Gold, Silver, Bronze, PlushWhy the winners in Pyeongchang are hoisting stuffed tigers in triumph.
A Child Named Red Won the United States’ First Gold Medal at the Winter Games
“Seventy Percent of Korea Is Mountains”NBC turned an opening ceremony spectacle into a dull social studies report.
Every Sport in the Winter Olympics, Ranked
Olympic AppeasementThe United States’ acquiescence to Hitler at the 1936 Games helped fuel the rise of Nazi Germany.
Winnie the Pooh and a Red TutuEverything you need to know about the figure skaters at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Cross-Country Skiing Is Not a Boring Exercise in Martyrdom. It’s Actually Fun.
Get to Know a New Olympic Event: Mixed Doubles Curling
An Olympics Without AnthemsFifty years ago, a prince tried to get all national symbols banned from the games. He almost pulled it off.
How Sappy Were the Olympics?The schmaltz of NBC’s coverage, measured scientifically.
Should We Feel Bad for Ryan Lochte?An Olympics debate.
A Basketball Coalition of the WillingThe 2016 U.S. Olympic team isn’t dreamy, and it has nothing to redeem. It’s still incredibly fun to watch, and worth rooting for.
Why Isn’t Gabby Douglas Smiling?How a champion gymnast became the Olympics’ easiest target.
Taking Sprinting to New HeightsThe 6-foot-5 Usain Bolt set a world record in the 100-meter dash. Short sprinters, beware.
The Karolyis’ Tainted GloryThe celebrated coaches’ legacy includes the alleged physical and psychological torment of young gymnasts.
Evgenia Medvedeva Is the World’s Best Skater and She Loves Dancing at the Mall
North Korea’s Cheer Squad Is a Mesmerizing, Charming Propaganda Victory for Kim Jong-un
Yes, Mike Pence Is a Jerk. But Is He an Olympics Jerk?
In Praise of Enormous, Fringed GlovesA conversation about Team USA’s outfits for the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games.
How to Watch the Winter Olympics If You Don’t Have Cable
The Winter Olympics Are the Best Olympics
Pyongchang vs. PyeongChang vs. PyeongchangThe spelling of this year’s Olympic host city, explained.
The Olympics Opening Ceremony Is a Lie
The Most Politically Tense Olympics in DecadesHere’s everything that could go wrong.
Do Americans Still Care About the Olympics?Ratings were way down for NBC. Is that because the U.S. is too good at winning medals?
How Old Is Too Old for Olympians?What we know about aging in elite athletes, and what it can teach us about how everyone gets older.
A Tribute to Sprinters’ Jowls at the Rio OlympicsA supercut of the world’s floppiest faces.
Usain Bolt’s Best Races, RankedHis only competition is himself.
Katie Ledecky vs. SecretariatWhich machine was more tremendous?
The Legend of Simone BilesHer gymnastics miracles look effortless, but it’s her rare stumbles that show how magnificent she truly is.