Today's Five Best Columns
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May 14, 2014 11:02AM ET
Beautiful and talented athletes could be descending on scenic Queens for the 2024 Olympics, but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio aren't on the same page.
May 9, 2014 4:34PM ET
The IOC shot down rumors this week that the 2016 Summer Olympics, currently scheduled to be hosted in Rio de Janeiro, will make an emergency move to London if preparations in Brazil continue to stall.
May 2, 2014 3:26PM ET
It turns out that Under Armour uniforms used by the highly-anticipated U.S. speedskating team are one of several reasons for their dire results at the Sochi Olympics this year.
Apr 30, 2014 12:14PM ET
The preparations for the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are not going too well, it seems.
Mar 16, 2014 10:09PM ET
The 2014 Winter Paralympics came to a close today, and host nation Russia won a ridiculous number of medals: 80. Out of 72 events.
Mar 7, 2014 4:55PM ET
The way figure skating's governing organization have acted in the wake of Adelina Sotnikova's contentious gold medal win has been a study how to act suspiciously guilty after a controversial result.
Feb 26, 2014 12:01PM ET
Since Adelina Sotnikova's controversial gold medal figure skating win in Sochi, the International Skating Union has said it was "confident in the high quality and integrity of the ISU judging system."
Feb 25, 2014 2:28PM ET
Want to be a flag bearer in the next Olympics but have no discernible skills? For your benefit, here's our step-by-step guide to the di Silvestri Plan to enjoying the Olympics first-hand.
Feb 24, 2014 4:10PM ET
We are officially suffering from the post-Olympics Monday Hangover that comes on the first empty morning after two straight weeks of waking up to non-stop sports, medals, and heartbreaking drama.
Feb 24, 2014 3:49PM ET
What on earth will become of this $51 billion national investment in hotel rooms for a region few tourists visit, in sports venues with no post-Olympic plan, in new roads and railways and shopping malls with zero demand in sight?
Feb 24, 2014 12:38PM ET
The Olympics are over and they went off without a hitch, according to Russian and Olympic officials, who gave themselves a sparkly, expensive pat on the back in the form of a lavish closing ceremony.
Feb 24, 2014 11:02AM ET
What isn't going to help Sotnikova's gold-medal legacy are the new images of her hugging one of the people responsible for her score, a look at how her compatriot was generously scored, and the questions about whether or not mistakes on her jumps were overlooked.
Feb 24, 2014 12:28AM ET
The best event you probably didn't watch in the Sochi games was the biathlon. It had it all! Here's what you missed.
Feb 23, 2014 8:33PM ET
Here it is! The final biathlon event of the Sochi Olympics. It's also the last chance for America to get its first-ever biathlon medal, but let's be real here: that ain't happening.
Feb 23, 2014 12:12PM ET
Before Russia said do svidaniya to the Olympic spotlight, it wanted to remind you that it has a sense of humor about itself.
Feb 22, 2014 4:31PM ET
Following their emotional loss to Canada in the Olympic semifinal round, the U.S. hockey team laid another egg in the bronze medal game, losing to Finland 5-0.
Feb 22, 2014 12:12PM ET
We already know that psychology plays an outsized role in sports, but it also impacts how athletes and fans feel about the results in surprising ways.
Feb 21, 2014 3:25PM ET
The Sochi Winter Olympics are officially not a drug-free zone as of today, believe it or not.
Feb 21, 2014 12:18PM ET
It's the final women's biathlon event. Will the United States finally get a medal? Spoiler alert: no. Will the United States beat Canada? Maybe ...
Feb 21, 2014 11:55AM ET
It comes down to this. Canada and the U.S. will face off in the Olympic men's hockey semifinal for the right to play Sweden for gold, just a day after the Canadian women came from behind to vanquish a strong American squad. Can the boys do the same?
Feb 21, 2014 11:22AM ET
If you plan to get into a fight with a nearby northern neighbor, you should at least understand the deep-seated and historically valid reasons that you should hate them.
Feb 21, 2014 9:52AM ET
A be-sunglassed Bob Costas went on the Today show this morning to talk about Olympic sporting events, but we could only see it as a time to reflect on his ocular struggles these past two weeks.
Feb 21, 2014 7:59AM ET
Adelina Sotnikova and many Russians are very happy about the 17-year-old's figure skating gold medal. The rest of the figure-skating world isn't as enthused, and some are claiming that Sotnikova benefitted from Russian judges and a Russian crowd.. Here's why:
Feb 21, 2014 12:15AM ET
The word of the day is "vengeance" as Canada and the U.S.A. face off in the men's hockey semifinals.
Feb 20, 2014 3:47PM ET
Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski with their perfect hair and perfect shade have been the best part of these Olympics, so we're brainstorming ways to keep them on our televisions.
Feb 20, 2014 3:11PM ET
Pussy Riot's controversial music video for "Putin will teach you how to love the motherland" is up on YouTube, and it features footage of the band getting beat up while attempting to film the video yesterday. It's also surprisingly professional and kind of perfect.
Feb 20, 2014 2:46PM ET
At Thursday's ladies free skate in Sochi, two of the top three skaters finished what were, to the naked eye, flawless performances. The one that didn't ended up winning a gold medal.
Feb 20, 2014 12:53PM ET
Feb 20, 2014 12:52PM ET
The Internet has heard Kate cry wolf, and it kind of sounds like she might be crying wolf.
Feb 20, 2014 9:23AM ET
After finishing last in Thursday's 5,000 meter speedskating competition, Maria Lamb coughed up an explanation for her and the U.S.'s poor performance in Sochi: the U.S. Speedskating organization is hurting more than helping.