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The Winter Olympics I Can Never Forget

Tom Cramer | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Ah, the Winter Olympics are here once again. Every four years I am reminded of the first time I paid attention to them, the games held in Innsbruck, Austria in February 1976. Although I was too young to comprehend it, the Munich massacre of the summer games held in 1972 introduced me to the Olympics.

Skates, Skis and Olympic Medals

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.09.2014 | Sports
Jill S. Tietjen

As the Olympics take place in Sochi, let's take this opportunity to remember and celebrate American women who have participated in and won Olympic Medals in winter sports.

From Tonsil Hockey to the Cryathalon: Olympic Sports We'd Much Rather Watch

Hulu.com | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
Hulu.com

Here at Hulu, we actually prefer our sports to be of the imaginary sort, turning our favorite shows and characters into legitimate athletes and pitting them against each other in battles of skill, grace and screaming matches.

WATCH: The Fascinating Physics Of Figure Skating

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.06.2014 | Science

What makes figure skaters so graceful on the ice? It's a question many will be asking during the upcoming winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. Su...

Early Start For Sochi Olympics Events

AP | Posted 02.06.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Competition at the Sochi Olympics was officially starting Thursday, 32 hours before the opening ceremony. Early starts are nee...

LOOK: Olympic Darling Pulls Off 'Big Lebowski' Routine

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.06.2014 | Sports

Tara Lapinski abides. Sixteen years removed from winning a gold medal as a 15-year-old U.S. figure skater at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, Lipinksi is...

Joseph Erbentraut

Everything You Need To Know About Figure Skating This Olympics

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports

Cue up the "Carmen" and get ready for some Salchows, because it's Olympic figure skating time once again. The 2014 Olympic figure skating competiti...

Why I Started Figure Skating, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton had a very interesting story to share with us about how he first got into figure skating. Scott had a childhoo...

Don't Sell The Mistake, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton has a wonderful mantra we can all live by: “Don’t sell the mistake!” “Sometimes the hardest things in ...

Why I Did That First Back Flip On The Ice, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton became famous for his signature back flip on the ice. When asked about why he decided to ever attempt such a feat...

Why Sochi Will Be the Greatest Winter Olympics Ever

David DiGregorio | Posted 04.04.2014 | Sports
David DiGregorio

Like many host countries, Russia has made its share of enemies. But where we often see the Host Country and the Games themselves as one entity, it's important to remember that is not the case.

Speak Up with Jimmy: Michelle Kwan on Proudest Skating Win and How to Win in Life (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.04.2014 | Sports
Jimmy Nguyen

In part 2 of my interview with her, Michelle reveals her proudest win in her long figure skating career -- when she says "There was no heaviness... I was simply present." She also gives advice on how everyone can win in life.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Michelle Kwan on Her Off-Ice Role for 2014 Winter Olympics (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Jimmy Nguyen

Michelle talks about her off-ice role for the 2014 Winter Olympics -- working for Fox Sports as a sports analyst in Sochi, Russia.

8 Olympic Figure Skaters You Were Obsessed With As A Kid, Then And Now

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.27.2014 | Women

Between the artistry, the thrill of watching fearsome athletes hurl themselves into epic jumps, and the costumes (oh, the costumes!) it's no wonder fi...

Speak Up With Jimmy: 2014 Winter Olympics Talk With Tyler Duckworth

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports
Jimmy Nguyen

I preview the 2014 Winter Olympics in this interview with MTV reality star and now sports journalist Tyler Duckworth. Tyler and I talk about the in...

Tara Lipinski Wins the Gold and Emma Has a Rough Night

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

She was 15. I was 12. My fate met me as I reached up to place a towel on the upper shelf of the linen closet next to the upstairs bathroom. Tara Lipinski was to win a gold medal that night and I was to put away laundry.

Confessions Of A Tonya Harding Apologist

Deadspin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

In all, I was a high-strung adolescent female. I was self-conscious and insecure, and I saw my flaws at 2,000 percent magnification. I wanted to be co...

WATCH: A Major First For Olympic Figure Skating Phenom

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

A year ago, Chicago-area figure skater Jason Brown was ranked the ninth-best figure skater in the nation, mired in the middle of the pack of elite mal...

America, Meet Your New Favorite Figure Skater

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

America, meet Jason Brown. A 19-year-old from Illinois, Brown earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic figure skating team with a crowd-pleasing performa...

What We Missed About The Kerrigan-Harding Scandal 20 Years Ago

Emma Gray | Posted 03.12.2014 | Women
Emma Gray

The Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan story played out like a Lifetime movie, and members of the media ate it up like tabloid candy. It had a catfight element that we love so much, and a class-war theme (even though Kerrigan also came from a working-class family): "The Reigning Ice Princess Taken Down By The White-Trash Wannabe."

WATCH: Kristi Yamaguchi Talks 2014 Sochi Olympics

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Twenty-two years after winning an Olympic gold medal for figure skating, Kristi Yamaguchi sat down with HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski to discuss...

Tonya And Nancy Remembered

AP | By BARRY WILNER | Posted 02.23.2014 | Sports

Tonya and Nancy. Mention those names to figure skating fans, or even to those with little interest in the sport, and there's an immedia...

No Tape Delay?

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 12.17.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers can watch figure skating live during February's Sochi Olympics, a shift by NBC from past games outside North Amer...

WATCH: Tara Lipinski Recounts Her Historic Gold Medal Win

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.13.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

When she won a gold medal for figure skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics, then 15-year-old Tara Lipinski became the youngest individual gold medalist ...

Reigning Olympic Champ: 'My Road To Sochi Ends Here'

AP | By NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 02.09.2014 | Sports

Evan Lysacek woke up every morning praying this would be the day the excruciating pain in his left hip — "like you're being electrocuted" — would ...