Olympics Articles

Today's HighlightsNBC8-11:30 p.m. EasternMatt Lauer is starting to get comfortable in the anchor's chair, as Bob Costas spends a third night tending to his eye infection. Normal spoiler alert: By tonight, all of this will have already...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Today's HighlightsNBC8-11:30 p.m. EasternEye Watch 2014 rages on: Bob Costas is sidelined again by pinkeye, and he's being Wally Pipp'ed for a second night by Matt Lauer, who has his own facial weirdness happening with a scraggly beard...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Today's HighlightsNBC8-11:30 p.m. EasternTonight, Matt Lauer unexpectedly takes the anchor chair from Bob Costas, who is fighting a double eye infection and will be absent from his hosting duties at an Olympic Games for the first time since...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Today's HighlightsNBC8-11:30 p.m. EasternSpoiler alert: By tonight, all of this will have already happened, so if you want to go in fresh, avoid the usual sports sites today. 1. Alpine Skiing — Women's Super CombinedAmerican...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
The Sochi Winter Olympics are the Games of the XXII Olympiad. They are also shaping up to be a potential dumpster fire on all fronts — politically, socially and athletically. The infrastructure to host 2,850 Olympians from 88 countries, plus...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
10 Olympians Who Will Dominate Sochi
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are finally here. After months of hearing about Vladimir Putin, homophobia, double toilets, sub-tropic climates, IOC corruption, lack of infrastructure and threats of terrorism, the Games of the XXII Olympiad are...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
2014 Sochi Olympics: What to Watch Feb. 6
Action is underway at the Winter Olympics, and Sochi's preparedness as a host city comes under the microscope right out of the chute, as a slopestyle course whose safety has come into question sees some early action in the 2014 Winter Games....
Rob Doster
2 years ago
25 Twitter Accounts Every Winter Olympics Fan Should Follow
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are upon us, as the world’s attention will soon focus on Sochi, Russia. More than 2,500 athletes from 88 different nations are scheduled to compete in 98 events over 15 disciplines from Feb. 7-23 in the Russian...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
While the fun-loving Julia Mancuso, 29, may not have the name recognition of fellow skier Lindsey Vonn, she does have something better — more Olympic medals. In fact, Mancuso has amassed more than any other American female alpine skier ever...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Rich McVey
2 years ago
All eyes will be on the Russian town of Sochi as the Winter Olympics is set to kick off on Feb. 7 with the games Opening Ceremony. In anticipation of this worldwide sporting event, it's always interesting to look at some of the surprising facts...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Let's face it, the average sports fan has no clue what's going on with curling. What's up with the sweeping? Why is it called "curling"? Who started this crazy game? With the Winter Olympics kicking off soon, it's time you...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Maybe you’re wondering why the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2014 Winter Olympics to a Russian resort town with an average winter temperature in the 40s and a dearth of snow. You aren’t alone. $ince nobody know$ why the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
The craziest parents in sports have all had strange twists and turns along the way to fame or infamy. Many plotted every step of their child’s life. Others got in the way. Some were successful. Some failed. Every one of them made their kid’s...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
The craziest parents in sports have all had strange twists and turns along the way to fame or infamy. Many plotted every step of their child’s life. Others got in the way. Some were successful. Some failed. Every one of them made their kid’s...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
This year, countless Internet memes went viral. But the world of sports saw some of the best. Here is a rundown of the top 10 best Internet memes in sports in 2012. 1. McKayla Is Not Impressed Arguably the No. 1 meme of 2012, regardless of...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
Even in a year when records fell, athletes achieved famous firsts and the games changed, 2012 seemed to be a more eventful than usual year in sports. And thanks to an Olympics year, a portion of this occurred on a grand stage. Usain Bolt...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Too often these days, fans and athletes alike focus on the negative side of sports, whether it's a fight that breaks out on the field or trash talk off the field. Still, there are many instances of athletes taking the high road and doing the...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Michigan's Michael Phelps led the Olympics in medals (six), but where did his alma mater Michigan rank? Football and basketball remain king, but at least once every four years, schools should brag about their...
David Fox
4 years ago
1. NBC’s tape-delaying, video-stream buffering coverage NBC could not get it right at the 2012 London Olympics. Their tape-delayed coverage included lowlights such as Bob Costas nonchalantly spoiling Michael Phelps’ Olympic medal record-...
Nathan Rush
4 years ago
1. The match is Saturday at 10 a.m. EST at Wembley Stadium There will be no need for NBC to tape delay the Gold Medal Match. Brazil and Mexico kick off on a Saturday at a reasonable hour stateside. “The Venue of Legends” hosts one of the more...
Nathan Rush
4 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for August 10. • The Lakers acquisition of big man Dwight Howard has some people thinking that Los Angeles is now the NBA’s team to beat. • There was huge news in the SEC...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
Germany's Jana Berezko-Marggrander with the ball during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around competition.
Nathan Rush
4 years ago
Here's the Fab Five for Aug. 10, which will highlight NBC's prime-time schedule starting at 8 pm Eastern: 1. Women's 4x100m Finals Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter will try to lead the U.S. to the medal stand and past those pesky, dominant...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Kentucky Wildcats basketball fans are known as the “Big Blue Nation.” But what if the Big Blue Nation were an actual sovereign nation eligible to compete in the 2012 London Olympics? How would an Olympic team comprised solely of Kentucky alums...
Nathan Rush
4 years ago

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