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In Depth
February 15th, 2014

Olympian Pete Donohoe Teaches Bobsledding

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.

Featured Book
February 15th, 2014

‘Sexual Diversity And The 2014 Olympics’ Shares History Of Sexual Repression In USSR

The Sochi Games may be remembered for Russia’s gay propaganda. Bill speaks with Helen Jefferson Lenskyj about her book detailing these events.

Feature
February 15th, 2014
By Becky Vevea

Emery Lehman Skates From High School To Sochi

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.

In The News
February 15th, 2014

Olympic Tie: Two Golds In One Event?

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.

Feature
February 15th, 2014
By Jessica Golloher

Sochi’s Empty Venues: Good Seats Still Available

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.

In The News
February 15th, 2014

From Sochi: Olympic Update With John Powers

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.

Only A Blog
February 13th, 2014

Ask OAG: Women’s Vs. Ladies’ Olympic Sports

Why do “women” compete in ice hockey, while figure skating is reserved for “ladies?” Only A Game’s Karen Given searches for the answer …

Only a blog
February 8th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

Photos: Who Wore It Best Olympic Edition

The Sochi Olympics are finally underway. The OAG staff shares their favorite outfits from the opening ceremonies.

Feature
February 8th, 2014
By Brian Grimmett

Women’s Ski Jumping Makes Olympic Debut

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.

Interview
February 8th, 2014

For Russia, It’s All About Hockey

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.

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