olympics 2014

February 8th, 2014

Commentary: The Athletes’ Experience

With the Sochi Games finally underway, Bill muses about what the Olympics is like for the athletes.

February 8th, 2014

Sochi Olympics Filled With Political Controversy

It seems the Sochi Winter Olympics cannot start soon enough. The games have been awash in controversy with uproar at Russia’s anti-gay propoganda law, accusations of corruption, and terror threats. Jessica Golloher looks at the debate surrounding the games.

In the news
February 8th, 2014

Sochi Olympic Preview With John Powers

The 2014 Winter Olympics have begun in Sochi. Boston Globe reporter and OAG Olympics analyst John Powers previews everything from new events (luge team relay) to old favorites (speed skating and downhill skiing).

Only a blog
February 6th, 2014

White Withdraws From Slopestyle

Shaun White has pulled out of the slopestyle event in Sochi and will only pursue gold in the halfpipe. Is the course in Russia too dangerous?

February 5th, 2014

Let The Games Begin … Please

Bill was able to attend the 2012 Olympics in London. Two years later, he is happy to be watching the winter games from home.

February 1st, 2014

U.S. Nordic Skiing Is On A Golden Path

The U.S. women’s cross-country skiing team has transformed into one of the top teams in the world. There are four skiers in the World Cup’s top 30. Jason Albert shares the story of the team’s speedy improvement.

In Depth
January 25th, 2014

Halfpipe Skiing Headed To Sochi — Without ‘Godfather’ Simon Dumont

When halfpipe skiing makes its Olympic debut in Sochi, one of the sport’s most prominent figures won’t be competing. Bill Littlefield speaks with Simon Dumont.

Only a blog
January 23rd, 2014

Olympic Dreams Run In The Family

Siblings often grow up playing the same sports, but just how common is it for them to make it to the Olympics together? Canada’s Dufour-Lapointe sisters are the most recent trio of siblings to make it to the pinnacle competition of athletics.

January 22nd, 2014

Concerns Mount As Sochi Olympics Draw Near

In just over two weeks, the Winter Olympics will begin in Sochi, Russia. Bill is among those hoping for the best, having been prepared for the worst.

January 18th, 2014

Tracy Barnes Gives Up Olympic Spot For Sister

After the U.S. Biathlon’s International Competition Committee announced its roster for the Sochi Games, Tracy Barnes surprised everyone — including her twin sister — by giving up her spot. Barnes joins Bill Littlefield to explain why she stepped aside.

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