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U.S. Speedskater Decides To Skate For Hungary So He Won't Go Broke U.S. Speedskater Decides To Skate For Hungary So He Won't Go Broke

U.S. Olympic speedskater John-Henry Krueger announced on Monday that he is joining his brother on the Hungarian Olympic team, ending a lengthy spat between U.S. Skating and the Krueger brothers.

Entire U.S. Men's Curling Team Combines For Total Of One Respectable First Pitch

The gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic men’s curling team stopped by Thursday’s Minnesota Twins game to throw out the first pitch, and boy were their deliveries crummy. The combined efforts of (from left to right) Joe Polo, John Shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, and John Landsteiner resulted in one respectable…

We Bribed Adam Rippon With Donuts For Olympics Gossip

Adam Rippon might be the only Olympian who’s been busier since he got back from South Korea than he was during the competition. The 28-year-old returned home with a bronze medal from the figure skating team event—and a packed schedule of media appearances and marquee events. We talked to Rippon the morning after he…

From John Shuster's Persistence To Rachel Homan's Disappointment, Every Olympic Curler Is On A Journey From John Shuster's Persistence To Rachel Homan's Disappointment, Every Olympic Curler Is On A Journey

Last November, my team played in a World Curling Tour event. Our team couldn’t be considered “competitive”—we play about one such event a year, whereas the good ones are looking at about a dozen weeks a year. We know what we’re doing; we’re just out of shape. Still, we finished 0-3 in our pool and out of championship…

NBC Only Aired 60% Of The Winter Games Closing Ceremony Last Night, So Here's The 40% You Missed

As usual, NBC’s tape-delayed Olympic closing ceremony broadcast left much of the festivities on the editing room floor. More than 51 minutes, to be exact, or 40% of the overall show. Here’s some of what the Peacock Network decided was beneath you; a sped-up version of everything you missed is in the above video.

Nice And Good Isn't Enough To Be A Story At The Olympics Nice And Good Isn't Enough To Be A Story At The Olympics

Parents are an Olympic reporter’s gold mine, or anyway something like a lifeline. They are not what anyone would term an unbiased source, of course, but they can tell you what’s human about the superhuman athlete they’ve raised and shed light on their athlete’s otherwise invisible life away from competition. Their…

Mirai Nagasu Apologizes For Wild Comments Made After Disappointing Free Skate Mirai Nagasu Apologizes For Wild Comments Made After Disappointing Free Skate

Hey, remember that unhinged interview Mirai Nagasu gave following her bafflingly poor free skate performance? The one where Nagasu framed the fucking Olympics as an audition for Dancing With the Stars? The one where she threw her teammates under the bus? What the hell happened there?

Austrian Cross-County Skier Running Second Makes Wrong Turn, Finishes Ninth Austrian Cross-County Skier Running Second Makes Wrong Turn, Finishes Ninth

Of all the ways of failing to medal in a grueling 30-kilometer cross-country race, Austrian Olympian Teresa Stadlober certainly discovered the most excruciatingly regrettable: She got lost. She took a wrong friggin’ turn and got lost. Per the Associated Press:

United States Wins First-Ever Curling Gold On John Shuster's Fiver

A brilliant eighth-end hammer delivery by U.S.A. skip John Shuster turned a 5-5 nailbiter into a 10-5 lead that the Americans held onto through the final two ends en route to beating Sweden 10-7 and claiming their first-ever gold medal in curling, and only the second medal ever for the U.S. in the sport.

Ester Ledecká Wins Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom, Is First Winter Olympian To Win Two Different Sports At Same Olympics Ester Ledecká Wins Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom, Is First Winter Olympian To Win Two Different Sports At Same Olympics

Ester Ledecká, who basically won Super-G in alpine skiing by accident on a pair of borrowed skis, claimed gold in her primary event as the Czech sailed to the finish of the snowboard parallel giant slalom well ahead of silver medalist Selina Joerg.

Well That Was A Bizarre Press Conference From Mirai Nagasu Well That Was A Bizarre Press Conference From Mirai Nagasu

Of all the parties involved in the U.S. women’s figure skating collapse yesterday, Mirai Nagasu had perhaps the most baffling performance. Nagasu was considered a dark horse candidate to sneak in for bronze after delivering a big free skate performance in the team event, but she didn’t even attempt her signature…

The U.S. Women Fall Apart In Figure Skating The U.S. Women Fall Apart In Figure Skating

A medal for the U.S. women in the ladies single figure skating was always going to be a long shot at best. With Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedevia of Russia all but assured the gold and silver medal in whatever order the judges decided, every other top skater would be left scrambling for the bronze. The list of…

Canada Loses In Hockey Again Canada Loses In Hockey Again

Doesn’t some language have a word for feeling joy at others’ failure?

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…

There Should Be More Winter Olympic Sports There Should Be More Winter Olympic Sports

The Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics each span 17 days. The Summer Olympics has 43 different sports. The Winter Olympics has 15 different sports. This is a problem. I want to be positively bukkaked by hot sports action during any given Olympiad, and there aren’t nearly enough winter events to do the job right now.…

America's Lamoureux Twins Take Down The Canadian Hockey Dynasty America's Lamoureux Twins Take Down The Canadian Hockey Dynasty

In the third straight edition of USA vs. Canada in the women’s Olympic hockey gold medal game, the Americans flipped the script. Team USA rode a Jocelyne Lamoureux winner in a six-frame shootout to break a dramatic 80-minute 2-2 deadlock and earn a gold medal for the first time since 1998. Shootouts suck, but the…

Elizabeth Swaney's Dad Is Proud Of Her  Elizabeth Swaney's Dad Is Proud Of Her 

Through hard work and a series of gaping loopholes, Elizabeth Swaney managed to qualify for the Hungarian Olympic ski team despite having little skiing ability. When she coasted down the half pipe earlier this week and did no tricks, confused people everywhere hailed her as either the grifter of all grifters, or as…

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.

Bode Miller Is The Worst Sports Commentator Who Ever Lived Bode Miller Is The Worst Sports Commentator Who Ever Lived

Here is my impression of Bode Miller, alpine skiing analyst for NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage, watching Neil Armstrong take humankind’s first step onto the surface of the Moon:

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