Boston Mayor Martin Walsh on Friday vowed that if the city hosts the 2024 Summer Olympics it would avoid the huge public spending overruns that have tainted other Olympics in recent years.
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The pressure to win during the 2014 Sochi Olympics is nearly as intense for marketers as it is for the athletes themselves.
Two Michigan families are celebrating the Olympics with a massive sled track they built into a backyard hill.
Many of the most talked about parts of the Sochi Olympics had nothing to do with athletics. Here are 9 reasons we found ourselves talking about the Games this year that don’t involve the medal count.
Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann will be the first Olympic medalists to meet in a UFC title fight when they step into the cage for Saturday night’s main event.
Most Olympic mascots are just not that good. So, rather than choose the worst of the worst, we decided to rank the mascots from worst to best.
A lot of wild things have happened the last few days in Sochi, and here’s six of the best ones.
After Canada defeated Team USA 1-0 in the men’s Olympic hockey semifinals today, most American hockey fans had only one question.
He said his name was Adrian Ace, from Toronto, and he was dressed as a maple leaf. He was celebrating Canada’s thrilling come-from-behind victory over the U.S. women’s hockey team in the gold medal hockey game and he had a story to tell.
The Sochi Olympics are the biggest Winter Games in history, with 98 events in 15 disciplines. Somehow some of the best sports have still been left out, though. Here are 10 sports that we need to see added to the Winter Olympics.
The good doctor says, use common sense, curlers, or you may slip and/or fall.
Despite an Olympic creed that says embracing the struggle to win is more important than winning itself, scandals have been part of the Games for as long as they’ve been around. Here are five of the most infamous, and a few honorable mentions.
Soaring through sloppy snow and sleet, David Wise won the first gold medal in the young sport of halfpipe skiing Tuesday, outclassing a field in Sochi that had trouble with the slow, waterlogged conditions.
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.