Our sports teams here in New York weren’t all that good this past year — except for the Rangers (and, OK, now the Islanders). Still, we found reasons — both good and bad — to keep tuning in.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is ready for the icy cold one President Barack Obama promised him. With their countries facing off in a pair of Olympic hockey games this week, more than just the puck is on the line.
With 24 American and Canadian players returning from the Vancouver Olympics’ decisive game, which famously ended with Sidney Crosby’s overtime goal, there’s no shortage of motivation.
Oh no, Canada! Oh no, Nassau! The Islanders have lost their star and captain for the rest of the season because of a major knee injury at the Sochi Games.
“The skinsuit issue is honestly just the tip of the iceberg,” Lamb said Wednesday. “Over the last few years, a few of us have raced better in spite of the organization rather than because of it.”
His cover is blown. T.J. Oshie, the mild-mannered forward who morphed into Superman against Russia, won’t sneak up on anyone again soon, let alone against the Americans’ next opponent on Wednesday.
Leading after the first run, Ligety sped down the Rosa Khutor course in a two-leg combined time of 2 minutes, 45.29 seconds, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing.
At the tender age of just 19 years old, Nick Goepper has an Olympic bronze medal on his already impressive resume.
The Americans plan to start Jonathan Quick — not Ryan Miller — on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Sochi Games. They’ll play either the Czech Republic or Slovakia.
Deibold edged teammate Taylor Jacob then sprinted to bronze, the painful memories of when he served as a wax technician — grunt work really — for the Olympic team after failing to qualify evaporating in the process.
Jesse Vetter needed just eight saves to help the Americans clinch no worse than a silver medal. The U.S. has medaled in every Winter Games since women’s hockey was added in 1998.
The interview, conducted after Miller won a bronze medal in the men’s super-G ski race, turned to his emotions given the passing of his younger brother, Chelone, who died last year.
The fog rolled in over the mountains Sunday night and showed no sign of dissipating by Monday afternoon. That prompted organizers to call off the men’s biathlon mass-start race and men’s snowboardcross almost simultaneously.
Don’t worry, Team USA. The shredder kids have your back. Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper swept the podium Thursday, putting on a spectacular show to boost America’s lagging medal count.
If you’re tuning into the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, it’s hard not to wonder what these Olympic venues will look like in ten years. While we wait for the answer, check out these abandoned Olympic venues you can still travel to.