| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:05 AM
From the moment she first appeared before national media, as the 13-year-old surprise winner of the 2007 U.S. junior figure skating title, listening to Mirai Nagasu always had been a pure pleasure.
Over the next few years, as she won a senior national...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 10:05 AM
The Olympics and politics have never made an easy pair, not with a tradition of nations boycotting, or threatening to boycott, the Games.
So it makes sense that the International Olympic Committee would praise a United Nations resolution calling for...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Who’s itching to visit Russia right now? Anybody?
Less than nine months after the Sochi Winter Olympics -- which were supposed to usher in a new era of tourism for that region and Russia as a whole -- the flow of Americans and other foreigners...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 11:06 AM
With South Florida’s winter weather in the 80s, it can be easy to forget that the rest of the nation is often a lot colder than we are.
But wonderlands of snow exist in the rest of the country, and they are only a plane ride away.
If the Sochi...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Three years ago, the United States Olympic Committee announced a sponsorship deal with DeVry University to provide either full scholarships or discounted tuition in programs for Olympic athletes at the for-profit school and its Keller Graduate School of...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Thomas Bach has been president of the International Olympic Committee barely a year, but he is beginning to turn the hidebound organization inside out.
The latest move is philosophically the most significant so far, as long as the IOC backs its words...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:37 AM
After their work at the Sochi Olympics drew widespread praise, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir have been promoted to be NBC's primary figure skating commentators, according to Tribune sources familiar with the situation.
Lipinski, the 1998 Olympic...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:48 AM
This could be called the X Games crossed with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
“That’s a fair comparison,” Shaun White was saying during a phone conversation on Thursday afternoon.
The action sports icon and two-time...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Synchronized skating, a figure skating discipline, and a mass start speed skating event open to both long track and short track athletes could be on the program for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
International Skating Union...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Two-time U.S. Olympic women’s hockey player Hilary Knight skated with the Ducks at their Friday practice, infusing some enjoyment to a team spending its fourth consecutive day on drills.
“The guys have a game tomorrow. I just wanted to slide...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:28 PM
The U.S. Olympic Committee could kick itself over not having submitted a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
It might look like a slam dunk now.
After Norway nixed the Oslo bid Wednesday, the competition to become host of that Winter Games is down to...