Winter Olympics

The US men's ice hockey team celebrates a victory over the USSR at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. (Image: Getty)

Miracle on Ice: USA Upsets USSR at 1980 Olympics

Forty years ago today, the “Miracle on Ice” occurred when team USA upset the mighty Soviet Union (USSR) 4-3 in the medal round of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. The Americans rallied from behind to defeat the best hockey team in the world at the time. […]

Team Shuster won the gold medals in curling for the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics. (Image: Richard Heathcote/Getty)

Curling Up with Olympians: Our Game vs. Team Shuster, 2018 Gold Medalists

When curling receives its quadrennial popularity boost during each Winter Olympics, millions of Americans tune in to watch the sport. More than a few come away with the impression that, with a little practice, they might be able to become an Olympic curler. Those who end up trying curling at […]

Rachel Homan and Ontario head into the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts as the favorites to win the Canadian women’s curling championship.

Top Canadian Curlers Sweeping for Glory at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Rachel Homan will seek her fourth Canadian curling championship next week at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, but she’ll have to deal with two top teams from Manitoba and defending champion Chelsea Carey in order to get the job done. The 2020 Scotties begins on Friday and runs through Feb. […]

The Russian flag won’t be seen at the 2020 or 2022 Olympics due to a doping ban instituted by WADA. (Image: AFP/Getty)

Russia Doping Sanctions = Four Years in Olympic Penalty Box

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major, international sporting events for four years — due to organized efforts to execute and cover up a doping scheme. The WADA executive committee voted unanimously in favor of the ban, finding that Russian officials in a […]

Italy will play host to the 2026 Winter Olympics after a Milan-Cortina bid beat out one from Stockholm-Are. (Image: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty)

Italy Chosen Over Sweden in Bidding to Host 2026 Winter Olympics

Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo will host the 2026 Winter Olympics, as Italy has won the right to host the Winter Games for the second time in the 21st century. Italy last played host to the Olympics in 2006, when Torino earned the honor. Previously, Cortina had also been the site […]

John Shuster (center) led the USA men’s curling team to Olympic gold in 2018, significantly raising the profile of the sport in the United States. (Image: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty)

Curling Fever Sweeps across America after US Hits Olympic Gold in 2018

From an outside perspective, curling can seem like a truly bizarre sport. There are people sweeping in front of a 42 pound rock, all while another player screams at them from the other end of the ice. It’s a spectacle that captures the attention of the world every four years […]

Team Canada the favorites at the IIHF World Hockey Championships (Source:

Canada Heavy Favorites As Puck Drops at IIHF World Hockey Championships

The World Hockey Championships have been perceived as the ugly step-sister of international hockey tournaments in recent years. But has a different aura about it this time around. The event has taken a backseat to the Olympics ever since since the NHL started sending its players to the Olympic Games […]

American skip John Shuster led the United States to their first gold medal in curling at the Winter Olympics. (Image: Doug Mills/The New York Times)

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Close with Unforgettable Triumphs

With a lighter schedule of events than the Summer Games, the Winter Olympics have a tendency to feel sparse in the final days of competition. But the final few competitions in Pyeongchang were filled with incredible drama and iconic moments that served as a capstone for this years celebration of […]

US Womens Hockey Team Golden in Final Against Canada

It didnt matter that the US Womens hockey team had to wait for an overtime period and a shootout to win the gold medal against Canada. That small amount of time was nothing compared to the 20 years the squad has had to endure to capture its second gold medal […]

Czech Republic Bounces US Mens Olympic Hockey Team

There will be no miracle for the US Mens Olympic Hockey team as they watched the dream end at the hands of the Czech Republic on Wednesday in Korea. The team was eliminated in a shootout in which they could not score in five chances. The Americans were underdogs against […]