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Only a blog
February 6th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

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?

Commentary
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.

Feature
February 1st, 2014
By Jason Albert

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.

Interview
January 25th, 2014

Henrik Lundqvist: Hockey From NY To Sochi

2014 may be the last time that the NHL allows its athletes to compete in the Olympics. New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist will represent Sweden, and he joins Bill to discuss ice hockey and Sochi.

Only a blog
January 23rd, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

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.

Commentary
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.

Interview
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.

Interview
January 11th, 2014

The Quad Jump: 1440 Degrees Of Controversy

At the 2010 Olympic Games, American Evan Lysacek won the gold in men’s figure skating without attempting the sport’s most difficult move. The controversy between artistry and athleticism continues. The Washington Post’s Liz Clarke joins Bill to explain.

Profile
January 4th, 2014
By Ken Shulman

Yasmin Siraj Is On The Brink Of Sochi

Aban Makarechian rarely ice skated while growing up in Iran. Now her daughter, Yasmin Siraj, is on the brink of competing in Sochi for the U.S. women’s figure skating team. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman has our story.

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