the olympics

This Video Of Maia & Alex Shibutani’s Short Ice Dance Proves They’re Already Legends

On Sunday evening, ice dancers from all around the world competed in the short dance portion of the ice dancing competition at the PyeongChang Olympics. Among these dancers were siblings Maia & Alex Shibutani — and video of their 2018 short ice dance…
By Sarah Friedmann

Leslie Jones’ Commentary On Ice Dancers' Outfits Will Make You Laugh So Hard, You’ll Cry

The only thing more entertaining than watching incredible athletes twirl and jump in the air during the figure skating events at the Olympics is listening to the commentary that accompanies them. Yes, Tara Lipinsky and Johnny Weir are fantastic at pr…
By Jessica Booth

Adam Rippon WON'T Be An NBC Correspondent After All — Here's What Changed His Mind

Just hours after news broke that he would take on a new role as an NBC Olympic commentator, Adam Rippon says he decided not to fill the position. In an interview with NBC, Rippon explained that he wasn't quite ready to give up being an Olympic athlet…
By Monica Busch

Biathlon Combines Two Totally Unexpected Sports — And It's Awesome

If you're tuning into the Olympic Games to catch up on snowboarding or figure skating, then you might be surprised to witness instead a mass of skiers sliding along with rifles on their backs. And you wouldn't be alone. Lots of people are wondering w…
By Carolyn Steber

How To Watch Olympics Ice Dancing Like An (Almost) Expert

It's easy to assume that figure skating and ice dancing are one in the same. After all, ice dancing is under the category of figure skating, making it seem like just another name for the sport. Both take place on the ice with similar movements, lots …
By Jessica Booth

Big Air Snowboarding Is Making Its Olympics Debut & It's INTENSE

Snowboarding is always one of the most popular events at the Winter Olympic Games due to the extreme tricks and jumps that only the best of the best can successfully pull off. This year, it's being taken to an even more intense level with the new big…
By Jessica Booth

Here's The Most Important Difference Between Ice Dancing & Figure Skating

Since there is so much going on during the 2018 PyeongChang Games, it can be be tough to know what, exactly, each sport entails. Some athletes are sliding down hills, others are swirling around on the ice, and then there's that thing called curling? …
By Carolyn Steber

This Is Exactly How Terrifyingly Tall The Halfpipe Is

There has only ever been one Olympic gold medal winner in women’s halfpipe skiing. The sport debuted at the Olympics in the 2014 Sochi Games, and is quickly becoming one of the most watched — especially after Maddie Bowman, an American, won the gold …
By Joseph D. Lyons

What You Should Know About The Russian Curler Who Could Lose His Bronze Medal For Doping

You might have heard that Russia was banned from Olympic competition because of a massive state-sponsored doping program. And that now, Russian athletes competing in PyeongChang are only allowed to do so after rigorous testing, without the Russian fl…
By Lani Seelinger

Lindsey Vonn Expertly Dismissed The Trump Trolls Who Were Gloating About Her Loss

As an Olympian in PyeongChang right now, alpine skier Lindsey Vonn certainly has better things to do than paying attention to Twitter trolls who were attacking her after she posted about not medaling in the Super-G. But still, Lindsay Vonn shut down …
By Lani Seelinger

23 Quotes From Adam Rippon That Are EXACTLY Why He's Perfect As NBC's New Correspondent

Adam Rippon may not have captured Olympic gold, but he still isn't walking away from PyeongChang empty-handed. Instead of adding a piece of shiny hardware to go with the bronze he won in the team competition, Rippon landed a sweet Olympic gig to pass…
By Lani Seelinger

An OAR Athlete Is Accused Of Doping & It Could Mean Even More Consequences For Russia

One of the Russian athletes competing in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games reportedly failed a drug test. Reports say an OAR athlete is accused of doping during the Olympics, and it could mean big repercussions for the controversy-ridden team. Bronze…
By Joseph D. Lyons

NBC Showed U.S. Skier Gus Kenworthy Kissing His Boyfriend At The Olympics & It's A Big Deal

Considering queer-friendly media is becoming more and more common, it may not have seemed like a big deal when NBC showed U.S. Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy, one of the few openly gay male Olympians at PyeongChang, sharing a celebratory kiss with his b…
By James Loke Hale

Britney Spears Showed Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy Some Love & The Internet Is Here For It

Internet-beloved skier Gus Kenworthy may have entered the men's ski slopestyle event a little worse for wear, sporting a thumb he broke in practice Feb. 15 and a recently drained hematoma on his hip, but he had no shortage of love as he took to the s…
By James Loke Hale

This Figure Skater Insisted On Sharing His Podium With The Runners-Up & It’ll Make You Melt

On Friday, Japanese figure skating phenom Yuzura Hanyu dazzled in the men's free skate, winning his second consecutive Olympic gold medal in men's singles figure skating. But if you're looking for something to really bring some joy into your life, wh…
By Chris Tognotti

This Coach Looked Like A Proud Dad When His Skaters Medaled & Twitter Fell In Love

On Friday night, three virtuoso ice skaters claimed the gold, silver, and bronze medals in the men's free skate, and two of them were coached by the same man, Canadian former Olympic figure skater Brian Orser. And when the camera cut to him after the…
By Chris Tognotti

This Is The Weird History Behind The Winners Circle At The Olympics

If, like sports fans worldwide, you've been watching the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, you may have noticed something intriguing in some of the winter sports. In staggered events, where competitors take individual turns on a course — like the luge,…
By JR Thorpe

Everything You Need To Know About The Czech Olympian Who’s Being Called A “Miracle”

It's no surprise when the world champion takes home an Olympic gold medal, but it's a bit unusual when they do it in a whole different sport. Olympic skier Ester Ledecka won the gold in the women's Super-G despite mainly being a snowboarder and compe…
By Joseph D. Lyons

This Speed Skater Had A Brutal Crash, But She’s Not Letting It Stop Her From Competing

In what could be another Winter Olympics letdown for this Brit, Olympic speed skater Elise Christie crashed during the women’s 1,500 meter short-track speed skating semi-finals. Christie was taken off the ice on a stretcher and brought to the hospita…
By Joseph D. Lyons

The 5 Scariest Figure Skating Tricks Athletes Can Phyiscally Pull Off

Figure skating is not for people afraid of pain. The skaters at PyeongChang's Winter Olympics make their routines look fluid and easy as taking a twirl round the kitchen floor, but some figure skating routines are dangerous — and among the standard m…
By JR Thorpe