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 […]

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin announced her retirement from competitive swimming on Wednesday. (Image: Getty)

Five-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin Retires from Swimming at Age 23

American swimming legend Missy Franklin announced on Wednesday that she was retiring from the sport, making the announcement via a letter published on ESPN.com. Franklin won five gold medals in the Olympics, including four in the 2012 London Olympics, and was twice named the FINA World Swimmer of the Year. […]

While competitive esports are increasingly popular, the IOC says there are still “uncertainties” that will keep the industry out of the Olympics for now. (Image: University of California, Irvine)

IOC Backs Away from Support for Esports in Olympic Competition, Citing ‘Uncertainties’

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) backed off somewhat on its support for esports appearing in an Olympic program after a meeting on Saturday, calling such talk “premature.” That proclamation came after IOC officials met in Lausanne for the seventh Olympic Summit, during which many sports-related topics were discussed, including if […]

Mary Bono resigned as interim president of USA Gymnastics after just four days, following criticism from gold medalists Simone Biles and Aly Raisman. (Image: USA Gymnastics)

Mary Bono Resigns as President of USA Gymnastics After Four Days on Job

Mary Bono, the former congresswoman who was chosen to become the interim president and CEO of USA Gymnastics, announced on Tuesday that she was resigning from the post in the wake of heavy criticism by Olympic gymnasts. Bono had only been on the job for four days when she decided […]

Team Canada the favorites at the IIHF World Hockey Championships (Source: Twitter.com)

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 year’s celebration of […]

The US Women’s hockey team ended a 20-year drought and won the gold medal Thursday night at the Winter Olympics. (Image: Getty)

US Women’s Hockey Team Golden in Final Against Canada

It didn’t matter that the US Women’s 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 […]

The US Men’s Olympic Hockey team was eliminated by the Czech Republic in a shootout. (Image: Getty)

Czech Republic Bounces US Men’s Olympic Hockey Team

There will be no miracle for the US Men’s 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 […]

Freestyle skier Elizabeth Swaney has gained attention for reaching the Olympics despite her apparent lack of skills on the halfpipe. (Image: Getty)

Elizabeth Swaney Shows How to Compete at Olympics Without Being Great

When fans tune in to watch the Olympics, they expect to see the most talented athletes in the world competing for medals at the highest levels of their chosen sports. But not everyone who made it to PyeongChang quite fits that description. The story of Elizabeth Swaney has become almost […]

Canada is out of the women’s curling competition following a disappointing 4-5 record during round-robin play. (Image: The Globe and Mail)

No Canadian Sweep in Curling as Women Miss Medal Round

Canada could still earn a second gold medal in curling thanks to the strong performance of the country’s men’s team, but the Canadian women have been eliminated in a shocking result that few saw coming going into the Winter Olympics. Canada is traditionally the strongest curling nation in the world, […]

Alina Zagitova comes into the women’s figure skating competition at the Olympics as the reigning Russian and European champion. (Image: Joosep Martinson/ISU/Getty)

Russians Expected to Dominate Podium in Women’s Figure Skating

The Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) clearly have the two skaters to beat in the women’s figure skating competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics. But there are plenty of contenders who will be looking to fight for the bronze medal or sneak into an even higher position on the podium. […]

OAR mixed doubles curler Alexander Krushelnitsky is suspected of doping, which could cause his team to forfeit their bronze medals. (Image: AP/Aaron Favila)

Russian Curler Could Lose Bronze Medal After Doping Allegations

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been charged with a doping offense by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, an offense that could lead to the loss of medals and further consequences for other athletes from Russia. Krushelnitsky won the bronze medal in mixed doubles curling along with his wife, Anastasia […]