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Ski Jumping

Fears and Tears: Halfpipe Bobsled and Other Olympic Sports NBC Would Love

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 04.22.2014 | Comedy
Brandt Goldstein

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.

Writers and Olympians: Cut From The Same Crazy Cloth

Karin Tanabe | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Karin Tanabe

How many rejection letters can one person take? They are our version of the torn Achilles before the big game, the participation medals and last place finishes. But still, like that flying tomato boy, we go on.

The Men Behind the Olympic Curtain

Martha Burk | Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports
Martha Burk

While women have indeed come a long way in the Olympics since they were first allowed to compete in 1900, at times it's been a tough fight.

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.

POLL: How Do You Feel About The Addition Of The Women's Ski Jump Event In This Year's Olympics?

Posted 01.25.2014 | MarloThomas

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WATCH: Feel The Rush From 'Ski Flying' With Anders Jacobsen

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

While the winter weather has seemed particularly cold across many parts of the world so far this year, that doesn't mean there aren't a few perks to t...

WATCH: Crash Sends Ski Jumper To Hospital

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

TAUPLITZ, Austria (AP) — Three-time Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern of Austria was hospitalized with skull injuries and a bruised lung ...

Gatsby, Winter Carnival, and Me

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, narrator Nick Carraway remarks, "You can't repeat the past." To which Jay Gatsby replied, "You can't repeat the past? Why of course, you can."

Let Them Jump

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ilene H. Lang

Women can't jump? The International Olympic Committee said it "needs more time" to decide the fate of women's ski jumping in the 2014 Winter Games.

Women's Ski Jumping Tests the Grudges of Olympic Leaders

Beau Dure | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Beau Dure

The pettiness of the International Olympic Committee will be key when the IOC decides whether to approve women's ski jumping for the Winter Olympic program next week. Will they have fresh reasons to say no?

Simon Ammann, First Olympic Gold Medalist: Ski Jumper Takes Home Top Honors

AP | MATTIAS KAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann won the first gold medal winner of the Vancouver Olympics, earning his third Olympic ...

No Female Ski Jumpers After Supreme Court Of Canada Refuses To Hear Olympics Case

AP | JEREMY HAINSWORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Female ski jumpers are setting their sights on 2014 now that they have lost their final bid to compete at the Vanc...

Ski Jumping Crashes Caught On Tape (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Ski jumping competitions begin in just days at the 2010 Winter Olympics. While the sport is certainly enjoyable to watch, it is also fraught with dan...

Breasts Barred From The Olympics

Bettina Prentice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bettina Prentice

Fifteen elite female ski jumpers from a dozen countries have filed a lawsuit against the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee for the right to compete in the 2010 Olympic Games.