Yes, this winter has been a really long one for you and for me. But for our kids, this will likely be the winter that settles right into that sacred spot of their hearts reserved for only the most special of times.
Practically every town the world over has some random achievement to its name, or else has secured its place in history as the birthplace of some notable figure, the location of some remarkable building -- or the site of the first ever speeding ticket.
What should we think of a competition where one in three of the world's best athletes are sustaining injuries from which they may never fully recover?
Watching Jamie Anderson go down a hill on a snowboard is similar to listening to a well-performed Beethoven Concerto No. 5: It's smooth, flawless, and...
If you're like me, much of your free time in February was spent glued to the TV. I know, I know; I'm always a proponent of getting off the couch and g...
Through the agony of defeat, there's actually a much larger victory. For two weeks, nearly 3,000 athletes from 88 nations played together peacefully, competing in nearly 100 events.
Olympic success is not limited to the slopes in Sochi. The 2014 Winter Olympics give business leaders the opportunity to engage with consumers on an ...
How can people who may not have amazing dads in their lives grow up to be or expect to co-parent with amazing dads if we don't see dads being normal and amazing in our lives?
Immediately after the clock ran down in the third period cementing Finland's bronze-medal victory over the U.S., Teemu Selanne found himself in familiar territory. The Finnish Flash was back on the world's largest stage.
We used to hear that women aren't physical or competitive or aggressive enough to dedicate themselves to sport. But c'mon, did you see those triumphant Canadians and devastated Americans after their sudden-death overtime?
The Sochi Winter Games are nearly over, but fervor is at a fever pitch (let's just say I've been Googling "where to learn bobsleigh").
Are you watching the Olympics in Sochi? Are you worried about the future of winter sports? It's been well-documented that climate change is a threat...
"Is it unpatriotic to not care about Sochi?" I was recently asked in jest. But as a historian of the United States, it forced me think of the deeper question hidden inside the more jovial one, one that examines how we think about America as a nation. What or rather who is the United States?
Nothing would be better for American television, which too often ignores the important in favor of the trivial, than Jimmy Fallon making a big fat statement for a show that would attract big ratings by inviting the Pussy Riot band to be guests on his show to perform their art and advance their cause.
Get four big dudes who can really sprint, cram them into one of those 12-foot-long space shuttles, and let's see if they can do a Double McTwist 1260 at 80 mph.
All you need to know is this: NHL owners need suck it up and write off their losses every four years. They'll still make money. The players will be happy, and the game will reach an audience of billions in Asia, which hasn't seen the world's best hockey... ever.