Mar 7, 2014 1:21pm

Ukraine’s Flag Bearer Greeted By Roaring Crowd At Paralympic Games in Russia

Ukraine has 23 athletes participating in the Paralympics, but only the flag bearer showed up to participate in the opening ceremony today in Sochi, Russia, where president Vladimir Putin was in attendance.  Biathlete Mykhaylo Tkachenko was met with roaring applause from the crowd, but  remained… Read More »

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Feb 26, 2014 12:21pm

How Did a U.S. and Italian-Born Olympic Skiing Couple Represent Dominica in Sochi?

  Gary and Angelica Di Silvestri may have seemed like the unlikeliest of Olympians when they appeared during the opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia, to represent the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica in the Winter Olympics. Gary Di Silvestri, 47, a Staten Island native and… Read More »

Feb 23, 2014 1:01pm

Dancers Poke Fun at Opening Ceremony Olympic Ring Snafu

Dancers at the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi Winter Olympics today made a humorous nod to the notorious opening ceremony mishap, when only four of the five Olympic rings lit up during a dramatic set piece. The troupe cleverly recreated the iconic Olympic rings symbol,… Read More »

Feb 21, 2014 7:03pm

Bobsledder Johnny Quinn Ready to Break Through the Competition

Johnny Quinn, the bobsledder prone to Hulk-like feats of strength, such as the time he smashed through a bathroom door, will make his Olympic debut in the four-man bobsled competition this weekend. The 30-year-old athlete took some time for reflection on his beloved Twitter before… Read More »

Feb 21, 2014 2:59pm

Mikaela Shiffrin Becomes Youngest Slalom Gold Medalist

American Mikaela Shiffrin has glided her way into Olympics history by becoming the youngest person ever to win gold in slalom and the fifth-youngest gold medalist in alpine skiing on Friday. The 18-year-old Colorado native beat a host of skiing giants including Austrians Marlies Schild,… Read More »

Feb 21, 2014 7:49am

U.S. Snowboarding Is Great, But Not at This Major Olympic Event

American snowboarders dominated the halfpipe, snowboard cross and slopestyle at the Sochi 2014 Olympics last week, with big-name athletes like Sage Kotsenburg, Jamie Anderson, Kaitlyn Farrington, and Kelly Clark all earning medals. But the snowboarding competition has continued this week in races where barely any… Read More »

Feb 20, 2014 8:27pm

Who Is Marie-Philip Poulin and Why Has She Done This To Us (Again)?

To answer the second half of the two-part question posed above, Marie-Philip Poulin is a forward for the Canadian Women’s national hockey team and she was only doing her job. Poulin’s cool snipe, the power play goal that won Thursday’s gold medal game for Team… Read More »

Feb 20, 2014 12:23pm

Olympic Figure Hating: New Events Suggested By Twitterverse

For those suffering Winter Olympics fatigue or starting to find the early morning curling sessions slightly yawn-worthy, the Twittersphere is injecting some humor and creativity back into the games with its pun-ny (and purposefully terrible) suggestions for the worst Olympic events. The #badolympicevents hastag has… Read More »

Feb 20, 2014 10:56am

American Makes Olympic Figure Skating Debut for Australia

Only three skaters can represent the United States in the women’s individual event, so American Brooklee Han decided to make the most of her Australian ties. Han was born in Massachusetts and lives in Connecticut, but is making her Olympic debut, skating for her father’s… Read More »

Feb 20, 2014 9:54am

Photo Shows Why Ski Cross May Be Wildest Olympic Sport

The French may have swept the podium in ski cross, but no photo better shows the chaos of the course than the wild finish today during the quarterfinals. The ski cross course pits four skiers against each other as they travel over obstacles including big… Read More »