Gold, Silver, Bronze, Latex
A history of condoms in the Olympic Village, from 8,500 in Seoul to 450,000 in Rio.
Still Bitter After All These YearsTwo new films show that figure skating’s greatest scandal scarred its villain far more than its victim.
That Was ... CuriousRussia’s Adelina Sotnikova beat Yuna Kim to win figure skating gold. But did she really deserve to win?
From Single to Double to TripleThe evolution of the jump in women’s figure skating, from 1936 to 2014.
The Worst-Designed Sport of All TimeWhy you can turn off the Olympic bobsled finals after five minutes.
It’s Time for a Prime-Time PromotionIn praise of Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, the most fabulous skating announcers in Sochi.
The Olympics Rage-o-MeterAn NBC announcer notes that women skiers wear “a little bit of makeup.” Oh no.
The Olympics Rage-o-MeterIntroducing Slate’s daily look at how much America hates NBC’s coverage from Sochi.
“They're Coming Right Into Your Arms to Cut the Throats of Your Sons and Women!”Match the lyrics to the country in Slate’s national anthem quiz.
Way to Go, Slovenia! Not So Hot, Team USA.Re-ranking the 2014 Winter Olympics medal table by population and GDP.
The Olympics Rage-o-MeterFlag-waving, poorly informed Americans are mad at NBC for not being patriotic enough.
The Olympics Rage-o-MeterNBC makes Bode Miller cry, then presses on (and on and on) to make him cry some more.
The Olympics Rage-o-MeterThe Peacock pretends to be shocked by Evgeni Plushenko’s abrupt figure skating departure.
The Athletes of the First Winter OlympicsWhat skaters, ski jumpers, and curlers looked like in 1924.
The Princess and the Ice QueenNBC (and everyone else) puts Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner into boxes at the Sochi Games.
Tumbling IceHow the differences between gymnastics and figure skating explain the winter sport’s declining popularity.
The Gayest Olympics EverSorry, Vlad. Sochi's opening ceremony was theatrical, flamboyant, and fabulously haughty.