Almost half of all tickets for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be sold for $30 or less in a bid to make the Games “as affordable as possible,” the organising committee said on Tuesday.
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On Monday, we gave you the reasons the Winter Olympics are king. Now it’s time for the counterpoint. Here are 11 reasons the Summer Olympics are the best of the two.
The Summer Olympics may have the edge when it comes to sheer numbers, but the Winter Olympics are awesome in their own right. Here are nine reasons they’re better than their warm-weather counterparts.
American skier Bode Miller is responding to criticism of an NBC post-race interview by saying it was a “crazy emotional moment.”
Five things to know about the Olympics this week, including slipping ratings and the return of Bob Costas’ eyes.
Reno-Tahoe Winter Olympics enthusiasts, fondly recalling the 1960 Winter Games at Squaw Valley, feel they can beat the astronomical costs and grim long-term snow forecast to win back the games for 2026.
The U.S. is falling behind in the medal standings as the Olympics reach the halfway point. Here are five other things to know.
If you have been watching the Winter Olympics only in prime time, you may be under the impression these Games consist mostly of figure skating and the men’s and women’s half-pipe. And about 15 minutes of alpine skiing and/or short track speed skating, which is sort of like roller derby on ice.
The Summer Olympics may have their winter cousin beat by sheer numbers, but some of the most captivating rivalries have played out in the snow or on the ice. Here are seven of them.
Shocking decisions, historic sweeps and serious injuries. Here’s what to know about the Olympics for Thursday.
Iouri Podladtchikov beating out American Shaun White for the gold medal on the halfpipe got us thinking — what are the biggest upsets in Winter Olympic history? Here are seven of them.
The reign was over before Shaun White raised a hopeful finger signaling he was No. 1 as he crossed the finish line of the halfpipe.
With both eyes reddened by an infection, NBC’s Bob Costas said he will sit out the network’s prime-time Olympics coverage on Tuesday. Taking his place in Sochi will be “Today” anchor Matt Lauer.
Shaun White lost to a kid they call the “I-Pod,” and now, he may never hear the end of it. White, the best snowboarder of his era, didn’t even win a medal. He finished fourth.
There are winter sports (curling), and there are winter SPORTS. The kinds of events that leave you on the edge of your seat, holding your breath until the athletes cross the finish line. Of all of them, here are 10 most worth your time.
The announcer in the Shayba Arena was trying to pump up the crowd between periods of yet another Olympic women’s hockey mismatch, though her heart didn’t really seem to be in it.
That drone you might have spotted hovering and zipping around the Sochi Olympic slopes isn’t searching for terrorists or gay rights activists hiding behind the fir trees.
Much of the talk about Sochi has turned from the crazy problems visitors have experienced to the athletes themselves. That doesn’t mean crazy things aren’t happening in the Olympic venues, though. Here are five weird things to be aware of from over the weekend.
A master showman and four-time Olympic medalist, Evgeni Plushenko knows brilliance on the ice.
Curling gained traction in the U.S. during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics because everyone wanted to watch the sport no one else was watching, but there are less-hipster reasons to check it out, too. Here are five of them.
There was a lot of ugliness out on that supersized Olympic slopestyle course Sunday — crashes, splashes, face plants, even a cracked helmet.
Norway currently leads the medal standings with four, but with a record 230 athletes at the Games, the U.S. has plenty more opportunities to medal. Here are 10 athletes to watch.
Sage Kotsenburg loves snowboarding for all its unexpected surprises.