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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 …

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 …

Robots are having their own Olympics, but they kind of suck at skiing

Don’t worry, the robot uprising isn’t coming yet. The mechanic athletes competing Hoengseong, about an hour outside Pyeongchang, South Korea are a mess.  Eight robotics teams from South Korea’s research institutes, universities and a private company competed in a tournament called “Edge of Robot: Ski Robot Challenge.” The goal? Race robots down a ski slope …

Tom Brady, Michael Strahan and Gotham Chopra are launching a new sports media startup

The Super Bowl is over and the stadiums across the country that once held thousands of fans on any given Sunday will be mostly empty in the off-season, but Tom Brady is still at work. The quarterback who will undeniably go down in NFL history as one of the greatest of all time is already …

This teen slept through his alarm because of Netflix and still won gold at the Olympics

Image: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images By Morgan Sung2018-02-13 00:25:53 UTC Red Gerard may be an Olympic snowboarder, but he’s still a typical 17-year-old at heart. The teenager overslept after a late night of bingeing Brooklyn Nine-Nine, ignoring the alarm he had set because he was supposed to compete on Sunday morning.  Gerard should have been awake …

You have to hear this bluff about why the Dutch are good at speed skating

Sven Kramer of the Netherlands, clearly the best in his country at getting to work on time.Image: Harry How/Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2018-02-12 04:25:36 UTC It’s no secret the Dutch are quite good at speed skating. Athletes from the Netherlands have already claimed two gold medals at the Winter Olympics. In fact, all three medals …

Please enjoy these photos of an Olympic coach knitting on the slopes

When the stakes are high, this Finnish Olympic snowboarding coach stays cool with a little light, slope-side crafting.  As Yahoo Sports noted (via HuffPost), Antti Koskinen of Finland was spotted knitting this weekend at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. How pleasant! Turns out, slope-side knitting is something of a tradition for Koskinen. …

Watch this Olympic skater perform to Beyoncé

Who run the world? French Olympic figure skater Maé-Bérénice Méité, who on Sunday in Pyeongchang performed her short program to Beyoncé’s anthem “Run The World (Girls),” and a cover of “Halo.”  Though Méité’s performance came in ninth place, it delighted viewers for its sense of fun.  Cosmopolitan caught up with Méité post performance to ask …

Snowboarder recovers from horrific accident to win Olympic medal

You’d look as stoked as Mark McMorris if you’d crashed into a tree and then, less than a year later won an Olympic medal.Image: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images By Rebecca Ruiz2018-02-11 19:42:20 UTC In March 2017, Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris laid in a hospital bed with fractured ribs, a fractured left arm, pelvis, and jaw, along …