Olympics

People freak out over Shaun White's Olympic win, but it's not the only thing they're talking about

U.S. snowboarder Shaun White celebrates his gold medal win.Image: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2018-02-14 05:23:22 UTC Snowboarder Shaun White has cemented his place as one of the sport’s greatest of all time — but some old accusations have joined the moment. The 31-year-old Californian won his third Olympic gold medal at the men’s halfpipe …

Olympian Adam Rippon speaks out about his starvation diet

Olympian Adam Rippon has spoken candidly about his starvation diet for the same reason he publicly came out: to start a conversation. The U.S. figure skating champion told the New York Times of his incredibly strict 2016 diet, which consisted of three pieces of bread and not much else. “It was 2016, and Rippon was …

Please pause the Winter Olympics because Michael Phelps just had another baby

We interrupt the 2018 Winter Olympics to bring you some very important Summer Olympics-related news. Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole have just welcomed their second child, Beckett Richard Phelps. You know what that means? Boomer’s a big brother, baby. On Tuesday night the Phelps family pulled a classic Instagram move, announcing …

Olympic curling is a great way to trick your children into cleaning the house

Need to clean your house but keep dragging your feet? Just pretend you’re curling. Better yet, get your children to pretend they’re curling — a genius idea perpetuated by the Olympics network itself, NBC. All you need is a broom or Swiffer and a rounded object of some kind. Anything will work, because you are …

17-year-old Chloe Kim is the hangry Olympic champion we need right now

Hanger can’t stop this woman.Image: David Ramos/Getty Images By Keith Wagstaff2018-02-13 03:44:53 UTC America, meet your new Olympic hero.  Chloe Kim is only 17 years old. On Tuesday morning, she landed two 1080s in the women’s snowboard halfpipe to win her first Olympic gold medal.  Even more impressive? She was hella hangry while she did …

American skater Mirai Nagasu just landed the triple axel nailed by Tonya Harding

Yaaaaaaassssssssssssss.Image:  Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images By Shannon Connellan2018-02-12 06:22:58 UTC If you’ve seen I, Tonya, you’ll know how important this moment is. Figure skater Mirai Nagasu just became the first U.S. woman to land a triple axel in the Winter Olympics. Nagasu was competing in the free skating portion of the Figure Skating Team Event …

The Netherlands celebrated their Winter Olympics win by trolling Trump

The 2018 Pyeongchang Games are officially underway and now it’s a race to see which country scores the most golds and overall medals in the next two weeks. On Saturday, The Netherlands pulled off a medals sweep in the women’s 3,000-meter speed skating event, making them the first country to collect gold, silver, and bronze …

South Korea is slowly moving toward LGBTQ acceptance — and the Olympics can help

When LGBTQ Olympians traveled to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Games, they stepped into a battle none of them particularly wanted to fight. A year prior, Russian President Vladimir Putin had signed the country’s first anti-gay propaganda law. The government was in the middle of a brutal crackdown against the LGBTQ population, and queer Olympians …

Ranking every sport in the Winter Olympics, even the ridiculous ones

The Winter Olympic Games are here and that can only mean one thing: time to come out of your hygge cave, don your most patriotic gear to root on your country (while simultaneously ignoring the quiet specter of rising nationalism), and watch the finest specimens of athletically trained human compete in physical activity on a …