Five additional sports — baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing — have been recommended by the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics for inclusion at the 2020 Summer Games, it was announced on Monday.
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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.
Smoke and mirrors? Russian state television aired footage Friday of five floating snowflakes turning into the Olympic rings and bursting into pyrotechnics at the Sochi Games opening ceremony. Problem is, that didn’t happen.
Sage Kotsenburg loves snowboarding for all its unexpected surprises.
Want to get down on the U.S.-Russia “Miracle on Ice” rematch or place a wager that the Jamaican bobsled team will win a medal at the Winter Olympics? You will have to go offshore to do so, because Nevada sports books aren’t allowed to accept wagers on Olympic events.
There’s no denying that when it comes to the Olympics, the U.S. is just plain good. But sometimes we struggle.
Heading into the 2014 Winter Games, athletics have largely been pushed out of the spotlight in Sochi. Here’s what you should know.
Concerns about Olympic hotel rooms in Sochi are approaching the absurd.
There are more reasons to watch the Games than just for stories about toilets. Here are 9 of them.
Days before the Opening Ceremony of the most expensive Olympic Games in history, the hashtag #SochiProblems is picking up steam as journalists and athletes tweet about the weird — or just plain gross — problems they’ve encountered.