Winter Olympics 2018

What is Team OAR and why are they in the Olympics?

With the Olympics underway, there’s already hot competition and more than a little confusion.  Commentators keep mentioning Russian athletes, but weren’t they banned? And who is this team OAR that keeps cropping up and winning medals? What’s the deal?  Team OAR stands for “Olympic Athletes From Russia,” a group of 169 athletes from Russia who …

Canadian speed skater whips South Korean fans into a frenzy over Olympic medal drama

Minjeong Choi of Korea, Arianna Fontana of Italy, Kim Boutin of Canada, Yara Van Kerkhof of the Netherlands and Elise Christie of Great Britain compete during the Womens’ 500m Short Track Speed Skating final on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 13,  in Gangneung, South Korea.Image: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images By …

Adam Rippon's response to his haters is the best damn thing

Figure Skater Adam Rippon is a star on Twitter.Image: Chris Graythen/Getty Images By Nicole Gallucci2018-02-13 15:40:37 UTC Adam Rippon, everyone’s new favorite Olympian, may have helped Team USA win a bronze medal, but his Twitter deserves the gold. The 28-year-old figure skater and first openly gay American athlete in the Winter Olympics has already captured …

Tinder users are changing their locations to match with athletes at the Winter Olympics

Gold medalists from Team Canada celebrate their Tinder success (OK, maybe not) at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.Image: Adam Pretty/Getty Images By Rachel Thompson2018-02-12 15:49:45 UTC Apparently watching the Winter Olympics on television will no longer suffice in making people feel at the very heart of the action. These days, people are changing their Tinder …

Adam Rippon at the Winter Olympics has captured all of our hearts

The Winter Olympics are well under way, but there’s one athlete in particular that people can’t stop talking about. Adam Rippon broke barriers by being the first openly gay American male athlete to qualify for the Winter Olympics and last night he made his debut for the figure skating U.S. team.  Although the U.S. team …

The Leslie Jones Winter Olympics livetweeting has officially begun!

Image: Rosalind O’Connor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images By Peter Allen Clark2018-02-10 22:53:26 UTC Every two years, for a few weeks, we all get to enjoy a global phenomenon that brings many countries together: Leslie Jones live tweeting the Olympics. Since the Opening Ceremony kicked off the Winter Games yesterday, the Saturday Night Live comedian …

Olympic organizers hit with hack during opening ceremony

Burn.Image: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images By Jack Morse2018-02-10 02:15:18 UTC International unity be damned. The 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony was an opportunity for athletes around the world to proudly wave their nation’s flag and welcome the start of a time-honored tradition of peaceful competition. Oh, and it was also a chance for another highly skilled …