How NBC Flubbed Its Coverage, Reported The Wrong Gold Medalist, Then Botched The Correction Of One Of The Most Stunning Upsets In Olympic History

When Ester Ledecká crossed the finish line of this morning’s run of the women’s Super-G a hundredth of a second ahead of reigning gold medalist Anna Veith, the Czech couldn’t believe she’d beaten the Austrian champ. Ledecká, after all, is best known for her achievements in a completely different event: snowboarding,…

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Lindsey Vonn Is Going For Broke In Her Last Olympics

Lindsey Vonn is the most decorated female skier in history, and the most decorated skier, man or woman, in U.S. history. She’s also the athlete whose motto is “If you fall, pick yourself back up.” And with good reason. It isn’t just that she’s fallen, a lot. It’s that each time she picks herself back up, she doesn’t…

Mikaela Shiffrin Has Never Been Better, And Neither Has Anyone Else

Writing about Mikaela Shiffrin’s success would be getting boring—if her narrative arc weren’t continually getting more dramatic. Back at the Sochi Olympics, the story was how the then-18-year-old kept her nerve after flubbing a turn and won slalom gold. Later that year, it was how she’d mastered slalom, won her first…