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Dutch Speed Skaters Apologize For Jubilantly Tossing Giant Replica Medal At Fans Dutch Speed Skaters Apologize For Jubilantly Tossing Giant Replica Medal At Fans

The Holland House is the place to be for the Pyeongchang Olympics if you’re Dutch. It has concerts, drunken revelry, appearances by medal-winning Dutch athletes, and possible minor head injuries. Speedskating quartet Sven Kramer, Jan Blokhuijsen, Patrick Roest, and Koen Verweij attended a party at the house last night…

France's Kevin Rolland Takes Brutal Fall During Men's Halfpipe Final France's Kevin Rolland Takes Brutal Fall During Men's Halfpipe Final

Kevin Rolland of France suffered an especially nasty fall during the freestyle skiing men’s halfpipe final, landing right on the lip of the pipe and crashing in hard before tumbling backwards.

Olympic Ski Racer Taken Away On Stretcher After Nasty Crash Olympic Ski Racer Taken Away On Stretcher After Nasty Crash

Canadian ski cross racer Chris Del Bosco fought gravity and lost during a qualifying heat, losing control at the worst moment and catapulting some 30 feet down the course and landing hard on his right side.

This Is A Truly Dreadful Curling Shot This Is A Truly Dreadful Curling Shot

It does not take a curling genius (or, barring that, just a regular old Canadian citizen) to figure out that Japanese skip Yusuke Morozumi really boinked this one against Denmark.

The Search for the Olympian Gene The Search for the Olympian Gene

In 2014, the former Soviet nation of Uzbekistan announced a plan that it hoped would give it a leg up in future Olympic games: It would DNA test Uzbek children to determine their athletic potential.

For Deep Insight Into The True Nature Of The Virtue-Moir Relationship, Watch Them Be Forced To Watch A Montage Of Their Life Together For Deep Insight Into The True Nature Of The Virtue-Moir Relationship, Watch Them Be Forced To Watch A Montage Of Their Life Together

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the greatest ice dancers of all-time, spent the Olympics erotically wiggling together on the ice and winning the gold medal with a world-record score before denying that any sort of fucking was going on. There’s a certain, um, electricity to their interactions, even if they nixed the face…

Elizabeth Swaney's Multi-Sport Journey To Pyeongchang Elizabeth Swaney's Multi-Sport Journey To Pyeongchang

Hungarian (sort-of) skier Elizabeth Swaney is now infamous around the world, after her big turn at the Olympics involved her just sort of sliding down the ski halfpipe and getting a cumulative three feet or so of air. She finished dead last of the 24 competitors by a comfortable margin, but that doesn’t really matter,…

Elise Christie's Olympics Were Another Nightmare Elise Christie's Olympics Were Another Nightmare

Last week, British short track speed skater Elise Christie crashed out of the 500m race and finished fourth in an event she holds the world record, adding another disappointing finish to an Olympic career that’s been waylaid by an avalanche of bad luck. Christie was distraught after her fourth straight Olympic race…

The Winter Olympics Feature 2,951 Of The World’s Greatest Athletes, And Also This Woman The Winter Olympics Feature 2,951 Of The World’s Greatest Athletes, And Also This Woman

There’s a premise built into the structure of the Olympics that pretty much every single Olympian, even those far down the standings, are elite athletes at the top of their game performing at a level most fans could only dream of. Freestyle skier Elizabeth Swaney is an affront to this notion, and her, um, laconic run…

U.S. Men's Hockey Team Thoroughly Dominated By Russia, 4-0 U.S. Men's Hockey Team Thoroughly Dominated By Russia, 4-0

The U.S. Men’s Olympic hockey team, haver of plenty of NHL-caliber talent, was shredded by the awesome Russian team, 4-0, in a preliminary round Group B match today.

We Made Olympic Fencer Daryl Homer Rank Things

Bronx-born fencer Daryl Homer won silver in the individual saber at the 2016 Olympics, but he’s watching the Pyeongchang games from home, just like you. So, as you’ll see in the video above, we had him play a little game.

Nathan Chen Has Four Very Long Years Ahead Of Him Nathan Chen Has Four Very Long Years Ahead Of Him

American figure skater Nathan Chen came into Pyeongchang with the promise of a possible coronation. He’ll leave, instead, with a whole lot of work left to do. The 18-year-old winner of back-to-back U.S. national titles, who was many people’s pick to win gold at the men’s individual competition in his first Olympics,…

What The Hell Is Sweden Doing With Its Phenom? What The Hell Is Sweden Doing With Its Phenom?

The Swedish men’s hockey team just barely squeaked by Germany this morning, riding an early goal from Victor Stahlberg to win 1-0 despite getting outshot 28-26. Two games into the Olympics, that win plus a 4-0 defeat of Norway in their opening game suggest that things are going smoothly. They aren’t.

Mikaela Shiffrin Failed To Medal In Her Best Event Mikaela Shiffrin Failed To Medal In Her Best Event

Fresh off a a gold-medal win less than 24 hours prior in the giant slalom, Team USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin seemed poised to build momentum with another gold in her best event: the (regular) slalom. However, Shiffrin couldn’t even get to the podium, finishing fourth with a total time across two runs of 1:39.03 while Frida…

Adam Rippon Isn't Quite The Best, But He Is The Most Fun Adam Rippon Isn't Quite The Best, But He Is The Most Fun

Figure skater Adam Rippon, the undisputed breakout American star of these Olympic games, finally got to show off his long-awaited short-form performance today in Pyeongchang. It’s modern, it’s fun, it’s soundtracked by, in Rippon’s own words, “a trashy club mix,” and it does not disappoint. Here’s a version of it from…

Lindsey Jacobellis Comes Up Agonizingly Short Yet Again Lindsey Jacobellis Comes Up Agonizingly Short Yet Again

American Lindsey Jacobellis is perhaps the greatest boardercross racer of all-time. She’s won 10 X-Games golds and five world championships, though the Olympics have been anomalously cruel to her. You probably remember her fall at the 2006 Turin Olympics, when she showed off with an unnecessary grab, only to fall and…

French Figure Skater Performs Short Program To "Rapper's Delight" French Figure Skater Performs Short Program To "Rapper's Delight"

Figure skaters are really taking full advantage of being allowed to perform to music with lyrics at the 2018 Olympic Games. Chafik Besseghier, the second guy up in the men’s short program tonight, was dressed like a taxi driver and performed to “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang.

An Austrian Snowboard Racer Broke His Neck And Finished His Race Anyway An Austrian Snowboard Racer Broke His Neck And Finished His Race Anyway

Markus Schairer was in fourth position heading towards the penultimate jump of the first quarterfinal of men’s snowboard cross when something went wrong that caused his board to get out from under him. Schairer flailed in the air, then came down hard straight on his back, breaking his fifth cervical vertebrae. The …

Swiss Olympic Skier Appears To Be An Escalator Wizard Or Some Shit Swiss Olympic Skier Appears To Be An Escalator Wizard Or Some Shit

Swissman Fabian Bösch is a former world champion and X-Games gold medalist, but more importantly, he’s an escalator genius. If I did this, I would tear my rotator cuff, but I guess that’s why I’m not in the Olympics.

Jamaican Bobsled Team's Olympics In Jeopardy Over Sled Drama And Coach Quitting Jamaican Bobsled Team's Olympics In Jeopardy Over Sled Drama And Coach Quitting

The Jamaican women’s bobsled team is set to make their Olympic debut next week, 30 years after the Jamaican men’s bobsled team made their historic debut at the Calgary Olympics. That’s the hope, anyway. Just a week before their first heats, the team has been engulfed by drama, and may not even have a sled to compete…

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