Based on the amount of sports actually being aired, there is a tremendous waste of energy being spent from both a broadcast and viewing point of view.
If everyone in the world has to watch the Olympics for months at a time every year, it should at least be somewhat entertaining. Here are a few ideas.
A mysterious masked snowboarder kicked off the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver after he jumped through the Olympics rings. Who was that daredevil?
I've always wanted to compete in the Winter Olympics. It's been my dream to win a gold medal and usher in an era of world peace with a well-publicized high-five with a North Korean athlete.
That plays into the way "media uses sexuality, creating it as mysterious, taboo and exciting. Sexual imagery in the media is almost exclusively young, fit people," so "athletes are sexy by definition."
So how did that work out exactly? Johnny Damon reportedly turned down $14 million over two years from the Yankees. He wound up getting $8 million for one season from Detroit.
I watched the great Canadian letdown with two hundred crazed Canadian fans at a bar in Murray Hill that was recommended by the Canadian Association of New York.
So last night, hockey fans watched Canada's best versus a team made to beat Canada. This was no Miracle on Ice.
No rational person would keep skiing if his motivation was to win an Olympic medal. Rather, Miller's gold medal was the offshoot of a talented guy doing what he was passionate about.
Bode Miller grew up in the mountains of New Hampshire with hippie parents who lived without a telephone, indoor plumbing or electricity. He is as unconventional as they come.
By attempting to extrapolate geopolitical complexities from the Winter Olympics, and perpetuating gross stereotypes of Russian barbarism, the media is misusing its sacred platform.
I chose not to end my life, but rather chronicle my journey from darkness into light in a journal, which later became my book, The Last Day of My Life. I asked myself: what would I do if I have only 24 hours to live?
They call Vancouver "Hollywood North" because of the number of movies filmed here, but even L.A. would have a hard time duplicating some of the parties being held during the Olympics.
The British media are risking their own credibility in focusing too much on a single story with relatively limited evidence to support its claims.
This is competition and the guy who is in the final flight of skaters, delivers a difficult and artistic program, and stands up on his jumps should be ahead of the guy who doesn't. Otherwise what's the poin
You'd expect a gold-medal snowboarder to be confident, outgoing, brassy, even. And Hannah Teter -- who won the halfpipe competition in Torino and is competing again in Vancouver -- is all that.