Ireland is not known for snow, so bobsledding isn’t a common sport for kids. Pete Donohoe got his start in his 30s and made it to the Olympics. Bill attended a class taught by Donohoe to learn more about the sport.
The Sochi Games may be remembered for Russia’s gay propaganda. Bill speaks with Helen Jefferson Lenskyj about her book detailing these events.
One of the youngest members of the U.S. Olympic delegation is speed skater Emery Lehman. WBEZ’s Becky Vevea shares the story of how Lehman got his start.
On Wednesday there was a tie for Olympic Gold after Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland finished the women’s downhill event with the exact same time–well not quite. Timing equipment can measure to 10,000th of a second, but in skiing only hundredths of a second matter. Bill Pennington of the New York Times explains.
One of the most prominent features of the Winter Olympics in Sochi has been the largely empty arenas. Jessica Golloher explains why so many seats remain unfilled in Russia’s first Olympic Games.
The Boston Globe’s John Powers brings the latest update from Sochi. This week, he gives Bill the scoop on figure skating and the quality of the venues in Russia.
Why do “women” compete in ice hockey, while figure skating is reserved for “ladies?” Only A Game’s Karen Given searches for the answer …
The Sochi Olympics are finally underway. The OAG staff shares their favorite outfits from the opening ceremonies.
Women will compete in ski jumping at the Olympics for the first time ever at Sochi. Brian Grimmett shares the story of the three U.S. skiers and the long and difficult journey they took to get their sport recognized at the Olympics.
Each country has its own favorite sport in the Olympics. For Russia, it’s hockey. SI’s Michael Farber joins Bill to discuss how Russia stacks up in Sochi.