Photographer Sean Haffey was in a perfect position to get a shot of Lara Gut, the Swiss skier who fell during her run at the women’s giant slalom at the Olympics. Read more →
What’s it like to be a parent? It’s like this. Every day. Read more →
Wait, what? How does American Adam Rippon skate a clean program and then finish third behind Canada’s Patrick Chan and Russian athlete Mikhail Kolyada — two guys who fell during their programs? Twitter did not understand. Here’s what happened. Read more →
Even in Canada, the country of hockey, it’s asking a lot to expect people to stay up to or get up at 3 a.m. to watch an Olympic hockey game, but the CBC says that’s what you get by having the Olympics in South Korea this year.
Even bars seem to be throwing in the towel. Read more →
Vonn is getting the Dixie Chicks treatment because she weighed in on the question of what it means to represent the United States? Read more →
The country had been reeling since Vietnam, inflation was killing paychecks, and nuclear war with the Soviet Union seemed inevitable. Read more →
It’s hard to throw out a first pitch with the weight of Olympic gold medals around your neck. Fortunately, Katie Ledecky had some guy around — Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper — who wasn’t doing anything. Read more →
USA pole vaulter Sam Kendricks wasn’t entirely focused like a laser beam on his attempt on Saturday. If he had been, he wouldn’t have heard the National Anthem being played for someone on the medals stand in another competition. Read more →
New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin and the USA’s Abbey D’Agostino collided during their heat in the 5,000 meter running event. Down they both went, their Olympic dreams dashed.
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Funny thing about kids. They’re always gaining on you. Read more →
While watching Simone Manuel accept her gold medal at the Olympics in Rio last evening, I was thinking about this story from MPR News’ Laura Yuen about the “swimming gap” between white people and people of color. Read more →
The Pioneer Press’ Frederick Melo today tells the amazing story of Florence Matadi, the mother of Olympic runner Emmanuel Matadi who is competing for Liberia in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
You won’t see her in the audience, nor mentioned by the announcers at the Games.
She’s mostly lived out of her car in St. Paul.
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Today’s Olympics highlight comes from the rugby competition, which was won by Isadora Cerullo after volunteer Marjorie Enya proposed to her. Read more →
I’m rather a sportsmanship fan so I couldn’t help but notice the big difference in the way two medalists for the United States celebrated after winning their races yesterday. Read more →
Increasingly over the decades, coverage has had less to do with the actual competition, and more to do with the personal struggle of an individual athletes. The more drama, the better in storytelling and that’s what the Olympics are now — personal stories. Oh, and the medals. Read more →