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Urgent Sports Bulletin: Putin Fires at Olympic Hockey Coach

Mark Steinberg | Posted 04.22.2014 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Scene: The Office of Russian President Vladimir Putin

Why The Heck Is Obama Supporting The Olympic Tax Break Idea?

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 08.08.2012 | Business

If they gave out awards for dumb new policy ideas, President Obama and Republican rising star Sen. Marco Rubio would both be medaling this week. Their...

The Problem With Swimming

David Macaray | Posted 10.07.2012 | Sports
David Macaray

While no one can deny that Phelps is the greatest swimmer in history, it's silly to call him the "greatest Olympian." Anyone who's followed Olympic sports knows that swimming and multiple medals go together like vodka and regrets.

Olympic Medals By Country, Population, Wealth (INTERACTIVE)

Posted 11.07.2012 | Sports

Ranking nations by total Olympic medals isn't really the best way to judge relative success at the London Olympics. Some countries have a lot more peo...

FYI, Here Are The Countries That Are Going To Win The Most Olympic Medals

24/7 Wall St. | LISA UIBLE, SAMUEL WEIGLEY and MICHAEL B. SAUTER | Posted 07.29.2012 | Business

According to a newly released report, the United States is predicted to win the most medals at the London 2012 Olympics. For a country with less than ...

How to Rank Medal Counts in the Olympics?

Mario Livio | Posted 09.24.2012 | Science
Mario Livio

With the London Olympics right around the corner, I decided to re-examine the way in which nations are ranked by their medal counts.

Winter Olympic Medals Made From Recycled E-Waste

Scientific American | Larry Greenemeier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When Olympic champions are crowned at this year's winter games in Vancouver, these elite athletes will be taking home more than just gold, silver or b...

2010 Olympic Medals Made From Melted-Down Circuit Boards

Gizmodo | Adam Frucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The gold medals for the 2010 Vancouver winter Olympics have been revealed, and they're made from melted down old circuit boards. Because athletes will...