The Coach Who Doesn't Care: How One Man Turns Skaters Into Champions

Gracie Gold was having a bad night. The 18-year-old figure skater was about a minute and a half into her free skate at the U.S. International Classic in September when she singled a double axel. It was a significant mistake—a loss of a couple of points—but for a disciplined skater, that kind of error shouldn't have… » 2/19/14 6:45pm 2/19/14 6:45pm

Why Does Every Olympian Skate To Les Misérables?

There are still two days left of Olympic figure skating, and I have officially maxed out my lifetime tolerance for the Les Misérables soundtrack, something not even Russell Crowe could do to me. Same goes for the score from the 1968 movie adaptation of Romeo and Juliet: I have never seen this film, but in the last… » 2/18/14 1:59pm 2/18/14 1:59pm

Gus Kenworthy's Love For Puppies Has Him Stuck In Sochi

Remember when Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy found all the puppies? Well, it appears that Kenworthy has become attached to the strays, and is taking steps to bring them back to Colorado with him. Kenworthy is so committed to bringing those puppies home that he is staying in Sochi a few days longer than he had planned to… » 2/17/14 2:30pm 2/17/14 2:30pm

Coke Sponsors Winter Olympics By Not Really Telling America About It

Shh, but gay rights activists are alleging that Coca-Cola doesn’t really want America to know that they’re sponsoring the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. It might be the television channels I’m watching, but I haven’t seen any Coke commercials for the Games in the States now that I think about it. » 1/23/14 8:30pm 1/23/14 8:30pm

Sochi Olympics Sounding More and More Like a Death Trap

I've never been obsessed with the Olympics to the point that I'd buy officially licensed Olympic gear; however, I have been an enthusiastic viewer of the Olympics to the point that sometimes I have nightmares that are narrated by Elfi Schlegel. But in the build up to these Sochi Winter Games, now less than 2 weeks… » 1/23/14 6:30pm 1/23/14 6:30pm