Olympics

Why the Disabled Do Not Watch the Paralympics
Even former Paralympians turn the dial
March 17, 2014

Researchers investigate the overwhelming indifference toward the games.

What Happened Last Time the Olympics Left Town
February 23, 2014

Is this what Sochi will look like in 30 years?

Yuna Kim Has Not Had Plastic Surgery, and Koreans Love Her For It
February 21, 2014

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

Watch the Music Video That Pussy Riot Filmed While Cossacks Beat Them
February 20, 2014

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

Russian Team Eliminated in Hockey, Surprising Only the Russians
February 19, 2014

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." 

Cossacks Attack Pussy Riot in Sochi
February 19, 2014

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

 

Stop Counting Olympic Medals!
Our national worth should not be measured in gold, silver, and bronze
February 19, 2014

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

Pussy Riot's Arrest in Sochi May All Have Been a Piece of Performance Art
February 18, 2014

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

The Plus Side of Hosting the Olympics: Tripling Your Medal Count
February 18, 2014

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.

Why Isn't China Dominating Sochi?
The country is no good at the Winter Games—but that could change when it hosts them itself
February 18, 2014

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.

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