in terrible shape, and according to a Yahoo report, one rider says it's "unsalvageable."