Is Figure Skating Fixed?A new study suggests that efforts to keep Olympic judges honest have only made them more crooked.
Dunks, Mom, and Apple PieThe marketing genius of USA Basketball's "Redeem Team."
The Olympics Sap-o-MeterUsain Bolt might be the world's fastest man, but mom runs away with the night yet again.
The Science of DJing an Olympic Beach Volleyball Match
The Olympics Sap-o-MeterNBC reaches yet another milestone on its magically sappy Olympic journey.
Liverpudlian Scalpers, Scam Web Sites, and Other Highlights of an Olympic-Sized Ticketing Fiasco
Like Regular Ping-Pong, With ConcussionsIn praise of doubles table tennis.
I Saw Michael Phelps Win His Eighth Gold Medal
The Olympics Sap-o-MeterMore tears, more moms, more dreams, and three new Sap-o-Meter records.
The Ballerina vs. the Energizer BunnyNastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson battle for the women's gymnastics all-around title.
The Olympics Sap-o-MeterOn a night of dreams, NBC saves its syrup for Michael Phelps.
The Silver LiningThe U.S. women's gymnastics team overturned cultural cliches in the team event.
Explainer's Olympics RoundupYour questions about the Games, with answers from our archives.
The Sap-o-Meter WidgetEmbed our Olympics schmaltz tracker on your blog, iGoogle, or Facebook page.
Are the Media Being too Mean to China?
The Olympics Sap-o-MeterThe Sap-o-Meter bids a tearful farewell. Plus: the Sappiest Word of the 2008 Olympic Games.
The Olympics Sap-o-MeterAfter a week of Olympic-sized schmaltz, the Sap-o-Meter battles adversity.
Olympic-Sized RacismRemembering the 1904 games, where Indians, Pygmies, and other "savages" faced off in the interest of science.
Remember When Decathletes Were Cool?Why the world stopped caring about track and field's most grueling event.
Newborn DemigodContemplating the media presence of Michael Phelps.
The Olympics Sap-o-Meter"We saw people all around this stadium, as we were leaving, in tears, sobbing uncontrollably."
An Ode to Weightlifting, My New Favorite Olympic Sport
Taking Sprinting to New HeightsThe 6-foot-5 Usain Bolt set a world record in the 100-meter dash. Short sprinters, beware.
Beach BumsWhy are beach-volleyball players always patting each other on the butt?
The Olympics Sap-o-MeterA new rivalry in the sport of schmaltz: dream vs. mom.
You Think NBC Is Bad? You Haven't Seen CCTV.
The Olympics Sap-o-MeterJust like Michael Phelps: another day, another record.
"Why Not Just Use Beavers?"NBC's visit to the Three Gorges Dam, and other Olympics coverage highlights.
The Olympics Sap-o-MeterThe sap reaches a record high. Blame mom.
The Olympics Sap-o-MeterFinally, a scientific way to measure the sappiness of NBC's Olympics coverage.