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  • This Day In Sports History (February 21st) — Kristi Yamaguchi

    This Day In Sports History (February 21st) — Kristi Yamaguchi

    It was on this day in 1992 that Kristi Yamaguchi won an Olympic gold medal in women’s figure skating. It would be the first, and only, Olympic medal won by Yamaguchi during her figure skating career. Going into the ’92 Albertville Games, USA’s Tonya Harding and Japan’s Midori Ito held the advantage of being able […]

  • 10 Most Boring Winter Olympic Sports

    10 Most Boring Winter Olympic Sports

    I am what you might consider an Olympics junkie. Whether it’s the Summer Games or the Winter Games, if the Olympics are going on my TV hardly gets turned off. I’m a total sucker. That being said, there are some events that I simply cannot watch. It’s not that there’s anything inherently wrong with them, […]

  • Jimmy Kimmel Proves All Sports Look Gay in Slow Motion (Video)

    Jimmy Kimmel Proves All Sports Look Gay in Slow Motion (Video)

    Last week a couple of American lugers at the 2014 Winter Olympics took umbrage at a Canadian anti-discrimination commercial that basically called doubles luge gay. Was the commercial funny? Definitely. However, it was also a bit silly, and one of the athletes in question theorized that any sport looks gay if you watch certain parts of it […]

  • 9 Biggest Upsets in Olympic Hockey History

    9 Biggest Upsets in Olympic Hockey History

    There are a number of thrilling events at the Winter Olympics. However, with all due respect to downhill skiing, snowboard cross, and short track speed skating, it’s pretty clear that the most exciting event of all is ice hockey. So what is it about hockey? Well it’s not just the fast pace, the skill, the rivalries, […]

  • 21 Figure Skating Costumes that Were Obviously Designed by Somebody on Acid

    21 Figure Skating Costumes that Were Obviously Designed by Somebody on Acid

    There are a lot of interesting uniforms at the 2014 Winter Olympics, from the mariachi ski suit of Mexican skier Hubertus Von Hohenlohe to the seizure-inducing pants of the Norwegian men’s curling team. However, nobody—and I do mean nobody—can match the insanity of the figure skating costumes. These things get more extreme every single time out. […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 13th) – Calgary ’88

    This Day In Sports History (February 13th) – Calgary ’88

    It was on this day in 1988 that the XV Olympic Winter Games kicked off in Calgary, Alberta.  The games would run for the following 15 days, before closing out on February 28th. The games were dominated by the Soviet Union and East Germany, as they finished first and second, respectively, in the final medal […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 12th) – Lillehammer ’94

    This Day In Sports History (February 12th) – Lillehammer ’94

    It was on this day in 1994 that the opening ceremonies were held for the 17th Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.  The Norwegians took home the most medals with a total of 26 (10 gold, 11 silver, 5 bronze)  while the Russians had 11 golds of their own, which was the most of any […]

  • Lovable Losers: 11 Of The Worst Winter Olympians Of All-Time

    Lovable Losers: 11 Of The Worst Winter Olympians Of All-Time

    Every time the Olympics roll around we’re guaranteed to see some pretty remarkable performances, and the 2014 Winter Olympics are certainly no different. However, in addition to the great performances by legendary Olympians, your pretty much also guaranteed some really terrible performances by really terrible Olympians. And that’s what we’re going to focus on today: the world’s worst […]