| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:05 AM
For the last 18 days, I've been chronicling TV's coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics, dutifully watching all manner of downhill ski races, luge runs and short-track heats. What effect this has had on me I'll leave to an imminently convening team of...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
U.S. athletes have earned mixed marks at the Sochi Games; for every triumph in a sport such as slopestyle or luge, there's been a disappointment in skiing or speed skating.
The same might be said of NBC, whose decision to broadcast the most hours ever...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:39 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety's biggest contribution to the Olympics so far has been helping teammate Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht win medals
Ligety had a terrific trip Sunday down the super-giant slalom course except for one huge mistake between...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Some Olympic celebrities spend years taking shape. Others are formed before they even step foot on a Games course, somewhere in that no-man's land between national qualifying tournaments and the Opening Ceremony parade.
Mikaela Shiffrin falls...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Theresa Buckley of Salisbury is just 17, and she's been far from home these past few years, traveling the country and Europe as one of the best junior luge sliders in the U.S.
Last weekend, Buckley, who is a junior cyber school student because of her...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:07 AM
No athlete likes chaos, but if you're a certain kind of TV viewer, a competition in disarray is the best kind of competition of all.
In other words, you probably enjoy watching speed skating.
Short track’s alternate name might as well be Chaos...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:38 PM
"Welcome to NBC's exclusive coverage of Pennsylvania's first Real Winter Olympics. I'm your host Bob Costas, and with me here is movie and television personality Mr. T, beloved by Pennsylvanians because of his iconic role as boxer Clubber Lang in 'Rocky...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:10 PM
SOCHI, Russia — He had grown weary of the sportsmanlike platitudes and calm explanations. He had just spent 15 minutes discussing the most stunning upset of his career with a steady stare, and enough was enough.
Just before exiting the dank...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Baltimore will certainly have something to root for on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars."
We'd already heard Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones -- known for a little end zone shuffle -- will be strutting his stuff, partnering with Karina...
| Feb 9, 2013
Apolo Anton Ohno, the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian of all time, was practicing for the 2002 Games when he learned he had exercise-induced asthma. It obviously didn't destroy the sporting career of the eight-time medalist. And now he is the public...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:20 PM
Editor’s note: In the Sunday Chicago Sports section, a story on Jack Mortell’s involvement in Olympic speedskating said that Mortell received portions of medal bonuses from U.S. Olympians in 2002 in an arrangement approved by US Speedskating....