Archive for the ‘Olympic Sports’ Category

Mikaela Shiffrin sets lofty goal for 2018 Winter Olympics

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin lived up to her billing Friday evening in Sochi as she smashed the competition to become the youngest slalom gold medalist in Olympic history. The 18-year-old didn't waste any time laying out an ambitious plan for her trip to the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Shiffrin ...

Ashley Wagner reacts hilariously to low score again

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

It's official, we love Ashley Wagner. The 22-year-old American figure skater is the queen of fantastic reaction faces and she did it again on Wednesday. After receiving a low score for a near-flawless short program in the team competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wagner gave us a priceless reaction. After ...

Russian baby joins bobsled celebration

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

You can't say they don't take their bobsledding seriously in Russia. Or at least the guy who will probably receive a sharp reprimand from his wife if she ever sees this blog post certainly does. There was a raucous celebration from the home crowd at the Sanki Sliding Center Monday night ...

U.S. speedskaters to go back to old suits

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

The United States speedskating team was expected to bring home a slew of medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics, but so far the squad's performance in Sochi has been brutal. Late this week it emerged that the Americans' new high-tech Under Armour suits could be the problem. Now the team ...

Gracie Gold: Meet America’s best hope for a figure skating medal

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Regardless of how you feel about figure skating, it's one of the most popular events of the Winter Olympics. And the "Ladies' singles" event is always the highlight of the competition. With the American men unlikely to medal, the United States' best chance for an individual spot on the podium ...

Cross country skiing becoming a Sochi must-watch

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Cross country skiing is not the easiest sell for American audiences. For starters, we're not very good at it, so unless you're into Scandinavian success stories there isn't much rooting interest. And then there's the sport itself -- a bunch of people skiing, but not really quickly down a giant hill. ...

Mikaela Shiffrin: Meet America’s 18-year-old slalom prodigy

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

When experts talk about Mikaela Shiffrin they almost always compare her to fellow American skier Lindsey Vonn. While that's an easy comparison to make, it's also lazy. Shiffrin is a lot more like American swimmer Missy Franklin, which shouldn't be surprising since Shiffrin cites Franklin as one of her heroes. If ...

Ashley Wagner reacts to low score in hilarious fashion

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

On Saturday night, American figure skater Ashley Wagner turned in a really nice performance during her short program as a part of the sport's new team event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Wagner impressed the crowd, her teammates and herself, as she was clearly happy with her performance. Apparently the ...