Despite Political Issues, Sochi’s Games Show Olympic Ideal Still Thrives

Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

As the torch has finally been extinguished, and the Winter Olympics in Sochi have come to a close, it seems a fitting time to take a look back at what the last 17 days brought to the world. As the […]


Sochi 2014: Mikaela Shiffrin Already Has Eyes On 2018 Olympics And All The Gold Medals

Mikaela Shiffrin Winter Olympics 2014

Picture this scenario: you’re 18 years old, and you just made your debut at the Olympic Games. Not only that, but you left those Games with your first gold medal, the youngest to ever do that in your event. Pretty […]


Sochi 2014: USA Hockey Can Still Close On High Note Despite Heartbreaking Loss To Canada

USA Hockey vs Canada Winter Olympics

It’s the harsh reality of any tournament – no matter how well you play, only one team can win. On Friday, Team USA‘s run to the gold medal in Sochi came to a crashing halt, and there’s no hiding that […]


2014 Winter Olympics: Dutch Speedskating Coach Rants About American Football, And Maybe He Has A Point

Dutch Speedskating Coach Rants On American Football

No disrespect intended to the wonderful people of the Netherlands, but the Dutch aren’t normally thought of as an athletic powerhouse nation. Then, every four years, the Winter Olympics roll around, and they inevitably win a ton of medals in […]


2014 Sochi Olympics: American Bobsledders Ripping Lolo Jones During Olympics Completely Out Of Line

Lolo Jones Sochi Winter Olympics Bobsled

As though Lolo Jones‘ inclusion on the American women’s bobsled team wasn’t controversial enough before the Sochi Winter Olympics, things just keep getting worse from inside Team USA‘s ranks. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. Things keep getting worse from people […]


Team USA, Ted Ligety Get Alpine Redemption With Gold In Olympic Giant Slalom

Ted Ligety Sochi Olympics Gold Medal

The story of these Winter Olympics for the American alpine ski team was adaptation. Before suffering another knee injury, Lindsey Vonn was a huge favorite to find the medal podium, but in her absence, Julia Mancuso stepped up and captured […]


Winter Olympics: Lindsey Jacobellis Better Than Her Olympic Snowboard Cross Results Show

Lindsey Jacobellis Snowboard Cross

For most athletes, nothing is bigger than the Olympics. For participants in the “extreme” sports like snowboarding, that’s doubly true; success at the Winter Olympics can often translate into mainstream success, something that is difficult to achieve for most athletes […]


T.J. Oshie Plays Unlikely Hero For Team USA In Dramatic Shootout Victory Over Russia

T.J. Oshie Team USA Olympic Hockey

It’s a rivalry that goes back decades — 34 years ago, Team USA defeated the dominant Russian hockey team (then the Soviet Union) in Lake Placid on their way to the 1980 gold medal. Even if you weren’t yet born, […]


Evgeni Plushenko’s Withdrawal From Sochi Winter Olympics Stuns Home Fans

Evgeni Plushenko Retires Sochi Winter Olympics

It wasn’t the end the partial home crowd wanted, but in the end, time and injury seem to have finally caught up to Evgeni Plushenko. At 31 years old, the Russian figure skating legend is a rock star in his […]


Shaun White’s Failure to Medal at Sochi Sign That Snowboarding World is Catching Up

Shaun White Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Halfpipe

When snowboard superstar Shaun White decided to pull out of the slopestyle competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics, it made sense. He was getting banged up on the course, and while he’s always competed well in the event in the […]


Julia Mancuso Making American Alpine History At 2014 Winter Olympics

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The talk of the Olympic women’s alpine skiing contest was all about Lindsey Vonn before the games kicked off. However, with Vonn at home as the Games progress, Julia Mancuso is changing that narrative quickly. The 29-year-old Reno, Nev. native […]


Bode Miller’s Disappointment In Downhill Must Turn To Motivation In Remaining Sochi Events

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Bode Miller had dominated all the training runs at Rosa Khutor, but when it came down to race day, he finished over half a second off the pace, good only for eighth place at the end of the day. His […]