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Feb. 11 2018 3:38 PMGold, Silver, Bronze, PlushWhy the winners in Pyeongchang are hoisting stuffed tigers in triumph.
Feb. 10 2018 11:07 PMA Child Named Red Won the United States’ First Gold Medal at the Winter Games
Feb. 10 2018 12:40 AM“Seventy Percent of Korea Is Mountains”NBC turned an opening ceremony spectacle into a dull social studies report.
Feb. 9 2018 5:19 PMEvery Sport in the Winter Olympics, Ranked
Feb. 9 2018 9:30 AMOlympic AppeasementThe United States’ acquiescence to Hitler at the 1936 Games helped fuel the rise of Nazi Germany.
Feb. 8 2018 2:10 PMWinnie the Pooh and a Red TutuEverything you need to know about the figure skaters at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Feb. 8 2018 10:38 AMCross-Country Skiing Is Not a Boring Exercise in Martyrdom. It’s Actually Fun.
Feb. 7 2018 6:23 PMGet to Know a New Olympic Event: Mixed Doubles Curling
Feb. 7 2018 9:00 AMAn Olympics Without AnthemsFifty years ago, a prince tried to get all national symbols banned from the games. He almost pulled it off.
Aug. 22 2016 3:52 PMHow Sappy Were the Olympics?The schmaltz of NBC’s coverage, measured scientifically.
Aug. 19 2016 6:04 PMShould We Feel Bad for Ryan Lochte?An Olympics debate.
Aug. 19 2016 10:35 AMA 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.
Aug. 17 2016 7:06 PMWhy Isn’t Gabby Douglas Smiling?How a champion gymnast became the Olympics’ easiest target.
Aug. 14 2016 6:37 PMTaking Sprinting to New HeightsThe 6-foot-5 Usain Bolt set a world record in the 100-meter dash. Short sprinters, beware.
Aug. 12 2016 3:55 PMThe Karolyis’ Tainted GloryThe celebrated coaches’ legacy includes the alleged physical and psychological torment of young gymnasts.
Feb. 11 2018 1:00 AMEvgenia Medvedeva Is the World’s Best Skater and She Loves Dancing at the Mall
Feb. 10 2018 4:06 PMNorth Korea’s Cheer Squad Is a Mesmerizing, Charming Propaganda Victory for Kim Jong-un
Feb. 9 2018 6:11 PMYes, Mike Pence Is a Jerk. But Is He an Olympics Jerk?
Feb. 9 2018 11:43 AMIn Praise of Enormous, Fringed GlovesA conversation about Team USA’s outfits for the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Games.
Feb. 8 2018 5:52 PMHow to Watch the Winter Olympics If You Don’t Have Cable
Feb. 8 2018 12:43 PMThe Winter Olympics Are the Best Olympics
Feb. 8 2018 8:30 AMPyongchang vs. PyeongChang vs. PyeongchangThe spelling of this year’s Olympic host city, explained.
Feb. 7 2018 4:48 PMThe Olympics Opening Ceremony Is a Lie
Feb. 7 2018 5:55 AMThe Most Politically Tense Olympics in DecadesHere’s everything that could go wrong.
Aug. 22 2016 12:37 AMDo Americans Still Care About the Olympics?Ratings were way down for NBC. Is that because the U.S. is too good at winning medals?
Aug. 19 2016 5:11 PMHow 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.
Aug. 18 2016 4:42 PMA Tribute to Sprinters’ Jowls at the Rio OlympicsA supercut of the world’s floppiest faces.
Aug. 15 2016 1:38 AMUsain Bolt’s Best Races, RankedHis only competition is himself.
Aug. 14 2016 7:00 AMKatie Ledecky vs. SecretariatWhich machine was more tremendous?
Aug. 12 2016 1:05 PMThe Legend of Simone BilesHer gymnastics miracles look effortless, but it’s her rare stumbles that show how magnificent she truly is.

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