Olympics

Why the Disabled Do Not Watch the Paralympics

Even former Paralympians turn the dial

Researchers investigate the overwhelming indifference toward the games.

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Is this what Sochi will look like in 30 years?

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In Seoul, you can order plastic surgery from the back of a cab.

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Pussy Riot releases their new music video. It's a good thing the police helped them get all that repression footage.

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After Russia lost to Finland 3–1 in hockey today in Sochi, Damien Cox, a columnist for the Toronto Star, tweeted "Russians haven't won a best-on-best in 30 years. They're no longer a hockey superpower." 

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While the protest group was filming a video, "Cossacks whipped them. Literally. Whipped them. With whips."

 

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Stop Counting Olympic Medals!

Our national worth should not be measured in gold, silver, and bronze

Our national worth should not be measured in gold, silver, and bronze.

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5 women, including 2 former members of the band, emerged singing from the police station. 

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Hosting the Olympics can be a drag—but if there’s one thing a host country can count on, it’s a boost in their medal count.

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Why Isn't China Dominating Sochi?

The country is no good at the Winter Games—but that could change when it hosts them itself

Team China won its first medal at the Sochi Olympics last week, when skater Han Tianyu took the silver in the mens's short-track 1500 meters. China's medal count has since climbed to six, with three golds, two silvers, and one bronze. Not terrible: they're currently ranked 10th in the standings, just behind Poland and ahead of Sweden.

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