Archive for the ‘Olympic Sports’ Category

USOC Will Bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

The United States Olympic Committee is set to make a serious bid for the 2024 Olympics, in an attempt to end a 28-year drought without the Summer games on American soil. A host city has not been selected yet, but four different options are being considered. After hearing from the four ...

Michael Phelps to compete in four events at U.S. Nationals

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Michael Phelps' comeback bid will continue next week at the U.S. national championships, and he will match his most ambitious program since returning to the sport. The 29-year-old will compete in the 100-meter freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley at the meet, which begins Wednesday in Irvine, California. Phelps retired after ...

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. ...