Winter 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 …

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 …

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 …

The nation is ready to give Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim all the junk food she wants

Chloe Kim, one of Team USA’s early breakout stars of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, will probably never have to pay for a burrito or breakfast sandwich again for the rest of her life. It all started when Kim captured America’s collective heart not just by being an amazing snowboarder but by tweeting — including during …

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 …

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 …

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 …